Artists' Fellowship - 1987
During 1987 I rewrote A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY for SF/Eureka Productions; wrote and directed HYDRIOTAPHIA for Heat & Light Co. I also began two new plays: DUTCH MASTER for CMP Productions; and ANGELS IN AMERICA for Eureka. My writing has improved considerably through constant work. I think I have become a better playwright.
More about the Artist:
In the early 1990s, Tony Kushner wrote the epic, seven-hour, two-part, Broadway play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes which earned him a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, the Evening Standard Award, two Olivier Award Nominations, the New York Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and the LAMBDA Liberty Award for Drama. This groundbreaking play focuses on three households in turmoil: a gay couple, one of whom has AIDS; a Morman man coming to terms with his sexuality; and the infamous lawyer Roy Cohn, a historical figure who died of AIDS in 1986, denying his homosexuality all the way to his deathbed.
Kushner has also written A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!, as well as several adaptations including Goethe's Stella, Brecht's The Good Person of Setzuan, Corneille's the Illusion, and S. Ansky's The Dybbuk.
Kushner's work has been produced at the Mark Taper Forum, the New York Shakespeare Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, Hartford Stage Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Los Angeles Theatre Center as well as theatres in over 30 countries across the globe.
Kushner is the recipient of a 1990 Whiting Foundation Writers Award, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of New York University's Dramatic Writing program.
To purchase works by or about Tony Kushner click below:
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
A Bright Room Called Day
Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness
Death & Taxes: Hydriotaphia and Other Plays
Save Your Democratic Citizen Soul! Rants, Screeds and Other Public Utterances for Midnight in the Republic
The Holocaust and the Liberal Imagination: A Social and Cultural History
Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness
Angels in America: Perestroika
The Persistence of Prejudice: Antisemistism in British Society During the Second World War
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