Doug Wright


Doug Wright is a celebrated playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He attended Yale University and New York University. Wright has written three musicals (including Grey Gardens, produced 2006–07), eight plays, and one feature film. His best known play is I Am My Own Wife (produced in 2003–04), which won many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play (all in 2004). He also wrote both the Obie Award-winning play Quills (1995) and the original screenplay for the 1999 film of the same name, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, among other honors.

His Broadway credits include War Paint, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk Nomination), The Little Mermaid, Grey Gardens (Tony Award nomination), I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize). Off-Broadway credits include Posterity (Atlantic Theater Company); Unwrap Your Candy (Vineyard Theater); Quills (New York Theatre Workshop); Standing on Ceremony (Minetta Lane Theater); Buzzsaw Berkeley (WPA Theater). Films include Quills (Paul Selvin Award, WGA) and The Burial (starring Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones). He is the former president of the Dramatists Guild of America and a member of SAG-Aftra, SDC and the WGA.