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Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit

ARTHUR KOPIT is a playwright and, since 2001, the Director of The Lark’s Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop, a signature fellowship program that has sparked the creation of hundreds of new plays—many of which have found firm footing in the American repertory. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2003. His plays include Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (Drama Desk Award); Indians (Tony Nominee, Finalist for Pulitzer Prize); Wings (Tony Nominee, Finalist for Pulitzer Prize); a new translation of Ibsen's Ghosts; the book for the musical Nine (Tony Award for Best Musical, 1982; Tony Award for Best Musical revival, 2003); End of the World With Symposium to Follow; the books for the musicals Phantom and High SocietyRoad to NirvanaChad CurtissLost AgainBecauseHeCanA Dram of Drummhicit (written with Anton Dudley); and various one-act plays. His play, Discovery of America, is under development at the Alley Theatre, with Jack O’Brien as its director. He was the 2014 recipient of the Dramatists Guild Flora Roberts Award and the William Inge Award for Distinguished Playwriting. He has taught playwriting at New York University’s Graduate Department of Dramatic Writing, the Yale School of Drama, Wesleyan University, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton and he currently teaches playwriting at Hunter College. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, where he serves on the Dramatists Guild Council.

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