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Also Known As: Douglas Wright Died:
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Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: playwright, screenwriter, playwriting teacher

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1987:
Short play "The Stonewater Rapture" produced
1989:
Co-conceived the campy musical "Buzzsaw Berkeley" with director Christopher Ashley
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Penned "Interrogating the Nude", a speculative play about Marcel Duchamp
1994:
"Watbanaland" staged at the WPA Theater in NYC
1995:
"Quills", a play about the Marquis de Sade, premiered at The New York Theater Workshop
2000:
Adapted "Quills" into well-reviewed feature film starring Geoffrey Rush
2001:
Wrote and directed the Off-Broadway production "Unwrap Your Candy", consisting of four short plays
2003:
Penned the Tony award winning play, "I Am My Own Wife" a one-person play, which starred Jefferson Mays, as the German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf
2006:
Wrote the book for "Grey Gardens," a musical based on the Maysles brothers┬┐ 1975 film documentary of the same title about Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis┬┐s aunt and cousin; earned a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical
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Adapting the Disney's film "The Little Mermaid" for Broadway
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Education

Yale College, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1985
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University: - 1987

Notes

"I'm a repressed homosexual Presbyterian who grew up in the Bible Belt, and that's why I'm inextricably drawn to the Unspeakable." --Doug Wright in an interview with fellow writer Kate Moira Ryan, published at The Wilma Theater web site (www.wilmatheater.org).

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