Playwright Biographies

*List of playwrights is in order of popularity with the StageAgent community.

Playrights

What is a playwright?

A playwright is a person who writes plays for the stage. Another word for this is dramatist. The word 'wright' comes from the ancient English term for a builder.

Playwright

Sarah Ruhl

Playwright

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Neil LaBute

Playwright

Playwright

Betty Comden

Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist

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Langston Hughes

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Playwright

Thornton Wilder

Playwright, Author

Playwright

Aeschylus

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Sir James M. Barrie

Playwright, Author

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Moss Hart

Playwright

Playwright

Eric Idle

Playwright, Librettist, Composer, Lyricist, Author

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Juan Ramirez, Jr.

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Henrik Ibsen

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Playwright

Peter Shaffer

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