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

Tony Kushner

Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist

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Tracy Letts

Playwright

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Aristophanes

Playwright

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Arthur Laurents

Playwright

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Steve Martin

Playwright, Author

Playwright

George S. Kaufman

Playwright

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Terrence McNally

Playwright, Librettist

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Moliere

Playwright

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Brian Yorkey

Playwright, Lyricist

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Adolph Green

Playwright, Lyricist

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Lillian Hellman

Playwright, Author

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Amy Herzog

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