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

David Ives

Playwright, Author

Playwright

Euripides

Playwright

Playwright

Brian Friel

Playwright

Playwright

David Lindsay-Abaire

Playwright, Lyricist

Playwright

Ken Ludwig

Playwright, Librettist

Playwright

Clifford Odets

Playwright

Playwright

David Henry Hwang

Playwright, Librettist

Playwright

Larry Shue

Playwright

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Wendy Wasserstein

Playwright, Author

Playwright

Aphra Behn

Playwright

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Beth Henley

Playwright

Playwright

Marsha Norman

Playwright, Lyricist