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.

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George Abbott

Playwright

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Tom Attea

Playwright, Lyricist, Author

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Alan Ayckbourn

Playwright

Playwright

Annie Baker

Playwright

Playwright

Leslie Bricusse

Playwright, Composer, Lyricist

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Caryl Churchill

Playwright

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Steven Dietz

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Nick Enright

Playwright

Playwright

Stephen Adly Guirgis

Playwright

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William Inge

Playwright, Author

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Larry Kramer

Playwright

Playwright

Suzan-Lori Parks

Playwright, Author