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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Aphra Behn

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Caryl Churchill

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Beth Henley

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Eugène Ionesco

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Marsha Norman

Playwright, Lyricist

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Suzan-Lori Parks

Playwright, Author

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Sam Shepard

Playwright, Author

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August Strindberg

Playwright, Author

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George Abbott

Playwright, Librettist

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Tom Attea

Playwright, Lyricist, Author

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Alan Ayckbourn

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Annie Baker

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