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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Peter Cook

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Gabriel Davis

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Athol Fugard

Playwright, Author

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Heather Hach

Playwright, Librettist

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Jeffrey Hatcher

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Ben Jonson

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Jean Kerr

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Jerome Lawrence

Playwright, Author

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Alan Lowe

Playwright, Author

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Clare Boothe Luce

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David Mamet

Playwright, Author

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John O'Farrell

Playwright, Librettist, Author