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

Jean Kerr

Playwright

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Jerome Lawrence

Playwright, Author

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Clare Boothe Luce

Playwright

Playwright

Anaïs Mitchell

Playwright, Composer, Lyricist

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John O'Farrell

Playwright, Librettist, Author

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Nina Raine

Playwright

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Steven Sater

Playwright, Lyricist

Playwright

Gloria Schramm

Playwright

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Burt Shevelove

Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist

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Michael Stewart

Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist

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August Strindberg

Playwright, Author

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Hugh Wheeler

Playwright, Librettist