Former Dartmouth artist-in-residence Doug Wright earned the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his play I Am My Own Wife
. Other stage works include Grey Gardens
(Tony nomination), The Little Mermaid
and Hands on a Hardbody
. Television credits include Tony Bennett: An American Classic
, directed by Rob Marshall. Film credits include Quills
, nominated for three Academy Awards and based on his Obie Award-winning play, which he presented at Dartmouth in 1995 as part of the New York Theatre Workshop’s summer residency.
Mr. Wright has a long-standing relationship with Dartmouth, having participated in the NYTW summer residency several times. He worked on his one-act plays, which came to be known as Unwrap Your Candy, at Dartmouth in the summer of 1997. The plays were produced at the Vineyard Theatre in the fall of 2001. His most recent experience at Dartmouth was in 2013 as Artist-in-Residence with the NYTW. He worked on his play about Henrik Ibsen, Posterity, which was produced at the Atlantic Theatre during their 2014-2015 season.
Honors include Benjamin Dank Prize, the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Tolerance Prize, Kulturforum Europa and the Paul Selvin Award, Writers Guild of America. He is the president of the Dramatists Guild, a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and on the board of the New York Theatre Workshop.
Mr. Wright is married to singer/songwriter David Clement.