Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang is a widely produced contemporary American playwright. Most recently, he won the 2013 Tony Award® for Best Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He has also received multiple Obies, among many other accolades. Durang is the recipient of the 2012 PEN Master American Dramatist Award and a 2013 inductee to the Theater Hall of Fame. Among his best known plays are Sister Mary Ignatius, Beyond Therapy, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Laughing Wild, Betty’s Summer Vacation, the Pulitzer Prize-finalist Miss Witherspoon, Why Torture Is Wrong, and Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, which was commissioned by City Theatre and had its world premiere in 2002. Characterized by a combination of absurdist humor and raging satire, his style has influenced an entire generation of writers. But even the anger of an enfant terrible must recede and he has now given us what is arguably his most enjoyable and commercially viable comedy to date. With sold-out extended runs at the McCarter and Lincoln Center Theater, the critically praised Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was the perfect vehicle for Durang’s return to Broadway.