Doug Wright
Playwright and Screenwriter
New York, NY
2010 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly.

Doug Wright is a celebrated playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He attended Yale University and New York University. Wright has written three musicals (including Grey Gardens, produced 2006–07), eight plays, and one feature film. His best known play is I Am My Own Wife (produced in 2003–04), which won many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play (all in 2004). He also wrote both the Obie Award-winning play Quills (1995) and the original screenplay for the 1999 film of the same name, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, among other honors.

Photo credit Joan Marcus.

  • Artwork by Doug Wright
    I Am My Own Wife, 2003, actor Jefferson Mays; photo credit Joan Marcus
Artwork by Doug Wright