|Christopher Duran. Photo from lunerontheatre.wordpress.com|
Durang is also a performer, and acted with E. Katherine Kerr in the N.Y. premiere of Laughing Wild, and with Jean Smart in the L.A. production. He shared in an acting ensemble Obie for The Marriage of Bette and Boo; and with John Augustine and Sherry Anderson has performed his crackpot cabaret Chris Durang and Dawne at the Criterion Center, Caroline’s Comedy Club, Williamstown Summer Cabaret, and the Triad, winning a 1996 Bistro Award.
|Chris Durang and Dawne. Photo from siegelpresents.com|
He has his B.A. from Harvard College, and an M.F.A. in Playwrighting from the Yale School of Drama. His numerous awards and fellowships include a Guggenheim, a Rockefeller, the CBS Playwrighting Fellowship, the Lecompte du Nouy Foundation grant, and the Kenyon Festival Theatre Playwrighting Prize. In 1995 he won the prestigious three-year Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writers Award; as part of his grant, he ran a writing workshop for adult children of alcoholics. In 2000 he won the Sidney Kingsley Playwrighting Award. Since 1994 he has been co-chair with Marsha Norman of the Playwrighting Program at the Juilliard School in Manhattan.
Adam Versényi, Dramaturg
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be performed at PlayMakers September 17, 2014 - October 5, 2014. For tickets, call 919.962.PLAY (7529).