Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2001-present)

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  1. John Patrick Shanley

    John Patrick Shanley


    John Patrick Shanley (born October 3, 1950) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning American playwright, an Oscar winning screenwriter, and a theatre and film director.

  2. Tracy Letts

    Tracy Letts


    Tracy Letts (born July 4, 1965) is an American playwright, screenwriter and actor who received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  3. David Auburn

    David Auburn


    David Auburn (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright. His play Proof won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Auburn also writes screenplays, writing The Lake House, and directs both film and stage plays.

  4. Bruce Norris

    Bruce Norris


    Bruce Norris (born May 16, 1960) is an American actor and playwright associated with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago. On April 18, 2011, Norris was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Clybourne Park (2010). The Prize committee citation described the play as "a powerful work whose memorable characters speak in witty and perceptive ways to America's sometimes toxic struggle with race and class consciousness." Prior to its Pulitzer reception, the play won the Olivier Prize for "Best New Play" following its premiere at New York's Playwrights Horizons, and won the Tony Award for Best Play following its Pulitzer win. It is notably one of two plays to win the Pulitzer, Tony, and Olivier, the other being David Mamet's drama Glengarry Glen Ross.

  5. Suzan-Lori Parks

    Suzan-Lori Parks


    Suzan-Lori Parks (born 10 May 1963) is an African-American playwright and screenwriter. She received the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant in 2001, and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog.

  6. Nilo Cruz

    Nilo Cruz


    Nilo Cruz (born 1960) is a Cuban-American playwright and pedagogue. With his award of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play, Anna in the Tropics, he became the first Latino so honored.

  7. David Lindsay-Abaire

    David Lindsay-Abaire


    David Lindsay-Abaire (born November 14, 1969) is an American playwright, lyricist and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations.

  8. Doug Wright

    Doug Wright


    Doug Wright (born 1962) is an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2004 for his play, I Am My Own Wife.

  9. Lynn Nottage

    Lynn Nottage


    Lynn Nottage (born 1964) is an American playwright whose work often deals with the lives of women of African descent. She is an associate professor of theater at Columbia University and a lecturer in playwriting at Yale University.

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