Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard

1996-97 Residency 1 Playwright

WE REMEMBER 1996-97 SIGNATURE PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE SAM SHEPARD (1943-2017). THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

Sam Shepard's first New York plays, Cowboys and The Rock Garden, were produced by Theatre Genesis in 1964. For several seasons, he worked with Off-Off-Broadway theatre groups including La MaMa and Caffe Cino. Eleven of his plays won Obie Awards, including Chicago, Tooth of Crime (Second Dance), and Curse of the Starving Class. Other award-winning plays include Fool for Love, True West, A Lie of the Mind, and Buried Child, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1979. In 1986, Shepard was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters and received the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy in 1992. He was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame two years later. As a writer and director, he filmed Far North and Silent Tongue. As an actor, he appeared in numerous films, including The Right Stuff, Days of Heaven, and Resurrection. His final works of prose, The One Inside and Spy of the First Person, were published in 2017, the year of his death.

Upcoming Production

Curse of the Starving Class
 

Past Productions

A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)
Heartless
The Late Henry Moss
When the World Was Green
Chicago
Tooth of Crime
Action
Killer's Head
The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill on the Eve of Killing his Wife
Curse of the Starving Class
Pictured above: Sam Shepard. Photo by Gregory Costanzo.

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