John Guare

John Guare

1998-99 Residency 1 Playwright 

John Guare, a native New Yorker, was born in 1938. He received his education at Georgetown University and Yale. Encouraged by his father to pursue a nonconventional occupation, the playwright spent much of his young adulthood traveling and writing for small off the radar venues before penning the work that would place him irrevocably in the public eye, 1971’s The House of Blue Leaves. The next three decades saw the publication of numerous commercially and critically successful plays, screenplays, and essays. Mr. Guare’s awards and honors include two Obies, two New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Award for his collaboration with Milos Forman on the screenplay, Taking Off. He was a founding member of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut and Resident Playwright at the Academy of Arts and Letters. He has served as a council member of the Dramatists Guild, and in 1993 he was elected to the Theater Hall of Fame. In 1996, he received the New York State Governor’s Art Award. He lives in New York City.

Past Productions

Landscape of the Body
A Few Stout Individuals
Marco Polo Sings a Solo
Bosoms and Neglect
Lake Hollywood

John Guare photo Courtesy of STC.

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