Won an Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement in
Playwriting and the Kesselring Award for Best New American Play from the
National Arts Club for his play Quills. He went on to write the
screenplay adaptation, making his motion picture debut. The film was named Best
Picture by the National Board of Review and nominated for three Academy Awards.
His screenplay was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and received the Paul
Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America. Doug's stage work has been
produced at New York Theatre Workshop, Lincoln Center, WPA Theater, Geffen
Playhouse, Wilma, Woolly Mammoth, McCarter Theater and La Jolla. Titles include
The Stonewater Rapture, Interrogating the Nude, watbanaland, Buzzsaw
Berkeley and Unwrap Your Candy. Doug has been published three times
in The Best Short Plays series and his work has appeared in The Paris
Review. He's a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writers Guild of
America, East and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. He serves
on the board of the New York Theatre Workshop.
I am my own wife by Doug Wright on broadway, lyceum
theatre. Starring Jefferson Mays, Directed by Moises Kaufamn. I Am My Own Wife: Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I AM MY OWN WIFE tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive the Nazi onslaught as well as the following, repressive Communist regime. The one-man play stars Obie-Award winner Jefferson Mays as over 40 characters, including the controversial figure herself and the American writer who becomes intrigued by her.