TONY KUSHNER

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: On Art & Politics

Tony Kushner is the writer of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Known for “tackling the most difficult subjects in contemporary history” (New Yorker), Kushner’s other plays include A Bright Room Called Day, Slavis!, Hydrataphia, Homebody/Kabul and Caroline, or Change, the musical for which he wrote book and lyrics, with music by composer Jeanine Tesori. He wrote screenplays for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and the 2003 film adaptation of Angels in America. In 2012, he wrote the screenplay for Spielberg’s Lincoln, which was nominated for an Academy Award, and won the New York Film Critics Award, Chicago Film Critics Award, as well as others. Kushner is the recipient of many other awards, including an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, and he is the first recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, the largest theater award in the US. His recent work includes a collection of one-act plays entitled Tiny Kushner, and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.