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Arthur Kopit


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Arthur Kopit is the author of the plays Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung you in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad; Indians (Tony Nominee, finalist for Pulitzer prize); Wings (Tony Nominee, finalist for Pulitzer prize); End of the World, with Symposium to Follow; a new translation of Ibsen’s Ghosts; the book for the musicals Nine and Phantom (both with scores by Maury Yeston); the book for musical High Society; Road to Nirvana; BecauseHeCan (originally entitled Y2K); A Dram of Drummhicit (written with Anton Dudley); and numerous one act plays. Current projects include Discovery of America, a play based on the journals of the Spanish conquistador, Cabeza de Vaca; a new musical, Eureka!; an original screenplay, Norman in Wonderland, based on Mr. Kopit’s first venture in Hollywood in the early 60s working for Otto Preminger on a film about the LA drug scene; and two new play, Secrets of the Rich and The incurable. Mr. Kopit is a member of the dramatists Guild and the Lark Play Development Center, where he heads the Lark Playwrights’ Workshop.