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Beau Willimon


Beau Willimon’s play FARRAGUT NORTH had its world premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York in November 2008. It recently had its West Coast premiere at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and was included in the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV. FARRAGUT NORTH was nominated for two 2008 Outer Critics Circle Awards (Best New Play, John Gassner Award). His screen adaption of the play is currently in development at Warner Brothers. His play LOWER NINTH premiered at the Flea Theater (New York) in February of 2008 after being produced at Arielle Tepper’s 2007 Summer Play Festival. Both FARRAGUT NORTH and LOWER NINTH are published by Dramatists Play Service. In 2006 Beau organized and participated in a collection of one-act plays dealing with the Middle-East crisis entitled THE MIDDLE EAST: IN PIECES (Other writers included Israel Horowitz, Betty Shamieh, Kia Corthron and Leila Buck). The two-night free event was performed to packed houses at the Cherry Lane mainstage. Beau is a recipient of the Lila Acheson Wallace Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship, two-time winner of the Lincoln Center Le Comte du Nouy Award, the Seymour Brick Memorial Playwriting Prize, winner of the 2005 Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, and was a 2008 Playwright-in-Residence at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Beau is currently working on commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club and the National Theatre of Great Britain. He is a member of the WGA-East and the Dramatists Guild. A resident of Brooklyn, Willimon holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.F.A. in playwriting from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.