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David Lindsay-Abaire


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David Lindsay-Abaire is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist and librettist. His play GOOD PEOPLE premiered on Broadway, was awarded the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, The Horton Foote Prize, The Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and two Tony nominations. His previous play RABBIT HOLE received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award. David also wrote the book and lyrics for SHREK THE MUSICAL (Jeanine Tesori, composer), which was nominated for eight Tonys, four Oliviers, a Grammy, and earned David the Ed Kleban Award as America’s most promising musical theatre lyricist. David’s other plays include RIPCORD, FUDDY MEERS, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, WONDER OF THE WORLD, and A DEVIL INSIDE, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David’s screen credits include his film adaptation of “Rabbit Hole,” Dreamworks’ “Rise of the Guardians,” and “The Family Fang,” starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, and Jason Bateman. He is also, along with Marsha Norman, co-chair of the Playwriting Program at the Juilliard School.