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David Auburn

 
Bio:
David Auburn's plays include Proof (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award®, New York Drama Critics Circle Award), An Upset and Amateurs (EST Marathons) and Skyscraper. Films include The Girl in the Park (writer/director) and The Lake House. Recent directing credits include A Delicate Balance for BTF. His ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
David Auburn's plays include Proof (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award®, New York Drama Critics Circle Award), An Upset and Amateurs (EST Marathons) and Skyscraper. Films include The Girl in the Park (writer/director) and The Lake House. Recent directing credits include A Delicate Balance for BTF. His ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Script Consultant
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Playwright
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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Writing

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Adaptation
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Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Script Consultant

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Playwright

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Adaptation
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter

David Auburn Biography

David Auburn's plays include Proof (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award®, New York Drama Critics Circle Award), An Upset and Amateurs (EST Marathons) and Skyscraper. Films include The Girl in the Park (writer/director) and The Lake House. Recent directing credits include A Delicate Balance for BTF. His short plays have been collected in the volume “Fifth Planet and Other Plays” (DPS). His work has been published in Harper’s, New England Review, and Guilt and Pleasure; and he was a contributing editor to the Oxford American Writers Thesaurus. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he lives in New York City.

David Auburn Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Best American Play Gold Star
David Auburn, Proof
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
David Auburn, Proof
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2001 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
David Auburn, Proof
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Play Gold Star
David Auburn, Proof
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
David Auburn, Proof

David Auburn News

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents DRACULA This Month Photo Berkshire Theatre Group Presents DRACULA This Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

Based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of gothic horror, the legendary vampire Dracula descends on the Colonial to close out the summer season.  Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner, David Auburn, Dracula has been striking fear into the hearts of people around the world for over a hundred years.

Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM! Comes to Portland Center Stage Next Month Photo Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM! Comes to Portland Center Stage Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2022

The work of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Jonathan Larson returns to Portland Center Stage after a 7-week run of his blockbuster musical Rent. Larson's autobiographical musical tick, tick … BOOM! was written before Rent and is in many ways its origin story. Featuring a similarly rocking score, it offers a backstage tour of the love and sweat Larson put into making his Broadway musical dreams a reality. 

Cast Announced For HER PORTMENTEAU At George Street Playhouse; Tickets For 2022/23 Se Photo Cast Announced For HER PORTMENTEAU At George Street Playhouse; Tickets For 2022/23 Season On Sale Now
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2022

George Street Playhouse will welcome back audiences to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and has announce casting for the upcoming production of Her Portmanteau a new play by Mfoniso Udofia, directed by Laiona Michelle.  Performances begin October 11th, 2022 through October 30th.

Cast Announced for HER PORTMANTEAU at George Street Playhouse; Tickets on Sale Now fo Photo Cast Announced for HER PORTMANTEAU at George Street Playhouse; Tickets on Sale Now for 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

George Street Playhouse will welcome back audiences to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and proudly announces casting for the upcoming production of Her Portmanteau a new play by Mfoniso Udofia, directed by Laiona Michelle.  Performances begin October 11th, 2022 through October 30th.

Previews: TICK, TICK ... BOOM!  al TEATRO COCCIA Photo Previews: TICK, TICK ... BOOM! al TEATRO COCCIA
by Ettore Farrattini - Jul 28, 2022

Per la prima volta in Italia il musical che celebra due maestri del teatro musicale contemporaneo americano: Jonathan Larson e Stephen Sondheim Nel ruolo del protagonista annunciato il talento italiano Nicolò Bertonelli STM Live e Fondazione Teatro Coccia sono lieti di annunciare la prima produzione italiana di tick, tick... BOOM!, il musical di Jonathan Larson - autore e compositore di RENT - che debutterà al Teatro Coccia di Novara il 24 settembre 2022 e proseguirà il suo tour nei principali teatri italiani.

RAGTIME THE MUSICAL Announced At Bay Street Theaterand Sag Harbor Center For The Arts Photo RAGTIME THE MUSICAL Announced At Bay Street Theaterand Sag Harbor Center For The Arts
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the musical event of the summer: Ragtime The Musical.

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present ONCE Photo Berkshire Theatre Group to Present ONCE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Running July 1 through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, the audience will be transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments. 

George Street Playhouse Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring World Premiere of JOY, Ste Photo George Street Playhouse Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring World Premiere of JOY, Steve Guttenberg & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse will welcome audiences back again this season to enjoy three exciting and thought-provoking plays, and two dazzling musical theatre events at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

New York City Center Encores! 2023 Season Will Include THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA with R Photo New York City Center Encores! 2023 Season Will Include THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA with Ruthie Ann Miles, OLIVER! and DEAR WORLD with Donna Murphy
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022

Full programming for New York City Center’s 2022 – 2023 Season was announced, including Adam Guettel’s Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza, Jerry Herman’s 1969 musical Dear World and Lionel Bart’s Oliver! See the full schedules and how to get tickets!

​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casting For Late Summer 2022 Seas Photo ​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casting For Late Summer 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 

David Auburn Videos

VIDEO: David Auburn Shares Playwriting Insight VideoVIDEO: David Auburn Shares Playwriting Insight
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2020

As part of MTC Education's Family Drama Playwriting Workshop Series, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn (Proof, The Columnist, Lost Lake) shares insights into his writing process and provides practical advice to anyone who wants to write a play.

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for CHARLIE'S ANGELS VideoVIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for CHARLIE'S ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2019

Sworn to secrecy, bound by sisterhood, Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for Charlie's Angels! Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie's Angels take flight.

VIDEO: Watch the Music Video for 'Don't Call Me Angel' by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus VideoVIDEO: Watch the Music Video for 'Don't Call Me Angel' by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2019

The official music video for 'Don't Call Me Angel' by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey has been released. The song is featured in the upcoming Charlie's Angels film, which will be out in theaters on November 15.

VIDEO: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska Are CHARLIE'S ANGELS in the Of VideoVIDEO: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska Are CHARLIE'S ANGELS in the Official Trailer
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2019

Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie's Angels take flight.

VIDEO: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at George Street Playhouse VideoVIDEO: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at George Street Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2018

In this contemporary take on an imagined sequel, Nora (Kellie Overbey of Broadway's The Coast of Utopia) returns to the door she famously slammed 15 years earlier with unfinished business on her mind. Nominated for eight 2017 Tony Awards, The New York Times called the new play "smart, funny and utterly engrossing" and dubbed it "The Best Play of the Year". For tickets, call 732-246-7717 or visit georgestreetplayhouse.org.

VIDEO: First Look At THE TRIAL OF DONNA CAINE At George Street Playhouse VideoVIDEO: First Look At THE TRIAL OF DONNA CAINE At George Street Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2018

When Marine Staff Sergeant Donna Caine (played by Flor De Liz Perez of Two River Theater's Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England) is accused of a serious crime, highly respected attorney Emily Zola Ginsberg (played by Margarita Levieva of David Simon's critically acclaimed HBO drama The Deuce ) is convinced to take the case. Fighting for her client's future, Ginsberg finds herself taking on the military establishment in order to expose the truth.

BWW Review: TICK, TICK...BOOM!, Park Theatre
by Rona Kelly - May 9, 2017

After an absence of almost a decade, tick, tick…BOOM! bursts back onto the London stage at the Park Theatre. There's plenty of energy, a natural spark among the three leads, but little emotional impact in this revival. It ticks, ticks along, but lacks the boom.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from the Off Broadway Revival of TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 24, 2016

Keen Company's new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!,  is now playing at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The show will continue through November 20th only. 

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of John Hawkes & Tracie Thoms in MTC's LOST LAKE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Lost Lake, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, is now in previews for a Tuesday, November 11 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Check out highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: RENT Warm-Up #3 with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2014

It's a two show day and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo are at it again! They posted their second warm-up Vine of the day. The song they chose earlier today was Voice Mail # 5 from the hit musical Rent (click here to watch) and yesterday they sang Tune Up #1 (click here to watch). This time, the song of choice is Will I?


David Auburn Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Auburn written?
David Auburn has written 6 shows including Skyscraper (Playwright), Proof (Playwright), tick, tick... BOOM! (Bookwriter), The New York Idea (Adaptation), The Columnist (Playwright), Lost Lake (Playwright).

What awards has David Auburn been nominated for?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Proof , John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Proof , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Proof Best Play (Tony Awards) for Proof and Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Proof .

What awards has David Auburn won?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Proof, John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Proof , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Proof Best Play (Tony Awards) for Proofand Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Proof.