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David Auburn

  • Born in 11-30-1969

    Born in 11-30-1969
    He was born on November 30, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois
  • Moved with his family to Arkansas

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    In high school in Arkansas, he worked for local professional companies in such jobs as stage hand or assistant to the lighting designer. This gave him some experience in theatre making him more appealing to schools in the future.
  • University of Chicago

    University of Chicago
    he wrote scripts for the performance group Off-Off Campus and began reviewing theater performances for the Maroon. Auburn received a BA in English literature in 1991.
  • Moved to New York

    Moved to New York
    He had moved to New York to study at Juilliard. The worlds leading school in the arts.
  • The Julliard School

    The Julliard School
    He had moved to New York to study at Juilliard and caught the interest of the Manhattan Theatre Club with his first play, the absurdist comedy "Skyscraper," when "Proof" was hatched. This is big because the acceptance rate is only 8 percent!! This school is also known as the worlds leading school in the arts.
  • Julliard

    He also studied under the noted dramatists Marsha Norman and Christopher Durang during his time there. Marsha Norman was an outstanding playwright and received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play night, Mother. Christopher Durang was also a well-known playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. His work was especially popular in the 1980s, though his career seemed to get a second wind in the late 1990s.
  • One act - What Do You Believe About The Future?

  • Skyscraper

    Skyscraper is a serious comedy about the deterioration of ingenuity and art. Jessica, a young photographer fighting to save the building, has injured herself trying to take pictures of the crumbling skyscraper. She and her lawyer, Jane, are suing the demolition contractor, Raymond.,suing%20the%20demolition%20contractor%2C%20Raymond.
  • Married

  • Proof

    Proof is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor. {{global.authorName}}. “{{(Global.pageogtitle) ? Global.pageOgTitle : Global.pagetitle}}.” The Pulitzer Prizes,
  • Brother died

    Brother died
    I could see how this influenced writing and emotion because losing a brother is difficult.
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    Screenplay writing

  • Won Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play

  • Won Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best American Play

  • Won Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Play

  • Won Pulitzer Prize, Drama

  • Nominated Won Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Book of a Musical

  • The Columnist

    David Auburn's THE COLUMNIST is about how one's false sense of order can be reshaped by the times, how the personal is political, and how both involve smoke and mirror a rich experience.
  • Went back to broadway

    Went back to broadway
  • Lost Lake

    The lakeside rental Veronica has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children so desperately need. And the disheveled property owner, Hogan, has problems of his own—problems that Veronica is inevitably—and irrevocably—pulled into.
  • Today

    Auburn currently resides in Manhattan, New York. He has a wife and two daughters.