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  • (1996) Short story collection: "Cruising Paradise", NOTE: Many of the stories tie in together.
  • (1987) Playwright: "True Dylan".
  • (1971) Playwright (w/Patti Smith): "Cowboy Mouth".
  • Playwright: "Seduced". NOTE: Lead character Harry Hackamore is loosely based on Howard Hughes.
  • (1991) Playwright: "States of Shock".
  • (1980) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child", performed at Hampstead Theatre in Hampstead, London, England, with Marty Cruikshank, Julie Covington, Stephen Rea in the cast. Directed by Nancy Meckler.
  • (1975) Stage: Wrote "Geography of a Horse Dreamer", performed ;in Chicago, IL. Directed by Gary Houston. Sets, costumes and make-up by the Pary Production Co. The cast: Colin Stinton, Robert Strom, Norm Tobin, Russell Case, Barry Stigler (later replaced by John Starrs), Charles Karil and Anthony C. Maier and Ken Green.
  • (1980) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child", performed at the Northlight Theatre in Chicago, IL, with Nathan Davis, Nina Jaffe, Robert Swan in the cast. Directed by Gregory Kandel. NOTE: Won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
  • (1982) Stage: Wrote "True West", performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, with John Malkovich in the cast. Directed by Gary Sinise. NOTES: (1) Nominated for Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983. (2) Filmed as True West (2002) (TV). and an episode of American Playhouse in 1984.
  • (1982) Stage: Wrote "The Tooth of Crime", performed at the Remains Theatre in Chicago, IL. Cast and crew included William Petersen, Gary Cole, Mary McAuliffe and Kevin Rigdon (lighting designers), and Fugue (original incidental music).
  • (1984) Stage: Wrote "Fool for Love", performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, with Rondi Reed and Randall Arney in the cast. NOTE: Nominated for Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
  • (1988) Stage: Wrote "Seduced", performed at the Immediate Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, with Richard Wharton in the cast.
  • (1991) Stage: Wrote "Curse of the Starving Class", performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, with Robert Breuler in the cast. The crew included Randall Arney (director) and Kevin Rigdon (scenic designer).
  • (1996) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child", performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, with James Gammon, Ted Levine, in the cast. The crew included Gary Sinise (director), Robert Brill (scenic designer), Kevin Rigdon (lighting designer) and Rob Milburn (sound designer).
  • (2002) Stage: Wrote "A Lie of the Mind", performed at the American Theater Company in Chicago, IL, with Deanna Dunagan in the cast. Marty Higginbotham composed the original incidental music.
  • (2004) Stage: Wrote "Fool for Love", performed at the Circle Theatre in Chicago, IL. Peter Storms was the sound designer and Kurt Ottinger was the lighting designer.
  • (2006) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child", performed at the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, with Richard Cotovsky in the cast.
  • (2006) Stage: Wrote "True West", performed at the Hypocrites Theatre in Chicago, IL, with Brad Harbaugh and Paul Noble in the cast. Geoff Button was the director.
  • (2007) Stage: Wrote "The Tooth of Crime-Second Dance", performed at the Strawdog Theatre Company in Chicago, IL. Sean Malloy was the lighting designer.
  • (2008) Stage: Wrote "A Lie of the Mind", performed at the Strawdog Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, with Janet Ulrich Brooks in the cast. Gregor Mortis and Mikhail Fiksel composed the original incidental music.
  • (2008-09) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child", performed at the Shattered Globe Theatre in Chicago, IL, with Maury Cooper in the cast.
  • (1970) Stage: Wrote "Operation Sidewinder", produced on Broadway. Music composed / performed by The Holy Modal Rounders. Directed by Michael Schultz. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 12 Mar 1970-25 Apr 1970 (52 performances + 13 previews). Cast: José Barrera (as "Indian"), Paul Benjamin (as "Blade/Indian"), Roberts Blossom (as "Billy"), Gregory Borst (as "Indian"), Philip Bosco (as "Captain Bovine"), Catherine Burns (as "Carhop"), Ralph Drischell (as "1st Cohort"), Barbara Eda-Young (as "Honey"), Gus Fleming (as "Cadet" / "Indian"), Ray Fry (as "Dr. Vector"), Robert Keesler (as "Indian"), Michael Levin (as "Spider Lady" / "Indian"), Clark Luis (as "Indian"), Joseph Mascolo (as "Col. Warner"), Richard Mason (as "Indian"), Muriel Miguel (as "Indian"), Michael Miller Mechanic" / "3d Desert Tactical Troop"), Louis Mofsie (as "Indian"), Santos Morales (as "Indian"), Garrett Morris (as "Blood" / "Indian"), Jean-Daniel (as "Indian"), Charles Pegues (as "Dude"), Robert Phalen (as "Dukie" / "Captain" / "2d Desert Tactical Troop"), Don Plumley (as "Mickey Free"), Joan Pringle (as "Edith" / "Indian"), Robert Riggs (as "Forest Ranger" / "1st Desert Tactical Troop"), Andy Robinson (as "Young Man"), Arthur Sellers (as "2d Cohort"), Paul Sparer (as "Gen. Bowser"), Barbara Spiegel (as "Indian"). Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Jules Irving).
  • (2012-13 Season) Stage: Wrote "Simpatico," performed at the A Red Orchid Theater in Chicago, IL, with Gus Van Swearingen and Michael Shannon in the cast. NOTE: Nominated for a 2013 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Midsize Play Production.
  • (1994) Stage: Wrote "True West," performed at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England, with Mark Rylance, Michael Rudko, David Henry, and Marcia Warren in the cast. Matthew Warchus was director.
  • (2013-14 Season) Stage: Wrote "The Late Henry Moss," performed at The Artistic Home in Chicago, IL, with Julian Hester in the cast.
  • (2001) Stage: Wrote "A Lie of the Mind," performed at the Donmar Theatre in London, England, with Andy Serkis, Catherine McCormack, Sinéad Cusack and Anna Calder-Marshall in the cast. Wilson Milam was director.
  • (2005) Stage: Wrote "The God of Hell," performed at the Donmar Theatre in London, England, with Lesley Sharp, Ben Daniels, Stuart McQuarrie, and Ewen Bremner in the cast. Kathy Burke was director.
  • (2006) Stage: Wrote "The Late Henry Moss," performed at the Almeida Theatre in London, England, with Brendan Coyle, Andrew Lincoln, Trevor Cooper, and Flamina Cooper in the cast. Michael Attenborough was director.
  • (11/17/82) Wrote "True West," performed at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City with Gary Sinise ("Austin"); John Malkovich ("Lee"); Francis Guinan ("Saul Kimmer"): and Laurie Metcalf ("Mom") in the cast. The play ran for 762 performances.
  • (4/22/82) Stage: Wrote "True West," performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre (Lakeview), Chicago, IL, with Jeff Perry ("Austin"); John Malkovich ("Lee"); Francis Guinan ("Saul Kimmer") and Laurie Metcalf ("Mom") in the cast.
  • (1982) Stage: Wrote "The Tooth of Crime," performed at the Remains Ensemble in the Theater Building in Chicago, IL.
  • (1980) Stage: Wrote "True West," performed at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, CA.
  • (1978-79) Wrote "Buried Child," performed in an American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, CA. Edward Hastings was director.
  • (1979-80) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child," performed in an American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, CA. Edward Hastings was director.
  • (1987-88) Stage: Wrote "A Lie of the Mind," performed in a American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, CA. Albert Takazauckas was director.
  • (2001-02) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child," performed in an American Contemporary Theatre production in San Francisco, CA. Les Waters was director.
  • (2007-08) Stage: Wrote "Curse of the Starving Glass," performed in an American Contemporary Theatre production in San Francisco, CA. Peter Dubois was director.
  • (1980) Stage: "Buried Child," performed in an American Contemporary Theater production tour company to Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Edward Hastings was director.
  • (11/7/13-12/8/13) Stage: Wrote "True West," performed at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, PA, with Ken Barnett ("Austin"); David Mogentale ("Lee"). Dan Shor was producer . Pamela Berlin was director. Michael Krass was costume designer. Zach Moore was sound designer. Michael Schweikardt was set designer.
  • (2/14/80-3/30/80) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child," performed at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • (1/12/79-2/25-79) Stage: Wrote "Curse of the Starving Glass," performed in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington, DC. Douglas C. Wager was director.
  • (4//15/83) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child," performed in The Arena Stage Theatre at the Kreeger Theater in Washington, DC. Gilbert Moses was director.
  • (3/3/89-4/9/89) Stage: Wrote "A Lie of the Mind," performed at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington. DC. Douglas C. Wager was director.
  • (2/22/02-4/7/02) Stage: Wrote "True West," performed in The Arena Stage production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington, DC. Howard Shalwitz was director.
  • (3/31/77-5/4/77) Stage: Wrote "Angel City," performed in the 10th Anniversary Repertory Festival production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Robert Calhoun was director.
  • (1/10/88-3/6/88) Stage: Wrote "A Lie of the Mind," performed at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, with James Gammon, Holly Hunter, Louise Latham and Cyril O'Reilly in the cast. Robert Woodruff was director.
  • (3/10/90-5/13/90) Stage: "50/60 Vision: Plays and Playwrights That Changed the Theatre. Thirteen Plays in Repertory" including Edward Albee's "The Sandbox," "The Zoo Story," and "The American Dream; Amiri Baraka's "The Dutchman;" Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days" and "Krapp's Last Tape;" Jean Genet's "The Maids;" Eugène Ionesco's "The Lesson," Harold Pinter's "The Collection," and his play" were performed at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, with Ron Campbell, Phillip R. Allen, Maria O'Brien, Alan Oppenheimer, Megan Butler, Jihmi Kennedy and John Nesci in the cast. Edward Parone was developer and producer. Michael Arabian, Peter C. Brosius, Daniel O'Connor, Casey Perloff and Ethan Silverman were directors. Louis Durra was composer. Julie Weiss was costume designer.
  • (1973) Stage: Wrote "The Tooth of Crime," performed in a NTFN production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, with Michael Cristofer in the cast.
  • (1980) Stage: Wrote "Tongues," performed at the Mark Taper Forum Lab Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, with Joseph Chaikin in the cast.
  • (2/13/13-3/10/13) Stage: Wrote "Curse of the Starving Glass," performed in the Long Wharf Theatre on Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre in New Haven, CT. Gordon Edelstein was director. Michael Yeargan was set designer. Clint Ramos was costume designer. James F. Ingalls was lighting designer. Fitz Patton was sound designer. Doug Wieselman was composer. William Berloni was animal trainer. Bryce MacDonald was stage manager. Amy Patricia Stern and Sara Cox Bradley were assistant stage managers. James Calleri was casting director.
  • (9/19/84-10/7/84) Stage: Wrote "True West," performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, KY, with Steve Rankin ("Austin"); Lanny Flaherty ("Lee"); Michael Kevin ("Saul Kimmer") and Adale O'Brien ("Mom") in the cast. Patrick Tovatt was director.
  • (5/25/93-5/30/93) Stage: Wrote "Icarus' Mother" performed in an Apprentice/Intern Company production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY, with the 1992-93 Acting Apprentice Company in the cast. Scott Zigler was director.
  • (6/5/96-6/8/96) Stage: Wrote "Suicide in B-Flat: A Mysterious Overture," performed in a 1995-96 Apprentice/Intern Company Showcase production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY, with the 1995-96 Acting Apprentice Company. John Campbell Finnegan was director.
  • (6/4/88-6/7/88) Stage: Wrote "Geography of a Horse Dreamer," performed in a Festival of Shorts (The 1997-98 Apprentice Acting Company Spring Showcase) Apprentice/Intern Company production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Sandra Grand was director.
  • (11/13/12-12/2/12) Stage: Wrote "True West," performed in a Brown-Forman Series production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY, with William Apps ("Lee"); Nate Miller ("Austin"); Connor Barrett ("Saul Kimmer") and Emily McDonnell ("Mom") in the cast. Adam Rapp was director.
  • (1973-74 season) Stage: Wrote "The Tooth of Crime," performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, RI. Larry Arrick was director. Robert D. Soule was set designer. James Berton Harris was costume designer. Roger Morgan was lighting designer.
  • (1977-78 season) Stage: Wrote "Seduced," performed in a world premiere production at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, RI. Adrian Hall was director. Eugene Lee was set / lighting designer. James Berton Harris was costume designer.
  • (1979-80 season) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child," performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, RI. Adrian Hall was director. Robert D. Soule was set designer. William Lane was costume designer. John F. Custer was lighting designer.
  • (Fall 1981) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child," performed (w/John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men") in a Trinity Repertory Company Theatre production tour to India and Syria. Adrian Hall was director. Eugene Lee was set designer. WIlliam Lane was costume designer.
  • (1981-82 season) Stage: Wrote "True West," performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, RI. David Wheeler was director. Robert D. Soule was set designer. WIlliam Lane was costume designer. John F. Custer was lighting designer.
  • (1983-84 season) Stage: Wrote "Fool For Love," performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, RI. David Wheeler was director. Robert D. Soule was set designer. William Lane was costume designer. John F. Custer was lighting designer.
  • (1986-87 season) Stage: Wrote "A Lie of the Mind," performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, RI, with Andrew Mutnick, Dan Welch, Jane Lauoranger, David PB Stephens, Barbara Orson, Becca Lish, Richard Kavanaugh and Cynthia Strickland in the cast. David Wheeler was director. Robert D. Soule was scenery designer. John F. Custer was lighting designer. William Lane was costume designer. William Damkoehler was music director.
  • (2014-15 season) Stage: Wrtote "A Lie of the Mind," performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, RI. Brian Mertes was director. Eugene Lee was set designer. Cait O'Connor was costume designer. Dan Scully was lighting designer. Broken Chord was sound designer. Philip Roebuck was composer / performer.
  • (1968 season) Stage: His play, "Red Cross," and Israel Horovitz's play, "The Indian Wants the Bronx," were performed in a Tyrone Guthrie production At The Other Place Theater, Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN. Michael Pierce was director.
  • (1978-79 season) Stage: His play, "Action", and David Mamet's play, "Litko," were performed at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater 2, Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. Michael Feingold was director.
  • (2000) Stage: Wrote "True West", performed on Broadway. NOTE: Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play.
  • (1996) Stage: Wrote "Buried Child", performed on Broadway. NOTE: Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play.
  • (1996 to 1997 season) His play, "Simpatico," was performed in a Tyrone Guthrie Theater production at the Guthrie Lab Theater, Warehouse district, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Gary Gisselman was director. Nayna Ramey was set designer. Devon Painter was costume designer. Matthew Reinert was lighting designer.
  • (1987) His play, "Curse of the Starving Glass," was performed in an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production at the Angus Bowmer Theatre in Ashland, Oregon. Andrew J. Traister was director. Jerry Turner was artistic director.
  • (2018) His play, "Buried Child," was performed at the Writers Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Larry Yando in the cast.

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