Meet the Playwright
David Adjmi was called "virtuosic" by the New York Times, one of the "best and most original theatre artists of a generation" by Vogue, and one of the Top Ten in Culture by The New Yorker magazine. Stereophonic will be developed in 2017 with Daniel Aukin and Will Butler (Arcade Fire) at Sundance Mass Moca. Another new play, The Stumble, is a commission from Lincoln Center Theatre.
His memoir SAVE US, SUPERMAN! is forthcoming from HarperCollins, and a second collection of plays entitled 1789 / 1978 will be published in Fall 2017 by TCG.
Marie Antoinette received a critically acclaimed world premiere co-production with A.R.T. and Yale Rep. The play won 3 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards including Best Play. Marie Antoinette received a New York premiere at Soho Rep and was produced at Steppenwolf, Woolly Mammoth and many other theaters around the world.
Other plays include 3C, Elective Affinities, Stunning (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), The Evildoers (Sundance, Yale Repertory Theatre), Caligula (Soho Rep Studio Series), and Strange Attractors (Empty Space).
David was awarded a Mellon Foundation Playwrights Residency, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Kesselring Prize for Drama, the Steinberg Playwright Award (the “Mimi”), McKnight and Jerome fellowships, the Helen Merrill Award, the Marian Seldes-Garson Kanin Fellowship, the Fadiman Prize and the Bush Artists Fellowship, among others. He is the recipient of residencies from the American Academy of Rome, the Bogliasco Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Corporation of Yaddo, Ucross and others. He currently holds commissions from Lincoln Center Theater, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, the Royal Court (UK), and the Center Theatre Group.
We give Mr. Adjmi special thanks for his involvement in making this mature themed play accessible to a high school audience.