Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.

Tony Kushner's other plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Hydriotaphia, or The Death of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures; and The Visit, adapted from the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

His translations include S. Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk; Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children; and the libretto for Hans Krása and Adolf Hoffmeister's Brundibár, a children's opera for which he wrote a curtain-raiser, But the Giraffe!

He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols's film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg's Munich and Lincoln.

His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.

Among many honours, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

From the author of Angels in America, A Bright Room Called Day was Kushner's first major play....
An enchanting argument for the power of theatrical imagination over reality, The Illusion weaves obsession a...
The homebody of the title is a bored but highly intellectual Englishwoman who finds refuge and escape in the alternat...
Part One of the two-part Angels in America, an epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recog...
The second part of Tony Kushner's acclaimed epic drama set during the Reagan years in America.
A smouldering political allegory about a political protest in a country ruled by a military junta. From the author of...
The book and lyrics of the extraordinary musical from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America...
Dürrenmatt's visionary revenge play, one of the great achievements of modern German-language theatre, transported to...