#18 – David Lindsay-Abaire

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David Lindsay-Abaire is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist and librettist. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his devastatingly beautiful play Rabbit Hole. As the Hollywood Reporter said about his play Good People: “It is that rare play that is both timeless and completely keyed into a specific moment in American life…Bringing the same clear-eyed emotional observation that distinguished his Pulitzer winner, Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted another penetrating drama about deeply relatable issues.” Some of his other plays include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, A Devil Inside and Ripcord.

David wrote the book for the musical High Fidelity and the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical. And if that’s not enough, he is also a very prolific screenwriter. Some of his film credits include Robots, Inkheart, Rise of the Guardians, Poltergeist, The Family Fang and the film versions of Rabbit Hole and Shrek The Musical. Most recently he has written a plethora of monologues for The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues writing pieces for Rachel Dratch, Marcia Gay Harden, J. Smith Cameron, Johanna Day, Cynthia Nixon, Aymee Garcia, Michael Urie, David Hyde Pierce, Marylouise Burke, T.R. Knight and Jake Gyllenhaal. He will also be writing a play for the 20th Annual The 24 Hour Plays Broadway Gala. The virtual performance will stream LIVE on Tuesday, December 1st at [8:00] PM. Learn more at http://www.24hourplays.com/broadway  David’s home is called “the most impressive halloween house in Brooklyn.” Just Google him and the word “halloween.”

This episode was recorded November 2, 2020.

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