Wilson was one of the founders of the Circle Repertory Company, an off-Broadway repertory group where he premiered his plays. Known for such works as “The Hot l Baltimore” and Talley’s Folly“, he explored such themes as contemporary gay identity, youthful angst and the modern lack of the usual social or ethical standards.
A number of Wilson’s plays reached Broadway, and he received three Tony nominations for best play. But today he is most closely associated with the off-off-Broadway scene. He won the Pulitzer for “Talley’s Folly.”
A revival production of “Burn This,” directed by Nicholas Martin, is set to open at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles on April 3.
- Theater critics announce six finalists for $25,000 new-play prize (orlandotheater.wordpress.com)
- The Afternoon Report, Thursday, March 24, 2011 (boneaubryanbrown.com)
- Award-Winning Playwright Lanford Wilson Dies (foxnews.com)