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Tony Kushner was born in Manhattan in 1956. He earned a bachelors degree from Columbia University and later did postgraduate work at New York University. In the early 1980s, he founded a theater group and began writing and producing plays. In the early 1990s, he scored a monster hit with the epic, seven-hour, two-part, Broadway blockbuster "Angels in America": A Gay Fantasia on National Themes which earned for Kushner a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards and others.
Kushner has also written "A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!" as well as several adaptations including Goethe´s Stella, Brecht´s The Good Person of Setzuan, Corneille´s the Illusion, and S. Ansky´s The Dybbuk. His work has been produced at theatres in over 30 countries across the globe. He is the recipient of a 1990 Whiting Foundation Writers Award and playwriting and directing fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Kushner is currently an adjunct faculty member of New York University´s Dramatic Writing program.
Tony Kushner
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