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David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire's Fuddy Meers premiered at Manhattan Theater Club in fall 1999, and later transferred to The Minetta Lane Theatre for a commercial run. It has since received over 200 productions in the U.S. and abroad, been translated into several languages, and is currently being developed into a motion picture.

The following season, his Wonder of the World was produced at MTC and starred Sarah Jessica Parker, after premiering at Washington D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre, where it was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award as Outstanding New Play of the Year.

Lindsay-Abaire's next play, Kimberly Akimbo, was commissioned by South Coast Repertory. It premiered at that theater in 2001, received the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for playwriting, three Garland Awards, and the prestigious Kesselring Prize. The play had a sold-out New York run at Manhattan Theater Club where it was hailed as The Comedy of the Year by The New York Times. Lindsay-Abaire is currently adapting Kimberly Akimbo into a screenplay for Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks SKG.

In addition, he is adapting the novel Inkheart for New Line and writing the librettos for the stage musicals Shrek, High Fidelity and Betty Boop.

Lindsay-Abaire's other plays include A Devil Inside, Dotting & Dashing and History Lesson. He has received awards from the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, the LeComte du Nuoy Fund, Mixed Blood Theater, Primary Stages, the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, and the South Carolina Playwrights Festival.

In addition to being a proud Dramatists Guild member, and its representative on the American Theatre Wing's Tony Nominating Committee, he is a New Dramatists Resident Playwright, a member of the WGA East, and a graduate of the Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

David Lindsay-Abaire Facts

OccupationScreenwriter

Selected Filmography

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