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Distinguished Artist Award 2015

Distinguished ARTIST Award

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2015 Distinguished Artist Award Recipient

David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang will receive the 2015 Distinguished Artist Award at the New York 2015 Congress, Dynamic Leadership: Creating the Future. View other ISPA Award winners.

David Henry HwangDavid Henry Hwang | Keynote Speaker

David Henry Hwang’s work includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Golden Child, Yellow Face, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. He is also America’s most-produced living opera librettist, who has worked with composers Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Bright Sheng, Unsuk Chin, Huang Ruo, and Howard Shore. Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. His screenplays include Possession (co-writer), Golden Gate, and M. Butterfly, and he is currently developing an original television series for Lionsgate and Bravo. Yellow Face was adapted into a full-length movie for YouTube by the YOMYOMF Network in 2013. Hwang won the 2011 PEN/Laura Pels Award, the 2012 Inge Award, the 2012 Steinberg "Mimi” Award, and a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award. He serves on the boards of the Lark Play Development Center, American Theatre Wing, Actors Fund, and the Dramatists Guild, and is the President of Young Playwrights Inc. David Henry Hwang was the 2012-14 Residency One Playwright at New York’s Signature Theatre, which produced a season of his plays, including the premiere of his newest work, Kung Fu. In 2014, he joined the faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts as Director of the Playwriting Concentration.999

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