Richard Dresser


RICHARD DRESSER’S seventeen published plays have been produced in New York, regional theater, and Europe. His recently published trilogy of plays about happiness in America includes AUGUSTA (working class), THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (middle class), and A VIEW OF THE HARBOR (upper class). Other plays are: ROUNDING THIRD, which started in Chicago and appeared off-Broadway and has had hundreds of productions, BELOW THE BELT and GUN-SHY, both of which started at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville before moving off-Broadway. Also, SOMETHING IN THE AIR, THE DOWNSIDE, ALONE AT THE BEACH, WONDERFUL WORLD, and BETTER DAYS, plus many short plays. His recent projects include the book for a musical, JOHNNY BASEBALL, which appeared premiered at A.R.T. in Cambridge, and was nominated for seven awards from the Independent Reviewers of New England. His play THE LAST DAYS OF MICKEY & JEAN, about a notorious Boston gangster in early retirement, premiered at Merrimack Repertory Theater in Lowell, Massachusetts and went on for three regional productions that summer/fall. His latest play is THE HAND OF GOD about reality television. He also created and wrote the TV/web series LIFE COACH starring Cheri Oteri for AMC. (As of January 1998)

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