Bruce Norris

Bruce Norris is the author of Clybourne Park, which premiered in 2010 at Playwrights Horizons and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the Olivier, Evening Standard, and Tony Awards for productions at Playwrights Horizons, The Royal Court, West End, and Broadway. In 2018-2019, Downstate was seen at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago and subsequently at the National Theatre, London. Other plays include The Low Road, The Qualms, A Parallelogram, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, and Purple Heart, many of which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. He lives in New York.



Tim Sanford and Bruce Norris

Bruce Norris: I’m not sure ANGELS IN AMERICA is that important. I certainly don’t think the plays I write are very important. ANGELS came and went in a cultural moment and it excited a lot of people, and it probably led to other things like Will and Grace, but I don’t know if it’s “important.”