Craig Wright

Born in 1965 in Puerto Rico, CRAIG WRIGHT attended St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota and went on to earn a Masters of Divinity degree from the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He is a playwright and Emmy-nominated television writer, known especially for writing for shows like Six Feet Under and Lost and creating the cult following short lived TV show Dirty Sexy Money. Recent Tragic Events premiered at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, D.C. in September 2002. The play was then produced Off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons in September 2003. The play won an ATCA Best New Play Citation Award in 2002. Wright has received awards and award nominations for his work, including the Jerome Fellowship at age 21 and apprenticeships in playwriting from the McKnight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Wright was the recipient of the 2009 Horton Foote Excellence in American Playwriting Award from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is a member of the ensemble of the Chicago-based A Red Orchid Theatre. (As of October 2013)