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Meet the Playwright: Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright

 

HOMETOWN:

Dallas, Texas
 

CURRENT RESIDENCE:

Austin, Texas
 

EDUCATION:

B.A. from Tulane University; M.A. from American University in Cairo
 

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS AT THE ALLEY:

Cleo was featured in the 2016 Alley All New Festival
 

OTHER CREDITS:

Staff writer for The New Yorker magazine
Theatre: Camp David, My Trip to Al-Qaeda, The Human Scale
Books: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Pulitzer Prize 2007), Going Clear, A Tragic Case of Recovered Memory
Film: The Siege
 

INTERESTING FACT:

Wright is the keyboard player in the Austin-based blues band WhoDo.

WORLD PREMIERE 

Cleo

April 6 - April 29, 2017
Hubbard Theatre

A comedy about the titanic love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton during the filming of 1963’s Cleopatra that created a worldwide scandal.