Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner’s plays include A bright room called day, Angels in America, Parts one and two, Slavs !, Homebody/Kabul, and Caroline, or change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori. He has written adaptations of Corneille’s The illusion, S.Y. Ansky’s The Dybbuk, and Brecht’s The good person of Sezuan; as well as English-language libretti for the operas Brundibar by Hans Krasa, and The comedy on the bridge by Bohuslav Martinu. His screen adaptation of Angels in America, directed by Mike Nichols, premiered in 2003 on HBO. Recent books include: Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; the text for The art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present; and Wrestling with Zion:Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.

Mr. Kushner was born in Manhattan and grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has a B.A. from Columbia University and a M.F.A. in directing from NYU, where he studied with Carl Weber. He lives in Manhattan.