Arrow2009 Honoree Craig Wright

Tab Image - WrightCritically-acclaimed playwright Craig Wright appeared in November as the 2009 recipient of the Horton Foote Excellence in American Playwriting Award. Mr. Wright's writing career has included award-winning plays such as Orange Flower Water, The Pavilion, and Grace, as well as several television shows including Lost, Six Feet Under, and Dirty Sexy Money. Craig Wright continues to write and produce on stage and for television.

Playwright Craig Wright's recent and upcoming productions include The Unseen at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and at Stages Rep in Houston. He also directed a production of The Unseen at the Road Theatre in Los Angeles.

Learn more about Craig Wright

ArrowA Testimonial from Craig Wright

Features Tab"My participation as the 2009 honored playwright at the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival was a huge turning point in my self-understanding as a playwright. To see so many of my plays read and performed, to hear papers read showing me my own work from fresh angles, and to be able to share what I've learned over the years with such an enthusiastic and committed community of students, educators, and festival attendees provided me with a unique opportunity to take stock and move forward with fresh energy. Stan Denman and the whole theatre faculty of Baylor managed all the events with a precision and grace the likes of which I've never seen. And I ate a lot of really good food."

Craig Wright

The Unseen | Craig Wright | The American Actors Company

ArrowHorton Foote Remembered

Horton FooteThe recent 2009 Festival paid special tribute to the late Horton Foote, honoring his legacy of great storytelling in the theatre.

The Baylor Theatre will continue to honor the work of this American Treasure with the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival, a semi-annual celebration of American play writing.

Horton Foote and Distinguished Guests - Award Recipients
Horton Foote Biography
In Memory of Horton Foote

ArrowFestival History

Join playwrights, artists, and scholars from across the country for the semi-annual Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival. The next festival is in the planning stages, but click below for highlights from our past festivals:

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Each coming festival will be announced on this site.

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Horton Foote Festival
Baylor Theatre
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97262
Waco, TX 76798
Phone: 254 710-1865

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