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. Lady, which was commissioned by and received its world premiere from Northlight Theatre, recently ran at Asolo Rep. Grace premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, where it was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play. One of its subsequent productions at the Furious theatre won three LA Drama Critics Circle Awards, including Best Play. Recent Tragic Events also debuted at Woolly Mammoth and was produced by Playwrights Horizons with Heather Graham in the lead. Melissa Arctic, a contemporary adaptation of The Winter's Tale, premiered a the Folger Theatre and won the 2005 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play.
Craig Wright received an Emmy nomination for his Six Feet Under episode "Twilight" and a WGA nomination for his episode "Falling Into Place." He has served as writer and producer for the J.J. Abrams series Lost and the ABC series Brothers & Sisters. He was also author and Executive Producer of his own series, Dirty Sexy Money.
The Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival is proud to name critically-acclaimed playwright Craig Wright as the 2009 recipient of the Horton Foote Excellence in American Playwriting Award.