Pulitzer Prize Winning DramatistMarsha Norman is the winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize, Blackburn Prize, Hull-Warriner, and Drama Desk Awards for her play ’night, Mother. In l991, she won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for the book and lyrics of the Broadway musical, The Secret Garden. She also wrote the libretto for the Broadway musical, The Color Purple, in 2005.
Her other plays include Getting Out (for which she won the John Gassner Medallion and the American Theater Critics Association Citation), Third And Oak, The Laundromat, The Pool Hall, The Holdup, Traveler In the Dark, Sarah and Abraham, Loving Daniel Boone, Trudy Blue, and Last Dance.
Norman’s television and film credits include ’night, Mother, starring Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft; The Laundromat, starring Carol Burnett and Amy Madigan; The Pool Hall, starring James Earl Jones; Face of a Stranger starring Gena Rowlands and Tyne Daley; Cooler Climate, starring Sally Field and Judy Davis; Custody of the Heart, starring Audrey Hepburn; and most recently, Samantha, An American Girl. She spent last year as co-executive producer of Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
Norman’s other published work includes Four Plays: Collected Works of Marsha Norman, Vol. 1, and a novel, The Fortune Teller.
She has Grammy and Emmy nominations as well as grants and awards from
the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and
the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She has won the
Margo Jones Award and the Sidney Kingsley Award. Norman is a member of
The Fellowship of Southern Writers, and co-chair, with Christopher
Durang, of the Playwriting Department of The Juilliard School. She is a
member of the board of trustees of Agnes Scott College, and
vice-president of the Dramatists Guild of America.
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