PAST FESTIVALS BY YEAR AND HONOREE

HONORING PLAYWRIGHTS SINCE 1983

1983:  Jerome Lawrence (1915-2004)

LOOK, MA, I’M DANCIN’!; THE LAUGH MAKER; INHERIT THE WIND; AUNTIE MAME; THE GANG’S ALL HERE; ONLY IN AMERICA; TURN ON THE NIGHT; LIVE SPELLED BACKWARDS; MAME; DEAR WORLD; THE CROCODILE SMILE; THE INCOMPRABLE MAX, THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL; JABBERWOCK; FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER; WHISPER IN THE MIND; THE ANGELS WEEP 

1984:  William Gibson (1914-2008)

I LAY IN ZION; A CRY OF PLAYERS; TWO FOR THE SEESAW; DINNY AND THE WITCHES; THE MIRACLE WORKER; GOLDEN BOY; AMERICAN PRIMITIVE; JOHN AND ABIGAIL; THE BODY AND THE WHEEL; THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL; MARY AND JOSEPH; HEROD AND NUT; THE SLAUGHTER OF TWELVE; HIT CAROLS IN A PEAR TREE; GOLDA; MONDAY AFTER MIRACLE; HANDY DANDY; RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY; GOLDA’S BALCONY 

1985:  Robert Anderson (1917-2009)

TEA AND SYMPATHY; SILENT NIGHT, LONELY NIGHT; THE DAYS BETWEEN; YOU KNOW I CAN’T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER’S RUNNING; I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER; THE LAST ACT IS SOLO 

1986:  John Patrick (1905-1995)

CHAMBERLAIN BROWN’S SCRAP BOOK; HELL FREEZES OVER; THE WILLOW AND I; THE HASTY HEART; THE STORY OF MARY SURRATT; THE CURIOUS SAVAGE; LO AND BEHOLD!; THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON; GOOD AS GOLD; EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL; LOVE IS A TIME OF DAY; LOVELY LADIES, KIND GENTLEMEN 

1987:  Garson Kanin (1912-1999)

 BORN YESTERDAY; THE SMILE OF THE WORLD; THE LIVE WIRE; THE RAT RACE; THE GOOD SOUP; COME ON STRONG; A GIFT OF TIME; DO RE MI; DREYFUS IN REHEARSAL 

1988:  Sidney Kingsley (1906-1995)

MEN IN WHITE; DEAD END; TEN MILLION GHOSTS; THE WORLD WE MAKE; THE PATRIOTS; DETECTIVE STORY; DARKNESS AT NOON; LUNATICS AND LOVERS; NIGHT LIFE 

1988 (on the road):  Robert E. Lee (1918-1994)

LOOK, MA, I’M DANCIN’!; THE LAUGH MAKER; INHERIT THE WIND; AUNTIE MAME; THE GANG’S ALL HERE; ONLY IN AMERICA; TURN ON THE NIGHT; LIVE SPELLED BACKWARDS; MAME; DEAR WORLD; THE CROCODILE SMILE; THE INCOMPRABLE MAX, THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL; JABBERWOCK; FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER; WHISPER IN THE MIND; THE ANGELS WEEP 

1989:  Horton Foote (1916-2009)

WHARTON DANCE; TEXAS TOWN; ONLY THE HEART; OUT OF MY HOUSE; TWO SOUTHERN IDYLLS; THE LONELY; GOODBYE TO RICHMOND; CELEBRATION; THE CHASE; THE TRAVELING LADY; JOHN TURNER DAVIS; THE MIDNIGHT CALLER; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL; A YOUNG LADY OF PROSPERITY; NIGHT SEASONS; COURTSHIP; 1918; IN A COFFIN IN EGYPT; VALENTINE’S DAY; THE MAN WHO CLIMBED PECAN TREES; THE OLD FRIENDS; THE ROAD TO HOME; COUSINS; TENDER MERCIES; ONE ARMED MAN; THE PRISONER’S SONG; BLIND DATE; LILY DALE; THE WIDOW CLAIRE; HABITATIONS OF DRAGONS; DIVIDING THE ESTATE; TALKING PICTURES; OF MICE AND MEN; LAURA DENNIS; THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA; VERNON EARLY; THE DEATH OF PAPA; THE LAST OF THE THORNTONS; THE CARPETBAGGER’S CHILDREN; THE ACTOR; GETTING FRANKIE MARRIED…AND AFTERWARD; THE DAY EMILY MARRIED 

1990:  Betty Comden (1915-2006) & Adolph Green (1915-2002)

ON THE TOWN; BILLION DOLLAR BABIES; BONANZA BOUND; TWO ON THE AISLE; WONDERFUL TOWN; BELLS ARE RINGING; SAY, DARLING; DO RE MI; SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING; FADE OUT – FADE IN; HALLELUJAH BABY; APPLAUSE; ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; A DOLL’S LIFE; SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN; THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES 

1991:  Edward Albee

THE ZOO STORY; FAM AND YAM; BARTLEBY; WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?; THE BALAD OF THE SAD CAFÉ; TINY ALICE; MALCOM; A DELICATE BALANCE; EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN; HAPPY DAYS; THE FRONT PAGE; WATERCOLOR AND CRISS-CROSSING; ALL OVER; SEASCAPE; THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE; LOLITA; THE MAN WHO HAD THREE ARMS; MARRIAGE PLAY; SAND; FRAGMENTS; THREE TALL WOMEN; THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY; OCCUPANT; ALL OVER; THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? 

1992:  Sir Peter Shaffer

 FIVE FINGER EXERCISE; THE PRIVATE EAR; THE PUBLIC EYE; THE ESTABLISHMENT; THE MERRY ROOSTERS PANTO; THE ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN; BLACK COMEDY; WHITE LIES; THE BATTLE OF SHRIVINGS; FOLLOW ME!; EQUUS; AMADEUS; YONADAB; LETTICE AND LOVAGE; THE GIFT OF GORGON 

1993:  Wendy Wasserstein (1950-2006)

ANY WOMAN CAN’T; HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MONTPELIER PIZZ-ZAZZ; UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS; ISN’T IT ROMANTIC; TENDER OFFER; MIAMI; THE HEIDI CHRONICLES; THE SISTER’S ROSENSWEIG; AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER; OLD MONEY 

1994:  Terrence McNally

ALL THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT; TOUR; CUBA SI!; HERE’S WHERE I BELONG; MORNING NOON AND NIGHT; SWEET EROS; WITNESS; NEXT; BAD HABITS; BOTTICELLI; BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME; WHERE HAS TOMMY FLOWERS GONE?; WHISKEY; THE GOLDEN AGE; THE RITZ; BROADWAY, BROADWAY; IT’S ONLY A PLAY; THE RINK; THE LISBON TRAVIATA; FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE; ANDRE’S MOTHER; DON’T FALL FOR THE LIGHTS; FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY; UP IN SARATOGA; LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART; KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN; A PERFECT GANESH; LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!; MASTER CLASS; CORPUS CHRISTI; RAGTIME; DEAD MAN WALKING; THE FULL MONTY; A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE; GHOST LIGHT; SHORT TALKS ON THE UNIVERSE; THE STENDAHL SYNDROME; CHITA RIVERA: A DANCER’S LIFE; CRUCIFIXION; DEDICATION OR THE STUFF OF DREAMS; DEUCE 

1995:  Arthur Miller (1915-2005)

HONORS AT DAWN; NO VILLIAN; WILLIAM IRELAND’S CONFESSION; THE PUSSYCAT AND THE EXPERT PLUMBER WHO WAS A MAN; THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK; THAT THEY MAY WIN; SITUATION NORMAL; GRANDPA AND THE STATUE; ALL MY SONS; DEATH OF A SALESMAN; AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE; A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYS; A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE; THE MISFITS; JANE’S BLANKET; AFTER THE FALL; INCIDENT AT VICHY; I DON’T NEED YOU ANYMORE; THE PRICE; IN RUSSIA; FAME AND THE REASON WHY; THE REASON WHY; THE CREATION OF THE WORLD AND OTHER BUSINESS; UP FROM PARADISE; THE ARCHBISHOP’S CEILING; IN THE COUNTRY; CHINESE ENCOUNTERS; TWO-WAY MIRROR; ELEGY FOR A LADY; SOME KIND OF LOVE STORY; SALESMAN IN BEIJING; DANGER! MEMORY!; THE GOLDEN YEARS; TIMEBENDS; A LIFE; I CAN’T REMEMBER ANYTHING; CLARA; THE LAST YANKEE; THE RIDE DOWN MT. MORGAN; GILLBURY; BROKEN GLASS; MR. PETER’S CONNECTIONS; RESURRECTION BLUES; FINISHING THE PICTURE 

1996:  August Wilson (1945-2005)

RECYCLE; JITNEY!; FULLERTON STREET; BLACK BART AND THE SACRED HILLS; THE MILL HAND’S LUNCH BUCKET; MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM; FENCES; JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE; THE PIANO LESSON; THE COLDEST DAY OF THE YEAR; THE HOMECOMING; TWO TRAINS RUNNING; SEVEN GUITARS; KING HEDLEY II; GEM OF THE OCEAN; HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED; RADIO GOLF 

1997:  Neil Simon

CATCH A STAR; THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO; COME BLOW YOUR HORN; NOBODY LOVES ME; THE ODD COUPLE; THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL; ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD; THERE’S A GIRL IN MY SOUP; PLAZA SUITE; PROMISES, PROMISES, LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS; CANTERBURY TALES; THE GINGERBREAD LADY; THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE; THE SUNSHINE BOYS; GOD’S FAVORITE; YENTL; CALIFORNIA SUITE; CHAPTER TWO; DIVERSIONS AND DELIGHTS; THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG; I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES; FOOLS; BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS; BILOXI BLUES; BROADWAY BOUND; JAKE’S WOMEN; RUMORS; LOST IN  YONKERS; THE GOODBYE GIRL; LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR; BAREFOOT IN THE PARK; LONDON SUITE; PROPOSALS; THE SUNSHINE BOYS; THE DINNER PARTY; THE HOTEL SUITE; 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY; ROSE’S DILEMMA 

1998:  Stephen Sondheim

BY GEORGE; PHINNEY’S RAINBOW; ALL THAT GLITTERS; CLIMB HIGH; WEST SIDE STORY; GYPSY; A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM; ANYONE CAN WHISTLE; DO I HEAR A WALTZ?; COMPANY; FOLLIES; A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; THE FROGS; PACIFIC OVERTURES; SWEENY TODD; MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG; SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; INTO THE WOODS; DICK TRACY; ASSASSINS; PASSION; GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER; SATURDAY NIGHT; BOUNCE 

1999:  John Guare

UNIVERSE; THIRTIES GIRL; THE TOADSTOOL BOY; DID YOU WRITE MY NAME IN THE SNOW?; THE GOLDEN CHERUB; TO WALLY PANTONI, WE LEAVE A CREDENZA; THE LOVELIEST AFTERNOON OF THE YEAR; SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU TUESDAY; MUZEEKA; COP-OUT; HOME FIRES; A PLAY BY BRECHT; A DAY FOR SURPRISES; THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES; MARCO POLO SINGS A SOLO; OPTIMISM, OR THE ADVENTURES OF CANDIDE; RICH AND FAMOUS; LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY; TAKE A DREAM; BOSOMS AND NEGLECT; IN FIREWORKS LIE SECRET CODES; GARDENIA; LYDIE BREEZE; HEY, STAY A WHILE; WOMEN AND WATER; MOON OVER MIAMI; SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION; FOUR BABOONS ADORING THE SUN; THE GENERAL OF HOT DESIRE; CHAUCER IN ROME; LAKE HOLLYWOOD; A FEW STOUT INDIVIDUALS; SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS; MADAGASCAR 

2000:  A.R. Gurney

LOVE IN BUFFALO; THE BRIDAL DINNER; TONIGHT IN LIVING COLOR; SCENES FROM AMERICAN LIFE; THE HOUSE OF MIRTH; CHILDREN; RICHARD CORY; THE MIDDLE AGES; THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN; THE DINING ROOM; WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER; THE PERFECT PARTY; SWEET SUE; ANOTHER ANTIGONE; THE COCKTAIL HOUR; LOVE LETTERS; THE SNOW BALL; THE OLD BOY; LATER LIFE; THE FOURTH WALL; A CHEEVER EVENING; SYLVIA; OVERTIME; LET’S DO IT; LABOR DYA; DARLENE AND THE GUEST LECTURER; FAR EAST; CENTRAL PARK; ANCESTRAL VOICES; STRAWBERRY FIELDS; BUFFALO GAL; HUMAN EVENTS; O JERUSALEM; BIG BILL; SCREEN PLAY; INDIAN BLOOD 

2001:  Lanford Wilson

SO LONG AT THE FAIR; BALM IN GILEAD; HOME FREE!; THE MADNESS OF LADY BRIGHT; NO TRESPASSING; THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH; THIS IS RILL SPEAKING; MISS WILLIAMS: A TURN; THE GINGHAM DOG; LEMON SKY; UNTITLED PLAY; SERENADING LOUIE; THE HOT L BALTIMORE; THE MOUND BUILDERS; 5TH OF JULY; TALLEY’S FOLLY; A TALE TOLD; ANGELS FALL; TALLEY AND SON; SA-HURT?; BURN THIS; A POSTER OF THE COSMOS; ABSTINENCE; THE MOONSHOT TAPE; REDWOOD CURTAIN; TRINITY; I’M NOT THE OCEAN; MASTER CLASS; SYMPATHETIC MAGIC; BY THE SEA, BY THE SEA, BY THE BOUNTIFUL SEA; VIRGIL IS STILL THE FROGBOY; BOOK OF DAYS; RAIN DANCE 

2002:  John Kander & Fred Ebb (1933-2004)

NEVER TOO LATE; MORNING SUN; FLORA, THE RED MENACE; CABARET; THE JUPITER; THE HAPPY TIME; ZORBA; 70, GIRLS, 70; CHICAGO; THE ACT; WOMAN OF THE YEAR; THE RINK; AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND; KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN; A LETTER FROM SULLIVAN BALLOU; STEEL PIER; OVER AND OVER; FOSSE; THE VISIT; CURTAINS 

2003: Romulus Linney (1931-2011)

THE SORROWS OF FREDERICK; DEMOCRACY; THE LOVE SUICIDE AT SCHOFIELD BARRACKS; CHILDE BYRON; APPALACHIA SOUNDING; OLD MAN JOSEPH AND HIS FAMILY; THE CAPTIVITY OF PIXIE SHEDMAN; APRIL SNOW; LAUGHING STOCK; SAND MOUNTAIN; A WOMAN WITHOUT A NAME; POPS; HEATHEN VALLEY; JULIET; THREE POETS; 2: GOERING AT NUREMBURG; SHOTGUN; SPAIN; OSCAR OVER THERE; TRUE CRIMES; MOUNTAIN MEMORY; GINT; A LESSON BEFORE DYING; KLONSKY AND SCHWARTZ 

2004:  Arthur Laurents (1917-2011)

HOME OF THE BRAVE; HEARTSONG; ROPE; THE SNAKE PIT; ANNA LUCASTA; CAUGHT; THE BIRD CAGE; THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO; ANASTASIA; A CLEARING IN THE WOODS; WEST SIDE STORY; BONJOUR TRISTESSE; GYPSY; INVITATION TO A MARCH; ANYONE CAN WHISTLE; DO I HEAR A WALTZ?; HALLELUJAH, BABY!; THE ENCLAVE; THE WAY WE WERE; THE TURNING POINT; SCREAM; LA CAGE AUX FOLLES; NICK AND NORA; JOLSON SINGS AGAIN; BIG POTATO; ATTACKS ON THE HEART 

2005: Tina Howe

THE NEST; BIRTH AND AFTERBIRTH; MUSEUM; THE ART OF DINING; APPEARANCES; PAINTING CHURCHES; COASTAL DISTURBANCES; APPROACHING ZANZIBAR; SWIMMING; ONE SHOE OFF; EAST OF THE SUN WEST OF THE MOON; PRIDE’S CROSSING; THE DIVINE FALLACY; REMBRANDT’S GIFT; SUCH SMALL HANDS; THE BALD SOPRANO AND THE LESSON; CHASING MANET 

2006: 25th Anniversary Playwrights’ Retrospective 

2007: Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick

THE BODY BEAUTIFUL; FIORELLO; TENDERLOIN; SHE LOVES ME; FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; THE APPLE TREE; THE ROTHSCHILDS 

2008: Christopher Durang

THE IDIOTS KARAMOZOV; THE VIETNAMIZATION OF NEW JERSEY; HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FILM; SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU; THE ACTOR’S  NIGHTMARE; BEYOND THERAPY; BABY WITH THE BATHWATER; THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO; LAUGHING WILD; DURANG DURANG; SEX AND LONGING; BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION; MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE; FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS; THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF THE UNIVERSE; ‘DENTITY CRISIS; DEATH COMES TO US ALL, MARY AGNES; TITANIC; A STYE OF THE EYE; WANDA’S VISIT 

2009: Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

THE FANTASTICKS; 110 IN THE SHADE; I DO! I DO!; CELEBRATION; PHILEMON; THE SHOW GOES ON; ROADSIDE; GROVER’S CORNER 

2010: Paula Vogel

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE; THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME; THE MINEOLA TWINS; THE BALTIMORE WALTZ; HOT ‘N’ THROBBING; DESDEMONA; AND BABY MAKES SEVEN; THE OLDEST PROFESSION; A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS; JITTERBUGGING AND THE WAR EFFORT; THE ANATOMY OF MAN 

2011: Marsha Norman

‘NIGHT MOTHER; THE SECRET GARDEN (musical); THE COLOR PURPLE (musical); THE RED SHOES (musical); GETTING OUT; THE HOLDUP; CIRCUS VALENTINE; THIRD AND OAK: THE LAUNDROMAT AND THE POOL HALL; SARAH AND ABRAHAM; TRUDY BLUE; LAST DANCE; TRAVELER IN THE DARK; MASTER BUTCHERS SINGING CLUB (musical); Thy Neighbor’s Wife (screenplay); The Bridge (screenplay); The Children with Emerald Eyes (screenplay); My Shadow (screenplay); Medicine Woman (screenplay)

2012: David Henry Hwang

FOB; THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD; FAMILY DEVOTIONS; THE HOUSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTIES; THE SOUND OF A VOICE; AS THE CROW FLIES; RICH RELATIONS; M. BUTTERFLY; BONDAGE; FACE VALUE; TRYING TO FIND CHINATOWN; BANG KOK; GOLDEN CHILD; PEER GYNT; MERCHANDISING; JADE FLOWERPOTS AND BOUND FEET; TIBET THROUGH THE RED BOX; THE GREAT HELMSMAN; YELLOW FACE; A VERY DNA REUNION; CHINGLISH; 1000 AIRPLANES ON THE ROOF; THE VOYAGE; THE SILVER RIVER; AIDA; FLOWER DRUM SONG; THE SOUND OF A VOICE; AINADAMAR; TARZAN; ALICE IN WONDERLAND; THE FLY

2013: William Inge's 100th Birthday Commemoration

2014: Arthur Kopit

OH DAD, POOR DAD, MAMMA'S HUNG YOU IN THE CLOSET AND I'M FEELIN' SO SAD; INDIANS; WINGS; NINE; END OF THE WORLD WITH SYMPOSIUM TO FOLLOW; PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; HIGH SOCIETY; ROAD TO NIRVANA; BecauseHeCan (Y2K); CHAD CURTISS LOST AGAIN; A DRAM OF DRUMMHICIT.

2015: Donald Margulies

LUNA PARK, RESTING PLACE, GIFTED CHILDREN, FOUND A PEANUT, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEIS PICTURE?, THE MODEL APARTMENT, THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC, PITCHING TO THE STAR, SIGHT UNSEEN, JULY 7, 1994, COLLECED STORIES, DINNER WITH FRIENDS, GOD OF VENGEANCE, BROOKLYN BOY, SHIPWRICED! AN ENTERTAINMENT, TIME STANDS STILL, CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS, THE COUNTRY HOUSE.

2016: William Inge Theatre Festival 35th Anniversary Celebration