Caryl Churchill

Carol Churchill was born in London, and immigrated to Canada with her family in the late 1940’s. At the age of 18 she returned to Britain to study at Oxford, where her first two stage plays were produced. In the 1960’s she wrote a number of plays for radio, including The Ants (1962), Lovesick (1966) and Identical Twins (1968). Her association with the Royal Court Theatre began in the early 1970s with Owners (1972), a satire on capitalism. This was followed by such plays as Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (1976), Cloud Nine (1979), Fen (1983), Top Girls (1982), Softcops (1984) and Serious Money (1987), an award-winning satirical view of the London Stock Exchange after the "Big Bang" of 1986. Churchill has also written for television, notably Turkish Delight (1973), The Legion Hall Bombing (1978), and Crimes (1981). Her plays of the 1990s include Mad Forest (1990), set in Romania, Lives of the Great Poisoners (1991), and The Skriker (1994), a supernatural tale that incorporated mime, dance, and the music of composer Judith Weir
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Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Cloud Nine Linda Gross Theater 10/05/2015 Playwright
2 Love and Information Minetta Lane Theatre 02/19/2014 Playwright
3 Drunk Enough To Say I Love You? Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 03/16/2008 Playwright
4 A Number New York Theatre Workshop 12/07/2004 Playwright
5 Far Away New York Theatre Workshop 11/11/2002 Playwright
6 The Skriker Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 04/23/1996 Playwright
7 Cloud 9 Perry Street Theatre 11/03/1993 Playwright
8 Owners New York Theatre Workshop 03/05/1993 Playwright
9 Traps New York Theatre Workshop 03/05/1993 Playwright
10 Mad Forest New York City Center-Stage I 09/22/1992 Playwright
11 Vinegar Tom Theatre Labrador 03/10/1992 Playwright
12 Mad Forest Perry Street Theatre 11/22/1991 Playwright
13 Light Shining in Buckinghamshire Perry Street Theatre 02/12/1991 Playwright
14 Ice Cream with Hot Fudge Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 04/17/1990 Playwright
15 Serious Money Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 12/03/1987 Playwright
16 Fen Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 03/04/1984 Playwright
17 Fen Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 05/24/1983 Playwright
18 Top Girls Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 03/15/1983 Playwright
19 Top Girls Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 12/29/1982 Playwright
20 Cloud 9 Lucille Lortel Theatre 05/18/1981 Playwright
21 Owners Mercer Arts Center 05/14/1973 Playwright
Award Production
1 WON 2005 Obie Award, Playwriting A Number Playwright
2 WON 1982 Obie Award, Playwriting Cloud 9 Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards Nomination, Outstanding Revival Cloud Nine Playwright
4 WON 1994 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Owners Playwright
5 NOMINATED 1983 Drama Critics' Circle Award Runner-Up, Best American Play Top Girls Playwright
6 WON 1983 Obie Award, Playwriting Top Girls Playwright