Horton Foote

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Horton Foote had his first play, Texas Town, produced Off-Broadway in 1941. Since then he has had plays produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off Off- Broadway and at many regional theatres. Plays include the Last of the Thorntons, The Young Man from Atlanta, The Chase, The Traveling Lady, The Trip to Bountiful, Night Seasons, Tomorrow, The Habitation of Dragons, The Orphan’s Home Cycle, Roots in a Parched Ground, Covicts, Lily Date, the Widow Clare, Courtship, Pictures, Laura Dennis, Vernon Early and the Roads To Home. He received Academy Awards for his screenplay adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird and his original screenplay, Tender Mercies. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his play, The Young Man from Atlanta, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway and the Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award for the Signature Series of his plays. In 1996 he was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame. In 1998 he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and at the same time received from the Academy the Gold Medal of Drama for the entire body of his work. In 2000 he received the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for Drama, New York State Governor’s Arts Award and in December of that year he was given the National Medal of Arts Award by President Clinton. His memoir, Farewell and Beginnings, is published by Scribners.
 
Playwrights' Sidewalk: Horton Foote has a star on the Playwrights' Sidewalk.
Awards
Award Production Function
1 WON 2010 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play The Orphans' Home Cycle Part I: The Story of a Childhood Playwright
      The Orphans' Home Cycle Part II: The Story of a Marriage Playwright
      The Orphans' Home Cycle Part III: The Story of a Family Playwright
2 WON 2010 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best Play The Orphans' Home Cycle Part I: The Story of a Childhood Playwright
      The Orphans' Home Cycle Part II: The Story of a Marriage Playwright
      The Orphans' Home Cycle Part III: The Story of a Family Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2010 ITBA Patrick Lee Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play The Orphans' Home Cycle Part I: The Story of a Childhood Playwright
      The Orphans' Home Cycle Part II: The Story of a Marriage Playwright
      The Orphans' Home Cycle Part III: The Story of a Family Playwright
4 WON 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play The Orphans' Home Cycle Part I: The Story of a Childhood Playwright
      The Orphans' Home Cycle Part II: The Story of a Marriage Playwright
      The Orphans' Home Cycle Part III: The Story of a Family Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Dividing the Estate Playwright
6 NOMINATED 2008 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play Dividing the Estate Playwright
7 WON 2008 Obie Award, Playwriting Dividing the Estate Playwright
8 WON 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play Dividing the Estate Playwright
9 WON 2006 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival The Trip To Bountiful Playwright
10 NOMINATED 2002 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play The Carpetbagger's Children Playwright
11 WON 1995 Pulitzer Prize, Drama The Young Man from Atlanta Playwright