Biography of David Auburn

David Auburn is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter who has also worked as a director. His play Proof is among his best-known works, and is what won him the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the Tony Award for Best Play.

Auburn was born in Chicago and raised in Ohio and Arkansas, and he attended the University of Chicago and studied playwriting at the Juilliard School. His first Off-Broadway play was Skyscraper, which debuted in 1997. In 2000, Proof was produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Mary-Louise Parker. Proof was then adapted into a film in 2005, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hope Davis. In 2006, he wrote The Lake House, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.

In 2012, Auburn's play The Columnist was produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club, directed by Daniel Sullivan. In 2019, he wrote the crime film Georgetown, directed by Christoph Waltz, starring Waltz, Vanessa Redgrave, Annette Bening, and Corey Hawkins.

Study Guides on Works by David Auburn

Proof is a play by American playwright David Auburn. After a development process at George Street Playhouse, the play premiered in 2000 Off Broadway, then transferred to Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre a few months later. It was directed by...