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Arthur Kopit

Arthur KopitArthur Kopit is the author of: Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad; Indians (Tony Nominee, Finalist for Pulitzer Prize); Wings (Tony Nominee, Finalist for Pulitzer Prize); a new translation of Ibsen's Ghosts; the book for the musical Nine (Tony Award for Best Musical, 1982, Tony Award for Best Musical revival, 2003); End of the World with Symposium to Follow; the book for the musical Phantom; the book for the musical High Society; Road to Nirvana; BecauseHeCan (originally entitled Y2K); Chad Curtiss, Lost Again, and numerous one act plays.

Current projects include Discovery of America, a play based on the journals of the Spanish conquistador, Cabeza de Vaca; Secrets of the Rich, a comedy of bad manners; World on the Verge of the Discovery of the Theory of Everything, his long-promised "mad scientist" play; and an original musical, Tom Swift and the Secrets of the Universe, for which Kopit is writing the book and David Yazbek, the music and lyrics.

As a Teacher: Kopit has taught playwriting at the Rita and Burton Goldberg Graduate Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU, Yale Drama School, Yale College, Columbia University, Harvard, CCNY, Hunter College and Princeton.

Kopit is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Dramatists Guild Council, and The Lark Play Development Center, where he heads The Lark Playwrights´ Workshop.