Lee Blessing

Lee Blessing’s plays have been produced on Broadway (A Walk In the Woods) and off Broadway (A Body of Water, Going to St. Ives, Thief River, Cobb, Chesapeake, Eleemosynary, and Down the Road)  as well as internationally in Japan, South Africa, France, Brazil, Russia, and London’s West End. The Signature Theatre in New York City dedicated its 1992-1993 season to Blessing’s work, premiering Patient A. His other plays include an adaptation of Thorton Wilder’s Heaven’s My Destination, Lonesome Hollow, Flag Day, Whores, The Scottish Play, Black Sheep, The Winning Streak, Independence, Riches, Oldtimers Game, Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, and Perilous Night. His works have been critically acclaimed, the most notable being A Walk in the Woods, for which he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist (1987) and a nominee for both the Tony Award and Olivier Award for best play (1988). He was awarded the Humanitas Prize for Cooperstown in 1993. Other awards Blessing has received are The American Theatre Critics Circle Award, The L.A. Drama Critics Award, The Great American Play Award, and The George and Elisabeth Morton Award.

Lee Blessing’s play A User’s Guide to Hell: Featuring Bernard Madoff was part of our HOLY COW! Reading Series.