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Playwright David Ives | The Liar

Moderated by David Kennedy, WCP's Associate Artistic Director
May 10, 2015




David Ives’s play Lives of the Saints was a hit off-Broadway this spring at Primary Stages while his play The Metromaniacs was a hit at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington. Ives is perhaps best known for his evening of one-act plays, All in the Timing (he has been included in the “Best Short Plays” series seven times), and for his drama Venus in Fur, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2012 and turned into a movie by Roman Polanski. Other plays include New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza, The School for Lies (adapted from Molière’s The Misanthrope), The Liar (adapted from Corneille), and Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain). A former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting and a graduate of The Yale School of Drama, he lives in New York City.

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Header Photo: Isaiah Washington (Intimate Apparel). Photo by Carol Rosegg.