Member Profiles

Bruce Norris


Bruce Norris is the author of Domesticated, which was commissioned by Lincoln Center and premiered there in November 2013. Earlier in 2013 the Royal Court premiered The Low Road in London. His play, Clybourne Park, won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012, the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (London) for Best Play, 2011 and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011. It is currently receiving productions throughout the United States as well as Germany, Australia, and elsewhere.

Other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We All Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Pain and the Itch (2004), The Unmentionables (2006) and A Parallelogram (2010), all of which had their premieres at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. His work has also been seen at Playwrights Horizons (New York), Lookingglass Theatre (Chicago), Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles) Philadelphia Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Washington, D.C.) Staatstheater Mainz (Germany) and the Galway Festival (Ireland), among others. His plays have been published by Northwestern University Press, Nick Hern Books, Faber & Faber and Dramatists Play Service.

He is the recipient of the Steinberg Playwright Award (2009) and The Whiting Foundation Prize for Drama (2006) as well as two Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) for Best New Work. As an actor he can be seen in the films A Civil Action, The Sixth Sense and All Good Things. He lives in New York.

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Credits & Awards


A Civil Action; The Sixth Sense; All Good Things


Domesticated; Clybourne Park; The Infidel; Purple Heart; We All Went Down to Amsterdam; The Pain and the Itch; The Unmentionables; A Parallelogram


The 2012 Tony Award for Best Play for Clybourne Park. The 2011 Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play for Clybourne Park. The 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The 2009 Steinberg Playwright Award. The 2006 Whiting Foundation Prize for Drama. Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work (Two time winner).

Member Profiles

Bruce Norris

Bruce  Norris