Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Arthur Kopit

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1977

Arthur Lee Kopit is an American playwright. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, three-time Tony Award nominee, two-time Tony Award winner, and a Vernon Rice Award winner. Kopit attended Lawrence High School in New York and Harvard University, where he staged his first plays. He later taught at Wesleyan University, Yale University, and the City College of New York.



Arthur Kopit worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian Nevins MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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