Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970, Irish, British
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943, American
Actor

Arthur MillerArthur Miller
17 October 1915, American
 

Neil SimonNeil Simon
04 July 1927, American
Playwright & Screenwriter

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
26 March 1911, American
American playwright
Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor

Rod SerlingRod Serling
25 December 1924, American
Screenwriter, TV Producer, Narrator

Gore VidalGore Vidal
03 October 1925, American
 

Lashana LynchLashana Lynch
27 November 1987, British
Actress
Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Tracy LettsTracy Letts
04 July 1965, American
Actor, Screenwriter

Mark RylanceMark Rylance
18 January 1960, British
Actor

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925, Japanese
Playwright
Joseph HellerJoseph Heller
01 May 1923, American
Novelist

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress
David MametDavid Mamet
30 November 1947, American
 

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937, Czech, British
Playwright
Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955, American
Activist
Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919, British
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Dick CusackDick Cusack
29 August 1925, American
Actor

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
20 June 1905, American
Dramatist and Screenwriter

Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz
11 December 1911, Egyptian
Novelist
Humayun AhmedHumayun Ahmed
13 November 1948, Bangladeshi
Writer, Filmmaker
Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
09 February 1923, Irish
Irish poet

Patrick WhitePatrick White
28 May 1912, Australian
Australian Writer

Dario FoDario Fo
24 March 1926, Italian
Playwright

Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek
20 October 1946, Austrian
Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938, British
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist

Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies
28 August 1913, Canadian
Author and Journalist

Irwin ShawIrwin Shaw
27 February 1913, American
Illness

Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
24 October 1932, British
Poet

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A. B. YehoshuaA. B. Yehoshua
19 December 1936, Israeli
Israeli Faulkner
James WongJames Wong
20 April 1959, American
Television producer

Girish KarnadGirish Karnad
19 May 1938, Indian
Linguist, Author, Film director, Actor,
Crazy MohanCrazy Mohan
16 October 1952, Indian
screenwriter

Russell ToveyRussell Tovey
14 November 1981, British
Actor, Playwright

Lisa EdelsteinLisa Edelstein
21 May 1966, American
Playwright, Television actor, Actor, Film actor,
Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
15 April 1940, British
Politician, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science

Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer
30 April 1976, American
Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist,
Elaine MayElaine May
21 April 1932, American
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Stage actor,

Ernie HudsonErnie Hudson
17 December 1945, American
Actor

Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman
19 October 1946, British
Writer, Novelist, University teacher, Playwright,

Sally WainwrightSally Wainwright
1963 AD, British
television producer, screenwriter, playwright

Leslie JordanLeslie Jordan
29 April 1955, American
Actor, Playwright, Stage actor, Television actor
Pier Paolo PasoliniPier Paolo Pasolini
05 March 1922, Italian
Film director, Writer, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter,

Matthew CowlesMatthew Cowles
28 September 1944, American
Television actor, Film actor, Stage actor

Clive BarkerClive Barker
05 October 1952, British
Film director, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter,

Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
17 February 1929, Chilean, French
Writer, Film director, Actor, Playwright,
Andrew UptonAndrew Upton
01 February 1966, Australian
Film director, Screenwriter, Librettist

Jim BeaverJim Beaver
12 August 1950, American
Actor
Stephen PoliakoffStephen Poliakoff
01 December 1952, British
Writer, Screenwriter, Playwright

Anthony MinghellaAnthony Minghella
06 January 1954, British
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film

Alan BennettAlan Bennett
09 May 1934, British
Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, Diarist, Writer
Ian McEwanIan McEwan
21 June 1948, British
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film

Ruby DeeRuby Dee
27 October 1922, American
Actress
Thomas HarrisThomas Harris
11 April 1940, American
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright,

Peter MorganPeter Morgan
10 April 1963, British
screenwriter, playwright, writer

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
31 January 1960, Scottish
Comics writer, Writer, Science fiction writer
Anthony NewleyAnthony Newley
24 September 1931, British
Actor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Composer,

Morgan SpurlockMorgan Spurlock
07 November 1970, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Journalist
Beverley CrossBeverley Cross
13 April 1931, British
Screenwriter, Librettist

Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
24 August 1922, American
Playwright, Political scientist, Historian of the

Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon
11 February 1917, American
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film

Christine JorgensenChristine Jorgensen
30 May 1926, American
Actor
Steven BerkoffSteven Berkoff
03 August 1937, British
Actor
Terrence McNallyTerrence McNally
03 November 1938, American
playwright, screenwriter, librettist, writer

Ben EltonBen Elton
03 May 1959, Australian, British
Actor, Comedian, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter,

Roberto RosselliniRoberto Rossellini
08 May 1906, Italian
Film director, Actor, Film producer, Playwright,

Howard AshmanHoward Ashman
17 May 1950, American
Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter, Film
Rainer Werner FassbinderRainer Werner Fassbinder
31 May 1945, German
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Actor,

Saul RubinekSaul Rubinek
02 July 1948, Canadian
Actor

Ron PalilloRon Palillo
02 April 1949, American
Actor, Stage actor, Television actor

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
19 May 1930, American
Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter,

Mike LeighMike Leigh
20 February 1943, British
Film director, Actor, Playwright, Theatre
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
17 July 1954, American
Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist,

William GoldmanWilliam Goldman
12 August 1931, American
Novelist
Dan ButlerDan Butler
02 December 1954, American
Actor, Television actor

Anna Deavere SmithAnna Deavere Smith
18 September 1950, American
Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor, Writer,

Don DeLilloDon DeLillo
20 November 1936, American
Writer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Novelist,
Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh
27 September 1958, British
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright,

Eve EnslerEve Ensler
25 May 1953, American
Artist, Actor, Playwright, Autobiographer, Writer,
Matt LetscherMatt Letscher
26 June 1970, American
Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor

Jonathan LarsonJonathan Larson
04 February 1960, American
Composer, Writer

Piyush MishraPiyush Mishra
13 January 1963, Indian
Screenwriter, Music director, Actor, Singer,

Evan ChandlerEvan Chandler
25 January 1944, American
Dentist, Playwright
Edward AlbeeEdward Albee
12 March 1928, American
Playwright, Writer, Screenwriter, University

Austin PendletonAustin Pendleton
27 March 1940, American
Actor, Playwright, Writer, Stage actor, Television
Tovah FeldshuhTovah Feldshuh
27 December 1952, American
Television actor, Film actor, Writer, Playwright,

Jean GenetJean Genet
19 December 1910, French
Writer, Playwright, Poet, Film director,

John OsborneJohn Osborne
12 December 1929, British
Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter, Writer

Leigh LawsonLeigh Lawson
21 July 1945, British
Actor
Tony KushnerTony Kushner
16 July 1956, American
Playwright, Screenwriter, Writer, Music educator