Albert Innaurato

Playwright, Author

1947 –


Who is Albert Innaurato?

Albert Innaurato is an American playwright, theatre director, and writer.

Innaurato was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1947. After graduating from Temple University and California Institute of the Arts, Innaurato attended the Yale School of Drama. He was awarded the Guggenheim Grant, the Rockefeller Grant and two National Endowment for the Arts grants.

Innaurato collaborated with Christopher Durang on The Idiots Karamazov, I Don't Normally Like Poetry but Have You Read Trees, and Gyp, the Real-Life Story of Mitzi Gaynor while both were students at Yale University's School of Drama. They performed in all three plays but especially in the last two named. Dressed as priests they played women in summer stock, they opened the Manhattan Theatre Club, almost costing the founder Lynn Meadow her new board. At Yale they frequently appeared in plays with their Drama School classmates Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver and their friend, the late Wendy Wasserstein.

In 1976, he drew critical attention for the Playwrights Horizons staging of his play Gemini. A year later, after some cast changes, the play was produced at PAF Playhouse on Long Island.

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Jun 2, 1947
Also known as
  • Albert F. Innaurato
  • United States of America
  • Master of Fine Arts, Yale University
    ( - 1974)
  • Temple University
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Yale School of Drama
Lived in
  • Philadelphia

on July 23, 2013


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