November 30, 2006 - November 30, 2007
Ellen McLaughlin is an award-winning playwright whose work includes Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Infinity's House, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Tongue of a Bird, and The Persians. She has been awarded grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fund for New American Plays. In 1995, she won the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund Writer's award, and in 2000 she received the Berilla Kerr Award for Playwriting. In addition to writing, McLaughlin also teaches and acts. She has taught at Princeton University and the Yale School of Drama, and has been a member of the Barnard College faculty since 1995. As an actress, McLaughlin is best known for her portrayal of the Angel in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, a role that she played from the beginning workshops through its Broadway run.