Doris Duke Artist Award, 2012
New York, NY
Richard Maxwell is a playwright, director and the artistic director of New York City Players (founded 1999). He received the 2014 Spalding Gray Award and a 2012 OBIE for his direction of Early Plays by Eugene O’Neill. Also in 2012, Maxwell was an invited artist in the Whitney Biennial and a Doris Duke Performing Artist. He has been selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIE Awards, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. His plays have been commissioned by Festival d’Automne, Paris; Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; the Barbican Centre, London; Theater Bonn; the Wexner Center, Columbus; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; PS 122, The Kitchen, and Soho Rep in New York. Maxwell is a resident writer at New Dramatists. His video works have been exhibited at Greene Naftali Gallery, White Columns, and Anthology Film Archives. His book, Theater for Beginners, was published in 2015 by TCG.