June 15, 1968 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Playwright, novelist, director, screenwriter|
|Education||St. John's Military Academy, Clarke College, The Juilliard School|
|Notable awards||2012 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award, 2010 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book Award for "Punkzilla", 2007 Benjamin H. Danks Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, 2006 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama for "Red Light Winter", 2006 Princess Grace Statue Award|