David Lindsay-Abaire


David Lindsay-Abaire, playwright (Fuddy Meers) was born and raised in Boston's inner city. When he was 12, he received a six-year scholarship to a prestigious New England prep school, and, being the son of a factory worker and a fruit peddler, his view of the world has bordered on the absurd ever since. Not surprisingly, his plays tend to be peopled with outsiders in search of clarity. Walking a line between grave reality and joyous lunacy, the world of his plays is often dark, funny, blithe, enigmatic, hopeful, ironic, and somewhat cockeyed. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and was a Fellow in the playwriting program at the Juilliard School. His play Fuddy Meers premiered in 1999 at the Manhattan Theatre Club and became one of the hits of the 1999-2000 Off-Broadway season. Its wildly comic plot and spirit attracted much attention in the theatre world, and landed him in TIME Magazine as one of its "People to Watch." It has since received numerous productions at regional theatres throughout the country. 

His next play, Kimberly Akimbo was written on commission from South Coast Repertory, premiered there in 2001, and is currently running at the Manhattan Theatre Club, directed by the author. A third play, Wonder of the World, was presented at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2001 starring Sarah Jessica Parker. His other plays include A Devil Inside, Dotting & Dashing, How We Talk in South Boston, A Show of Hands and The Kitchen Sink Drama. 

He is a member of New Dramatists, the Dramatists Guild, and the Writers Guild of America. He lives in Brooklyn with his actress/wife, Christine Lindsay-Abaire, and their son, Nicholas.
 
 

Created in February, 2002