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Visiting Fellow, 2017 – 2019

David Auburn


David Auburn is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and director. Auburn’s first play, Proof, received the 2001 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and is set on the University of Chicago campus. His other plays include Lost Lake (2014), The Columnist (2012), The New York Idea (adaptation, 2010), and An Upset (2008), among others. As a Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow, Auburn completed a stage adaptation of Saul Bellow’s picaresque novel The Adventures of Augie March for the 2019 world premiere production at Court Theatre. Working in collaboration with Larry Norman (Romance Languages and Literatures) and Court Theatre Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell, Auburn led a new exploration of this uniquely Chicago novel on the campus that both Bellow and Auburn called their academic home.


Visiting Fellow: David Auburn

2017 – 2018