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8 Great Playwrights Who Write for Television

5 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Do you know the writers behind your favorite TV programs? Just like actors, many great playwrights split their time between theater and television. Here are eight well-known contemporary playwrights and the hit TV shows on which they’ve worked! Roberto Aguirre-SacasaThis famous playwright, screenwriter, and comic book author wrote the book for the “American Psycho” musical and co-wrote Broadway’s “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark,” along with plays “Based on a Totally True Story” and “Good Boys and True.” Aguirre-Sacasa also worked on HBO’s “Big Love” before joining Fox’s “Glee” as a co-producer and writer in 2011, and is now back at HBO as co-executive producer and writer on “Looking.” Jon Robin BaitzThis prominent playwright, producer, and screenwriter got his start with 1988’s Drama Desk-nominated “The Film Society” before penning several other highly successful works including “The Substance of Fire,” “Three Hotels” (1993 Drama Desk Nomination), “A Fair Country »

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