Douglas Carter Beane Biography | Author of As Bees in Honey Drown

Douglas Carter Beane
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Douglas Carter Beane has stated that his first and foremost passion is theatre. He has written and directed numerous plays and is the co-founder and artistic director of an avant-guard theatre group in New York called the Drama Department. But, Beane has not limited his writing experiences to live performance plays. He is also a screenwriter, having written his first movie script while he was babysitting for some friends. Beane is also working on a script for a television series.

Beane has won many awards, but his As Bees in Honey Drown (1997) gathered the most praise. It was an off-Broadway hit that won the 1998 Outer Critics Circle John Gassner playwriting award and garnered a nomination for the Drama Desk Best Play. Most critics refer to As Bees in Honey Drown as Beane's best work.

Some of Beane's other plays include The Country Club (1999); Advice from a Caterpillar (1999), which...

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