Playwright, A Streetcar Named Desire
Other plays: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (OSF, 1984, 2010), The Glass Menagerie (OSF, 1970–71), A Streetcar Named Desire (OSF, 1977), The Night of the Iguana (OSF, 2000), Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, Sweet Bird of Youth.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Drama (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof); New York Drama Critics’ Circle (The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Night of the Iguana); Tony Award for Best Play (The Rose Tattoo, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Night of the Iguana). In 1980, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Honor by President Jimmy Carter and is acknowledged as one of the most accomplished playwrights in the history of English-speaking theatre.
Williams is known for his poetic lyricism, his eloquent explorations of repression and release and his dramatic landscapes infused with the spirit of the American South.