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Pterodactyls: The Playwright
Nicky Silver
Nicky Silver was born and raised in in the Wynnewood section of Philadelphia's Main Line. He now resides in New York City. As a teen, Silver attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York. He began writing after graduating from NYU's Theatre program. Many of his early plays were originally produced off-off-Broadway at the Vortex Theatre in New York. Later, his plays premiered at off-Broadway venues such as the Vineyard Theatre and Playwrights Horizons. His plays Pterodactyls and Raised in Captivity received back-to-back Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding Play in 1994 and 1995. Pterodactyls also received the Oppenheimer Award and the Kesselring Award. In 2002, Mr. Silver wrote the new book for the Broadway revival of the Rodgers and Hart musical, The Boys from Syracuse. His other plays include The Eros Trilogy, The Food Chain (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Fat Men in Skirts, Fit to Be Tied, The Maiden's Prayer, Free Will and Wanton Lust (Helen Hayes Award), My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine, and The Altruists.


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