The Roundabout Theatre Company mourns the passing of acclaimed playwright Charles Fuller.
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We are honored to have worked with Mr. Fuller in our 2019-2020 season on the Broadway premiere of his Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, A Soldier’s Play, which won him a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. This same production is beginning a National Tour this fall starring Norm Lewis, ensuring that audiences across the country will be able to see Mr. Fuller’s important drama. He also adapted A Soldier’s Play into a film, A Soldier’s Story, in 1984, which was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and won a Writers Guild of America Award. The play is currently being adapted into a limited TV series by Sony Pictures Television.
Though A Soldier’s Play is Mr. Fuller’s best-known work, he was a prolific writer and longtime member of The Negro Ensemble Company. His other plays include Zooman and the Sign, for which he won an Obie Award, and his most recent work, One Night, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2014.
Mr. Fuller’s impact on Roundabout and the American theatre at large cannot be overstated. We send our thoughts to his loved ones, especially his wife, Claire, his son, David, and his daughter in law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.