Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard's When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable), co-written with Joseph Chaikin, appeared in last season's American Repertory Theater New Stages series, and will appear on tour at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia March 28-31 and in Singapore June 9-11. Mr. Shepard won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Buried Child.  He and is also the author of the Obie-award-winning plays Chicago, Icarus Mother, Red Cross, Forsenic and the Navigators, Melodrama Play, The Tooth of Crime, Action, Curse of the Starving Class, and Fool for Love, A Lie of the Mind (New York Drama Critics Circle Award), and the recent States of Shock, which premiered at the New York Shakespeare Festival and moved to the Royal Court theatre in London. Mr. Shepard wrote the screenplays for Antonioni's Zabriskie Point, Altman's Fool for Love, and Wender's Paris, Texas. As an actor, he appeared in Days of Heaven, Resurrection, Raggedy Man, The Right Stuff, Frances, Country, and Fool for Love. In 1986, Mr. Shepard was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, where in 1992, he was awarded its Gold Medal for Drama.