Richard Foreman

Title: 1) Theater Director 2) Playwright

Company: Self-Employed

Location: New York, NY United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Honoree, Officer, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2003)
  • Recipient, Master American Dramatist Award, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater (2001)
  • MacArthur Fellow, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (1995-2000)
  • Recipient, Obie Award, Village Voice and American Theatre Wing (1976, 1987, 1997-1998)
  • Recipient, Prize in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters (1992)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, National Education Association (1990)
  • Creative Artist’s Public Service Fellow, New York State Council on the Arts (1971, 1974)
  • David Rockefeller Fellow, Partnership for New York City (1974)
  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1972)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1994-2010)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993, 1998-1999)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (1989-1992, 1995-1996, 2001-2016)


  • Master of Fine Arts, Yale University
  • Honorary Doctor of Arts, Brown University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brown University

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