David Hirson

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David Hirson
Born 1958 (age 59–60)
New York City, USA
Occupation Playwright
Nationality United States
Alma mater Yale University
Related to Alice Hirson
Roger O. Hirson
Genre Comedy
Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (1992)

David Hirson (born 1958) is an American dramatist, best known for his award-winning Broadway comedies, La Bête and Wrong Mountain.


Hirson was born in New York City to actress Alice and playwright Roger O. Hirson.[1] He was educated at the Rye Country Day School. He studied at Oxford and Yale University, where he received a bachelor's degree in English literature.[2]

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  • Hirson, David (1992). La Bête (First ed.). New York: Dramatists Play Service. OCLC 27061915. 
  • Hirson, David (2001). Wrong Mountain (First ed.). New York: Samuel French. ISBN 0-573-62967-6. 


  1. ^ "La Bête Play Notes". Court Theatre, University of Chicago. 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  2. ^ "Inge Festival Special Guests". William Inge Center for the Arts. 15 April 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 

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