Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright whose work probes, with humour and sensibility, the predicament facing educated women who came of age in the second half of the 20th century. Wendy Wasserstein is obviously an exception, for in AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER she is making a distinct and often amusing attempt to expose that soft underbelly of American political life, its media awareness and its consequent confusion of public opinion polls with democracy.” —NY Post. Old Money went through six drafts. After Bruce's death Claude took in Lucy, his sister Wendy's daughter. Angela Chao, (married 2009, up until Wasserstein's death). In 1999, at age 48, Wasserstein had a daughter, Lucy Jane, born three month prematurely. She is the sister of Elaine Chao who is married to U.S. An American Daughter opened under the New Play Workshop Series at Seattle Repertory Theatre in June 1996. But then I cut it back to make it work. An American Daughter is a play written by Wendy Wasserstein. Wendy Wasserstein, who spoke for a generation of smart, driven but sometimes unsatisfied women in a series of popular plays that included the … I write from character so it begins with people talking, which is why I like writing plays. In the 1960s, at the Calhoun School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Wendy Wasserstein discovered that she could get out of gym class if she wrote skits about the mother-daughter fashion show. "%0D %0D %0D the book though says she was somewhat ambivilent about having a child. Wendy Wasserstein, playwright: born New York 18 October 1950; (one daughter); died New York 30 January 2006. Life After Wasserstein. Wendy Wasserstein I don’t actually map things out—I have friends who do—what I do is many drafts of the play. Wasserstein … While An American Daughter might not have been Wendy Wasserstein's most lauded play when it debuted in 1997, it has certainly proven to be her most prescient. As friends gather to mourn financier Bruce Wasserstein, Ralph Gardner Jr. reports on the future of Lazard Frères, New York magazine, and his sister Wendy’s famous daughter. Prior to her marriage to Wasserstein, Claude was an Emmy Award-winning CBS news producer. The play takes place in a living room in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Production history. Her drama The Heidi Chronicles (1988) was awarded both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award in 1989. In 1989, with The Heidi Chronicles, she won a Pulitzer Prize and became the first woman to receive the Tony Award for Best Play. "Wendy Wasserstein felt unloved her entire life and desperately wanted a child. She went through the fertikity treatments but would almost sabotage then by not following the doctors orders in regards to rest and taking care of herself. The playwright was single at the time and did not disclose the name of the baby’s father. Senator Mitch McConnell. 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