Name the author who passed away recently, who won the Tony Award and the Olivier Award for writing 'Children of a Lesser God'.

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Mishra Ji asked 06-May-2019 in General Knowledge by Mishra Ji

Name the author who passed away recently, who won the Tony Award and the Olivier Award for writing 'Children of a Lesser God'.

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UTKARSHA SINGHROUL answered 29-Jun-2019 by UTKARSHA SINGHROUL

The writer of ‘Children of a Lesser God’ is “Mark Medoff”. For this magnificent piece of his writing, he received the Tony Award and Olivier Award. He died on April 23, 2019, at the age of 79, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Name the author who passed away recently, who won the Tony Award and the Olivier Award for writing

He died due to suffering from multiple diseases which were, Multiple Myeloma, Cancer, and Renal failure. He worked as a screenwriter, actor, director, and a theater professor as well in his whole life. In his lifetime, he wrote a total 30 plays, and also wrote, directed, and produced 19 movies.

The book is based on the story of a deaf woman and a speech therapist. Both were at the State School for the deaf as teacher and student and they try to build a relationship despite facing difficulties in understanding each other’s perspective. Mark Medoff’s work usually handles the social issues, from animal testing along with AIDS in the play “Prymate,” in addition to this, he worked over American myths and disorders in the Obie-winning stage work “When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder”. His writing issues also include poverty in India in his screenplay for the film “City of Joy” in the year 1992. His 2015 play, “Marilee and Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess,” is based on the last days of the famous and beautiful actress Marilyn Monroe.

Medoff was the co-founder of the ‘Southwest Theatre Company’ in America. He was also the head of the Department of ‘Theatre Arts’ for 9 years at New Mexico State University, where he worked as the teacher as well for years. He even formed the ‘Creative Media Institute for Film & Digital Arts’ in the year 2005. Whereas, in the year 1981, he received an honorary degree from Gallaudet University while acknowledging his exemplary service towards the deaf community.