Selected Alumni Bios

John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley (‘77) won an Academy Award for his original screenplay, Moonstruck (1987), followed by the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Drama Desk Award, and the Tony Award for Best Play for Doubt: A Parable (2005). In 2008, Shanley directed the film version of Doubt starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman; and in 2012, Shanley wrote the libretto for an opera version of Doubt: A Parablethat premiered at the Minnesota Opera in January 2013.