April 02, 2014

American Theatre Tells How ‘Camp David’ Came to Life

The April issue of American Theatre magazine profiles Wright and explores how the new play, Camp David, came to life. 

Each of Wright’s plays has been “a big step forward,” [Oskar] Eustis remarks. When playwrights create drama from journalism, “the biggest hurdle is demonstrating to people that the theatre has something to add to this discussion. And there are few people who are better qualified to do that than Larry.”

April 02, 2014

Curtain Rises for ‘Camp David’

A Note from Lawrence Wright

We open “Camp David” tomorrow night, with President and Ms. Carter in attendance, along with Jehan Sadat.

Maximum pressure on the actors. And the playwright!

March 21, 2014

This Weekend: See ‘Camp David,’ Says Washington Post

“Diplomacy wonks will be paying close attention to "Camp David," a dramatic adaptation of 1978's 13-day Middle East peace summit between President Jimmy Carter (Richard Thomas), Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Ron Rifkin) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (Khaled Nabawy). The play, which makes its world premiere at Arena Stage, is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, a staff writer for the New Yorker. The opening performance is Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55-$110; get them here.”

September 13, 2013

Wright Moderates “Global Town Hall” on Countering Violent Extremism

On September 12, 2013, Wright joined The Soufan Group and Qatar International Academy for Security Studies for an event which spanned four locations across the globe, sharing the findings from a year-long study into countering violent extremism, conducted by the hosts.

Wright moderated the event, which included experts such as former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Northern Ireland Chief Constable Matt Baggott, Senegal President Macky Sall, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson, Counterterrorism Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security John Cohen (pictured), Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law Karen Greenberg (pictured), and Former FBI Special Agent and CEO of The Soufan Group Ali Soufan.

April 11, 2013

San Antonio Media Feature Wright as Part of Texas Book Festival

In anticipation of the Texas Book Festival San Antonio Edition, the San Antonio Current and the San Antonio Express-News featured Wright, who will appear along with other notable Texas writers at the event on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Current’s Q & A with Wright about Going Clear →

Express-News’ profile of Wright and Going Clear →

POSTED IN: Events, Going Clear, Profiles
March 21, 2013

Upcoming Event: Egypt in Transition

A Note from Lawrence Wright

I'm looking forward to chairing what should be a fascinating discussion on Egypt in this historic moment.

Egypt In Transition: A Conversation With Lawrence Wright, Mohamed Elmenshawy, Samer Shehata, and Robin Wright

April 15th, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Fordham Law School, McNally Amphitheater
140 West 62nd Street, NYC

POSTED IN: Events, Middle East
January 18, 2013

Q&A with Chicago Tribune

In anticipation of Wright’s appearance at the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row event on January 29, he chatted about the new book, Going Clear, with Mark Guarino.

October 01, 2012

Video: Wright Interviews Iranian Minister for Council on Foreign Relations

Wright interviews Iranian Minister Ali Akbar Salehi about Iran's Nuclear Program at a Council on Foreign Relations event.

POSTED IN: Events, Middle East, Video
October 01, 2011

Interviewing Mavis Staples

Wright had the chance to interview Mavis Staples at 2011 The New Yorker Festival.