David Hirson

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

David Hirson
Born1958 (age 61–62)
New York City, USA
NationalityUnited States
Alma materYale University
Notable awardsLaurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (1992)


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. Archived from the original on 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
  2. ^ "Inge Festival Special Guests". William Inge Center for the Arts. 15 April 2006. Archived from the original on 9 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-06.

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