Avant-garde playwright who wrote plays dealing with themes of feminism and poverty. She won the 1977 Obie Award for her play Fefu and Her Friends.
She became a U.S. citizen in 1951, learned English and became a professional translator.
She was a finalist for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play And What of the Night?
She had a seven-year relationship with writer Susan Sontag.
She is an Obie Award-winner like Still Life's Mary McDonnell.