American playwright who won the Tony Award and a Rockefeller Grant, and wrote 1994's Love! Valour! Compassion! and 1997's Corpus Cristi.
He worked for the magazine Columbia College Today and graduated in 1960.
He became the center of controversy with Corpus Cristi, a play retelling the story of Jesus Christ with he and all his disciples as homosexuals.
He had a relationship with fellow playwright Edward Albee.
His Off-Broadway play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune was made into a film starring Al Pacino.