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David Mamet

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright

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 David Mamet Biography

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet is one of a handful of American playwrights whose work has found almost as much success on the screen as it has on the stage. Noted for his spare, gritty work that reflects the hardened attitudes of his native Chicago and often revolves around domineering male characters and their macho posturing, Mamet has time and again spurred both discussion and controversy.

Mamet began writing for the screen with a remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice. After winning a Pulitzer for his play "Glengarry Glen Ross," which was made into a film with Mamet's own script, he had his first true screen success as a screenwriter with The Untouchables.

After directing several celebrated features - House of Games, Things Change, and Homicide - Mamet turned primarily to screenwriting (stepping back behind the camera to direct an adaptation of his controversial play "Oleanna") and giving voice to such films as Hoffa, Malcolm X, and Vanya on 42nd Street. His screenplay for the political satire Wag the Dog earned Mamet both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Screenplay.

A testament to his versatility, Mamet made a radical departure from his more traditional adventure drama material with The Winslow Boy, an Edwardian courtroom drama. He followed up with State and Main and crafted the screenplay for The Silence of the Lambs sequel Hannibal. In 2006, he was the mastermind behind the military covert-ops action hit The Unit, serving as an executive producer and writing or directing some of the 13 episodes.

The author of several books, his latest is The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, in which he reassess his traditionally liberal politics.

David Mamet pulls no punches in his art or politics. A candid and powerful voice, he challenges his audiences in engaging keynotes on the key cultural and political issues of our times.

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Books
Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama

Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama

Oleanna

Oleanna

True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor

True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor

Mamet Plays:

Mamet Plays: "Duck Variations", "Sexual Perversity in Chicago", "Squirrels", "American Buffalo", "The Water Engine", "Mr.Happiness" v.1 (Contemporary Dramatists) (Vol 1)

Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play

Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play

On Directing Film

On Directing Film

Speaking Topics
  • Mamet: Writer, Director, Producer

  • The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture

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David Mamet

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright

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David Mamet Biography

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet is one of a handful of American playwrights whose work has found almost as much success on the screen as it has on the stage. Noted for his spare, gritty work that reflects the hardened attitudes of his native Chicago and often revolves around domineering male characters and their macho posturing, Mamet has time and again spurred both discussion and controversy.

Mamet began writing for the screen with a remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice. After winning a Pulitzer for his play "Glengarry Glen Ross," which was made into a film with Mamet's own script, he had his first true screen success as a screenwriter with The Untouchables.

After directing several celebrated features - House of Games, Things Change, and Homicide - Mamet turned primarily to screenwriting (stepping back behind the camera to direct an adaptation of his controversial play "Oleanna") and giving voice to such films as Hoffa, Malcolm X, and Vanya on 42nd Street. His screenplay for the political satire Wag the Dog earned Mamet both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Screenplay.

A testament to his versatility, Mamet made a radical departure from his more traditional adventure drama material with The Winslow Boy, an Edwardian courtroom drama. He followed up with State and Main and crafted the screenplay for The Silence of the Lambs sequel Hannibal. In 2006, he was the mastermind behind the military covert-ops action hit The Unit, serving as an executive producer and writing or directing some of the 13 episodes.

The author of several books, his latest is The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, in which he reassess his traditionally liberal politics.

David Mamet pulls no punches in his art or politics. A candid and powerful voice, he challenges his audiences in engaging keynotes on the key cultural and political issues of our times.

David Mamet Videos

  • 2012 Wriston Lecture
  • David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing | Official Trailer - YouTube

David Mamet Books

David Mamet Speaking Topics

  • Mamet: Writer, Director, Producer

  • The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture

FAQs on booking David Mamet

  • How to book David Mamet?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Mamet for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Mamet, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Mamet or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Mamet?

    Booking fees for David Mamet, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Mamet, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Mamet?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Mamet for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Mamet for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Mamet or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Mamet or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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David Mamet Speaker Videos

  • 2012 Wriston Lecture
    David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing | Official Trailer - YouTube

David Mamet Speaking Topics

  • Mamet: Writer, Director, Producer

  • The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture

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