Playwright Doug Wright had been working at his craft for almost a decade when he enjoyed success with the 1995 Off-Broadway staging of "Quills," a play inspired equally by the life of the Marquis de Sade and the raging debate over censorship of the arts in contemporary America. Following his graduation from Yale, Wright enrolled in the master's program in playwriting at New York University. The same year he completed that program his short play "The Stonewater Rapture," about the sexual awakening of two Texas teenagers. He went on to pen several plays, including "Interrogating the Nude," "Lot 13: The Bone Violin" and "Dinosaurs." In 1989, Wright collaborated with Michael John LaChiusa and director Christopher Ashley on the campy stage musical "Buzzsaw Berkeley," which was produced at the WPA Theater in NYC. Five years later, the same organization presented "Watbanaland," a critically-praised comedy about a businessman who impregnates his secretary who in turn meets an African tribal chief who aids in her attempt to run away.