Nick Payne

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Playwright, Author

Nick Payne is a playwright. He is the author of If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, for which he won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright. He also authored the plays Wanderlust, Sophocles’ Electra, Lay Down Your Cross, Blurred Lines, Incognito, and The Same Deep Water As Me, which was nominated for the Olivier Awards Best New Comedy. Nick Payne’s Constellations is the winner of the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play and was nominated for the Olivier Awards Best New Play. Constellations will open on Broadway in 2015 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson. Nick Payne studied at the University of York and subsequently at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He is also a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme.