William M. Hoffman, American playwright, Died at 78

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William M. Hoffman was born on April 12, 1939, in New York City, New York, United States and died on April 29, 2017

He was an American playwright, editor, and educator.

William was the son of Johanna (Papiermeister), a jeweler, and Morton Hoffman, a caterer.

His earliest works were mounted in small, experimental off-off-Broadway theaters in New York City.

He worked as an editor at Hill and Wang, he promoted the careers of Lanford Wilson, Tom Eyen, and Joe Orton, among others, by including their plays in either his New American Plays series or his anthology, Gay Plays: A First Collection.

Hoffman was an Associate Professor of Theatre at Lehman College at The City University of New York, before his death.

William M. Hoffman passed away at 78 years old.

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