Six Degrees of Separation, a play by John Guare, earned the New York Drama Critics Circle Prize for Best Play in 1990, as well as the Hull Warriner Award and the Obie Award. The House of Blue Leaves won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play in 1971, and its revival at Lincoln Center in 1986 received four Tony Awards. His screenplay for Louis Malle's Atlantic City was nominated for an Oscar and won the New York, Los Angeles, and National Film Critics Circle awards. Guare was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1989, after serving on the Dramatists Guild's council for several years. He is a New Yorker.