David Wiltse is the winner of a Drama Desk Award for "Most Promising Playwright" for his first produced play, Suggs, which was done at Lincoln Center. His second play was the comedy, Doubles, which ran for the l985-86 season on Broadway. Four other plays, A Grand Romance, A Dance Lesson, Temporary Help, and Crazy Horse And Three Stars have been produced at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, and elsewhere. Triangles for Two was first produced at the Westport Country Playhouse in 2000, The Good German was introduced at the Westport Country Playhouse in 2003, A Marriage Minuet was given its premier performance at Florida Stage in 2005 and a farce, Scramble! (formerly Hatchetman), premiered at the same theatre in December, 2006. His most recent play, Sedition, was first produced at the Westport Country Playhouse in August, 2007.In January, 2006, David Wiltse was appointed to the position of Playwright-in-Residence at the Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, Connecticut.
As a novelist, Mr. Wiltse has had twelve books published. Into the Fire, was made a main selection by the Literary Guild. His first novel, The Wedding Guest, was picked as one of the 100 Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times. Prayer For The Dead was similarly chosen as a book of the year by Time Out Magazine in London.
Other works by Mr. Wiltse include more than 50 theatrical screenplays, television screenplays and television pilots. A comedy series created by Mr. Wiltse, Ladies Man, ran for a season on CBS-TV.
Mr. Wiltse is the recipient of an Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America for a television movie, The Revenge of the Stepford Wives.
Other awards include the Nebraska Sower Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts and the Westport Arts Achievement Award for Literature. A Marriage Minuet was nominated for a Carbonell Award as Best New Work.
Mr. Wiltse has also been awarded three grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts for his work for the theater, and an NEA grant for work on Sedition.