The Vermont native’s Slowgirl, the inaugural play of Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater (LCT3), was subsequently produced by Steppenwolf Theatre and the Geffen Playhouse, among others. LCT3 also produced Her Requiem (Lincoln Center Theater commission). Cardinal was commissioned and produced by Second Stage Theatre. Pierce’s two musicals with composer John Kander are The Landing (Vineyard Theatre in New York) and Kid Victory (coproduction of Vineyard Theatre and Virginia’s Signature Theatre). With director Stephen Earnhart, Pierce co-wrote The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Edinburgh International Festival premiere, later seen at the Singapore Arts Festival). Vermont Stage Company commissioned and produced Pierce’s The Quarry, with music by his brother Randal. Pierce has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, Yaddo, The Djerassi Institute, the New York Public Library, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. He has held a commission from Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan Foundation. His work has been developed with Naked Angels, The New Group, Atlantic Theatre Company, Asia Society, the Rattlestick Theater, and the Public Theater's Under the Radar festival. Pierce is an alumnus of Oberlin College (B. A.) and Warren Wilson College (M. F. A. in Creative Writing). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America.