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Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright. Past New York productions of her work include Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann and Spike Heels at Second Stage; Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection and Our House at Playwrights Horizons; and View of the Dome at New York Theatre Workshop. Omnium Gatherum (co-written, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003) was featured at the Humana Festival, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts Theatre. Her newest work, The Understudy, will open in New York at the Laura Pels Theater at the Roundabout in the Fall of 2009 with Julie White, Justin Kirk and Mark Paul-Gosselaar.

All of Ms. Rebeck’s past produced plays are published by Smith and Kraus as Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Volumes I, II and III and in acting editions available from Samuel French. Ms. Rebeck’s other publications are Free Fire Zone, a book of comedic essays about writing and show business. Ms. Rebeck’s first novel, Three Girls and Their Brother, was published by Random House/Shaye Areheart Books in 2008 and her second novel Twelve Rooms with a View will be published in 2010. In television, Ms. Rebeck has written and produced for many shows including NYPD Blue and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Her produced feature films include Harriet the Spy, Gossip, and the independent feature Sunday on the Rocks. Awards include the Mystery Writer’s of America’s Edgar Award, the Writer’s Guild of America award for Episodic Drama, the Hispanic Images Imagen Award, and the Peabody, all for her work on NYPD Blue. She has won the National Theatre Conference Award, The William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, an IRNE Award for Best New Play and the Eliot Norton Award for various works.

Ms. Rebeck lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Jess Lynn, and two children, Cooper and Cleo.



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