Theresa Rebeck is a prolific and widely produced playwright, whose work can be seen and read throughout the United States and abroad. Last season, her fourth Broadway play premiered on Broadway, making Rebeck the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time. Other Broadway works include Dead Accounts; Seminar and Mauritius. Other notable NY and regional plays include: Seared (MCC), Downstairs (Primary Stages), The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann and Spike Heels (Second Stage), Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection and Our House (Playwrights Horizons), The Understudy (Roundabout), View of the Dome (NYTW), What We’re Up Against (Women’s Project), Omnium Gatherum (Pulitzer Prize finalist). As a director, her work has been seen at The Alley Theatre (Houston), the REP Company (Delaware); Dorset Theatre Festival, the Orchard Project and the Folger Theatre. Major film and television projects include Trouble, starring Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman and David Morse (writer and director), “NYPD Blue,” the NBC series “Smash” (creator), and the upcoming female spy thriller 355 (for Jessica Chastain’s production company). As a novelist, Rebeck’s books include Three Girls and Their Brother and I'm Glad About You. Rebeck is the recipient of the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, a Lilly Award and more.
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MORE ABOUT ME:
My most gratifying moment in the theater was a moment when I was directing. It was a play called "Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson" written by the great Rob Ackerman. I directed it for the Working Theater which is a small and mighty production company run by working men and women, supported by unions. The design team I worked with was so fresh and original. They stunned me every time I turned around and something new was added to what was essentially a bare bones production. Justin and Christopher Swader, the set designers, gave me a bare stage but painted the walls green. Then we discovered how much lights could do with bright green walls. The answer is: A lot. I also had an incredibly game cast and we all had a remarkable time and the play was beautiful and really funny. It reminded me of how little money you need to make great theater.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON:
I have two plays that I wrote during the pandemic that are starting to work their way through the system. I'm really excited about both plays and they are very different from each other. I also have a screenplay that discusses the Catholic Church which I've always wanted to write about.
I love all words. Mostly.