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Adam Bock

 
Bio:
Adam Bock's The Drunken City was produced at Playwrights Horizons in 2008. His play The Receptionist received its World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in the fall of 2007 to a sold-out extended run. The play has had many stock and amateur productions around the country, including last fall, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Adam Bock's The Drunken City was produced at Playwrights Horizons in 2008. His play The Receptionist received its World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in the fall of 2007 to a sold-out extended run. The play has had many stock and amateur productions around the country, including last fall, ... (read complete bio)
 

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Adam Bock Biography

Adam Bock's The Drunken City was produced at Playwrights Horizons in 2008. His play The Receptionist received its World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in the fall of 2007 to a sold-out extended run. The play has had many stock and amateur productions around the country, including last fall, starring Megan Mullally at The Odyssey Theatre in LA. His other works include The Thugs (Obie Award), Swimming in the Shallows (3 BATCC Awards, Clauder Award), Five Flights (Glickman Award), The Typographer's Dream, The Shaker Chair and Three Guys and a Brenda (Heideman Award). His plays have been commissioned, developed and produced in NYC by MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Soho Rep, Primary Stages, The Vineyard, Rattlestick, Clubbed Thumb, and regionally at Yale, Trinity Rep, the O'Neill, the Humana Festival, UCross/Sundance, in San Francisco, LA, Seattle, Salt Lake, Montreal, Toronto, London, and Edinburgh, among others. He is the resident playwright at Encore Theater, a Shotgun Players artistic associate, and a New Dramatists member playwright. He is currently writing a screenplay for Scott Rudin/Miramax.

Adam Bock Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Play
Adam Bock, A Life
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Play
Adam Bock, A Small Fire
 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Playwriting Gold Star
Adam BockThe Thugs

Adam Bock News

EXIT Theatre Presents the Premiere of THE ANARCHY QUARTET Photo EXIT Theatre Presents the Premiere of THE ANARCHY QUARTET
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

After two years of development, EXIT Theatre presents the premiere of ‚ÄúThe Anarchy Quartet,‚ÄĚ Stuart Bousel's historical drama about the turmoil in twelfth century England.

EXIT Theatre Presents THE ANARCHY QUARTET Beginning August 4 Photo EXIT Theatre Presents THE ANARCHY QUARTET Beginning August 4
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022

EXIT Theatre presents ‚ÄúThe Anarchy Quartet‚ÄĚ from August 4 through August 20, 2022, written by Stuart Bousel, directed by Nick Trengove, featuring Catherine Luedtke*, Katherine Park, Fred Pitts and Max Seijas.

Denise Burse, Nora Cole, Ebony Marshall-Oliver & More to Star in Clubbed Thumb's BODI Photo Denise Burse, Nora Cole, Ebony Marshall-Oliver & More to Star in Clubbed Thumb's BODIES THEY RITUAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the final production of the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays, Bodies They Ritual. Performances will run June 22-July 2.

Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series Photo Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere production of 53% OF. The production will feature ANNA CRIVELLI, EDEN MALYN, MARIANNA McCLELLAN, GRACE REX, CATHRYN WAKE, and AYANA WORKMAN.

BWW Review: A SMALL FIRE at Shotgun Players Photo BWW Review: A SMALL FIRE at Shotgun Players
by Steve Murray - May 23, 2022

Adam Bock's fifth production at Shotgun Players involves a poignant story of a powerful woman losing control and the effects on her immediate family. Its tough stuff and will appeal to almost every audience member. Notwithstanding a stellar performance by Desiree Rogers, the play as presented here is so slowly paced, with too many scene changes, that is loses its emotional punches.

Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theat Photo Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center 58th Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced its 2022 summer season, which features the return of some beloved in-person public events put on pause during the virtual and hybrid seasons of 2020 and 2021. 

Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. 

BEFORE THE MEETING Makes Australian Premiere in May Photo BEFORE THE MEETING Makes Australian Premiere in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

Seymour Centre and White Box Theatre will present the Australian premiere of Adam Bock’s remarkable new play, Before the Meeting, from 19th May to 11th June at Seymour Centre.

GHISLAINE | GABLER to Make Edinburgh Fringe Festival Debut Photo GHISLAINE | GABLER to Make Edinburgh Fringe Festival Debut
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 7, 2022

Ghislaine | Gabler is set to make its Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut this August at Greenside, Riddles Court, Willow Studio, Venue no 16 from 18:40 - 19:35. The production runs from Friday, August 5th through Monday, August 29th, with no performances on August 14th and 21st. Tickets are £12.00 (£10.00) and are on sale today at www.edfringe.com and Greenside Venues, www.greensidevenue.co.uk/#whats-on. 

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at TAKE ME OUT Opening Night Photo Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at TAKE ME OUT Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 6, 2022

Second Stage Theater production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out opened Monday night at the Hayes Theatre and we've got all the photos of the starry attendees for opening night.

Adam Bock Videos

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Paula Vogel Gives Writing Advice for DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of How I Learned To Drive, The Baltimore Waltz, And Baby Makes Seven, and this year's Indecent, led a public workshop at the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center as part of The Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program. Scroll down for a clip!

BWW TV: Inside the Winners' Room at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check. The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the winners room below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of MURDER BALLAD on Opening Night; Conlee, Jones, Levy, and Swenson!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2013

MURDER BALLAD, the critically acclaimed new musical which has been nominated for Best Musical by the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Lortel Awards, will run through Sunday, September 29 at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street). Murder Ballad opened last night at the Union Square Theatre, featuring John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Caissie Levy, and Will Swenson. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the after party and you can check out interviews with the cast below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Caissie Levy, Will Swenson, Rebecca Naomi Jones & John Ellison Conlee in MURDER BALLAD; Opens Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2013

MURDER BALLAD, the critically acclaimed new musical which has been nominated for Best Musical by the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Lortel Awards, will run through Sunday, September 29 at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street). Murder Ballad opens tonight, May 22nd, at the Union Square Theatre, featuring John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Caissie Levy, and Will Swenson. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!

BWW TV: First Look at Will Swenson, Karen Olivo and More in MURDER BALLAD- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2012

The Off-Broadway production of Murder Ballad is currently playing at The Studio at Stage II at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) and opens tonight, November 15. Manhattan Theatre Club's Murder Ballad, the new musical that is the inaugural production of MTC's The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II, runs through December 2. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!

BWW TV: The Keenan-Bolgers Talk Broadway Success, New Projects, Gay Marriage and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 8, 2012

In this installment of BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE, Richard presents the brother and sister powerhouse duo Celia and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, she starring in the hit new play Peter And The Starcatcher and he in Disney's newest blockbuster, Newsies. Below, the famous siblings talk about finding success in New York at a young age, all about thier respective Broadway hits this season, other ventures (SUBMISSIONS ONLY!) family life, and just why they continue to do everything they can in support of gay marriage.

STAGE TUBE: Wendy Wasserstein on the Tony Honored TDF Open Doors Program
by Jessica Lewis - Mar 12, 2012

As previously reported, the Tony Award's Administration Committee has announced that Theatre Development Fund's Open Doors program will be among those honored with a special 2012 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE Montage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 21, 2010

Yale Repertory Theatre's world premiere of the musical We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with book and lyrics by Adam Bock and music and lyrics by Todd Almond, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson, and directed by Anne Kauffman, opens on Thursday, September 23 at 8PM, and plays through October 9 only. Here's a first look at the production.

STAGE TUBE: Behind The Scenes at Yale Rep's WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 1, 2010

The Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE from September 17 to October 9, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Below is a behind the scenes peek at rehearsals as well as discussions with members of the creative team.

STAGE TUBE: 'LL Cool J - NCIS: No Crew Is Superior' Rap Video Featuring Barrett Foa!
by Eddie Varley - Sep 18, 2009

BroadwayWorld favorite Barrett Foa will be starring on the upcoming show 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' The series debuts this Tuesday, September 22nd at 9pm on CBS. 'NCIS' star and rap icon LL Cool J recorded a song and created a special rap video for the crime drama, Barrett himself makes a cameo in the vid around the three minute mark.


Adam Bock Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Adam Bock written?
Adam Bock has written 8 shows including Swimming in the Shallows (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2005 (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2006 (Playwright), The Receptionist (Playwright), The Receptionist (Playwright), The Drunken City (Playwright), A Small Fire (Playwright), A Life (Playwright).

What awards has Adam Bock been nominated for?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Life Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Small Fire and Playwriting (Obie Awards) for The Thugs .

What awards has Adam Bock won?
Playwriting (Obie Awards) for The Thugs.