Adam Bock Headshot

Adam Bock

Get Adam Bock Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

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, 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 Photos

Adam Bock Awards and Nominations

Adam Bock Videos

Adam Bock News

Frank Wood, Abubakr Ali & b Join TOROS at Second Stage Theater Uptown

Complete casting has been set for Second Stage Theater's TOROS by Danny Tejera and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Jennifer Kiger Concludes Run at Yale Repertory Theatre; Chantal Rodriguez Appointed Associate Artistic Director

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced that Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director at Yale Rep and Director of New Play Programs, is stepping down from these roles effective June 30, 2023. She will continue to serve on the Playwriting faculty at David Geffen School of Drama.   

Centenary Stage Company Reveals its 2023-2024 Season of Theatre, Music, and Dance in Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company, the not-for-profit theatre company prepares a full schedule of professional theatrical performances for their 38th season. Productions from the Professional Theatre Series, Fringe Festival, NEXTstage Repertory, Women Playwright's Series, plus plenty of Concert events will make up the company's 2023 – 2024 season.

Sanaz Toossi, Jamila Woods & More Named Space on Ryder Farm 2023 Residents

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the artist residency program and organic farm located on Ryder Farm in Putnam County, New York announced the residents for the 2023 season.

2023 Second Stage Theater Uptown Series to Present TOROS By Danny Tejera This Summer

Second Stage Theater will present TOROS, written by Danny Tejera and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this summer at Second Stage Theater Uptown.

Initial Casts Set for SUMMERWORKS at Clubbed Thumb - Featuring Three New Plays

Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for the 26th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Complete Programming Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2023 SUMMERWORKS

Clubbed Thumb has announced the complete line-up for the 26th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. SUMMERWORKS will run May 18 – July 1, 2023 at The Wild Project.

WOLF PLAY to Extend for a Final Time Through Early April at MCC Theater

MCC Theater has announced a final, two-week extension due to popular demand of Soho Rep’s Wolf Play, in collaboration with Ma-Yi Theater Company.

USC Theatre Presents 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL, February 23-26

Five wildly diverse short plays will share the stage for four eclectic performances when the USC Dept. of Theatre and Dance presents the 10 Minute Play Festival, February 23-26 at the Lab Theatre.

THE BEST WE COULD World Premiere to Begin Previews Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere The Best We Could (a family tragedy), written by Emily Feldman and directed by Daniel Aukin will now begin preview performances on Wednesday, February 8, at New York City Center – Stage I.

Aya Cash, Brian D. Coats & More to Star in THE BEST WE COULD World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club

The full cast has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming world premiere, The Best We Could (a family tragedy), written by Emily Feldman and directed by Daniel Aukin. See performance dates, how to purchase tickets and more!

Imani Uzuri Announced as Recipient of $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award

Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, announced that composer and theater artist Imani Uzuri has been selected as the third recipient of the Hermitage Major Theater Award.

SPACE On Ryder Farm Appoints Kelly M. Burdick as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of SPACE on Ryder Farm has announced the appointment of Kelly M. Burdick as Executive Director of the treasured Hudson Valley-based arts organization.

Wendy C. Goldberg Steps Down as Artistic Director of the National Playwrights Conference

Wendy C. Goldberg, the first female artistic director of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, has stepped down.

Barrett Foa to Join HYPROV Off-Broadway Beginning Tonight

Broadway and television star Barrett Foa (“NCIS: Los Angeles,” Avenue Q) will join Hypnotist Extraordinaire Asad Mecci for the combined hypnosis and improvisational comedy hit HYPROV at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Concert

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 

Mia Chung's CATCH AS CATCH CAN to be Presented at Playwrights Horizons in October

Playwrights Horizons will present Mia Chung’s Catch as Catch Can, directed by Daniel Aukin, running October 14 - November 20 and opening November 1.

David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo, Lilli Cooper & More to Star in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Concert Reading

Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance, the Tony Award-winning musical adapted by Rupert Holmes, with music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert and direction by Scott Ellis. 

EXIT Theatre Presents the Premiere of THE ANARCHY QUARTET

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

EXIT Theatre Presents THE ANARCHY QUARTET Beginning August 4

EXIT Theatre presents “The Anarchy Quartet” 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.


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).

Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Life Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Small Fire and Playwriting (Obie Awards) for The Thugs .

Playwriting (Obie Awards) for The Thugs.

Get Adam Bock Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.



Recommended For You