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Adam Rapp

 
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Adam Rapp is an award-winning playwright and director. He is the author of numerous plays, which include Nocturne (American Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The Almeida, London, The Traverse, Edinburgh), Faster (Rattlestick), Animals & Plants (A.R.T.), Finer Noble Gases(26th Humana ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Adam Rapp is an award-winning playwright and director. He is the author of numerous plays, which include Nocturne (American Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The Almeida, London, The Traverse, Edinburgh), Faster (Rattlestick), Animals & Plants (A.R.T.), Finer Noble Gases(26th Humana ... (read complete bio)

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Adam Rapp Biography

Adam Rapp is an award-winning playwright and director. He is the author of numerous plays, which include Nocturne (American Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The Almeida, London, The Traverse, Edinburgh), Faster (Rattlestick), Animals & Plants (A.R.T.), Finer Noble Gases(26th Humana Festival, Rattlestick, Edinburgh Fringe, The Bush, London), Stone Cold Dead Serious(A.R.T., Edge Theatre), Blackbird (The Bush, London; Edge Theatre), Gompers (Pittsburgh City Theatre, The Arcola, London), Essential Self-Defense (Playwrights Horizons/Edge Theatre), American Sligo(Rattlestick), Bingo with the Indians (The Flea), Kindness (Playwrights Horizons), The Metal Children (The Vineyard), The Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick), The Edge of Our Bodies (36thHumana Festival), Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling (The Atlantic), Wolf in the River (The Flea), The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois(The Atlantic), and Red Light Winter (Steppenwolf, Scott Rudin Productions at Barrow Street Theatre), for which he won Chicago's Jeff Award for Best New Work, an OBIE, and was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize.

In addition to helming his own work, he directed the world premiere of Karen O's psycho opera, Stop the Virgens, for The Creators Project at St. Ann's Warehouse, which was then selected for The Vivid Live Festival, where it sold out the Sydney Opera House for six performances. He also directed Sam Shepard's True West at Actors Theatre of Louisville, which went on to be named one of the 2012 Best Moments in Culture by Louisville's N.P.R. affiliate, WFPL. His production of Finer Noble Gases garnered a Fringe First Award at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he received The List's Best Newcomer Prize.

His playwriting honors include Boston's Elliot Norton Award, The Helen Merrill Prize, The 2006 Princess Grace Statue, a Lucille Lortel Playwright's Fellowship, The Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award.

Adam Rapp Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Play
Adam Rapp, The Sound Inside
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Music for a Play
Adam Rapp, Essential Self-Defense
 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Voice Judges Gold Star
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Obie Awards - 2006 - Special Citations Gold Star
Adam Rapp, Red Light Winter
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
Adam Rapp, Red Light Winter
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2006 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Adam Rapp., Red Light Winter
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2006 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Adam Rapp, Red Light Winter

Adam Rapp News

Photos: See Julianna Margulies, Phillipa Soo & More at MCC Theater's Season Kick-Off  Photo Photos: See Julianna Margulies, Phillipa Soo & More at MCC Theater's Season Kick-Off Party
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

See photos from MCC Theater's season kick-off party celebrating their current lineup of programming this year.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of the New Group's EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLI Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of the New Group's EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 15, 2022

The New Group is now presenting their 2022-23 Season opener: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, by Will Arbery and directed by Danya Taymor. The New York premiere of this play about climate and change features Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager, Ken Leung, and Rachel Sachnoff. Check out photos from the opening night red carpet here!

TUTA Theatre Announces New Artistic Leadership Team Photo TUTA Theatre Announces New Artistic Leadership Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

TUTA Theatre has announced that Aziza Macklin, Aileen Wen McGroddy and Jacqueline Stone will be the company’s new Co-Artistic Directors effective November 1, 2022. Together they will plan, program and lead the company’s 20th season in Chicago.

THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE LOST EPISODES, THE OBLIGATORY HOLIDAY SPECIAL to be Presented b Photo THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE LOST EPISODES, THE OBLIGATORY HOLIDAY SPECIAL to be Presented by Hell in a Handbag
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

Hell in a Handbag Productions will ring in the holiday season with the return of its favorite seniors in¬†The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, The Obligatory Holiday Special, playing¬†November 26 ‚Äď December 30, 2022¬†at¬†The Hoover-Leppen Theatre at The Center on Halsted.

World Premiere of Liba Vaynberg's THE GETT to be Presented by Rattlestick Theater in  Photo World Premiere of Liba Vaynberg's THE GETT to be Presented by Rattlestick Theater in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

Rattlestick Theater will present the world premiere of THE GETT, written by emerging playwright Liba Vaynberg, starting November 9th, 2022. THE GETT is a deeply personal story that raises key questions about love, loss, and personal regeneration post-crisis.

Coal Mine Theatre Announcing Re-Scheduling Of PROPHECY FOG Due To Fire Photo Coal Mine Theatre Announcing Re-Scheduling Of PROPHECY FOG Due To Fire
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2022

With great sadness, COAL MINE THEATRE is announcing the cancellation of the much anticipated production of Jani Lauzon's acclaimed PROPHECY FOG, due to the recent fire at their venue.

Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager & More to Star in Will Arbery's EVANSTON SALT COS Photo Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager & More to Star in Will Arbery's EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

The New Group has announced complete casting and dates for the company’s 2022-23 Season opener: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, by Will Arbery and directed by Danya Taymor. The New York premiere of this play about climate and change will feature Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager, Ken Leung, and Rachel Sachnoff.

Guthrie Theater Appoints Tracy Brigden as Senior Artistic Producer Photo Guthrie Theater Appoints Tracy Brigden as Senior Artistic Producer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Tracy Brigden has been named the Guthrie Theater’s Senior Artistic Producer and a member of the Senior Management Team. Before coming to the Guthrie, she served as Artistic Director at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for 16 years.

Jesse Eisenberg to Host Rattlestick Theater Season Jam Featuring Dael Orlandersmith,  Photo Jesse Eisenberg to Host Rattlestick Theater Season Jam Featuring Dael Orlandersmith, Edward Astor Chin & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022

Rattlestick Theater will celebrate the launch of their 28th season via their ‚ÄėSeason Jam‚Äô hosted by Rattlestick alumni playwright/actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, The Revisionist).

Placer Repertory Theater Announces Cast for GHOSTS OF PLACER COUNTY Photo Placer Repertory Theater Announces Cast for GHOSTS OF PLACER COUNTY
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022

Placer Repertory Theater has announced the cast for the Ghosts of Placer County mainstage world premiere, which performs the first two weekends of October in Roseville.

Adam Rapp Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN RUST, Coming Soon to Showtime Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN RUST, Coming Soon to Showtime

by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2021

The series stars Emmy winner and Tony nominee Jeff Daniels (THE COMEY RULE, The Newsroom, Godless, The Looming Tower) and award-winning actress and Emmy nominee Maura Tierney (YOUR HONOR, THE AFFAIR, The Report, Beautiful Boy). 

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Was Offered a Cameo in ALMOST FAMOUS on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Was Offered a Cameo in ALMOST FAMOUS on Broadway

by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019

Jimmy Fallon teases Billy Crudup about a restaurant's terrible caricature of him and being offered a cameo in the Almost Famous Broadway musical over the Golden God himself.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SOUND INSIDE with Mary-Louise Parker, Will Hoc Videoplay
BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SOUND INSIDE with Mary-Louise Parker, Will Hochman & More!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 18, 2019

The Sound Inside began performances, Saturday, September 14, and officially opened last night, October 17, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker stars in the Broadway premiere of The Sound Inside, written by Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter), directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit). Will Hochman makes his Broadway debut reprising his role as 'Christopher.'

VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Says the Relationship in THE SOUND INSIDE 'Defies Descripti Videoplay
VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Says the Relationship in THE SOUND INSIDE 'Defies Description'

by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019

Mary-Louise Parker stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Friday to talk about her Broadway show, 'The Sound Inside.' During the interview, Parker says the relationship between the two characters in the show 'defies description'.

BWW TV: Mary-Louise Parker & Will Hochman Explain What THE SOUND INSIDE is All About! Videoplay
BWW TV: Mary-Louise Parker & Will Hochman Explain What THE SOUND INSIDE is All About!

by TV - Press Previews - Sep 24, 2019

Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker leads the Broadway premiere of The Sound Inside, written by Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter), directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit). Previews are already underway for the play, which is set to open on October 17, 2019 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street).

VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks Starring on Broadway in THE SOUND INSIDE Videoplay
VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks Starring on Broadway in THE SOUND INSIDE

by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2019

Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway for the play a?oeThe Sound Inside.a?? In it, she plays a professor diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer who strikes up a relationship with a student.

VIDEO: Watch Mary-Louise Parker in New Trailer for THE SOUND INSIDE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Mary-Louise Parker in New Trailer for THE SOUND INSIDE

by Nicole Rosky - Jun 12, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker will star in the Broadway premiere of THE SOUND INSIDE, written by Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter), directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit). Check out a new trailer for the play, as debuted by the Hollywood Reporter, below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jeff Daniels Stars in Hulu's THE LOOMING TOWER Videoplay
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jeff Daniels Stars in Hulu's THE LOOMING TOWER

by Caryn Robbins - Dec 20, 2017

In the featurette, acclaimed producers and stars of the series describe how the series will be an untold story of the long road to 9/11.

STAGE TUBE: Vineyard Theatre's 30th Anniversary Campaign - Anthony LaPaglia, Nicky Silver, Rajiv Joseph and More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 10, 2012

Vineyard Theatre, one of the nation's leading non-profit theatre companies, is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. Several Vineyard artists, including Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe (who appeared in the recent production of Doug McGrath's CHECKERS, which kicked off the current mainstage season), and writers Nicky Silver, John Kander and Rajiv Joseph appear in the Vineyard's just-released 30th Anniversary Campaign video. Click below!

STAGE TUBE: Phoebe Strole's LES MIS Audition Outtakes
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2012

The highly-anticipated LES MISERABLES movie will out in theatres for several more months, and BroadwayWorld can't wait for the big premiere. To hold you over until the holidays, check out a video by Broadway veteran Phoebe Strole, featuring hilarious outtakes from her audition video.


Adam Rapp Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Adam Rapp written?
Adam Rapp has written 11 shows including Nocturne (Playwright), Faster (Playwright), Red Light Winter (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2006 (Playwright), Essential Self-Defense (Playwright), Kindness (Playwright), Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling (Playwright), Through The Yellow Hour (Playwright), The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois (Playwright), The Edge of Our Bodies (Playwright), The Sound Inside (Playwright).

What awards has Adam Rapp been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Sound Inside , Outstanding Music for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Essential Self-Defense , Voice Judges (Obie Awards) , Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Red Light Winter , John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Red Light Winter The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Red Light Winter and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Red Light Winter .

What awards has Adam Rapp won?
Voice Judges (Obie Awards)and Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Red Light Winter.