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From left, playwright Clare Barron, ?King James? playwright Rajiv Joseph and Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman after the opening night performance of ?King James? at Center Th

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Playwright Rajiv Joseph after the opening night performance of ?King James? at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on June 8, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

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From left, actor Behzad Dabu, playwright Rajiv Joseph and actor Emily Swallow after the opening night performance of ?King James? at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on June 8, 2022, in Los Angel

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Glenn Davis, director Kenny Leon, playwright Rajiv Joseph and cast member Chris Perfe Photo

Glenn Davis, director Kenny Leon, playwright Rajiv Joseph and cast member Chris Perfetti

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From left, company member Curtis Edward Jackson, playwright Rajiv Joseph and company member Dante Alexander after the opening night performance of ?King James? at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

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Rajiv Joseph Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Play
Rajiv Joseph, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2010 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Rajiv Joseph, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2010 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Rajiv Joseph, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Rajiv Joseph News

Special Events Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Photo Special Events Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

Playwrights Foundation has announced the special events for this summer's 45th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), allowing audiences members and theater industry leaders additional opportunities to engage with new theater; connect with the playwrights, directors, and artists participating in 2022 BAPF; and mingle with fellow theater lovers.

World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atla Photo World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atlantic Theater Company 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced productions for its 2022-2023 season. Atlantic’s 2022-2023 season will include the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, with a book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens, music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel, directed by Tony Award nominee Neil Pepe and more.

Mary Beth Peil, A.J. Shively & More Join Jim Parsons Led A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Cl Photo Mary Beth Peil, A.J. Shively & More Join Jim Parsons Led A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Classic Stage Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

Classic Stage Company announced additional casting for A Man of No Importance. Joining the previously announced Jim Parsons in the production will be Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, Tony nominee A.J. Shively and more.

Ensemble Theatre Celebrates a New Location and a Return to In-Person Programming With Photo Ensemble Theatre Celebrates a New Location and a Return to In-Person Programming With its 2022/2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2022

ENSEMBLE THEATRE celebrates a new location and a return to in person programming with its 43rd 2022/2023 Season! All performances will take place in the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Notre Dame College in South Euclid. 

Review: RAJIV JOSEPH'S ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER PROVES TO BE A MASTERCLASS FOLLOWING A 4  Photo Review: RAJIV JOSEPH'S ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER PROVES TO BE A MASTERCLASS FOLLOWING A 4 YEAR HIATUS at JOBSITE THEATER
by Drew Eberhard - Jul 16, 2022

In its complexities of storytelling, we find a narrative grounded in teacher-student relationships that surround the 100-minute One-Act currently onstage at the Shimberg Playhouse at Tampa’s Straz Center. Written by Rajiv Joseph in 2008 this one-act quirky romantic comedy packs a punch just boiling below the surface. Analyzing the relationship between student/teacher/mentor we meet three unlikely individuals whose lives are impacted by lessons grounded not just in origami, but also in the way that as humans we feel pain and how we adapt/deal with such. Rajiv Joseph won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010 with his work Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, which enjoyed a stint on Broadway featuring the late great Robin Williams. Rajiv Joseph also went on to win an Obie Award for his work Describe the Night in 2018. No stranger to telling the inner workings of human relationships, Rajiv Joseph has garnered critical acclaim for his many works, and yet still is considered slightly unknown in certain arenas.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey's NAN A Photo TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey's NAN AND THE LOWER BODY
by Grace Cutler - Jul 16, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey’s Nan and the Lower Body, an audience favorite at TheatreWorks’ 2019 New Works Festival.

Leading Actors/Directors Will Headline 2022 Bay Area Playwrights Festival This Month Photo Leading Actors/Directors Will Headline 2022 Bay Area Playwrights Festival This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

Playwrights Foundation has announced the artistic teams for this summer's 45th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) which will be presented as a hybrid (in-person and streamed) festival July 29 - August 7, 2022.

TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres Photo TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced its 52nd season, featuring six plays and musicals to be presented November 2022 through August 2023. Three of the season's productions will be mounted at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, and three will be staged at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. Subscriptions are now available; single tickets will be available in the coming months at TheatreWorks.org.

Additional Cast Announced for Wendell Pierce Led DEATH OF A SALESMAN on Broadway; Ope Photo Additional Cast Announced for Wendell Pierce Led DEATH OF A SALESMAN on Broadway; Opening Night Set for October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2022

Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Opening night is set for Sunday, October 9 at the Hudson Theatre, and the show will run for a strictly limited 17-week engagement starting Monday, September 19.

Interview: Jessica Dickey of NAN AND THE LOWER BODY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Co Photo Interview: Jessica Dickey of NAN AND THE LOWER BODY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Connects with Her Own Family History to Tell a Big, Deep, Humorous, Complex Story
by Jim Munson - Jul 5, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to playwright Jessica Dickey about TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's world premiere production of her frank and funny play 'Nan and the Lower Body' running July 13 to August 7 in Palo Alto.

Rajiv Joseph Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer For Atlantic Theater's GUARDS AT THE TAJ Reunion Reading VideoVIDEO: Watch a Trailer For Atlantic Theater's GUARDS AT THE TAJ Reunion Reading
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2020

Atlantic Theater hosts a reunion reading of Guards at the Taj! The reading takes place November 5-7, 2020.

VIDEO: Watch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Accept 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award VideoVIDEO: Watch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Accept 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

On Sunday night at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley received the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The honor is accompanied by a grant of $25,000, made possible by City National Bank's generous support of the Creative Arts Awards. Watch the theatre accept the Tony Award.

BWW TV: Celebrate the Best of Off-Broadway Backstage at the Obie Awards! VideoBWW TV: Celebrate the Best of Off-Broadway Backstage at the Obie Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards¬ģ just last week at Terminal 5.

STAGE TUBE: See Donna McKechnie and More in Highlights from IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe
by TV - On the Road - Sep 25, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production opened last night, September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. Below, watch highlights of the 10 dance vignettes, featuring Donna McKechnie and more!

VIDEO: Robin Williams Sent Well Wishes to Terminally Ill Fan Prior to Death
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 18, 2014

As one of his final acts of good will, Robin Williams recorded a video message for New Zealander Vivian Waller, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in January. Meeting Williams, along with marrying her partner and seeing her daughter's first birthday, made her bucket list. The late actor recently discovered her wish, though Waller had become too ill to travel, according to the Sunday Star Times - instead, sending her the video below that was released yesterday.

BWW TV: Leslie Bibb, Christopher Gattelli & More Preview Powerhouse Summer Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, will soon present their upcoming Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 atVassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Members of the casts gave a special press preview yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang about the season!

VIDEO: First Look - Kevin Costner Stars in Super Bowl Spot for DRAFT DAY
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 30, 2014

Summit Entertainment has released the Super Bowl spot for its upcoming football-themed drama DRAFT DAY. Starring Kevin Costner, the Ivan Reitman-helmed movie hits theaters on April 11, 2014.

VIDEO: First Look - Kevin Costner Stars in Ivan Reitman's DRAFT DAY
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 24, 2013

Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for its upcoming football-themed drama DRAFT DAY. Starring Kevin Costner, the Ivan Reitman-helmed movie hits theaters on April 11, 2014. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE on PBS
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 12, 2013

A rare and intimate glimpse into the dynamic process of creating and launching new plays, Playwright: From Page to Stage follows two outstanding young playwrights through the writing, development, staging, rehearsal, and public performance of their plays.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of the World Premiere of FLY
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2013

Dallas Theater Center announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. Check out some highlights of the show below!


Rajiv Joseph Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Rajiv Joseph written?
Rajiv Joseph has written 9 shows including All This Intimacy (Playwright), Animals Out of Paper (Playwright), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Playwright), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Playwright), The North Pool (Playwright), Guards at the Taj (Author), In Your Arms (Story), Describe the Night (Playwright), Fly (Bookwriter & Lyricist).

What awards has Rajiv Joseph been nominated for?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo .