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Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright. Past New York productions include The Understudy, Mauritius, The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection, Spike Heels, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann, View of the Dome and Omnium Gatherum (co-written, Pulitzer finalist). Publications include her Collected Plays Volumes I, II and III; Free Fire Zone (fall 2007), all with Smith & Kraus; and two novels, Three Girls and Their Brother and Twelve Rooms With a View with Random House/Shaye Areheart Books. Produced feature films include Harriet the Spy, Gossip and the independent features Sunday on the Rocks and Seducing Charlie Barker (adapted from her play The Scene). Awards include the Writers Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama and a Peabody Award for her work on NYPD Blue. She has also won the National Theatre Conference Award, the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, an Alex Award and a Lilly Award. She is currently the creator/executive producer of the new NBC show Smash. Ms. Rebeck is a contributing editor to the Harvard Review and an associate artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Lark and, believe it or not, she is the treasurer of the Dramatists Guild. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jess and two children, Cooper and Cleo.

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[Off-Broadway, 2023]
[West End, 2022]
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
[Off-Broadway, 2014]



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Red Bull Theater Reveals Selections for Short New Play Festival 2024

Red Bull Theater has revealed the winning selections for Red Bull’s ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL. Learn more!
NOT A MOMENT, BUT A MOVEMENT Play Festival Held Next Month at The Kirk Douglas Theatre

Center Theatre Group, in collaboration with The Fire This Time Festival and Watts Village Theater Company, will present a second season of Not A Moment, But A Movement, an initiative created to amplify, center, and celebrate Black voices.
SUNDAY ON THE ROCKS By Theresa Rebeck Returns To London

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Theresa Rebeck's SUNDAY ON THE ROCKS with a revival in London's pub theatre scene.
Andy Mientus to Join Krysta Rodriguez for Performance at Out of the Box Theatrics

Krysta Rodriguez will reunite with her Spring Awakening co-star Andy Mientus for her performance at Out of the Box Theatrics’ Broadway. Learn more about the performance and see how to purchase tickets.
MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Will Close 51st Season At Four County Players

To close out their 51st Season in Barboursville, Four County Players will present MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD opening May 3 in the Cellar.
League of Professional Theatre Women To Present Oral History Interview with Broadway Playwright Theresa Rebeck

Stage, film, television and novel writer Theresa Rebeck will be interviewed about her long and brilliant career at 6p.m., Monday, June 3, at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
DEAD OUTLAW, STEREOPHONIC & More Lead in Nominations for 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards

Read the full list of 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations! Leading the nominations are Stereophonic and Dead Outlaw.
Joanna Pickering's One-Woman Show LAUGHING IN THE DARK and New Play Secure Development Deal and Stage Run With Broadway Producers

Joanna Pickering's brand-new plays have found development success and plans for staged runs commencing in fall 2024 to 2025.
TheatreWorks Reveals Lineup For 2024-25 Season of World and Regional Premieres, Commissions, and More

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced its 54th season—a lineup of works to be presented October 2024 through July 2025. Learn more about the full lineup here!
Kristine Nielsen Joins Maxine Linehan and Kelly McAndrew in the Dorset Theatre Festival

 Dorset Theatre Festival has announced full casting for The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh and Sidekicked by Kim Powers in their upcoming 2024 Main Stage season, scheduled from June 21 through September 7, 2024 at the Dorset Playhouse.
JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING & More Set for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati 2024-25 Season

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has revealed its 2024-2025 season. See full programing and learn how to purchase tickets.
Krysta Rodriguez & More to Perform at Signature Theatre Gala Honoring Nathan Lane

On April 29, 2024, Signature Theatre will honor icon of stage and screen Nathan Lane with the company’s thirteenth Stephen Sondheim Award. Learn more!
Meet the Cast of PATRIOTS, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway

The Almeida Theatre production of Patriots officially begins previews on Broadway tonight, April 1. Meet the cast of Patriots here!
WAITRESS, FAT HAM & More Set for San Francisco Playhouse 2024/25 Season

San Francisco Playhouse has revealed its 22nd season, to be presented September 2024 to September 2025. See the full lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.
The Lark Playwrights Workshop To Continue As Part of Second Stage Theater's NEXT STAGE FESTIVAL

Second Stage Theater which became the new home for the Lark Playwrights Workshop in 2022, will conclude this year’s program on March 26th. Learn more about the program!
Alley Theatre to Host Open Auditions for Houston Actors for Its 2024-2025 Season

2024-25 Seasonal Auditions for Houston actors will be at Alley Theatre. Learn more about the season and see how to audition!
Dorset Theatre Festival Reveals 2024 Season Lineup

Dorset Theatre Festival has announced its 47th Main Stage Summer Season beginning June 21, 2024. Learn more about the full season lineup here!
Broadway Podcast Network Debuts THE DRAMA BOOK SHOW! Podcast

Broadway Podcast Network introduces a new podcast, THE DRAMA BOOK SHOW! Tune in for engaging discussions on drama literature and insightful interviews with industry professionals.
Sierra Stages Presents THE UNDERSTUDY One Night Only, March 13

Sierra Stages will present The Understudy, an dazzling comedy from the Pulitzer-nominated playwright, Theresa Rebeck. Presented as the next installation of Theater by the Book, The Understudy runs one night only on Wednesday, March 15 at the Nevada Theatre in downtown Nevada City, CA.
Krysta Rodriguez To Perform At Out Of The Box Theatrics' BROADWAY AT THE 154 CABARET SERIES

Broadway star Krysta Rodriguez joins Out of the Box Theatrics' Broadway at the 154 Cabaret.


How many shows has Theresa Rebeck written?

Theresa Rebeck has written 20 shows including Spike Heels (Playwright), Loose Knit (Playwright), The Family of Mann (Playwright), View of the Dome (Playwright), The Butterfly Collection (Playwright), Omnium Gatherum (Playwright), The Water's Edge (Playwright), The Scene (Playwright), Mauritius (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2007 (Playwright), Our House (Playwright), The Understudy (Playwright), Motherhood Out Loud (Playwright), Seminar (Playwright), Dead Accounts (Playwright), The Way of the World (Adaptation), What We're Up Against (Playwright), Bernhardt/Hamlet (Playwright), Seared (Playwright), Dig (Playwright).

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