Theresa Rebeck Biography

Gender: Female

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.