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Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck

Past New York productions include The Water’s Edge, Spike Heels, Loose Knit and The Family of Mann at Second Stage; Bad Dates and The Butterfly Collection at Playwrights Horizons; and View of the Dome at New York Theatre Workshop.

Omnium Gatherum (co-written with Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) was featured at the Humana Festival 2003, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts.

Her play The Scene produced at the Humana Festival in March of 2006 (finalist, the Steinberg award), was recently produced at Second Stage Theatre in New York, where it received rave reviews.  

Her new play, Mauritius, was recently produced at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, where it received the 2007 IRNE Award for Best New Play, and will be produced at Manhattan Theatre Club in September 2007.  

Her work has been widely produced both regionally and internationally.  She is currently working on commissions from Playwright’s Horizons, Denver Theatre Center, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Publications include her Collected Plays (volumes II and III to be published in fall of 2007) and Free Fire Zone, a book of comedic essays about writing and show business, will also be published in Fall of 2007 (all by Smith and Kraus).  Her plays have also been published in acting editions by Samuel French, and the Harvard Review has twice published Ms. Rebeck’s work.

In television, Ms. Rebeck has written for Dream On, Brooklyn Bridge, L.A. Law, Maximum Bob, First Wave, Third Watch, and NYPD Blue, where she also worked as a producer.

Produced features include Harriet the Spy, Gossip, and the independent feature Sunday on the Rocks. 

Awards include the Mystery Writer’s of America’s Edgar Award, the Writer’s Guild of America award for Episodic Drama, the Hispanic Images Imagen Award, and the Peabody, all for her work on NYPD Blue.   She has been a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize twice, won the National Theatre Conference Award (for The Family of Mann), and was awarded the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award in 2003.

Ms. Rebeck holds a PhD. from Brandeis University in Victorian Melodrama.  She and her husband Jess Lynn have two children, Cooper and Cleo.