Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States, with her newest play Bernhardt/Hamlet opening in 2018. New York productions of her work include Dead AccountsSeminarMauritius, which won the 2007 IRNE Award for Best New Play and the Eliot Norton Award, The SceneThe Water’s EdgeLoose KnitThe Family of Mann, which won the National Theatre Conference Award, The Bells, which was awarded the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, and Spike HeelsBad Dates, among others. A play she co-wrote, Omnium Gatherum, was the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 and was featured at the Humana Festival. Rebeck has written three novels, Three Girls and Their BrotherTwelve Rooms with a View, and most recently, I’m Glad About You, and a book of comedic essays about writing and show business, Free Fire Zone. All of Rebeck’s past plays have been published by Smith and Kraus as Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Volumes I, II III, and IV. Rebeck has also written for television shows, produced feature films, and is the creator of the NBC drama Smash. Her awards include the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award, the Writer’s Guild of America award for Episodic Drama, the Hispanic Images Imagen Award, the Peabody, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, the Athena Film Festival Award, an Alex Award, and a Lilly Award. In 2011 she was named one of the 150 Fearless Women in the World by Newsweek. Rebeck is a Board member of the Dramatists Guild, a Contributing Editor to the Harvard Review, an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company, and a Playwright Adviser and Board Member of the LARK. She has taught at Brandeis University and Columbia University and currently at the University of Houston. She joined the PEN America Board in 2011.