Theresa Rebeck is a a playwright, novelist and television writer. Her plays include The Scene, Mauritius, and Seminar, and she created the NBC series Smash. In 2010 she was the recipient of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for American Playwright in Mid-Career. All of her past produced plays have been collected in Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Volumes I, II, and III. Rebeck has also written two novels, Three Girls and Their Brother and Twelve Rooms With A View, as well as Free Fire Zone, a book of comedic essays about writing and show business. In television, she has written and produced for Canterbury’s Law, Smith, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and NYPD Blue, among other shows. Rebeck holds an MFA in Playwriting and a PhD in Victorian Melodrama, both from Brandeis University. She the PEN America Board in 2011.