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.
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
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
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
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.