Biography

Adam Rapp

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Adam Rapp’s plays include Nocturne (A.R.T./NYTW), Faster (Rattlestick), Animals and Plants (A.R.T.), Finer Noble Gases (Humana Festival/Rattlestick), Stone Cold Dead Serious (A.R.T./Edge), Blackbird (The Bush Theatre/Edge), Gompers (Pittsburgh City Theatre), Red Light Winter (Steppenwolf/Barrow Street Theatre), Essential Self-Defense (Playwrights Horizons with Edge), American Sligo (Rattlestick), Bingo with the Indians (The Flea), and Kindness (Playwrights Horizons). As a director, he received an OBIE for his production of Red Light Winter, which was also named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His production of Finer Noble Gases garnered a Fringe First Award at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and transferred to the Bush Theatre in London. He directed Julian Shepard’s Los Angeles at The Flea and Christopher Denham’s Cagelove at Rattlestick. Most recently, he directed the Lab Production of his play, The Metal Children, at The Vineyard and the world premiere of his play, Kindness, at Playwrights Horizons. He has also written and directed two films: Winter Passing, and an adaptation of his play, Blackbird, which will be released later this year. He is the author of the novel The Year of Endless Sorrows (FSG) and six others. His newest, Punkzilla, will be published by Candlewick Press in the spring of ’09.

 

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