Theresa Rebeck's plays include Seminar, Mauritius (Irne, Elliot Norton Awards), Dead Accounts, Spike Heels, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann (National Theater Award), The Water's Edge, The Scene, The Butterfly Collection, The Bells (Inge New Voices Award), Bad Dates, The Nest, Omnium Gatherum (Pulitzer finalist), View of the Dome, Poor Behavior and The Understudy. Her work has been widely produced on and off Broadway, regionally and internationally. Novels include Three Girls and Their Brother (Crown) and I'm Glad About You (Putnam), which will come out in paperback this spring. She is the recipient of the Pen Laura Pels Award for a mid-career playwright.
This fall, her play Bernhardt/Hamlet will premiere on Broadway, starring Janet McTeer. Her play Downstairs, starring Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, will have it’s New York premiere at Primary Stages.
As a director her work has been seen at the Alley Theatre of Houston, Dorset Theater Festival, the R.E.P. company of Wilmington Delaware (Sanford Robbins, artistic director) the Orchard Project and the Folger Shakespeare Theater. She recently finished writing and directing the independent feature Trouble, starring Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman and David Morse. In television, she is known for her work on “NYPD Blue” (Writer’s Guild, Peabody and Edgar awards) and for creating the NBC series “Smash.”
Ms. Rebeck is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a Ph.D. and M.F.A. from Brandeis University. She serves on the board of PEN America, and is a proud member of the Dramatist’s Guild. She teaches at the University of Houston as the Distinguished Visiting Theater Artist. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jess Lynn and her children, Cooper and Cleo Lynn.