Sarah Ruhl


LCT: Becky Nurse of SalemHow to Transcend a Happy MarriageThe Oldest BoyIn the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Pulitzer Prize finalist); The Clean House (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize). Other plays include For Peter Pan on her 70th BirthdayStage KissDear ElizabethPassion Play (PEN American Award); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Helen Hayes Award); Melancholy Play; and Eurydice (named one of the best productions of the last twenty-five years by the New York Times.)  Her books include Smile, a memoir100 Essays I Don’t have Time to Write; and Love Poems in Quarantine. Opera: Libretto for Eurydice (Metropolitan Opera). Awards: MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, Whiting Writers’ Award, MacArthur Fellowship, Lily Award, PEN Center Award for a mid-career playwright. Education: Brown University (with Paula Vogel). Teaches at the Yale School of Drama.

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