LCT: Becky Nurse of Salem; How to Transcend a Happy Marriage; The Oldest Boy; In 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 Birthday; Stage Kiss; Dear Elizabeth; Passion 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 memoir; 100 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.
“I can’t believe it’s the same place,” White told me the other day, “because this theater can be so transformed from show to show.”
“I expected when I reached this stage of my acting career there would be no more juicy parts.”
Watch Deirdre O'Connell (Becky), playwright Sarah Ruhl, and director Rebecca Taichman chat about the themes of the show, favorite witches, and the magic of Sarah Ruhl's writing.
BECKY NURSE OF SALEM is a dialogue with Arthur Miller's classic drama, THE CRUCIBLE.
Sarah Ruhl's new play begins performances in the Newhouse this fall. Deirdre O'Connell leads the cast.
Sarah Ruhl has four plays associated with Lincoln Center Theater, and HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE is the latest.
"Life Imitates Life, Again and Again" A Talk between Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche, Tibetan Buddhist Master and founder of Jewel Heart; Mickey Lemle, Filmmaker and Board Chairman of Tibet Fund and Sarah Ruhl, author of THE OLDEST BOY.
Sarah Ruhl’s new play, THE OLDEST BOY, is dedicated to her three children – 8-year-old Anna, and 4-year-old twins, William and Hope -- and to their Tibetan nanny, Yangzom.
Sarah Ruhl on the humor in THE CLEAN HOUSE, and on the inspiration for IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play.