ADAM RAPP (Playwright / Director) was last represented at Playwrights Horizons with Essential Self-Defense in 2007. His other plays include Red Light Winter (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Obie Award), Bingo with the Indians, American Sligo, Blackbird (two Drama Desk nominations), Stone Cold Dead Serious, Nocturne, Ghosts in the Cottonwoods, Animals and Plants, Finer Noble Gases, Faster, Trueblinka, Dreams of the Salthorse and Gompers. His plays have been collected in Stone Cold Dead Serious and Other Plays and he has written seven novels. He wrote and directed his first feature film, Winter Passing, starring Ed Harris, Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel, for Focus Features. He is also the recipient of two Lincoln Center le Compte de Nuoy Awards; a fellowship to the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France; the 1999 Princess Grace Award for Playwriting; a 2000 Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays; a 2000 Suite Residency with Mabou Mines; the 2001 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights; Boston’s Elliot Norton Award; and was short-listed for the 2003 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. He is the Resident Playwright for Edge Theater.
Adam Rapp is a fresh and muscular voice with no fear! The journey is full of ODDBALL JOY with an unabashed affection for bizarre and tragic humanity.—Linda Winer, Newsday
BRILLIANT! A first-class production, courtesy of director Carolyn Cantor and a terrific cast.—Dan Bacalzo, Theatermania