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Adam Rapp

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Writer-director ADAM RAPP has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships for his plays, stories and novels. He received the Herbert & Patricia Brodkin Scholarship, two Lincoln Center le Compte de Nuoy Awards, a fellowship to the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France; the 1999 Princess Grace Award for Playwrighting; 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. Most recently he won Chicago's Joseph Jeffereson Award for Best New Work, for his play Red Light Winter.

Rapp's plays include "Nocturne," (A.R.T., Off-Broadway at NYTW), "Ghosts in the Cottonwoods" (Victory Gardens; The Arocla, London), "Animals and Plants" (A.R.T.), "Blackbird" (The Bush, London; Pittsburgh City Theatre; Off-Broadway with Edge Theater), "Finer Noble Gases (26th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, Off-Broadway at Rattlestick), "Fast" (Off-Broadway at Rattlestick), "Trueblinka" (Off-Broadway at the Maverick Theater), "Dreams of the Salthorse" (Encore, S.F.) and "Gompers" (Pittsburgh City Theatre; The Arcola, London).

His first anthology of plays, Plays By Adam Rapp, was published by Broadway Play Publishing. His new collection of plays, Stone Cold Dead Serious And Other Plays, is available by Faber & Faber. Rapp is also the author of young adult novels, Missing the Piano, The Buffalo Tree, The Copper Elephant, 33 Snowfish and Under the Wolf, Under the Dog, which was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Rapp recently directed his new play, "Red Light Winter," which was the first play to sell-out Steppenwolf's Garage Theater. "Red Light Winter" is currently running at the Barrow Street Theater in New York City. Other upcoming projects include: the graphic novel, Decelerate Blue, and the adult novel, The Year of Endless Sorrows, which will be published by Farrar Strauss & Giroux. A graduate of Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, Rapp also completed a two-year playwriting fellowship at Juilliard. He currently lives in New York City.