Adam Rapp (Stone Cold Dead Serious) has been the recipient of the Herbert & Patricia Brodkin Scholarship, two Lincoln Center le Compte du Nouy Awards, a fellowship to the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, the1999 Princess Grace Award for Playwrighting, a 2000 Suite Residency with Mabou Mines, a 2000 Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, and the 2001 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights.
The World Premiere of Nocturne was produced by the A.R.T.'s New Stages Program to enormous public and critical acclaim. It received Boston's Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script as well as Best New Play by the Independent Reviewers of New England. Nocturne was co-produced Off-Broadway by New York Theatre Workshop and the A.R.T. in May of 2001, is slated for productions at Berkeley Repertory and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, and will be published by Faber & Faber. Nocturne was also selected as one of the Burns Mantle Ten Best Plays of the 2000-2001 Season. In the spring of 2001 Animals and Plants also received its World Premiere in the New Stages Program at the A.R.T.
In the spring of 2000 he directed a workshop production of his play, Blackbird, which went on to receive its World Premiere at the Bush Theatre in London. Blackbird will make its American debut at Pittsburgh's City Theatre in May, 2002. Mr. Rapp's Faster will receive its World Premiere in January 2002 at the Culture Project in New York City.
Trueblinka was presented at The Public Theater's 1997 New Work Now! Festival and went on to the 1997 O'Neill Playwrights Conference. Ghosts in the Cottonwoods was selected for the 1996 New Work Now! Festival, went on to The 1996 O'Neill Playwrights Conference, and received its World Premiere in the fall of 1998 with the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble at Victory Gardens in Chicago. In the spring of 2000 Ghosts in the Cottonwoods was produced at the 24th Street Theatre in Los Angeles. Finer Noble Gases was presented at The 2001 O'Neill Playwrights Conference.
Originally a fiction writer, Mr. Rapp is also the author of th novels Missing the Piano (Viking/Puffin), The Buffalo Tree (Front Street/HarperCollins), The Copper Elephant (Front Street), the upcoming Under the Wolf, Under the Dog (Candlewick Press) and Little Chicago (Front Street, Spring 2002).
A graduate of Clarke College in Dubuque, IA, Mr. Rapp also completed a two-year fellowship at Juilliard where his play Dreams of the Salthorse was produced.