BIO

Rich Rubin’s plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and internationally in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico.  Institutional colleagues in the development and/or staging of his plays have included the American Bard Theater Company, Manhattan TheatreWorks, Gulfshore Playhouse, Castillo Theatre, American Actors UK, English Theatre Berlin, UP Theatre Company, Detroit Repertory Theatre, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Long Beach Playhouse, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Charlotte, Portland Center Stage and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.  Rich’s work has been nominated for the L. Arnold Weissberger Award (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and has been selected as a winner of the Julie Harris Playwright Award, Todd McNerney Playwright Award, Fratti-Newman Political Play Award, Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Emerging Playwright Award, Neil Simon Festival New Play Award, and the Portland Civic Theatre Guild New Play Award.  His plays have also been chosen as a finalist for the Playwrights First Award, Ashland New Play Festival, Woodward-Newman Drama Award, Trustus Playwrights Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival, nuVoices Festival (Actors Theatre of Charlotte), Oregon Book Award, Reva Shiner Comedy Award, Heideman Award (Actors Theatre of Louisville), New American Play Project (Utah Shakespeare Festival), ATHE Award for Excellence in Playwriting, Woodward International Playwriting Prize and the Burbage Prize (UK).  Rich is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, the New Play Exchange, and Portland’s Nameless Playwrights and LineStorm Playwrights.