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Rebecca Gilman

Rebecca Gilman's plays include Spinning Into Butter, Boy Gets Girl, The Crowd You're In With, Dollhouse, A True History of the Johnstown Flood, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Blue Surge, and The Glory of Living.  Her plays have received Rebecca Gilmannumerous productions at regional theatres and abroad, including productions at the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, the Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, and Manhattan Class Company.

Rebecca is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Prince Prize for Commissioning New Work, the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, the George Devine Award, the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, five Joseph Jefferson Awards, and the Harper Lee Award. She was named a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for her play, The Glory of Living.

Rebecca is the recipient of a TCG Global Connections Grant and a Creative Writing Grant from the American Scandinavian Foundation for work on two new plays in collaboration with theatre companies in Gothenburg, Sweden: Teater Durken and Göteborgs Dramatiska Teater.

Ms. Gilman is an Artistic Associate at the Goodman Theatre, a Council Member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and an Associate Professor of playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University. In 2014, she will have two new plays produced. In January, her play, Luna Gale, will premiere at the Goodman Theatre, under the direction of Robert Falls. And in March, her play, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, will premiere at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis under the direction of Seth Gordon.