Sarah Ruhl was born on January 24,1974 and is an American playwright, professor, and essayist.
16 Facts About Sarah Ruhl
Sarah Ruhl currently serves on the faculty of the Yale School of Drama.
Sarah Ruhl attended Interlochen Arts Camp for several summers in her youth.
Sarah Ruhl had intended to become a poet, but after she studied under Paula Vogel at Brown University, she was persuaded to switch to playwriting.
Sarah Ruhl spent a year of graduate work studying English literature at Pembroke College, Oxford.
Sarah Ruhl is an active member of New Dramatists, a development space for new playwrights that is in partnership with the NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program.
Sarah Ruhl gained widespread recognition for her play The Clean House.
Each Saturday, from the time Sarah Ruhl was five, Patrick took his daughters to the Walker Brothers Original Pancake House for breakfast and taught them a new word, along with its etymology.
In 2020, Sarah Ruhl adapted the play as a libretto for a new opera composed by Matthew Aucoin.
Sarah Ruhl began writing Passion Play at age 21, while studying with Paula Vogel at Brown University.
Sarah Ruhl did not finish the play until eight years later, after Wendy C Goldberg and Arena's Molly Smith commissioned the third act.
Sarah Ruhl taught a course at NYU on marriage and divorce and sometimes included In the Next Room on his syllabus.
Sarah Ruhl was awarded the Residency 1 program by the Signature Theatre Company in 2019.
In 2006, Sarah Ruhl received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship with a cash award of $500,000.
Sarah Ruhl has been awarded the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award for 2016; the awardee is given a cash award of $200,000.
Sarah Ruhl fills her intelligent and highly theatrical plays with striking oddities and playful humor.