13 Facts About Theresa Rebeck


Theresa Rebeck was born on February 19,1958 and is an American playwright, television writer, and novelist.


Theresa Rebeck's work has appeared on the Broadway and Off-Broadway stage, in film, and on television.


Theresa Rebeck is a 2009 recipient of the Alex Awards.


Theresa Rebeck's works have influenced American playwrights by bringing a feminist edge in her old works.


Theresa Rebeck earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame in 1980, and followed that with three degrees from Brandeis University: an MA in English 1983, a MFA in Playwriting in 1986, and a PhD in Victorian era melodrama, awarded in 1989.


Theresa Rebeck was attached as a book writer for the new musical Ever After, based on the Drew Barrymore movie of the same name.


Theresa Rebeck has written for American Theatre magazine and has had excerpts of her plays published in the Harvard Review.


Theresa Rebeck has received awards including the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award, the Writers Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama, the Hispanic Images Imagen Award, and the Peabody Award, all for her work on NYPD Blue.


Theresa Rebeck has won the National Theatre Conference Award, and was awarded the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award in 2003 for The Bells.


Theresa Rebeck's produced feature film screenplays include Harriet the Spy, Gossip, and the independent feature Sunday on the Rocks.


Theresa Rebeck is Distinguished Professor of Playwriting and holds the Lyndall Finley Wortham Chair in the Performing Arts at the University of Houston.


Theresa Rebeck is a board member of The Dramatists Guild and the Lark Play Development Center in New York City, and has taught at Brandeis University and Columbia University.


Theresa Rebeck is married, residing with her husband, Jess Lynn, and two children, Cooper and Cleo in Park Slope, Brooklyn.