Department of Radio/Television/Film
1920 Campus Drive, Room 304
Evanston , IL 60208
Graduate Programs: Writing for the Screen and Stage
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 numerous productions at regional theatres and abroad, including productions at the Goodman Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, the Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, and Manhattan Class Company. She 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, and The George Devine Award. Ms. Gilman was named a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for her play, The Glory of Living. The film adaptation of Spinning Into Butter was released in 2009, starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
|MFA||Playwriting, University of Iowa|
|MA||English, University of Virginia|
|BA||English, Birmingham-Southern College|
Dollhouse. Northwestern University Press, 2010.
The Crowd You’re In With. Northwestern University Press, 2009.
The Sweetest Swing in Baseball. Dramatic Publishing, 2007.
Recent Awards and Honors
Boy Gets Girl selected as on of Time Magazine’s Top Ten Plays of the Decade, 2010
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter selected as one of Time Magazine’s Top Ten Plays of the Year, 2009
Ucross Foundation Artists Residency, 2008
Theatre Masters Visionary Award, 2008
The Harper Lee Award, 2008
The American Theatre Critics Association/Harold and Mimi Steinberg Award for New Plays, Finalist, 2008, The Crowd You’re In With
National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, 2007, The Crowd You’re In With
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humanities, Birmingham-Southern College, 2006
Recent Grants and Funding
Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, 2007
The James Irvine Foundation New Works Initiative Grant, 2007
562 Writing the Short Play
565 Full-Length Project II
464 Writing the Adaptation
464 Writing the Docudrama
360 Writing the Romance
360 Writing the Future: Utopian/Dystopian Narratives