Rebecca Gilman

Rebecca Gilman

Rebecca Gilman

(Bio as of March 2015)

Rebecca Gilman is an Artistic Associate at the Goodman. Ms. Gilman’s plays include Luna GaleA True History of the Johnstown FloodDollhouseBoy Gets GirlSpinning Into ButterBlue Surge (all of which were commissioned and originally produced by the Goodman), The Glory of LivingThe Sweetest Swing in BaseballThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Crowd You’re in With. Ms. Gilman is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Harper Lee Award, The Scott McPherson Award, 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 Theatre Masters Visionary Award, The Great Plains Playwright Award and an Illinois Arts Council playwriting fellowship. Boy Gets Girl received an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play and she was named a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for her play, The Glory of Living. She is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America and a board member of the ACLU of Illinois. She received her MFA in playwriting from the University of Iowa. Ms. Gilman is an associate professor of playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University as part of its MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program.  She is the recipient of a Global Connections Grant by Theatre Communications Group and an American Scandinavian Foundation Creative Writing Grant for the development of a new play in conjunction with Göteborgs Dramatiska Teater in Gothenburg, Sweden: Rödvinsvänster (Red-Wine Leftists): 1977.

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Rebecca Gilman

  • ATrueHistoryOfTheJohnstownFlood
    ATrueHistoryOfTheJohnstownFlood

    Pictured in Goodman Theatre’s world-premiere production of A True History of the Johnstown Flood is (clockwise from top) Stephen Louis Grush (James), Cliff Chamberlain(Richard), Heather Wood (Fanny) and Sarah Charipar (Colleen). 

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  • BlueSurge
    BlueSurge

    Pictured in Robert Falls’ 2001 production of Blue Surge by Rebecca Gilman are Joe Forbrick (Curt) and Rachel Miner (Sandy). 

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  • Dollhouse
    Dollhouse

    Pictured in Robert Falls’ 2005 production of Dollhouse by Rebecca Gilman are Maggie Siff(Nora) and Anthony Starke (Terry). 

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  • LunaGale
    LunaGale

    Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline) in the world-premiere production of Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Robert Falls at Goodman Theatre (January 18 – February 23, 2014). www.goodmantheatre.org/luna

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