Artist Bios

Rajiv Joseph

Rajiv Joseph

(Bio as of September 2019)

Rajiv Joseph (Playwright, In The Sick Bay of the Santa Maria) is an award winning playwright whose plays include Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Pulitzer Prize Drama Finalist, grant recipient for Outstanding New American Play by the National Endowment for the Arts), Guards at the Taj (Obie Award for Best New American Play, Lortel Winner for Best Play), Describe the Night (Obie Award for Best New American Play). Other plays include Archduke, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Animals Out of Paper, The Lake Effect, The North Pool and Mr. Wolf. Joseph has been awarded artistic grants from the Whiting Foundation, United States Artists and the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. He is a board member of the Lark Play Development Center in New York City, where he develops all his plays. He served for three years in the Peace Corps in Senegal and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

With Goodman Theatre