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Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl is a playwright, and writer of other things. Her ten plays include In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), The Clean House, and Eurydice. She has been a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, a Tony Award nominee, and the recipient of the MacArthur “genius” Award. Her plays have been produced on- and off-Broadway, around the country, internationally, and have been translated into over fifteen languages. Her book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write was a Times Notable Book of the Year. Her other books include 44 Poems for You and Letters from Max, with Max Ritvo. She has received the Steinberg Award, the Sam French Award, Feminist Press Under 40 Award, the Playwright of the Year from the National Theater Conference, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Whiting Award, the Lily Award, and a PEN Award for mid-career playwrights. You can read more about her work at She teaches at the Yale School of Drama, and she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Tony Charuvastra, a child psychiatrist, and her three children.

Books by Sarah Ruhl