Years: 2008, 2009, 2010
Rinne Groff is a playwright and performer. Her plays and musicals, including 77%, Compulsion, Saved, What Then, Jimmy Carter was a Democrat, Orange Lemon Egg Canary, Inky, The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, and The Ruby Sunrise, have been produced by the Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Trinity Repertory Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, P. S. 122, Target Margin Theater, Clubbed Thumb, and Andy's Summer Playhouse, among others. Ms. Groff is a founding member of Elevator Repair Service Theater Company and a member of New Dramatists and the Dramatists Guild. A recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Obie Award grant, Ms. Groff was trained at Yale University and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she currently teaches.