Adam Rapp is an Obie-Award-winning playwright and director. His thought-provoking plays have kept audiences on the edge of their seats waiting for his next creation! In addition to an Obie Award, Adam's playwriting has been honored with The Helen Merrill Award, The 2006 Princess Grace Statue, a Lucille Lortel Playwright's Fellowship, and The Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

His plays include "Nocturne," "Faster," "Animals & Plants," "Finer Noble Gases" (which earned Adam a 2006 Edinburgh Fringe First Award), "Stone Cold Dead Serious," "Blackbird," "Gompers," "Essential Self-Defense," and "Red Light Winter" (for which Adam received an Obie Award and was named finalist for a Pulitzer Prize). Adam recently directed Billy Crudup at the Vineyard Theatre in the world premiere of his own play "The Metal Children."

Adam is also the author several novels including "The Year Of Endless Sorrows" and the more graphic novel "Ball-Peen Hammer." His latest novel, "The Children And The Wolves," is forthcoming from Candlewick Press. Adam wrote and directed two films "Winter Passing" and "Blackbird." Catch Adam's latest play "Ghosts in the Cottonwoods" at Theatre 80 St. Marks (80 St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Avenue in NYC) presented by The Amoralists from November 11-December 6. Click here for tickets!

1. Who or what inspired you to become a playwright? John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation,” which I saw when I moved to New York.

2. Who is the one person you haven't worked with that you would like to? Daniel Day Lewis.

3. What's the best advice you've ever received? "Don’t stop writing plays" – Marsha Norman

4. If you couldn't be doing what you are doing now, what career would you choose? I would coach high school basketball and teach English.

5. Favorite place to write? My office and bed (a close second).

6. Favorite way to spend your day off? Reading, playing basketball, playing music.

7. Books or Magazines? Books.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Both. I alternate.

9. Favorite website? Goodreads.com

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Juliette Binoche.

12. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that nobody knows about? I’ve only thrown up twice in my life. Well, three times, actually.

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