David Rabe

David Rabe's first plays in New York were a quartet of plays dealing with the Vietnam War: The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Sticks and Bones, Streamers and The Orphan, all produced by Joseph Papp at The Public Theatre. Other plays include In the Boom Boom Room, Goose and Tomtom, Hurlyburly, Those The River Keeps, A Question of Mercy, The Dog Problem, Cosmologies and The Black Monk, adapted from a Chekhov story. His screenplays include I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can and Casualties of War. In 1993, he published his first novel, Recital of the Dog. In the fall, Grove Atlantic is publishing his book of stories titled A Primitive Heart. He is the recipient of a Tony Award, three Hull-Warriner Awards, and two Drama Desk Awards.
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 2005 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Revival Hurlyburly Playwright
2 NOMINATED 1974 Drama Critics' Circle Award Runner-Up, Best American Play In the Boom Boom Room Playwright
3 NOMINATED 1972 Drama Critics' Circle Award Runner-Up, Best Play Sticks and Bones Playwright
4 WON 1972 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Special Citation Sticks and Bones Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards Nomination, Outstanding Revival Sticks and Bones Playwright
6 WON 1976 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play 1976 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best American Play Streamers Playwright