Richard Greenberg (born February 22, 1958) is an American playwright and television writer known for his subversively humorous depictions of middle-class American life. He has had more than 25 plays premiere on and Off-Broadway in New York City and eight at the South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, California, including The Violet Hour, Everett Beekin, and Hurrah at Last.
|Born||February 22, 1958|
East Meadow, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Playwright, television writer|
|Education||Princeton University (BA)|
Yale University (MFA)
|Notable works||Eastern Standard (1988)|
Three Days of Rain (1998)
Take Me Out (2003)
|Notable awards||Tony Award for Best Play|
New York Drama Critics Circle Award
Drama Desk Award
Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Greenberg is perhaps best known for his 2003 Tony Award winning play, Take Me Out, about the conflicts that arise after a Major League Baseball player nonchalantly announces to the media that he is gay. The play premiered in London and ran in New York as the first collaboration between England's Donmar Warehouse and New York's Public Theater. After it transferred to Broadway in early 2003, Take Me Out won widespread critical acclaim for Greenberg and many prestigious awards.