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The Ruby Sunrise

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TITLE
The Ruby Sunrise
AUTHORS

Rinne Groff

SYNOPSIS

Setting off from a farm in Indiana as a young girl named Ruby struggles to turn her dream of the first all-electrical television system into a reality, and jumping to a McCarthy-era New York TV studio where Ruby’s heirs fight over how her story should be told, The Ruby Sunrise charts the course of the phenomenon of television: from early idealism and sparks of genius, to promises fulfilled and compromises brokered, and beyond.

AVAILABILITY
Available
YEAR
2006
ISBN
978-0-8222-2140-1
TYPOLOGY
Drama
PUBLISHER
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
biography

Rinne Groff

Rinne Groff is a playwright and performer. Her plays and musicals, including “Fire in Dreamland”, “77%”, “Comfort Inn”, “Compulsion”, “The Ruby Sunrise” (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle nominations), “Saved” (Lucille Lortel nomination and Broadway.com Audience Award), “Jimmy Carter was a Democrat”, “Molière Impromptu”, “Orange Lemon Egg Canary”, “What Then”, “Inky”, “Seven Supermans”, and “The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem”, have been produced by the Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Kansas City Rep, Trinity Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Women’s Project, PS122, Clubbed Thumb, Target Margin, and Andy’s Summer Playhouse, among others in the United States and internationally.

She is a founding member of the devised theatre company Elevator Repair Service and wrote for Season Two of Showtime’s “Weeds”.  Rinne is a recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Obie Award grant, a Rita and Burton Goldberg Playwriting Award, and two NYSCA Individual Artist grants.  She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Cape Cod Theater Project, the Orchard Project, the Sundance Theatre Lab, the Australian National Playwrights Conference, the Perry Mansfield New Noises Festival, and the Chautauqua Theater Company. She has a B.A. from Yale College and an M.F.A from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Dramatic Writing.

More information: tisch.nyu.eduwww.whiting.orgwww.playscripts.comwww.concordtheatricals.comwww.dramaonlinelibrary.comen.wikipedia.org and www.nytimes.com

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