Tara Hunt | Aug. 15, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
Theresa Rebeck ’80 says she has a playwright’s brain.
The critics and her peers apparently agree: Not only is she an a Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominee and National Theatre Conference Award winner, but Rebeck was also invited to participate in the prestigious Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in summer 2012 to develop her new play, Fool. She was one of just eight playwrights selected out of nearly 1,000 applicants, an honor she shared with another participant from Notre Dame, Anne García-Romero, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.
The Notre Dame alumna’s award-winning career has always been multifaceted, however, and she has penned Broadway shows as well as television, films, essays, and, most recently, novels.