Rebecca Claire Gilman

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General Information

Name: Rebecca Claire Gilman

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Other;

Born: 1965 in Trussville, Alabama



Illinois Connection

Rebecca is an Assdociate Professor at Northwestern's Graduate Program: Writing for the Screen and Stage.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rebecca Gilman is one of the major young American playwrights working today. Her play Spinning Into Butter had its New York premiere at the prestigious Lincoln Center Theatre in Summer 2000 and Boy Gets Girl--chosen by Time magazine as the best play of 2000--was seen at the Manhattan Theatre Club in March 2001. Gilman was the first American playwright to win an Evening Standard Award. She serves on the advisory board for Chicago Dramatists, and received the 2008 Harper Lee Award.

Published Works

  • Spinning Into Butter: A Play, Faber & Faber, 2000
  • Boy Gets Girl: A lay, Faber & Faber, 2000
  • The Glory of Living: A Play, Faber & Faber, 2001
  • Dollhouse: A Play, Northwestern University Press, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Spinning into Butter: A Play

ISBN: 0571199844
Release Date: 2000-08-07

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Boy Gets Girl: A Play

ISBN: 0571199836
Release Date: 2000-05-29

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The Glory of Living: A Play

ISBN: 0571199984
Release Date: 2001-12-07

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Dollhouse: A Play

ISBN: 0810126311
Release Date: 2010-03-24

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Literary Awards

  • Osborn Award, The Glory of Living
  • Scott McPherson Award, Goodman Theatre, The Glory of Living

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Rebecca Claire Gilman on WorldCat

Rebecca Claire Gilman on Amazon


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