Rich Orloff

Art Discipline: 
New York, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Oct 31, 2011 to Nov 18, 2011

Rich Orloff is one of the most popular unknown playwrights in the country. His twelve full-length plays (mostly comedies) have been presented at such theaters as Arizona Theatre Company, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Charlotte Rep, Dayton Playhouse, Florida Studio Theatre, New Jersey Rep, West Coast Ensemble, and three times at the Key West Theatre Festival. The plays have won such contests as the Festival of Emerging American Theatre, the Playwrights First Award, the InterPlay International Play Festival, the Theatre Conspiracy New Play Contest, the Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence and the Tennessee Williams Playwriting Competition. Rich's short plays have received over 800 productions on six of the seven continents (and a staged reading in Antarctica). His short comedies have been published three times in the annual Best Ten-Minute Plays anthology series, five times in the annual Best American Short Plays series, and in The Art of the One-Act Play, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Take Ten II, and the Chinese anthology An Anthology of American Short Plays. Playscripts has published sixty of his short plays in eight collections. Rich has given lectures and workshops on playwriting at universities across the country. He lives in New York but loves getting out of town.