Adam Bock. Adam Bock's The Thugs premiered at NYC's Soho Rep in 2006, winning an OBIE for playwriting for Mr. Bock and an OBIE for directing for Anne Kauffman, and was named to both of TimeOut NY's Top Ten lists. His new play The Receptionist will world-premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in October 2007, directed by Joe Mantello. His play The Drunken City will be at Playwrights Horizons in early 2008.
Five Flights played Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Theater in 2004, after a five-month sold-out run at San Francisco's Encore Theater in 2002. The play won the Glickman Award, and was nominated for the American Theater Critics Award, the Elizabeth Osborn Award, and two BATCC Awards. It has been published in Breaking Ground, an anthology of new plays edited by Kent Nicholson.
Shotgun Players' production of Swimming in the Shallows won the 2000 Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards for Best Original Script, Best Production, and Best Ensemble. Swimming in the Shallows was a Clauder Competition Award-winner, an L. Arnold Weissberger Award nominee, an LA Weekly nominee, a GLAAD Media Award nominee, named to TimeOut NY's Top Ten, and has been produced in Los Angeles, London, San Francisco, Boston, Providence, Santa Cruz, Ithaca, Key West, Long Beach, Toronto, Montreal, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as Second Stage's Uptown Series in New York City in the summer of 2005.
Mr. Bock helped Jack Cummings III develop The Audience, nominated for three 2005 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical. His play The Shaker Chair, produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville in the Humana Festival in 2005, was nominated for the Kesselring Prize. The Typographer's Dream has been produced in New York City and San Francisco, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and in Berkeley in 2006. Mr. Bock's play Thursday was produced in San Francisco with a 2003 NEA grant.
These and other plays have been read or workshopped at New York Theater Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, NYC's Vineyard Theater, Soho Rep, Underwood Theater, Rude Mechanicals NYC, the JAW/West Festival at Portland Center Stage, Printer's Devil, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theater, Salt Lake Actors Company, Southwark Theater, TheatreWorks New Works Festival, New Works at Perry-Mansfield, and Clubbed Thumb. Mr. Bock is an artistic associate at Shotgun Players and Encore Theater, and is a resident playwright at New Dramatists.