Rebecca Gilman

Plays by Rebecca Gilman

audio Spinning Into Butter

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

What happens when conflicting emotions inhabit the same space? When a new vocabulary is devised to disguise the same old thoughts? In this barbed satire of political correctness, Rebecca Gilman’s provocative characters spin a web of their own, revealing the latent racism that may lurk beneath the porcelain veneer of a liberated conscience.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Jordan Baker, Daniel Chacon, Michael Cotter, Patricia Fraser, Kevin Kilner, Charles Kimbrough and Stuart Pankin.

Featuring: Jordan Baker, Daniel Chacon, Michael Cotter, Patricia Fraser, Kevin Kilner, Charles Kimbrough, Stuart Pankin

Rebecca Gilman is an Artistic Associate at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago. Her plays include Luna Gale, A True History of the Johnstown Flood, Dollhouse, Boy Gets Girl, Spinning Into Butter, Blue Surge, (all of which were commissioned and originally produced by the Goodman), The Glory of Living, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Crowd You’re in With. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Harper Lee Award, the Scott McPherson Award, the Prince Prize for Commissioning New Work, the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, the George Devine Award, the Theatre Masters Visionary Award, the Great Plains Playwright Award and an Illinois Arts Council playwriting fellowship. Boy Gets Girl received an Olivier nomination for Best New Play and she was named a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Glory of Living. She is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America and a board member of the ACLU of Illinois. She received her MFA in playwriting from the University of Iowa and is an Associate Professor of playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University as part of its MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program.