Rinne Groff

Rinne GroffRinne Groff, a New York City playwright, most recently wrote Compulsion, which starred Mandy Patinkin at The Public Theater in New York City (2011) and was widely hailed as  “poetic…touching” (NY Daily News) and “compelling…stunning”  (Broad Street Review). The Public also staged her play Ruby Sunrise (2005), praised by Variety as a “reflective, ambitious play” with “emotional resonance.” Rinne is a founding member of the Elevator Repair Service theater company and has been writing, staging, and performing with them since 1991, and she currently teaches at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Some of her earlier works include Saved, Jimmy Carter was a Democrat, Orange Lemon Egg Canary, Inky, and What Then and have been staged by Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Trinity Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, among others. Rinne has received the Whiting Writer's Award for plays, an OBIE Award grant, and a NYSCA grant.