Two New Works by Playwright Adam Rapp Are NYC-Bound

News   Two New Works by Playwright Adam Rapp Are NYC-Bound
Following the Off-Broadway world premiere of Essential Self-Defense, two other new plays by Adam Rapp will hit the New York stage this year, has learned.
Playwright-director Adam Rapp
Playwright-director Adam Rapp Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The playwright — who currently serves as director for the Flea Theater's Los Angeles — told that he will also stage his own American Sligo and Bingo With The Indians. American Sligo will dawn at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, according to Rapp. "That's going to open Sept. 16 with [stars] Paul Sparks and Guy Boyd and Marylouise Burke and sort of the regulars."

Bingo With the Indians — which has been previously seen in readings, some with his brother Anthony Rapp — will receive a full staging at the Flea Theater. "That will start rehearsals at the end of September and go up in October."

Rapp made his Off-Broadway directorial debut with his own Red Light Winter (a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist) and also staged Christopher Denham's cagelove at Rattlestick. As a playwright, he has penned the plays Nocturne, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Finer Noble Gases, Blackbird, Gompers, Trueblinka and Faster.

Playwrights Horizons and Edge Theater (where he is resident playwright) team up to bring Rapp's Essential Self-Defense to Off-Broadway beginning March 15 with an official opening March 28.

As previously reported by, Rapp's Red Light Winter will be filmed, and Blackbird arrives on the silver screen March 12 at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX.

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