Adam Bock’s plays include The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Tricycle Theater, London), Phaedra (Shotgun Players, 8 BATCC nominations), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons, 2012 Drama Desk nomination for Best Play, 2015 LA Ovation nomination for Best New Play), the book for We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with music by Todd Almond (Yale Rep), The Receptionist (MTC, 2008 Outer Critics nomination, Best Plays of 2007-2008, The Evidence Room with Megan Mullally, Broadway.com Audience award), The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons, 2008 Outer Critics nomination), The Thugs (Soho Rep, 2007 OBIE Award for Playwriting), The Shaker Chair (2005 Humana Festival, Kesselring nomination), Swimming In The Shallows (Shotgun Players, Second Stage Uptown, 2000 BATCC Award, a Clauder prize, GLAAD nomination), Five Flights (Encore Theatre and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 2002 Glickman Award, ACTA nomination, Osborn nomination), The Typographer’s Dream (Encore Theatre/Shotgun Players) and Three Guys and a Brenda (Heideman Award).
His plays have been produced all over the US, in Canada, the UK and Australia, and around the world.
Bock is a resident playwright at Encore Theatre, an artistic associate at Shotgun Players and Clubbed Thumb, and was on the 2014-15 OBIE committee. He is a Guggenheim fellow, a Sundance Ucross, MassMoca and Utah fellow, a Jaw West fellow, a three-time resident at Yaddo, a NEA grantee, winner of the Otis Guernsey and Calloway Awards, a NYTW Usual Suspect and a TDF Open Doors mentor. He is an alumnus of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the MCC Writers Lab, New Dramatists and is on the board of SPACE on Ryder Farm.
He has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Ars Nova/MTC, South Coast Rep, Portland Center Stage, Shotgun Players, Encore Theatre, the Kitchen Theater and SLAC.
His plays are published by Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts, Inc. He is represented by Joe Machota at CAA.