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Rich Orloff is an award-winning playwright living in New York.

He has taught playwriting at his alma mater Oberlin College, at Miami's City Theater, and for the Connecticut Young Playwrights program.


Among his full-length plays are:

  • Love Happens, winner 1994 Playwrights First Award
  • Big Boys, winner 1997 InterPlay International Play Festival and second place, 2002 Kaufman and Hart Prize for New American Comedy
  • Someone's Knocking, critic's pick, Back Stage West, 1998
  • Domestic Tranquility, winner 1999 Theatre Conspiracy New Play Contest
  • Guy Stuff, finalist 2000 Santa Fe Performing Arts Competition
  • Shedding Light, winner 2000 Abeles Foundation Playwrights Award
  • Vietnam 101: The War on Campus, based on true stories of 1960's college students.

His play, Couples, an evening of eight short two-character comedies and dramas about love and desire, was present at the Workshop's Jewel Box Theater in New York City from May 9–19, 2007.[1]

Orloff's one-acts have had over 400 productions in the United States, Canada, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Russia, Holland, Brazil, India, Serbia and Singapore. Most recently, one of his plays appeared at the Atlantic Fringe Festival in September 2007.[2] Playscripts has published seven volumes of his short plays.



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