Adam Bock

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Adam Bock is a Canadian playwright currently living in the United States. Adam was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In the fall of 1984, Bock studied at the National Theater Institute at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. He is an artistic associate of the Shotgun Players, an award-winning San Francisco theater group. His play Medea Eats was produced in 2000 by Clubbed Thumb,[1] who subsequently premiered his play The Typographer's Dream in 2002.[2] He won a 2006 Obie award for his play The Thugs. During the 2007-2008 New York theatrical season, two plays by Bock were produced Off Broadway: "The Receptionist" at Manhattan Theatre Club and The Drunken City, originally commissioned by the Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, New York, at Playwrights Horizons.

Bock is openly gay and often writes about homosexuality. He is quoted as saying "I’m a gay playwright. I like being called a gay playwright. It’s who I am. It’s how I write. I have a very specific take on the world because I’m gay."[3]

Bock has been nominated for two 2007-2008 Outer Critics Circle Awards. Both The Receptionist and The Drunken City were nominated for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play. In 2012, he won a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his work.[4]

Bock's latest play A Small Fire runs December 16, 2010 – January 23, 2011 at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons,[5] under the direction of Trip Cullman.

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