Rinne Groff is an American playwright and performer.
A founding member of Elevator Repair Service Theater Company, she has been a part of the writing, staging, and performing of their shows since the company’s inception in 1991. She is at work on a commission from The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
With playwright/lyricist John Dempsey and composer Michael Friedman, Groff co-wrote the book and lyrics for the stage musical adaptation of the movie Saved!. Her play Compulsion opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater on February 1, 2011, starring Mandy Patinkin and directed by Oskar Eustis. The play had previously played at Yale Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, both in 2010.
- Recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Award
- Recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award in 2005 for plays.
- Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2002-03 for her play Orange Lemon Egg Canary.
- Jimmy Carter was a Democrat (produced at Clubbed Thumb and P.S. 122)
- Orange Lemon Egg Canary (Actors Theater of Louisville)
- Inky (Clubbed Thumb and Salt Theater)
- Molière Impromptu (Trinity Rep)
- co-writer with Charles Strouse of You Never Know
- The Ruby Sunrise, played at the Public Theater in November 2005, directed by Oskar Eustis
- What Then premiered in January 2006, produced by Clubbed Thumb
- Compulsion (2010, Yale Repertory Theatre)
- Bios of 2005 Whiting Writers' Award Recipients - Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Retrieved 9-20-06
- Greene, Alexis (June 3, 2008). "Theater Review: Saved". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 28, 2010.[dead link]
- Hetrick, Adam."Anne Frank Haunts Mandy Patinkin in Compulsion, Starting Feb. 1 at the Public Theater" playbill.com, February 1, 2011
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: Rinne Groff
- Bon, Deron (April 2005). "In Dialogue: Framing Rinne Groff". The Brooklyn Rail.
- Shim, Eileen (February 2, 2010). "‘Compulsion’ presents a new side of the Anne Frank story". Yale Daily News. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
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