Jockeys have the Triple Crown, hockey players have the three-goal hat trick, but there is no equivalent in the theater for what has been happening to Sarah Ruhl lately. Her highly praised 2004 play, “The Clean House,” is finally having its New York premiere on Oct. 30 at Lincoln Center, one of nine productions of it scheduled this year around the country. Another of her plays, “Eurydice,” a version of the Greek myth, has been winning outstanding reviews at the Yale Repertory Theater. (“Devastatingly lovely,” Charles Isherwood wrote of it in The New York Times, “and just plain devastating.”) Then, last month, Ms. Ruhl won a $500,000 MacArthur “genius” award, $100,000 a year for five years.
Monday, October 16, 2006
American playwright Sarah Ruhl, profiled by Dinitia Smith for The New York Times.