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Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl is an American playwright. She studied under Paula Vogel at Brown University and currently lives in New York.

Ruhl gained widespread recognition for her play The Clean House, a romantic comedy about a physician who cannot convince her depressed Brazilian maid to clean her house. It won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004. It was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005.

Her play Eurydice was produced by Circle X Theatre Company. Ruhl is also known for her Passion Play cycle that opened at Washington’s Arena Stage in 2005. Other Plays include Orlando, Late: A Cowboy Song and Demeter in the City.
 
In September, 2006, she won a MacArthur Fellowship. In the announcement of that award, she was described this way: "Sarah Ruhl, 32, playwright, New York City. She is a playwright creating vivid and adventurous theatrical works that poignantly juxtapose the mundane aspects of daily life with mythic themes of love and war."