Playwright Rajiv Joseph is the author of Animals Out of Paper, produced at the Second Stage Theatre and published by Dramatists Play Service; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, produced at the Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles and named Outstanding New American Play by the National Endowment for the Arts; and Gruesome Playground Injuries, scheduled for production in 2010 at the Alley Theatre in Houston and at Washington’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre. He has received a Paula Vogel Award from the Vineyard Theatre and has been a Kesselring, a Lark Playwriting, and a Dramatists Guild fellow. Mr. Joseph received his BA from Miami University and his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is a founding member of the Fire Department Theater Company and lecturer in NYU’s Expository Writing Program. He served for three years in the Peace Corps in Senegal and now lives in Brooklyn.
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