Playwright (6)


The Theresa Rebeck papers include hand-edited working drafts of play scripts as well as computer disks tracking creative changes, production notes, and correspondence related to production of her plays.  Shown here are discs and a notebook with rehearsal revisions for The Understudy (Roundabout Theatre Company production for Off-Broadway performance at the Laura Pels Theatre, 2009).

 With backstage insight and wit, Rebeck’s play pits the human nature to control (everything) against the uncertainties of show business and life amongst characters involved in an understudy rehearsal for a Broadway production of a newly found Kafka masterpiece.