About the Playwright

RAJIV JOSEPH’s play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a 2010 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, played on Broadway last year, starring Robin Williams. His other plays include Gruesome Playground InjuriesAnimals Out of PaperThe Monster at the DoorThe North PoolThe Leopard and the Fox (adaptation), All This Intimacy and Huck & Holden. Rajiv has been awarded a United States Artists Grant and the Whiting Award. He has written for the Showtime award-winning series, Nurse Jackie. He received his B.A. in Creative Writing from Miami University and his M.F.A. in Playwriting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He served for three years in the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa.

Listen to Rajiv talk about the play and his process:

• May 2010: interview with the NEA

• Sept 2012: Rajiv talks with director Moisés Kaufman at the Dramatists Guild

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