Rajiv Joseph

Personal Information
Rajiv Joseph’s plays include Guards at the Taj, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, (2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama), The North Pool, Gruesome Playground Injuries and Animals Out of Paper. He is the librettist for the upcoming opera, Shalimar the Clown, adapted from the novel of the same name by Salman Rushdie, which will have its premiere at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in 2016. He has been awarded artistic grants from the Whiting Foundation, United States Artists and the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. He served for three years in the Peace Corps in Senegal.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Letters Of Suresh Second Stage Theatre 10/04/2021 Playwright
2 Describe the Night Linda Gross Theater 12/05/2017 Playwright
3 Guards at the Taj Linda Gross Theater 06/11/2015 Playwright
4 The North Pool Vineyard Theatre 03/06/2013 Playwright
5 Gruesome Playground Injuries Second Stage Theatre 01/23/2011 Playwright
6 Animals Out of Paper McGinn-Cazale Theatre 08/04/2008 Playwright
7 All This Intimacy McGinn-Cazale Theatre 07/27/2006 Playwright
Award Production Function
1 WON 2018 Obie Award, Best New American Play Describe the Night Playwright
2 WON 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Guards at the Taj Playwright
3 WON 2016 Obie Award, Best New American Play Guards at the Taj Playwright
4 NOMINATED 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Animals Out of Paper Playwright