David Grimm

David Grimm is a Brooklyn-based award-winning playwright and screenwriter.

Plays include: IBSEN IN CHICAGO (Seattle Rep.); a new adaptation of CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Perseverance); TALES FROM RED VIENNA (Manhattan Theatre Club); MEASURE FOR PLEASURE (Public Theatre; Bug ‘n Bub Award; GLAAD Award nomination); THE MIRACLE AT NAPLES (Huntington; Best New Play IRNE Award); STEVE & IDI (Rattlestick); CHICK (Hartford Stage); THE LEARNED LADIES OF PARK AVENUE (Hartford Stage); KIT MARLOWE (Public Theatre; GLAAD Award nomination); SHERIDAN, OR SCHOOLED IN SCANDAL (La Jolla); ENOUGH ROPE (Williamstown; starring Elaine Stritch), and Susanna Centlivre’s THE GAMING TABLE (for which he wrote additional material; Folger Library Theatre).

Shorter works include ORIFLAMME (part of “Desire”); the song cycle BOXES, BUCKETS, & BAGS (music by Peter Golub; Liederabend @ The Kitchen); DIVINITY DU STYX (24 Hour plays); BROOKLYN EVENING (One Minute Play Festival); A LA RECHERCHE DU FRANK PERDUE (Red Bull Verse Play Festival); and others.

In Film, Grimm has written the dialogue for Matthew Barney’s RIVER OF FUNDAMENT, as well as TV work.

David is the recipient of an NEA/TCG Residency Grant and has received commissions from Roundabout Theatre Company, Seattle Rep., Huntington Theatre Company, City Theatre Company, The Public Theater, and Hartford Stage. He has developed work at the Sundance Theater Lab, Old Vic New Voices, and NY Stage & Film. David holds an MFA from NYU, a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and has lectured in Playwriting and Screenwriting at the Yale School of Drama, Brown University, Columbia University, and NYU.