Sarah Ruhl
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"Sarah Ruhl" (born 1974) is an United States/American playwright. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for a distinguished American playwright in mid-career.

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I've been fortunate enough.

There's kind of a split between the roles people play and who they are in real life.

Role models are huge, ... I started out writing poetry and might never have believed I could have a life as a playwright if Paula Vogel hadn't plucked me out and said 'you can do this for life.'

Little is more American than the nexus of religious rhetoric, politics, love and theatricality, ... At an historical moment when it feels at times as if we are in the midst of a contemporary holy war - where the line between religion and politics has become increasingly blurred - I'm thrilled to premiere this play at Arena Stage, in our nation's political center.

Any woman who is a playwright is already a feminist.