Seth Rozin

Rozin Head ShotSeth Rozin is the author of several plays, including MEN OF STONE (produced by Theater Catalyst in 2001, nominated for a Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play, published by Playscripts, Inc.), MISSING LINK (produced by InterAct Theatre Company in 2002, nominated for a Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play), REINVENTING EDEN (showcased by the National New Play Network in 2005, produced by InterAct in 2006), THE SPACE BETWEEN US (readings at Abingdon Theatre in New York and InterAct), BLACK GOLD (showcased by the National New Play Network in 2006, NNPN rolling world premieres at InterAct, Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Prop Thtr in Chicago, Arts West in Seattle in 2008), and TWO JEWS WALK INTO A WAR… (NNPN rolling world premieres at Florida Stage, New Jersey Repertory Theatre and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, as well as Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville, NY, Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA, InterAct and Florida Studio Theatre in 2010-11).

He has also written the book, lyrics and music for a new musical entitled A PASSING WIND: THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY OF JOSEPH PUJOL, about the rise and fall of the world’s greatest “fartiste,” which premiered as part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts in April, 2011.

Seth is the recipient of two playwriting fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the 2007 Smith Prize, as well as a 2002 new play commission from the Foundation for Jewish Culture.

He is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia, where he has directed over 45 productions, including the premieres of Thomas Gibbons’ PERMANENT COLLECTION, BEE-LUTHER-HATCHEE, BLACK RUSSIAN, A HOUSE WITH NO WALLS, 6221, and UNCANNY VALLEY. He served as President of the National New Play Network from 2002-2006, and currently Chairs the Philadelphia New Play Initiative.