Sarah Ruhl is a playwright, essayist and poet. Her plays, including In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play, The Clean House and Passion Play, have been produced on and off Broadway, around the country and internationally and have been translated into over fifteen languages. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and a Tony award nominee, she has received the Steinberg award, the Sam French award, the Susan Smith Blackburn award, a Whiting award, the Lily award, a PEN award for mid-career playwrights and the MacArthur award. She is also the author of two books of poetry, Love Poems in Quarantine (Copper Canyon, 2022) and 44 Poems for You (Copper Canyon, 2020), and a collaboration with poet Max Ritvo, Letters from Max (Milkweed, 2018). Her book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and her recent memoir, Smile: The Story of a Face, was listed by Time as a must-read book of 2021. She teaches at the Yale School of Drama, and she lives in Brooklyn with her family.