Eric Coble


Eric Coble was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised on the Navajo and Ute reservations in New Mexico and Colorado.  His scripts have been produced on Broadway (Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated “The Velocity of Autumn”), Off-Broadway (“Bright Ideas”, “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”, “Side Effects May Include…”), in Disney Theme Parks (“Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple”), in all fifty states of the U.S., and on several continents, including productions at Manhattan Class Company, The Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company,  Arena Stage, South Coast Rep, Cleveland Play House, Alliance Theatre, New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Habima Theatre (Israel), Pentacion Productions (Spain), Teatr Polski (Poland), Orange Row (Mexico), and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival (U.S.)  

Awards include two AATE Distinguished Play Awards for Best Adaptation, an Emmy nomination, the Chorpenning Playwriting Award for Body of Work, the AT&T Onstage Award, National Theatre Conference Playwriting Award, an NEA Playwright in Residence Grant, a TCG Extended Collaboration Grant, the Cleveland Arts Prize, two Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Fellowships, and four Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grants.

Thirty of Mr. Coble’s scripts have been published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Krause and others.

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“Coble’s hilariously funny, psychologically astute portraits hit home with rib-tickling acuity”

-- New York Times

“Coble’s work is a tour de force with physical and verbal comedy to spare”

  -- The New Yorker

“Funnier than anything on Broadway”

--New York Post

“An unqualified original with rich and idiosyncratic works… A spirit of playful invention pervades Coble’s repertoire.”

-- American Theatre Magazine

“Coble’s comedies are, of all things, genuinely funny”

-- Newsday