Michele R Rittenhouse


MICHÈLE RAPER RITTENHOUSE attended id Theater's Seven Devils Playwrights Conference on two different occasions, the Double X Theatre Festival in London, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, received the Witter Bynner Fellowship through the Abingdon Theatre Company, the International Short Plays Festival at the Warner Theatre, and received the New Century Award.    


In the finalist and semifinalist category, she has received some of the BEST congratulation letters from; Chesterfield Film Project (3), New Century Writers (2), Julie Harris Playwright Award, Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, Southwest Theatre Association, National New Play Contest, Louisville Theatre Center-One Act Play Competition, Christopher Wolk Playwriting Award.  


Her plays have been presented at the following theatres:  Lincoln Center-Bruno Walter Auditorium, Joseph Papp’s NY Public Theatre-Free at Three Series, Abingdon Theatre Company, Access Theatre Company, Nat Horne Theatre, The Coast Playhouse – LA, Dougherty Art Center-Austin (which burned down during the run of the show), Mary Moody Northen Theatre-Austin (didn’t burn down thank goodness), Nomad Theatre-Boulder, New Jersey Institute of Technology-Newark, NJ, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Newark campuses, and the Wagner Theatre in the International New Playwrights Festival, Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT.   She is the Director of Theatre Arts and Technology Program at NJIT in conjunction with the Rutgers-NJIT Joint Theatre Program.