Playwright Randall David Cook is a native South Carolinian who worked in Japan and France before settling down on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. Off-Broadway premieres include Sake with the Haiku Geisha and Fate’s Imagination. Other New York and regional productions include Southern Discomfort, Open Call, and Third Finger, Left Hand. His one-act play Sushi and Scones won the award for Best Play at the Southeastern Playwrights Conference and was broadcast as a radio play by the BBC, and his adaptation of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman was presented at New York Theatre Workshop. His parody American Idle: Murdering the Music has had more than a hundred productions at schools and community theaters in the USA and Canada, as well as in Europe, Australia and South America.
His work has also been seen and developed at Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Trustus Theatre, the Cincinnati Museum of Art, New Edgecliff Theatre, the Dartmouth Drama Festival, the Dawlish Arts Festival, Neighborhood Playhouse, the Players Club and John Drew Theater at Guild Hall. He has received commissions from the British Film Institute, Broadway Across America, Duke Endowment, Splinter Group and the Furman Arts Initiative. He’s been Resident Playwright of Gotham Stage Company, writer for the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards and a two-time Finalist for both the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and the Sundance Filmmakers Lab.