Sarah Ruhl is the daughter of an actress and began her writing career as a poet. In the 1990s she was attending Brown University where she encountered Paula Vogel’s play, The Baltimore Waltz, which led her to enroll in a playwriting class led by Vogel. It was in this class that Vogel mentored Ruhl as she wrote her first play, Dog Play. Since then, she has authored seventeen other plays, including translation and adaptation, as well as a celebrated book of essays. Her work has received many accolades, including the Whiting Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and a Tony nomination; two of her plays have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. Ruhl is known for creating dynamic female characters and using non-traditional staging. Her best-known works include Eurydice, The Clean House and In The Next Room, Or The Vibrator Play.