American playwright and screenwriter whose play, “Crimson Light Wintertime,” was a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist. He performed on the golf ball group at Clarke School in Iowa, but was eventually more motivated by his innovative composing classes. He continued to become playwriting fellow on the Juilliard College. His play, Rock Cold Dead Critical, premiered in 2002 at Boston’s American Repertory Movie theater. He and his two siblings had been elevated in Illinois by their mom after their parents divorced in 1973. His sibling, Anthony Rapp, is at the initial Broadway ensemble of the favorite rock musical Lease.