David Rimmer, (November 8 1949-April 15, 2017) is the author of "Album," a play about the coming of age of two teenage couples during the turbulent sixties. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, enjoyed a long off-Broadway run and is published by Dramatists Play Service. It has has been steadily produced and reprinted in scene collections since its debut in 1980. He is also author of "New York,"about people dealing with the aftermath of 9/11. It has been produced world-wide and reviewers say "Rimmer's play feels universal... It's a remarkable feat of storytelling." "New York is a stellar and evocative drama." Published by Samuel French, it has had many productions in this country and internationally.
Rimmer's other plays include "Nobody Dies," about the 60's generation the day after college graduation in 1970, "The Reunion Guy," a comedy-drama about a guy who goes to other peoples' reunions over 75 years, and many one-act plays. He has written screenplays and television scripts for major studios including Disney, Universal, Twentieth-Century Fox and Viacom. He wrote the first screenplay for "Tron" and contributed to the sitcom series "Charles in Charge." Current writing projects include "Bump" (a novel for young adults, which he's recently adapted for the stage) and screenplays for his plays "Nobody Dies" and "Album," which he also adapted and directed as a short film (showcased at film festivals in NYC and Iowa). He has directed five of his own plays and many plays by other authors. Rimmer graduated cum laude from Amherst during the Vietnam era. He lived on the Upper East Side with his wife, Ellen Sandhaus, who collaborated frequently with him on film and TV projects.