Nicky Silver is one of the hottest, hippest playwrights in America today. Just 35, he has nearly fifteen years worth of hilarious farces under his belt.
Born in Philadelphia, Silver began writing
at age 20 after graduating from NYU's theatre program. While writing
in relative obscurity, Silver worked at Barney's selling dresses
until the Vineyard Theatre's production of Pterodactyls
in 1993. It was during this production that Silver earned a career-making
rave from then-chief New York Times critic David Richards: "Maybe
it's time to start taking the playwright Nicky Silver seriously."
The Food Chain is the playwright's sly revenge on a society obsessed with physical beauty.
"It's about obsession. Neediness. And about being attractive"
"Thin is analogous with beauty in our culture, and we live in an era where beauty seems more and more to be the only quality that's rewarded."
The Food Chain
recently finished a long and successful run at New York's Westside
Theatre and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for
Best Off-Broadway Play. Silver's latest play Fit To Be Tied
is currently appearing at Playwrights Horizons. Performed widely
across the country, his plays include Pterodactyls, Raised
in Captivity, Free Will and Wanton Lust and Fat Men in