Ravetch's award winning play,
Chasing Mem'ries: A Different Kind of Musical received the Edgerton New Play Award. The play starred
Tyne Daly and
Robert Forster and world premiered at The Geffen Playhouse in 2017. Ravetch collaborated with legendary lyricists
Alan and Marilyn Bergman with music by
Michel Legrand and
Johnny Mandel. During the workshop of the production, Normal Lear said, "If there were a Tony for a yet-to-be-fully-produced-play,
Chasing Mem'ries would get my vote. This is a touching, luscious, triumphant piece of theatre."
Ravetch also wrote and directed
The Astronomer, which was performed at The
Pasadena Playhouse with Academy Award winner
Shirley Jones in the title role (after receiving a workshop production at the NoHo Arts Center Theatre). The play came on the heels of the whimsical project Ravetch co-wrote with stage and screen icon
Dick Van Dyke,
Step in Time! A Musical Memoir.
 Ravetch directed the world premiere production of the play at The Geffen Playhouse with Van Dyke starring.
Perhaps Ravetch is most known for collaborated with actress/writer
Carrie Fisher, and co-creating and directing her in
Wishful Drinking, Fisher's one-woman-show at Los Angeles'
 It enjoyed an extended run on Broadway at Studio 54 and was adapted into a special for HBO. Ravetch was collaborating with Fisher on the sequel to Wishful Drinking which he was to co-write and direct. The play was to be titled,
Wishful Drinking Strikes Back, and was a Geffen Playhouse commission at the time of her death.
Ravetch also co-created and directed
Onward: The Diana Nyad Story, chronicling the life of long-distance swimmer
Diana Nyad as she ultimately succeeded in being the only person ever to swim 111 miles from Cuba to Florida. The play opened at The Studios of Key West, just one mile from where Nyad made landfall at Smathers Beach after the fifty-four-hour non-stop swim. Nyad performed live in the play, which is to tour next year. Ravetch also wrote and directed
Go Figure!, starring Olympic champion ice skater
Randy Gardner and featuring his lifelong skating partner
Tai Babilonia, with ice skating royalty
Dorothy Hamill. The play was hailed as an astonishing and riveting look at the world of Olympic ice skating during the Cold War. Gardner, Babilonia, and Hamill are opening the play in January 2018 at the Delaware Theatre Company. In addition, Ravetch's critically acclaimed play,
One November Yankee, performed by Loretta Swit and Harry Hamlin, was optioned as a movie by
Pam Williams Productions.
Also at The Geffen Playhouse, Ravetch wrote and directed a workshop production of his play
Writer's Cramp with Oscar nominee
Robert Forster, Emmy winner and Tony nominee
Holland Taylor, and Tony nominee
Douglas Sills. His other credits include
Periscope Up directed by Star Trek veteran
Ravetch also directed Clifford Odets'
The Big Knife; Thomas Babe's
Prayer For My Daughter; John Patrick's
Hasty Heart and Ira Levin's
Deathtrap which garnered five
Drama-Logue Awards including awards for Director and Production.
Ravetch's other playwriting credits include
Girders at Los Angeles' Coast Playhouse starring
Robert Forster, which won the coveted Odets Award. Forster also starred in workshop productions of Ravetch's plays
Off Sides with
Olympia Dukakis and
His other plays include
Stefanie Powers at the NoHo Arts Center, and he co-wrote
One From the Hart, Powers' one-woman show which opened at the Orange County Performing Arts Centre. Also at The Coast Playhouse, Ravetch directed Bart Baker's play,
Love Acts, with actress/supermodel
Beverly Johnson. Johnson was nominated for the NAACP Image award for her performance.
Ravetch's television credits include
Joan of Arcadia,
Titan for TNT,
Horseshoe Bay for
Warner Brothers, and
Yesterday for Laura Ziskin Productions.
Miramax recently purchased his play
Off Sides as a feature film.
In addition to his writing life, Ravetch held the post of SVP of Production Resources at New Line Cinema and is currently working with Amblin Partners and Alcon Pictures. In all, Ravetch has worked on over 100 feature films in his capacity as the head of Production Resources including
Mission Impossible, the
Austin Powers trilogy,
The Wolf of Wall Street,
World War Z,
The Guilt Trip,
Sex and the City,
Office Christmas Party,
Ghost in the Shell with
Scarlett Johansson and
Blade Runner 2049 with
Harrison Ford and
||Chasing Mem'ries: A Different Kind of Musical
||Geffen Playhouse starring Tyne Daly and Robert Forster.
||Wishful Drinking Strikes Back
||Geffen Playhouse Commission to star Carrie Fisher (Never performed)
||Go Figure: The Randy Gardner Story
||Starring Olympic Champions Randy Gardner with Dorothy Hamill and Tai Babilonia.
||Onward: The Diana Nyad Story
||Starring Diana Nyad.
||One November Yankee
||Starring Loretta Swit and Harry Hamlin.
||The Light Bulb
||NoHo Arts Center
||Directed by Jonathan Frakes.
||Step in Time: A Musical Memoir
||Geffen Playhouse starring Dick Van Dyke.
||Pasadena Playhouse starring Shirley Jones.
||Geffen Playhouse: Workshop Production starring Holland Taylor, Robert Forster, Douglas Sills
||Egyptian Arena Theatre: Workshop Production starring Holland Taylor, Brooke Shields, Robert Forster, Kerr Smith.
||Egyptian Arena Theatre: Workshop Production starring Olympia Dukakis and Robert Forster.
||Geffen Playhouse starring Carrie Fisher
||One From the Hart
||Orange County Performing Arts Center starring Stefanie Powers
||Egyptian Arena Theatre
||Stella Adler Theatre
||The Hasty Heart
||Glendale Centre Theatre
||The Coast Playhouse
||The Big Knife
||Stella Adler Theatre starring Robert Forster
||Prayer for my Daughter
||The Coast Playhouse