Resident Playwright2011 -- 2018
Lucas Hnath’s plays include The Christians (2014 Humana Festival), Red Speedo (Studio Theatre, DC), A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney (Soho Rep), nightnight (2013 Humana Festival), Isaac's Eye (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Death Tax (2012 Humana Festival, Royal Court Theatre), and The Courtship of Anna Nicole Smith (Actors Theatre of Louisville). His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service.
Lucas has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011 and is a proud member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Lucas is a winner of the 2012 Whitfield Cook Award for Isaac’s Eye and a 2013 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citation for Death Tax. He is also a recipient of commissions from the EST/Sloan Project, Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, Playwrights Horizons, New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, and the Royal Court Theatre.
Lucas holds a BFA and MFA from New York University's Department of Dramatic Writing.
Studio Theatre in D.C. will premiere Red Speedo. Performances begin September 25, 2013.
Red Speedo will be read as part of Philadelphia Theatre Company's New Play Festival. Linsay Firman directs this play about men who wear Speedos and swim fast and take drugs so they can swim even faster. Saturday, February 23 @ 7:30PM.
Isaac's Eye (winner of the 2012 Whitfield Cook Prize) will premiere at Ensemble Studio Theatre, running January 30 - February 24.
"One experiment young Isaac Newton tried boggles the mind. To understand light and optics better, Newton inserted a long needle 'between my eye and the bone, as near to the backside of my eye as I could.' Why take such a risk? Isaac’s Eye reimagines the contentious, plague-ravaged world Newton inhabited as it explores the dreams and longings that drove the rural farm boy to become one of the greatest thinkers in modern science."
Free Reading of Isaac's Eye at Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 W. 52nd Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY. Sunday, September 9 at 7:30PM. With Haskell King, Mark Nelson, Danielle Skraastad, Michael Louis Wells.
- A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney *
- Girl on Girl
- Hillary and Clinton *
- Isaac's Eye *
- Odile’s Ordeal *
- Red Speedo *
- Tonguetied *