Lucas Hnath

Resident Playwright

2011 -- 2018

Lucas Hnath’s The Christians was produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville for the 2014 Humana Festival. It will premiere in New York at Playwrights Horizons in 2015. A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney was produced by Soho Rep in 2013. Other plays include Red Speedo (Studio Theatre, 2013); nightnight (Humana Festival, 2013); Isaac’s Eye (Ensemble Studio Theatre, 2013); Death Tax (Humana Festival 2012; Royal Court Theatre, 2013). Hnath’s work is published by Dramatists Play Service and Overlook Press.

He has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011, and is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2015 Whiting Award, a Whitfield Cook Award and two Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citations.

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.

In 2016, his play, Hillary and Clinton, will premiere in Chicago at Victory Gardens, and Red Speedo will have its New York premiere at New York Theatre Workshop.

ND Activity
  • Creativity Fund

    Creativity Fund

    The Creativity Fund blends the flexibility of a one-day play reading with the intensive focus of a two-week workshop, providing ten to fifteen playwrights per year the opportunity to program three to five day workshops on an ad hoc basis. Creativity Fund workshops are structured according to each writer's needs at any stage of development and are funded through a lead grant from the Andew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Whitfield Cook Award

    Whitfield Cook Award

    The Whitfield Cook Award goes to one New Dramatists playwright each year for an unproduced, unpublished play deemed worthiest by an outside panel of judges. The purpose of the award is to provide financial assistance to New Dramatists resident playwrights to encourage and reward their talents in the art of playwriting.

  • Writers' Executive Committee

    Writers' Executive Committee

    The Writers' Executive Committee is a voluntary grouping of resident playwrights who meet throughout the year to discuss and make decisions concerning the work of New Dramatists and to help guide the organization.

Playwright Buzz

September 23, 2013

Red Speedo

Studio Theatre in D.C. will premiere Red Speedo. Performances begin September 25, 2013.

January 23, 2013

Red Speedo in Philly

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.

http://philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/on-stage/festival/

January 23, 2013

Isaac's Eye at Ensemble Studio Theatre

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."

September 8, 2012

Reading: Isaac's Eye

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.

Contact Info

c/o Val Day
ICM
730 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 556-5740
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