Resident Playwright2011 -- 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 the 2016 Kesselring Prize, 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.
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 *