Samuel D. Hunter
Samuel D. Hunter’s plays include A Bright New Boise (2011 Obie Award for Playwriting, 2011 Drama Desk Nomination for Best Play; original production by Partial Comfort Productions in NYC, second production at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company), The Whale (recently at Playwrights Horizons, upcoming at Victory Gardens and South Coast Repertory, original production at the Denver Center), Jack's Precious Moment (Page 73 Productions), Five Genocides (Clubbed Thumb), A Permanent Image (commissioned and produced by Boise Contemporary Theater), Norway (Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis; Boise Contemporary Theater), and his newest plays, The Few and A Great Wilderness. He has active commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club/Ars Nova, Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan, Lincoln Center Theatre: LCT3, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep, and Playwrights Horizons. His plays have been developed at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, PlayPenn, Portland Center Stage: JAW West, Ojai Playwrights Conference, the Lark Playwrights Workshop, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, 24Seven Lab and elsewhere. Awards: 2012 Whiting Writers Award, 2013 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, 2011 Sky Cooper Prize, 2008-2009 PONY Fellowship. He is an ensemble playwright at Victory Gardens, a core member of the Playwrights Center, a member of Partial Comfort Productions, and is currently a Resident Playwright at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. A native of northern Idaho, Sam lives in New York City. He holds degrees in playwriting from NYU, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop and Juilliard.