Les Hunter: Writer, playwright, screenwriter.

Latest news... (2019) Cleveland Public Theatre named Les as one of their inaugural Premiere Fellows for the 2019/2020 season.. . . . Barnhouse Journal publishes "Stripped Down." . . . . University of Iowa Press publishes "'Art in Democracy' and the Early Houses of the Cleveland Playhouse" in the collected edition Performing the Progressive Era.. . . . (2018) Playwrights Local and Dobama Theatre announce a co-production of my play, DOWN BY CONTACT, directed by Dale Heinen. August 17-Sept. 2. Tickets available here. . . . WEIMAR is produced by Baldwin Wallace University in April, directed by Anjanette Hall. . . . . (2017) HowlRound publishes my national survey and analysis of undergraduate playwriting classes .... (2016) Playwrights Local produces TO THE ORCHARD at Waterloo Arts Center in Cleveland, OH, in May, 2016. Directed by Dale Heinen. . . Out of over 200 submissions, TO THE ORCHARD has been named a top-ten finalist by the Jewish Play Project in 2016. Check here for March, Feb. readings across the country and other updates on the competition . . . Les has four new publications: an essay on the director Richard Maxwell's recent production of O'Neill's EARLY PLAYS (Wooster Group/New York City Players) in the 2016 collected edition Experimental O'Neill . . . a short comedy for high-school, FIRST BASE COACH, written by Les with Elana Averbach, will be licensed and published by Brooklyn Publishers in 2016. . . a piece of flash-fiction, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Lisa Frank," in the online journal Fiction Southeast . . . and a short story, "Roommating" in a forthcoming anthology, Dating Games, edited by Deana Luchia, author of God and Dallas . . . Les will have a reading of his short play NOTES TOWARDS A DIALECTICAL THEATER(...) produced by Playwrights Local 4181 in November. Les will also be leading a workshop on dramatic structure for the group on Saturday Nov. 7th . . . Les's short play FRISKING HAPPY GAYLORD will appear in the 10 Minute Play Festival at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio on December 1st . . . (2014) Read Les' Report from Species Niche for the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University . . . Here is Les' review of the book Theatrical Liberalism in the September 2014 issue of Theatre Survey. ... In September, Theatre 167 will produce the collaboratively written I Like to be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited or, This is a Mango at the New Ohio, directed by Ari Laura Kreith. . . . In October, the Baldwin Wallace Theater and Dance Department will produce a devised performance piece based on Romeo and Juliet led by Les and Anjanette Hall. . . . During the summer, Les attended the 2014 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University. Read his blog post on the experimental architecture dance piece, Species Niches, in Ghent, NY, for the Mellon School here. . . . Les received a faculty development grant from Baldwin Wallace and a residency from Soaring Gardens at Ora Lerman to spend the summer writing a new play. ... The Manhattan Project Cleveland Lab put up Les' new short play Playdate, April 29th, at 8pm at Mahall's in Lakewood. ... On the same day, April 29th, (and the 30th) Baldwin Wallace Theatre Department put up Les' play A Quiet Place, A Kite. ... (2013) Les is a professor of English in creative writing at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. ... Theatre 167 presented The Jackson Heights Trilogy, three plays collaboratively written by nineteen playwrights (Les wrote for all three), at 777 Theatre in Midtown Manhattan Feb. 7 - March 3, 2013. ... Les's play Entanglement was awarded second place in the Simon's Center New Science Play Competition. The play received a reading on April 10th. ... LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presented two new plays in development by New Play Development Residents Eric Holmes and Joy Tomasko, April 17-25. Les helped these talented playwrights in the development of their new plays.... Les's recent reviews can be read in the Eugene O'Neill Review, Ecumenica, and a poetry review in CutBank.


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