See CV for complete list.






To the Orchard
Produced by Playwrights Local 4181, Directed by Dale Heinen

Cleveland Jewish News review by Bob Abelman "Engaging 'To the Orchard' Pits Tradition Against Desire":
"Hunter’s words seem to fly from the page and are as poetic as they are poignant"

Listen to an interview with Les about To the Orchard on NPR's Ideastream, by Dan Poletta.



Jackson Heights, 3AM
Collaboratively written with Theatre 167. Dir. Ari Laura Kreith

Theatremania review by Zachary Stewart, “Jackson Heights, 3AM”:
"...a sheer delight from beginning to end. This unusual work adroitly captures the frenetic energy of a neighborhood often called the crossroads of the world."



For Rent
By Ozen Yula (adapted with the playwright)

Your Nabe review by Arlene McKanic, “A Harrowing, Surreal Tale of Love and Youth”:
"Powerful and unsettling "



You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase
(collaboratively written)

NYTheatre review by Heather Lee Rogers, “You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase”:
"Full of humor, heart, and imagination...with highly inventive writing. "

The Brooklyn Rail article by Ben Gassman, “You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase”:
“This piece of theater, in a nod to the neighborhood, is all about the interactions. Between characters. Between the different but conversant worlds created by each of the writers."



167 Tongues
(collaboratively written)

Offoffonline review by William Coyle, "Variety is the Spice of Life":
"Due in no small part to consistently first-rate writing, acting, and direction, this production's tasty concoction, against all odds, manages to work much like the neighborhood it lovingly chronicles."

Queens Buzz review by Mike Wood, "167 Tongues Strikes Theatrical Gold":
"I just returned from experiencing something truly wonderful. Better buy your tickets now, because this is something that could quickly catch fire and with only 99 seats available per night, they could go quickly."

New York Times article by Fernanda Santos, "Capturing the Vitality of Jackson Heights and Putting it on Stage."

New York Daily News article by Joe Kemp, "Many Worlds of Jackson Heights Converge in New Play."



Biggest Break

NYTheatre.com review by Chris Harcum of Biggest Break
"There is a lot to this little play ... A potentially great work is percolating here, one I hope gets developed."

Time Out New York interview with Les about BPC (by Helen Shaw).
"Surely, dramatists must be the most dejected of creatures. Not so! Self-empowering playwrights collectives are springing up like toadstools."

The Dramatist interview with Les about producing with BPC.
August, 2009 article in The Journal of the Dramatist Guild of America, "They Did It!"

Who Will Kiss the Pig (blog) review of Biggest Break.

A Dream Play

NYTheatre.com review by Martin Denton of A Dream Play.
"pushing us outside our comfort zones of sense and order."

America in Play

New York Times article by Felicia Lee, "Theater, Lost and Found" about America In Play.




 

 

 

 


Playwrights Local 4181 production of To the Orchard











 

 











Arlene Chico-Lugo, Oscar Fabela, and Waldo Mayo





 


Arje Shaw as The Bookseller (photo:Adam Bennett)

 

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