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Lucas Hnath

LUCAS HNATH

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC  represented by Derek Zasky

Lucas Hnath's recent plays include a Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney, Death Tax, Red Speedo, Hillary and Clinton, Sake Tasting with a Seance to Follow, the Courtship of anna Nicole Smith, Odile's Ordeal, Tonguetied, and Three attempts at Corrective eye Surgery. a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011, Lucas work has been seen in production, workshops, and readings at ensemble Studio Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Cleveland Public Theatre, Target Margin and Ontological-Hysteric Theater. He has also enjoyed playwriting residencies with the Royal Court Theatre and 24Seven Lab. Lucas is a two-time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant for his feature-length screenplays, the Painting, the Machine, and the apple and Still Life. He is also a recipient of an eST/Sloan Project commission for his play, Isaac's eye. Lucas received both his BFa and MFA from NYU's Department of Dramatic Writing and is a lecturer in NYU's expository Writing Program

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        About A Woman Named Sarah         Christians, The         Courtship Of Anna Nicole Smith, The         Death Tax         Hard Lovin' Ever After         Hillary And Clinton         Isaac's Eye         Nightnight         Odile's Ordeal         Public Reading Of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death Of Walt Disney, A         Red Speedo         Tonguetied



About A Woman Named Sarah

Synopsis:
a woman named Sarah goes to arizona to interview for a job, a job working for a man named John. John's wife, Cindy, also interviews Sarah. and then things get heated. and Sarah wants this job so much that she does something that hurts the feelings of her husband, Todd. This is a play about a woman named Sarah. Yeah, you know which one I'm talking about.

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Christians, The

Christians, The
Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul's church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church's belief. A big-little play about faith in Americaand the trouble with changing your mind.

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1st Produced:
Humana Festival    08 Mar 2014

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc. in the book Humana Festival 2014: The Complete Plays.
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2015)
Nick Hern Books, London (2015) >>>    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  choir

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Courtship Of Anna Nicole Smith, The

Synopsis:
89 year-old Texas billionaire J. Howard Marshall tried many times to convince a young stripper named anna Nicole Smith to marry him. This is a play about that.

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Ky    2010

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Genre:
short comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Death Tax

Death Tax
It's 2010. December. Infirm Maxine thinks her daughter is paying nurse Tina to gently nudge her into the grave before the new year. Thinks she's doing this so her daughter doesn't have to pay hefty estate taxes, taxes that take effect on January 1. Nurse Tina is doing no such thing, but when Maxine offers Tina a portion of her sizable estate on the condition that she lives until the 1st, Tina changes her tune. But of course, the plan doesn't go according to plan. Death Tax is a darkly comic play about death and taxes and how we live with both.

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Ky    2012

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1st Published:
in Humana Festival 2012: the Complete Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville
Dramatists Play Service, Inc (2013)   -

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Genre:
Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Hard Lovin' Ever After

Synopsis:
adapted from Love Suicides at the Women's Temple by the famed 18th century Japanese Dramatist Chikamatsu, Hard Lovin' ever after tells the story of a pair of lovers pushed to the brink. Young and full of passion, these two can't realize their dream of a life together. She's forced into a marriage with a rich merchant to pay off her parents' debts. He's a fugitive in hiding at a Buddhist monastery. But their ardor can't be quelled by a few marriage or religious vows, so they set off on a course to double suicide, hoping to be united in bliss on a snow-white lotus.

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1st Produced:
Access Theatre, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10013    2006

Organisations:
active eye Theatre Company

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Genre:
Piece

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Hillary And Clinton

Synopsis:
In an alternate universe light years away from our own is a planet called earth. It looks a lot like our earth, except it's slightly different. and living on this other earth is a woman named Hillary. Hillary is trying to become the president of a country called the United States of America. It's 2008 and she's campaigning in a state called Iowa. She's not doing very well in the polls. She needs more money to keep the campaign going, so she calls her husband for help. He offers her a deal, a tough deal, but when she gets his help, she gets more than she bargained for. You may think you know where this story is going, but you don't. after all, the play takes place in an alternate universe where anything can happen. . .

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Isaac's Eye

Synopsis:
Isaac Newton once stuck a needle into his tear duct to try to figure out how the eye sees light. This is true. He really did that. But still, really? Did he really have to do that? Isaac's eye playfully blends the facts of Newton's life with an equal dose fiction to explore what great people are willing to sacrifice to become great people.

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1st Produced:
Workshop: First Light Festival    2010

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play service, Inc   978-0822229223

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Nightnight

Synopsis:
An astronaut is in trouble. He cannot sleep and he cannot go home

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Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Ky    -

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Genre:
Drama

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Odile's Ordeal

Synopsis:
Odile and her grifter lover, Paul, are attempting to scam the wealthy-yet-dying Jean Phillipe out of his estate. But when Odile begins to fall in love with Jean Phillipe, she tries to drop out of the plan and out of Paul's life. Leaving behind her old life turns out to be easier said than done. the body fights with the mind; words clash with actions; a chain of events results in Odile's untimely death. enter a shaman, who revives Odile, by injecting her soul into the body of one of her lovers. But this quick little fix will not hold. Odile's Ordeal is a Parisian screwball comedy, a delirious exploration of desire, and an occult-tinged soul-swapping fantasia, written to be performed entirely in lip-sync.

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Workshop: 24Seven Lab (2006); Studio 42 (2010).

1st Produced:
University Of Miami    2012

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Public Reading Of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death Of Walt Disney, A

Synopsis:
Tonight, Walt is going to read you a screenplay he wrote. It's about his last days on earth. It's about a city he's going to build that's going to change the world. And it's about his brother. It's about everyone who loves him so much, and it's about how sad they're going to be when he's gone. Right? I mean, how can they live without him? How can anyone live without him?

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Workshop: NYC    2011

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Dramatists Play service, Inc   978-0822229933

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Red Speedo

Synopsis:
Ray's swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, hell get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, hell never need a real job. So when someone's stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team's Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing fieldor of leveling the field yourself.

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A sharp and stylish play about sports, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing fieldor leveling the playing field yourself.

1st Produced:
Studio Theatre,1501 14th St. Nw Washington, Dc    25 Sep 2013

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80 min one act

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Tonguetied

Synopsis:
In a foreign land, a Man meets a Woman. He doesn't belong in the country. He's seeking shelter. He's seeking shelter, and maybe the Woman can help. they don't speak the same language. they kinda sorta speak some english. they speak broken english. they fall in love. Maybe. they get married. But that was a misunderstanding, and things get messy when the Woman's husband comes home. Tonguetied is a broken language romantic comedy with songs. It's about love and talking and talking about love.

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Workshops: 24Seven Lab (2004); Rattlestick Playwrights theatre (2005); Crown Point Festival (2007).

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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