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Samuel D Hunter

SAMUEL D HUNTER

  (1981 - )

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

Sam's plays include a Bright New Boise (2011 OBIe award for playwriting, 2011 Drama Desk Nomination for Best Play; upcoming production at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in Fall 2011); the Whale (upcoming production at Denver Center in Winter 2012); Norway (Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis; Boise Contemporary Theater); Jack's Precious Moment (Page 73 Productions/59e59); and Five Genocides (Clubbed Thumb/Ohio Theatre). awards include 2011 Sky Cooper Prize, 2008-2009 PONY Fellowship, and Lincoln Center Le Compte du Nuoy awards.

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below is a list of Samuel D Hunter's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Abraham (A Shot In the Head)         Abraham (I Am An Island)         American Triptych         Atlasing Sodom         Bright New Boise, A         Buck Fever         Few, The         Five Genocides         Geese         I Am Montana         Idaho/Dead/Idaho         Jack's Precious Moment         Missed Connections         Norman Rockwell Killed My Father         Norway         Olive Garden         Pigheart         Radioplay         Ten         Welcome To Walmart         Whale, The



Abraham (A Shot In the Head)

Synopsis:
an absurdist re-mix of the biblical tale of abraham in which a Farmer, a Boy, and His Wife are pitted against one another when human sacrifice becomes a grim inevitability.

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Richard Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric theater    2004

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Abraham (I Am An Island)

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Developed by Studio 42 in NYC    2007

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American Triptych

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HomoGenius Festival    -

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Atlasing Sodom

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Bright New Boise, A

Bright New Boise, A
Samuel D. Hunter's a Bright New Boise is a earnest comedy about the meager profits of modern faith. In the bleak, corporate break room of a craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning the Rapture. Will, who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal at his evangelical church, comes to the Hobby Lobby, not only for employment, but also to rekindle a relationship with alex, his brooding teenage son, whom he gave up for adoption several years ago. Alex works there along with Leroy, his adopted brother and protector, and anna, a hapless young woman who reads bland fiction but hopes for Dramatic endings. as their manager, foul-mouthed Pauline, tries ceaselessly to find order (and profit) in the chaos of small business, these lost souls of the Hobby Lobby confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith

Notes:
Winner! 2011 Obie Award for Playwriting; Nominated for the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play

1st Produced:
Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009    40429

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Partial Comfort Productions

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Buck Fever

Synopsis:
Part of the Wii Plays. This is an evening of original short plays and live music, inspired by the titles of Nintendo Wii games. the selections are: Wii Tennis by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Lila Neugebauer, Barbie as the Island Princess by Tasha Gordon-Solmon, directed by Lila Neugebauer, Let's Tap by Janine Nabers, directed by Portia Krieger, Marvel Superhero Squad by Chad Beckim, directed by Stephen Brackett, Buck Fever by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Portia Krieger, alien Monster Bowling League by Matthew Lopez, directed by Laura Savia, Tomb Raider: anniversary by Kara Lee Corthron, directed by Laura Savia, Burger Island by Gregory Moss, directed by Portia Krieger, all Star Cheer Squad by Jenny Connell, directed by Laura Savia, Sword Play: Speed Slice by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Lila Neugebauer, Bob the Builder: Festival of Fun by amy Herzog, directed by Stephen Brackett, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games by Joe Tracz, dir. by Stephen Brackett.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Ars Nova
511 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019    40575

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short play

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Few, The

Synopsis:
Bryan disappeared four years ago. He ran a newspaper for truckers. Now he has returned. He is not sure that coming back was a good idea

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Five Genocides

Synopsis:
This is part of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks 2010 festival of new work; it will not be open to reviewers. Here's Clubbed Thumb's blurb about the show: Katie is determined to finish writing that book-even if she didn't start it. Lucky there's a new co-worker at the Fashion Bug to help since her in-laws are deluded, drunk and dog-obsessed.
- nytheatre.com

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Play/Drama

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Geese

Synopsis:
looks at a wheelchair-using young woman who wants to save the geese in a city park
- nytheatre.com

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part of More Of Our Parts: theatre Breaking Through Barriers presents six new plays About disability

1st Produced:
Clurman theatre
410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036    21 Jun 2012

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Theatre Breaking Through Barriers

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short play

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I Am Montana

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Home in Montana after a stint in the Israeli Army, Eben finds himself on a cross-country road trip to give a presentation at the national headquarters of his mega-store employer, Valumart. Trapped between his concerned best friend, Tommy, and the ardent admiration of meth-addicted co-worker Dirk, Eben carries a flower, a suitcase and a secret.

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arcola, London (2009)

1st Produced:
Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, McCall, Idaho    2007

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Idaho/Dead/Idaho

Synopsis:
A young taxidermist working at an Indian casino makes a desperate attempt to re-assemble his family by impregnating his cousin. But when his lover returns from Iraq  on his 30 th birthday  all his best efforts can't seem to stop everything he's built from spiraling toward collapse. A play about family, togetherness, sincere emotion, dead animals & the coming apocalypse.

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Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, McCall, Idaho    2009

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Jack's Precious Moment

Synopsis:
a video of insurgents beheading Jack Lewis is released over the Internet. Back home in Idaho, Jack's twin, father, and widow are left to pick up the pieces-so to speak. the only solution to this Christian family's grief and mounting spiritual crisis: the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, Missouri.
- nytheatre.com

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Page 73 Productions

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Playscripts Inc   -

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Missed Connections

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Part of A program of short plays And killer live music inspired by Ads for the ones that got Away. Featuring plays by Annie Baker, Bekah Brunstetter, Dylan Dawson, Kristoffer Diaz, Zayd Dohrn, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Amy Herzog, Samuel D. Hunter, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Steven Levenson, Matthew Lopez, Janine Nabers, And Samuel Brett Williams, All of the play titles Are taken directly from Actual Craigslist Missed Connections Ads.
- nytheatre.com

1st Produced:
Ars Nova, NY    26 Jan 2010

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short play

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Norman Rockwell Killed My Father

Synopsis:
a young man journeys home to to rural Idaho desperate to reconcile himself to his estranged family. But as they soon learn, his obsession with Norman Rockwell goes far beyond artistic admiration.

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Norway

Synopsis:
Brent and andy two friends reveal their innermost secrets to each other in High School. Brent goes on to be a music lecturer. andy because he cannot cope with being gay kills himself. andy's devastated Father tries to discover what lead to his son's death

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1st Produced:
Contemporary Theatre, Boise, Idaho    26 Jan 2011

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Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Olive Garden

Olive Garden
No-one can forget the moment they heard the news. September 11th, 2001 sent shockwaves across the globe. It was a day that was supposed to change the world forever.Ten years on, a team of major writers and thinkers explore our responses to the defining event of our times in a new production from Headlong, creators of the multi award-winning eNRON. Rupert Goold's theatre company transforms a former trading hall into an immersive theatrical experience, taking you from the tranquil setting of St Katharine Docks on the River Thames to the bright blue skies of downtown Manhattan and beyond.

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part of Decade: Two towers. Ten years. Twenty plays. Ten years After 9/11, twenty international writers respond to the defining event of our times. Published here Are their individual plays, which woven together formed the basis of Decade, An immersive theatrical production from Headlong theatre company. the writers: Samuel Adamson, Mike Bartlett, Alecky Blythe, Adam Brace, Ben ellis, Ella Hickson, Samuel D. Hunter, John Logan, Matthew Lopez, Mona Mansour, DC Moore, Abi Morgan, Rory Mullarkey, Janine Nabers, Lynn Nottage, Harrison David Rivers, Simon Schama, Christopher Shinn, Beth Steel, Alexandra Wood.

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Commodity Quay, St Katharine Docks, London e1W 1aZ    01 Sep 2011

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Headlong

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Genre:
short piece

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Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Pigheart

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Developed in the Iowa New Play Festival    2006

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Radioplay

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HomoGenius Festival    -

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Ten

Synopsis:
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Partial Comfort Productions will present TeN, is a single evening of 10 short plays by 10 writers helmed by 10 directors and featuring a cast of 10 actors.
- nytheatre.com

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written by Samuel D. Hunter, Thomas Bradshaw, Robert O'Hara, Laura Marks, Chad Beckim, Ross Maxwell, edith Freni, Jonathan Caren, Greg Keller, Sam Marks

1st Produced:
Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009    18 Sep 2012

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Partial Comfort Productions

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short play

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Welcome To Walmart

Synopsis:
an experienced, disabled Walmart greeter introduces a newbie to dealing with customers.
- nytheatre.com

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part of Some of Our Parts A program of seven ten-minute plays About disabilitiesand the people Affected by them

1st Produced:
Clurman theatre
410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10037    22 Jun 2011

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ten min play

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Whale, The

Whale, The
Since the death of his boyfriend, morbidly obese 600 pound Charlie has confined himself to his small Idaho apartment and is eating himself to oblivion. With his health quickly failing, Charlie becomes desperate to reconnect with ellie, his estranged and angry teenage daughter whom he has not seen in 17 years. He would give her anything: his love, his money. . ..maybe even his life. Written by Obie award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter, the Whale is a tough, humorous and emotionally powerful play about how we cope with loss, and how new definitions of family, friends and religion shape our lives.

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1st Produced:
Playwrights Horizons Peter J Sharp
416 West 42nd Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10036    12 Oct 2012

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Playwrights Horizons   -

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