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Lucas Hnath

Lucas Hnath received a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Play with A Doll’s House, Part 2. Hnath’s other plays include Red SpeedoThe ChristiansA Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt DisneyIsaac’s Eye, and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre, Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep., and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have also been premiered at the Humana Festival of New Plays, Victory Gardens, and South Coast Repertory. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, and an alumnus of New Dramatists. Awards: Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Kesselring Prize, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, Obie Award for Playwriting, Steinberg Playwright Award, and the Windham-Campbell Literary Prize.

Updated 10/15/19

Reviews

Playwrights' Perspectives

Playwright’s Perspective: The Thin Place

I wasn’t quite sure how, just that I knew that I wanted to create some kind of theatrical rift, moving the audience from a relatively straightforward recounting of events to something else.

Essay

Backstory: In-Betweens

There’s a seeming delicacy to the Thin Place, by virtue of its position in some just-so in-between, and it’s a delicacy perhaps easily undone.