Lucas Hnath

Playwrights: The Christians (Obie Award for Playwriting). Lucas received a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Play for A Doll’s House, Part 2. Lucas’s other plays include Dana H., Hillary and Clinton, Red Speedo, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac’s Eye, and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre, Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep., and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have also been premiered at Center Theatre Group, the Goodman, Humana Festival of New Plays, South Coast Repertory, and Victory Gardens. 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, Steinberg Playwright Award, and the Windham-Campbell Literary Prize.

Updated 11/14/19


First Rehearsal: The Thin Place

After teaming up on ‘The Christians,’ playwright Lucas Hnath and director Les Waters reunite with ‘The Thin Place,’ a dazzling experience transforming our theater into an intimate séance.

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.


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.