by Lucas Hnath
28 Feb - 8 April 2022

Lucas Hnath

Lucas Hnath is an American playwright and grew up in Orlando, Florida. He moved to New York City in 1997 and studied dramatic writing at the Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University, earning a BFA in 2001, and an MFA in 2002.

Hnath’s work as a playwright includes A Doll’s House, Part 2, Hillary and Clinton, Red Speedo, nightnight, The Christians, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac’s Eye and Death Tax.

His play A Doll’s House, Part 2 marked Hnath’s Broadway debut, premiering on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on April 1, 2017 in previews and closing on September 24, 2017. Directed by Sam Gold, the cast featured Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell, and Condola Rash?d. The play was commissioned by South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California, where it was running at the same time, directed by Shelley Butler. A Doll’s House, Part 2 was nominated for the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play and Laurie Metcalf won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.

His work has been produced nationally and internationally, including at Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival of New Plays, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Royal Court Theatre, and on Broadway at the John Golden Theater. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service.

He is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, a resident playwright at New Dramatists and teaches at New York University.

Hnath is a recipient of an Obie Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, a Whiting Award, a Joseph Kesselring Prize, two Steinberg citations from the American Theatre Critics Association and a Windham Campbell Prize for drama.