Samuel D. Hunter

SAMUEL D. HUNTER (Playwright) holds degrees in playwriting from New York University, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard.  In addition to The Whale, his plays include A Bright New Boise (2011 Obie Award for Playwriting, 2011 Drama Desk nomination for Best Play) and the upcoming new works The Few, A Great Wilderness, and Rest.  His plays have been produced by such theatres as Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Repertory, Victory Gardens, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Old Globe, Denver Center Theatre Company, Clubbed Thumb, and Page 73.  His work has been developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Ojai Playwrights Conference, and Seven Devils. Mr. Hunter is the winner of a 2012 Whiting Writers’ Award, the 2013 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, the 2011 Sky Cooper Prize, and the 2008-2009 PONY Fellowship. He is a member of New Dramatists, an Ensemble Playwright at Victory Gardens, a Core Member of The Playwrights’ Center, a member of Partial Comfort Productions, and is currently a Resident Playwright at Arena Stage. A native of Northern Idaho, Mr. Hunter now lives in New York City.