Les Hunter


Playwrights Local, Theater 167, Cleveland Public Theater, Bates College, Dobama Theatre, Piper Theatre, St. Joseph’s College, Manhattan Theatre Source, Artistic New Directions, and America-in-Play have produced or developed Hunter’s plays. Playscripts, Indie Theatre, and Brooklyn Publishers publish and license his plays. He was a finalist for the Jewish Play Project 2016 International Jewish Playwriting Contest and has held residencies at Soaring Gardens Artist Residency and Millikin University.   Hunter’s writing on theater has appeared in American Theatre Magazine, Howlround, Theatre Survey, OffoffonlineThe DramatistThe Eugene O’Neill ReviewEcumenica, Text & Presentation and as chapters in the books Performing the Progressive Era (University of Iowa Press) and Experimental O’Neill (Rare Bird Press). He also has publications in the journals Fiction Southeast and Cutbank.   In 2014, Hunter attended the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University. He has served as the literary director of Theatre 167, curator of new plays at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and co-founder of the Brooklyn Playwrights Collective. Hunter is currently a member of the Playwrights GYM at Dobama Theatre.   He the DG Regional Representative for Ohio and is an assistant professor of English at Baldwin Wallace University just outside Cleveland. PhD: Stony Brook University; MFA: Boston University; MA: Brooklyn College; BA: Macalester College.


-Dramatists Guild Regional Representative for Ohio, 2018-2021

-2020 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for Literature

-2019-2020 Cleveland Public Theatre Premiere Fellow for Playwriting