Our playwriting faculty are all working professionals with significant production credits. They have been chosen both for their practical experience, and for their proven records as teachers and story editors.
|Donna Hoke – Playwriting Courses and Workshop, and Script Consulting Service|
|Frank Moher Self-Directed Course, Script Consulting Service|
|Lucy Wang – Playwriting Courses and Workshop, and Script Consulting Service|
Donna’s work has been seen in 47 states and on five continents, including at Barrington Stage, Barrow Group, Celebration Theatre, Gulfshore Theatre, Queens Theatre, The Road, Writers Theatre New Jersey, Phoenix Theatre, Atlantic Stage, Purple Rose, Skylight, Pride Films and Plays, New Jersey Rep, Hens and Chickens (London), The Galway Fringe Festival, and Actors Repertory Theatre of Luxembourg. Plays include Brilliant Works of Art (Kilroys List), Elevator Girl (O’Neill, Princess Grace finalist, and Austin Film Festival finalist), Safe (winner of the Todd McNerney, Naatak, and Great Gay Play and Musical Contests), and Teach (Gulfshore New Works winner). She has been nominated for the Primus, Blackburn, and Laura Pels prizes, and is a three-time winner of the Emanuel Fried Award for Outstanding New Play (Seeds, Sons & Lovers, Once in My Lifetime). She has also received an Individual Artist Award from the New York State Council on the Arts to develop Hearts of Stone, and, in its final three years, Artvoice named her Buffalo’s Best Writer—the only woman to ever receive the designation.
Donna also serves on the Dramatists Guild Council, is an ensemble playwright at Road Less Traveled Productions, blogger, New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; children’s and trivia book author; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. Speaking engagements include Citywrights, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, the Dramatists Guild National Conference, Chicago Dramatists, the Austin Film Festival, and a live Dramatists Guild webinar. Her commentary has been seen on #2amt, howlround, The Dramatist, the Official Playwrights of Facebook, Workshopping the New Play (Applause, 2017), and at donnahoke.com.
Frank Moher’s plays have been produced internationally, at theatres including South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, Calif.), Detroit Repertory Theatre, Round House Theatre (Silver Spring, Maryland), the Canadian Stage Company (Toronto), the Wellington Repertory Theatre (Wellington, New Zealand), the Asolo Theater (Sarasota, Fla.), Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), The Mingei Theatre (Tokyo), and Dodona Theatre (Prishtina, Kosova). He has won a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for Writing (for Odd Jobs), the Edmonton Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play (for both The Third Ascent and Prairie Report), and is published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada and ProPlay, where his plays Odd Jobs, Supreme Dream, and McLuhan: The Musical, among others, may be read online.
Frank has taught scriptwriting at the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta (where he was a Distinguished Visiting Artist), and Vancouver Island University. He has also worked professionally as a literary manager and dramaturg. Most recently his play Big Baby was seen in a production by OmaDa Theatre in Athens, Greece and subsequently toured the country.
Lucy Wang’s play, Junk Bonds, was the recipient of an award from the Kennedy Center for New American Plays, and produced by West Coast Ensemble (L.A.), the Cleveland Public Theatre, Capital Repertory Theater (Albany) and the Home for Contemporary Theatre (NYC). Her other plays include Top Bananas (Skylight Theatre, L.A., MadCap Theater, San Francisco), Fork You! (Lonny Chapman Theater, L.A.), One Breast, One Nut: A Love Story (WeHo 30th Anniversary Playreading Festival), Melting (Cleveland Public Theater, Queens Theatre in the Park, Second Stage, NYC), Good Mourning, America (Queens Theatre in the Park, The Culture Project), Big Red, Big Tiger (London), Bird’s Nest Soup (Mark Taper Forum, L.A., Playwrights Theater of East Hampton, N.Y. and Urban Stages, NYC).
Lucy has performed stand-up comedy, and performed her one-woman show Chinese Girls Don’t Swear to packed houses in NYC, L.A., and her hometown of Akron, Ohio. Her monologue Down There was produced at the TCG National Theatre Conference in L.A., Disreputables Slut Festival (Washington, DC), Workshop Theater (NYC), Red Brick Theatre (L.A.) and the Vox 4 Feminina Festival, Pandora Theatre (Houston). Her plays are published by JAC Publishing, Original Works Publishing, One-Act Depot, YouthPlays, Applause Books and Meriwether Publishing.
Lucy’s other awards include a grant from the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, a James Thurber Fellowship, a NATPE Diversity Fellowship, Best New TV Writer sponsored by CAPE and FOX, and 2012 Annenberg Fellow. Lucy was an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Djerassi, the Tin Shop, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Annenberg Community Beach House. She has taught in various high schools across Los Angeles, and at the University of Southern California, Antioch L.A., Ohio State, Clarion University (PA), and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She has also sold a TV pilot to Disney.
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