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About Les Hunter

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As a playwright Les Hunter’s work contemplates the way that theatre can shed new light on emerging problems of selfhood. His plays include Down by Contact (Dobama Theatre and Playwrights Local); Weimar (Baldwin Wallace University); To the Orchard (Playwrights Local and Jewish Play Project International Playwriting Contest finalist); and with his wife Elana, Aponibolinayen in the Sky (Talespinner Children’s Theatre). He wrote for all three parts of the collaboratively written, NYC hit, The Jackson Heights Trilogy (Theatre 167). Playscripts, Brooklyn Publishers, Smith Scripts, and Indie Theatre publish and license his plays.

He is the Ohio Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild of America, and the 2019/2020 Cleveland Public Theatre Premiere Fellow for playwriting. In 2020, Hunter was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for literature. Dr. Hunter is an associate professor of English at Baldwin Wallace University, where he received the 2019 Bechberger Award for Human Development.