Lucas Hnath’s plays include Red Speedo (Studio Theatre, DC), A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney (Soho Rep), nightnight (2013 Humana Festival), Isaac's Eye (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Death Tax (2012 Humana Festival, Royal Court Theatre), and The Courtship of Anna Nicole Smith (Actors Theatre of Louisville). His newest play, The Christians, will premiere at the 2014 Humana Festival of New Plays. His other plays have been seen in readings or productions at the University of Miami, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Cleveland Public Theatre, Target Margin, and the Ontological Theatre.
Lucas has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011. He is a proud member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and has enjoyed residencies with The Royal Court Theatre and 24Seven Lab.
Lucas is a winner of the 2012 Whitfield Cook Award for Isaac’s Eye, 2013 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citation for Death Tax, and a two-time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant for screenwriting. He is also a recipient of commissions from the EST/Sloan Project, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and New York University’s Graduate Acting Program.
Lucas received both his BFA and MFA from NYU's Department of Dramatic Writing and is a lecturer in New York University’s Expository Writing Program.