Les Hunter headshot

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stony Brook University

Les Hunter

Les Hunter headshotAssociate Professor

Ph.D., Stony Brook University
M.F.A., Boston University
M.A., Brooklyn College
B.A., Macalester College

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 Dr. Les 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, Theatre Survey, Off Off Online, The Dramatist, The Eugene O’Neill Review, Ecumenica, 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 has presented papers at the Association for Theater in Higher Education, American Society of Theatre Research, Mid-American Theatre Conference, International Federation of Theatre Research, Northeast Modern Language Association and the Comparative Drama Conference.