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Hunter, Samuel D.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 1,185 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Acting editions  Thriller plays  Filmed plays  Sources 
Roles: Author, Speaker
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Most widely held works about Samuel D Hunter
 
Most widely held works by Samuel D Hunter
The whale ; A bright new Boise by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Praise for The Whale:"A vibrant, provocative new play. The sharp-eared skill and sensitivity with which Hunter explores his thickly layered material are matched by his fair-mindedness."--The Village VoicePraise for A Bright New Boise:"A simple, superb little heartland heartbreaker. This is a rube tragedy-a respectful and honest-feeling one, for a change-and by jingo, it sings."-New YorkAcclaimed for his gentle, complex characterizations, Samuel D. Hunter's big-hearted and fiercely funny plays explore the quiet desperation running through many Middle American lives. The Whale tells the story of a six hundred-pound shut-in's last chance at redemption and of discovering beauty in the most unexpected places when he reaches out to his long-estranged-and severely unhappy-daughter. Hunter's second piece, the Obie Award-winning A Bright New Boise, is a philosophical investigation of faith and search for meaning in rural Idaho where a disgraced evangelical is forced to take a minimum-wage job at the local Hobby Lobby craft store in an effort to reunite with his estranged son. Samuel D. Hunter's other plays include A Permanent Image, Jack's Precious Moment, Five Genocides, The Few, Rest, A Great Wilderness, and Norway. He has active playwriting commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep (California), and Playwrights Horizons (New York). He is also the 2013 resident playwright at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and is a core member of the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota."--
A bright new Boise by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disgraced evangelical from Northern Idaho takes a job at a Hobby Lobby franchise in Boise, Idaho in order to reconnect with an estranged son. But as his fellow employees begin to uncover dark secrets from his past, and his son becomes increasingly interested in his reasons for leaving his church, he must choose whether or not to have a normal life and a healthy relationship with his son, or hold onto the beliefs that have given his life meaning
2011 : the best women's stage monologues and scenes, 2011( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whale by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places
Five plays by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""An important new voice in the American theater."--Los Angeles Times "If there's a soul adrift--physically or spiritually--in the Gem State, chances are good he sprang from the fertile pen of Samuel D. Hunter."--Playbill "Mr. Hunter writes with unusual insight into, and empathy for, people whose lives have settled into sad stasis, or strategic withdrawal. [He is] sure-footed when it comes to illuminating characters from within."--New York Times "Hunter is a playwright who crafts moving portraits of unlikely protagonists and explores the human capacity for empathy through the prism of his characters' struggles. Hunter's quietly captivating dramas confront the polarizing and socially isolating aspects of contemporary life across the American landscape."--MacArthur Foundation By depicting the everyday trials of ordinary Americans, critically acclaimed playwright Samuel D. Hunter "writes with unusual insight into, and empathy for, people whose lives have settled into sad stasis" (New York Times). Hunter's compassionate eye for the quiet, lonely struggles of his Idahoan characters makes his plays desperately and painfully human. The talented writer demonstrates his knack for exposing the pathos in marginalized lives with these four poignant new plays: Rest, A Great Wilderness, The Few, and Pocatello. Samuel D. Hunter's plays include The Whale (Drama Desk Award; Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, GLAAD Media Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play) and A Bright New Boise (Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play). His newest plays include The Few, A Great Wilderness, Rest, and Pocatello. He is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, a 2012 Whiting Writers Award, the 2013 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, the 2011 Sky Cooper Prize, and the 2008 PONY/Lark Fellowship. A native of northern Idaho, Sam lives in New York. He holds degrees in playwriting from NYU, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard"--
2011 : the best men's stage monologues and scenes( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great wilderness by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about being lost and found. Walt has devoted his life to counseling teenage boys out of their homosexuality at his remote Idaho wilderness camp. Pressured to accept one last client, Walt welcomes Daniel -- and his carefully constructed life begins to unravel. When Daniel disappears, Walt is forced to ask for help, both in finding the missing boy and reconciling his past with the present
Pocatello by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello--a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can't serve enough soup, salad & breadstick specials to make his hometown fell like home
Rest by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A retirement home in northern Idaho is being shut down, and only three residents and a bare-bones staff remain. When a record-breaking blizzard blows into town and an elderly resident disappears into the storm, everyone is brought to face their own mortality."--Page 4 of cover
The few by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four years ago, Bryan abandoned his labor of love, a newspaper for truckers. Now he's returned - with no world of where he's been - and things have changed. His former lover is filled with rage, his new coworker is filled with incessant adoration, and his paper is filled with personal ads. As he considers giving up for good, Bryan searches for what he couldn't find on the road: a way to keep faith in humanity."--Page 4 of cover
A permanent image by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bo and Ally are back home in Idaho for their father's funeral. Their mother Carol has inexplicably painted the whole house white and has probably been drinking since their father's death. At first worried for Carol's sanity, Ally and Bo slowly discover that their mother has a deeply surprising method to her madness as she pulls out home videos of their father just before he died. Called a "fusion between realism and the absurd," A Permanent Image is a tense exploration of the distance families put between themselves, and what it takes to bring them back together."--Back cover
The healing by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five years ago, a motley group of friends met as kids at a summer camp where the head counselor secretly taught them that their disabilities could be "cured" through the power of prayer. Today, the group has gathered to mourn the untimely passing of one of its members. Over the course of the night, old wounds are uncovered, friendships are tested, and the truth surrounding their late friend becomes troublingly clear
The harvest by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the basement of a small evangelical church in southeastern Idaho, a group of young missionaries is preparing to go to the Middle East. One of them - a young man who has recently lost his father - has bought a one-way ticket. But his plans are complicated when his estranged sister returns home and makes it her mission to keep him there." --
Four plays by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack's precious moment : a black comedy by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A video of Iraqi insurgents beheading Jack Lewis has just been released over the Internet. Back home in Idaho, his fundamentalist Christian family is trying to grieve while fending off the media. Jack's widow Karen decides to seek answers at the holiest place she knows: the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, Missouri. Along for the ride are Jack's father and his brother Bib, dealing with his own mounting spiritual crisis. With the help of a teardrop-eyed angel and a carnie named Chuck, the Lewis family struggles to understand what exactly they've lost
The few( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The harvest : by Samuel D Hunter( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Typescript, dated 2015, Draft 4.1
The 2013 Lucille Lortel awards for outstanding achievement Off-Broadway( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The whale : a play : by Samuel D Hunter( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Typescript, undated
The whale : a new play by Samuel D Hunter( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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