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Ken Urban

Writer

Agent

Nick Quinn

Writer/Director

FULL-LENGTH PLAYS:

THE CORRESPONDENT

Upcoming Production at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, NYC, 2013-14 (dir. Stephen Brackett)

Reading at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, NYC, 2011 (dir: Trip Cullman)

Reading at William Inge Theatre Festival, Independence, KS, 2011 (dir: Stephen Brackett)

Reading at Boston Center for the Arts, 2011 (dir: Melia Bensussen)

Reading at LoNyLa, London, 2011 (dir. Wilson Milam)

 

THE HAPPY SAD

The Summer Play Festival at The Public Theater, NYC, 2009 (dir: Trip Cullman)

Reading at Playwrights’ Horizons, NYC, 2009 (dir. Craig Lucas)

Reading at ART, Cambridge, MA, 2008 (dir. Sherri Kronfeld)

One-Act Version Workshopped by The Flea Theater, NYC, 2008 (dir. Sherri Kronfeld)

 

SENSE OF AN ENDING

Winner of the L. Arnold Weissberger Award for best new unproduced American play

Reading at LoNyLa, London, 2012 (dir. Anna Jones)

Reading at Epic Theatre Ensemble, New York, 2011 (dir. Will Pomerantz)

Reading at Theatre @ Boston Court, Los Angeles, 2010 (dir. Shirley Jo Finney)

Reading at New York Theatre Workshop, NYC, 2009 (dir. Chay Yew)

Reading at Williamstown Theatre Festival, MA, 2009 (dir. Sam Gold)

Reading at Urban Stages, NYC, 2008 (dir. José Zayas)

Reading at Huntington Theater, Boston, 2008 (dir. Evan Cabnet)

Developed at Soho Rep, NYC, 2003 and Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 2006

 

THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ESKIMOS

Open Circle Theatre, Seattle 2010 (dir: Gary Zinter)

The Mill @ Stage Left, Chicago, 2009 (dir: Jaclyn Biskup)

The Committee, NYC, 2007 (dir: Dylan McCullough)

Workshopped by New Rep, Watertown, MA, 2011 (dir: Bevin O’Gara)

 

NIBBLER

Reading at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, NYC, 2012 (dir: Stephen Brackett)

Reading at New Ohio Theatre, NYC, 2012 (dir: Stephen Brackett)

Theatre of NOTE, Los Angeles 2009 (dir: Mark Seldis)

Workshopped by Rude Guerrilla, Orange, CA, 2003 (dir: Dave Barton)

 

THE FEMALE TERRORIST PROJECT

Rude Guerrilla, Orange, CA, 2005 (dir: Dave Barton)

The Committee, NYC, 2004 (dir: Laramie Dennis)

Reading at Direct Arts, NYC, 2010 (dir. Victoria Linchong)

Reading at kef productions @ Theatre Row, NYC, 2005 (dir:  Adam Fitzgerald)

Workshopped by HERE, NYC 2004 (dir: Lear deBessonet)

 

ONE-ACT AND SHORT PLAYS:

I KANT

Collaborative Arts, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick,NJ, 2009 (dir: Daniel Swern)

The Committee, NYC, 2006 (dir: Dylan McCullough)

Rude Guerrilla, Orange, CA, 2003 (dir: Dave Barton)

Back Pocket Theater, Seattle, 2002 (dir: Aimee Bruneau)

Moving Arts, Los Angeles, 2001 (dir: Megan Larmer)

 

HALO

Rude Guerrilla, Orange, CA, 2003 (dir: Dave Barton)

Screaming Venus, NYC, 2001 (dir: Jenny Schwartz & Sarah Stern)

 

TECMESSA

Target Margin, NYC, 2007 (dir: José Zayas)

Little Theater @ Dixon Place, NYC, 2008 (dir: José Zayas)

Rude Guerrilla, Orange, CA, 2008 (dir: Dave Barton)

 

MUSHROOM

Odd Duck Theater, Seattle, WA, 2007 (dir: Gary Zinter)

The Production Company, NYC, 2006 (dir: Judson Kniffen)

 

A TALE OF TWO EMMAS

Statue of Liberty’s Visitor Center, Liberty State Park, NYC, 2011-2012 (dir: José Zayas)

Commissioned by the Statue of Liberty Foundation

 

CUSTODIANS

Commissioned and performed by Lesser America/Red Elevator Productions as part of “Too Much

Too Soon,” Theatre for a New City, NYC, 2011 (dir: Stephen Brackett)

 

EDGAR AND PATRICK

Part of The Trevor Project/It Gets Better campaign

Performed at Packawallop’s “How Soon Is Now?” Benefit, “Love Me Like This”

Benefit, and the 2011 Pride event at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, 2011 (dir: Scott Ebersold)

 

A STICKY MEMENTO

Commissioned by the Huntington Theatre Company (2011)

An audio play to be listened to standing in front of the John Harvard statue in Harvard Yard (dir: Bevin O’Gara)

 

TERMINATION OF SPECIES

Performed by Collaboraction as part of Sketchbook Festival, Chicago, IL, 2011

(dir:  Scott Illingworth)

 

WHITE PEOPLE

The Huntington Theatre, Boston Theater Marathon, Boston, MA, 2009 (dir: M. Bevin O’Gara)

 

PSEUDOEPHEDRINE

Pilgrim Theatre, Boston Theater Marathon, Boston, MA, 2010 (dir. Susan Thompson)

Collaboraction as part of Sketchbook Festival, Chicago, IL, 2009

(dir. Bea Bosco)

 

PLAYS-IN PROGRESS:

A FUTURE PERFECT

full-length play in progress

Reading at Playwrights Horizons (dir. Stephen Brackett)

 

A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK

full-length play in progress

Commissioned by Epic Theatre Ensemble, readings (dir. Will Pomerantz)

 

THE ABSENCE OF WEATHER

full-length play in progress

Winner of Moving Arts 2005 One-Act Competition

Workshopped with terraNOVA Collective in 2012 (dir. Stephen Brackett)

Readings at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Wellfleet, Ma, 2011 (dir. Stephen

Brackett), Woodshed Collective, NYC, 2011 (dir. Stephen Brackett), Irish

Repertory Theatre, NYC, 2010 (dir. Stephen Brackett), and Lincoln Center

Director’s Lab, 2005 (dir: Mark Weitz)

An early one-act version was performed by Moving Arts, Los Angeles, 2005 (dir:

Mark Seldis)

 

THE AWAKE

full-length play in progress

Readings at Primary Stages (dir: Seth Sklar-Heyn), Donmar Warehouse, London

(dir: Seth Sklar-Heyn) and Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena, CA (dir: Jessica

Kubzansky)

Translated into Romanian and Hungarian as part of the Lark Playwrights

Theatre’s Romanian Exchange, 2011

 

SIMPLE

one-act play in progress

Site-specific play commissioned by Rising Phoenix Rep

 

WASPS

Adaptation of Aristophanes’s The Wasps

Workshopped by Target Margin @ HERE Arts Center (dir: José Zayas) and Studio 42 (dir. Julie Foh)

 

SCREENPLAYS:

 

THE HAPPY SAD (The Happy Sad Productions LLC)

feature length film

Director: Rodney Evans

Principal Shooting completed July 2011; currently in post-production

 

GET THE BALANCE RIGHT (Stand Up Mandy Films) 2010

short film

Director: Jeff Stern

Named One of the Best Films of the 2010 “48 Hour Film Project Festival” in

Boston

 

 

DIRECTING WORK:

Cleansed by Sarah Kane (Workshop Production, Ohio Theatre, NYC, 2004; Workshop, The Flea, NYC, 2009);

The Gnadiges Fraulein by Tennessee Williams (Student Production, Rutgers University, 2000);

Other Places: Three Plays by Harold Pinter (Student Production, Rutgers University, 1999).

 

PLAYWRITING COMMISSIONS:

Epic Theatre Ensemble, The Huntington Theater, Boston, MA; The Chocolate Factory Theatre, NYC; Rude Guerrilla, Orange, CA; The Production Company, NYC; Target Margin, NYC.

 

SELECTED PLAYWRITING AWARDS AND HONORS:

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA, Summer 2012

Selected Playwright, Groundbreakers New Play Development Lab, terraNOVA Collective, NYC, 2011– 2012

Lark Romania Exchange, Romania, July 2011

SPF/Donmar Warehouse Playwright Residency, Donmar Warehouse, London, June 2011

Artist in Residence, Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, Woodstock, NY, Summer 2011

Dramatists Guild Fellowship, NYC, 2010-2011

Writer-in-Residence, New York Stage and Film and the Lark, Vassar College, NY, Summer 2010

Artist in Residence, Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, Woodstock, NY, Summer 2010

Emerging Writer Fellowship, Writers’ Room of Boston, 2010

MacDowell Fellow, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, Summer 2009

Winner, L. Arnold Weissberger Prize, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2008

MacDowell Fellow, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, Summer 2008

Playwriting Fellowship, Huntington Theater, Boston, MA, 2007-2009

Winner, Nancy Quinn Grant, A.R.T./NY, NYC, 2007

Winner, Puffin Grant, Puffin Foundation, NYC, 2007

Winner, Nancy Quinn Grant, A.R.T./NY, NYC, 2006

Tennessee Williams Fellowship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, TN, 2006

Winner, Nancy Quinn Grant, A.R.T./NY, NYC, 2005

Winner, Moving Arts Premiere One-Act Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

Selected Participant, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, NYC, 2002 – 2003

Winner, Hothouse Playwriting Residency, Annex Theatre, Seattle, WA, 2001

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