Annual Lectures

Boise IHC 50th Birthday event

Friday, september 29, 2023

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter to Speak in Boise on Friday, September 29, 2023

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Idaho Humanities Council, and you’re invited to a special IHC 50th birthday event with playwright Samuel D. Hunter. Hunter is best known for plays A Bright New Boise, which won the 2011 Obie Award for playwriting, and The Whale, which won the 2013 Drama Desk Award and the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. A film adaptation of The Whale, written by Hunter and directed by Darren Aronofsky, is scheduled for release in December 2022. A native of Moscow, Idaho, Hunter is the author of 17 produced plays and the recipient of a 2014 McArthur Fellowship.  

More information and ticket sales to be announced this spring. The event will be held in the SPEC at Boise State University.

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter