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Join the IHC to celebrate our 50th birthday with native son, playwright and McArthur Genius Grant Fellow, Samuel D. Hunter. He will discuss his work and the humanities in Idaho on September 29th at 7 PM at the SPEC.
Samuel D. Hunter holds degrees in playwriting from NYU, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard. His 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), A Bright New Boise (Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), The Few, A Great Wilderness, Rest, Pocatello, Lewiston, Clarkston, and most recently, The Healing and The Harvest. 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, the 2008 PONY/Lark Fellowship, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Idaho. A film adaptation of “The Whale,” written by Hunter and directed by Darren Aronofsky, was released in December 2022.
New for this year, tickets to the program are being offered at a sliding scale. Benefactor tickets are also available. Benefactor tickets include admission and an invitation to a special reception with Samuel D. Hunter before the lecture where heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served along with a cash bar.