More productions, and a chime!

November 14th, 2011 donnahoke

Just got word that WRITE THIS WAY will be produced in Manchester, UK by Laced Banana for their Heart Beats festival for World AIDS Day November 30. With the Uppity Theater Company’s February production, that’s three hits for this play.

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR will get a read at the Hive Theatre in New York City in February, and SEEDS is a semi-finalist for a great development opportunity, but I’m not going to say where… cross your fingers anyway. :)

And CHIME! I finished my fifth full-length play, which is actually a one-act two-hander and I’m pretty happy with the first draft. In fact, my worst critic is pretty happy with the first draft so that has to be good for something, right? There will be a reading of it in the spring, but in the meantime, I’m concentrating on my upcoming reading at Road Less Traveled Theatre on December 5 starring Matt Witten, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Diane Curley, Sheila McCarthy, and Josie DiVincenzo, and directed by Jon Elston. I’m really looking forward to rehearsal for this; it’s a top-notch cast.

In non-play-related news, my children’s book, Neko and the Twiggets, will be available or the holidays at a MUCH reduced price in both hard- and softcover (even less than amazon). You’ll be able to order them directly from this site, and I’ll autograph them, too! 

As always, a plug for my feedback circle on my Playwrights page… Just click and I’ll send you the guidelines.

Written by donnahoke


Dramatists Guild Council member and ensemble playwright-in-residence at Road Less Traveled Productions, Kilroys List and award-winning playwright Donna Hoke’s work has been seen in 46 states, and on five continents. Her full-length plays include ELEVATOR GIRL (2017 O’Neill finalist), THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (Princess Grace semi-finalist, currently in its fourth year in rep in Romania), SAFE (winner of the Todd McNerney, Naatak, and Great Gay Play and Musical Contests), and BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART (2016 Kilroys List, Winner HRC Showcase, Firehouse Festival of New American Plays); she’s also authored more than three dozen short plays that have had hundreds of productions, and has been nominated for both the Francesca Primus and Susan Blackburn prizes. She’s also a two-time winner of the Emanuel Fried Award for Best New Play (SEEDS, SONS & LOVERS).

Donna is also a New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; author of Neko and the Twiggets, a children’s book; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. For three consecutive years, she was named Buffalo’s Best Writer by Artvoice, the only woman to ever receive the designation.

In addition, Donna is a blogger, advocate, and moderator of the 12,000+-member Official Playwrights of Facebook. Recent speaking engagements include Citywrights, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, the Dramatists Guild National Conference, Chicago Dramatists, Austin Film Festival, and a live Dramatists Guild webinar. Her commentary has been read at #2amt, howlround, the Official Playwrights of Facebook, the newly released Workshopping the New Play, and

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