I’m off. . .

August 2nd, 2011 donnahoke

originally posted on May 19, 2011

I’m just finishing up some last-minute housekeeping items and then I’m off to New York to see my play, Gift Horse, performed at the New Works 4 International Short Play Festival at the Richmond Shepard Theatre at 309 East 26th Street.

In the past month, I’ve had two situations where I found out that my work was performed–after the fact. Both events were local enough that I could have easily attended but since I wasn’t informed, they became just two more entries on the resume.
That makes me all the more excited to be able to see this, and to meet director James Ashcraft and actors Suzann Capra and Joe Russo. Oh, and I’ll also be checking The Normal Heart and Good People… how can I not squeeze in some other theater while I’m there??

This year, I will have had the pleasure of seeing three out of the four Tony nominees for Best Play (I couldn’t get tickets to War Horse, though knowing myself, I don’t think I would have chosen this favorite as my favorite anyway) and I’m curious to see which I think should take home the award. Do you have Tony award predictions? I’d love to hear them.

Wish me luck,

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 donnahoke.com.

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