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Ken Urban

 
Bio:
Ken Urban is a playwright based in New York. His plays include A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK (Huntington Theatre Company, Trafalgar Studios in the West End), THE REMAINS (Studio Theatre), SENSE OF AN ENDING (59E59 Theatres, London’s Theatre503), NIBBLER (The Amoralists and Rattlestick Playwrights ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ken Urban is a playwright based in New York. His plays include A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK (Huntington Theatre Company, Trafalgar Studios in the West End), THE REMAINS (Studio Theatre), SENSE OF AN ENDING (59E59 Theatres, London’s Theatre503), NIBBLER (The Amoralists and Rattlestick Playwrights ... (read complete bio)

 

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Ken Urban Biography

Ken Urban is a playwright based in New York. His plays include A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK (Huntington Theatre Company, Trafalgar Studios in the West End), THE REMAINS (Studio Theatre), SENSE OF AN ENDING (59E59 Theatres, London’s Theatre503), NIBBLER (The Amoralists and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), THE CORRESPONDENT (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), THE AWAKE (59E59 Theatres, First Floor Theater), and THE HAPPY SAD (The Public Theatre/Summer Play Festival). Awards include Weissberger Playwriting Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the Independent Reviewers of New England’s Award for Best New Script, Headlands Artist Residency, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, and MacDowell Colony Fellowships. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and an affiliated writer at the Playwrights’ Center. Ken wrote the screenplay for the feature-film adaptation of THE HAPPY SAD. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service. He leads the band Occurrence and teaches dramatic writing at MIT.




Ken Urban News

Mckinley Belcher III & Miles G. Jackson to Star in Industry Presentation of A GUIDE F Photo Mckinley Belcher III & Miles G. Jackson to Star in Industry Presentation of A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2022

Following productions in both Boston and London, Ken Urban’s play A Guide For The Homesick will have an industry presentation directed by Shira Milikowsky and executive produced by David Norwood on November 17, 2022.

Theatre Rhinoceros Announces 2022-23 Season IN THE CASTRO! Photo Theatre Rhinoceros Announces 2022-23 Season IN THE CASTRO!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2022

 It's the Rhino's 46th Anniversary Season with an exciting line-up of new, in-person evenings of entertainment. Plus, our stellar reading series! Plus, surprises and pop-ups along the way! Plus, John Fisher's on-going Essential Services Project (aka E.S.P.) And all of it in the funnest neighborhood anywhere: The Castro! We are the ONLY live theatre in the most queer hood in the universe.

Playwrights Horizons and The Parsnip Ship to Launch THE DETOUR SERIES Site-Specific A Photo Playwrights Horizons and The Parsnip Ship to Launch THE DETOUR SERIES Site-Specific Audio Journeys
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2022

Playwrights Horizons and play development company The Parsnip Ship present The Detour Series, are premiering two commissioned, site-specific audio journeys through Hell's Kitchen, Playwrights Horizons’ neighborhood, September 1-25.

Ken Urban's Play DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY Will Receive Reading This Week Photo Ken Urban's Play DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY Will Receive Reading This Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

 Jacob Stuckelman announced that Award Winning Playwright Ken Urban will receive an industry reading of his new full-length play Danger and Opportunity directed by Jack Serio (This Beautiful Future) on Thursday, August 4th at TheaterLab (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). 

Flint Repertory Theatre Presents The 2022 New Works Festival Photo Flint Repertory Theatre Presents The 2022 New Works Festival
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre presents 2022 New Works Festival April 29-May 1. Flint Rep's annual New Works Festival is a three-day event presenting staged readings of new plays. Audience members will get a chance to experience this new work before anyone else and participate in post-show discussions with the playwrights.

Ensemble Studio Theatre & the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Announce the 2022 First Ligh Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre & the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Announce the 2022 First Light Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE along with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation have announced the lineup for the 2022 First Light Festival, part of the EST/Sloan Project to develop plays exploring science and technology.  

Occurrence Releases New Video for 'The Happy Years' Photo Occurrence Releases New Video for 'The Happy Years'
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2021

Occurrence’s swoon-worthy and heartbreaking new album I Have So Much Love To Give wasn’t supposed to happen. But making music is sometimes a lot like binging a television show. When you’ve got a good storyline, it’s hard to stop.

Tenth Annual R&D Group FINDINGS Series to be Presented by The Civilians Photo Tenth Annual R&D Group FINDINGS Series to be Presented by The Civilians
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

The Civilians will present the tenth annual R&D Group FINDINGS Series. The R&D Group is comprised of writers, composers, and directors who worked with the Civilians for nine months to develop seven original pieces of theater through the creative investigation of a pre-selected subject. 

THE CORRESPONDENT Will Be Performed on Zoom by Theatre 40 on April 26 Photo THE CORRESPONDENT Will Be Performed on Zoom by Theatre 40 on April 26
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2021

Theatre 40 presents a Zoom reading of a play by Ken Urban, The Correspondent, on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PDT.

Theatre 40 Presents Spring Seminars Series Photo Theatre 40 Presents Spring Seminars Series
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2021

Theatre 40 presents its popular Adult Education Theatre Appreciation Spring Seminar Series, conducted for Beverly Hills Unified School District's Adult Education. This year, the series is being presented virtually via Zoom. There will be readings and discussions of contemporary plays.

Ken Urban Videos

STAGE TUBE: Preview The Flea's THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2012

The Flea Theater presents an encore production of THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, a 5-hour marathon of all seven of Sophocles' plays re-envisioned by playwright Sean Graney. Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (a 2012 Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Director -- in his professional directing debut in NYC), the production stars 38 members of The Bats. Performances run now through July 1 at The Flea (41 White Street between Church and Broadway in Tribeca). Check out trailers for all seven of the plays in the videos below!

STAGE TUBE: SPF 2008 Alum Lopez Returns For 2009 Festival
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2009

SPF 2008 Alum Matthew Lopez (Playwright, TIO PEPE) came back to check out SPF 2009, and shares his thoughts in this clip.

STAGE TUBE: Phelan, Johnson and SPF Playwright Snipes Discuss THE CHIMES At Closing Night Party
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2009

THE CHIMES was presented as part of this year's Festival. In this clip, Playwright Kevin Christopher Snipes interviews Andy Phelan and Brian C. Johnson from THE CHIMES at their closing night party.

STAGE TUBE: SPF Playwright Irvine Discusses Accents Used In DEPARTURE LOUNGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2009

DEPARTURE LOUNGE is presented as part of this year's Festival. In this clip, Playwright Dougal Irvine talks about the accents in DEPARTURE LOUNGE.


Ken Urban Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Ken Urban written?
Ken Urban has written 2 shows including Nibbler (Author), A Guide for The Homesick (Playwright).