Ken Urban is a playwright, screenwriter, and television writer based in New York. He is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow and his plays include Nibbler, Sense of an Ending, The Correspondent, A Future Perfect, The Awake, and The Happy Sad. His plays have been produced in New York at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Amoralists Theatre Company, 59E59 Theaters, The Summer Play Festival at The Public/NYSF, and Studio 42. His work has also been produced at Theatre503 in London, First Floor Theater in Chicago, and SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston. He has developed new plays at Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theatre Company, Theatre @ Boston Court, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Donmar Warehouse (London), and The Civilians. Awards, fellowships, and residencies include the Weissberger Playwriting Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, MacDowell Colony Fellowships, Headlands Artist Residency, Djerassi Artist Residency, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship. Mr. Urban is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and a core writer at the Playwrights’ Center. He wrote the screenplay for the feature-film adaptation of The Happy Sad, which screened internationally at over 25 film festivals. His television pilot “The Art of Listening” was optioned by ITV/Assembly Entertainment and is currently in development. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service in the United States and Methuen in the United Kingdom and Europe, and they have been featured in numerous monologue anthologies. His band Occurrence released their new album The Past Will Last Forever this fall.
(As of March 2017)