A Future Perfect

by Ken Urban • Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara

Claire and Max find their values put to the test when best friends Alex and Elena announce they are having a baby. A dark comedy about friends, babies and success. 

Featuring: Marianna Bassham*, Samantha Richert*, Derrick Trumbly*, Alexander Platt*, and Uatchet Juch.

Ken Urban is a playwright and screenwriter based in New York. He is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow and his plays have been produced and developed at the Huntington, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Summer Play Festival at The Public Theater, Donmar Warehouse (London), 59E59 Theatres, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Studio 42, Theatre @ Boston Court, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons, Irish Repertory Theatre, Primary Stages, Stable Cable. In 2015, A Future Perfect received its world premiere at SpeakEasy Stage Company and Sense of an Ending opened in London at Theatre503 in May. Awards include the Weissberger Playwriting Award, Headlands Artist Residency, Djerassi Artist Residency, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, and MacDowell Colony Fellowships. He is a core writer at the Playwrights’ Center and a company member of Rising Phoenix Rep. He wrote the screenplay for The Happy Sad, which screened internationally at over 25 film festivals and is now available on Netflix and iTunes. 

(As of June 2015)

In 2012, the Huntington launched the Summer Workshop, a two-week new work retreat culminating in public readings of the plays in development. The Workshop is modeled after the Sundance Theatre Lab and is an extension of the Huntington’s Playwriting Fellows program and Breaking Ground Reading Series. Huntington Director of New Work Lisa Timmel and Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland support the writers during the intensive, artist-driven development process, and the festival is produced by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O’Gara.


  • Ken UrbanPlaywright
  • M. Bevin O'GaraDirector
  • Marianna BasshamClaire
  • Samantha RichertElena
  • Derrick TrumblyAlex
  • Alexander PlattMax
  • Uatchet JuchAnnabelle
  • Molly HerzogReader
  • Katie AilingerStage Manager
  • Nathan LeighMusic Director

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