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A Guide for the Homesick ; MIT night at the Huntington: A conversation with Ken Urban

10/17/2017 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
7:30pm

Join Ken Urban, A Guide for the Homesick playwright and head of the playwriting department at MIT, for a discussion about the play after the 7:30pm performance of on October 17.

Ken Urban is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow and his plays include NibblerSense of an EndingThe CorrespondentA Future PerfectThe Awake, and The Happy Sad. His plays have been produced at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Amoralists Theatre Company, 59E59 Theaters, The Summer Play Festival at The Public Theater/NYSF, Theatre503 (London), and SpeakEasy Stage Company. His awards include the Weissberger Playwriting Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and MacDowell Colony Fellowships. 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, and his television pilot “The Art of Listening” was optioned by ITV. His upcoming projects include The Remains at Studio Theatre in May 2018. His band Occurrence released The Past Will Last Forever in 2016 and is completing a new album. This fall, he was named a senior lecturer of theatre arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he runs the playwriting program.

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About A Guide for the Homesick

On his way home after a year in East Africa, a young aid worker goes back to a shabby Amsterdam hotel room with a fellow American. The two strangers look for redemption from their pasts and confess their shared fear that they betrayed the people who needed them most. A passionate encounter becomes a chance to confront the truth in this new play by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban and directed by Colman Domingo (“Fear the Walking Dead”).

Approximate run time: 75 minutes with no intermission. Please note: This production includes the use of strobe lighting effects.

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Ken Urban“It is incredibly meaningful to me that my play about two friends from Boston will premiere here. The Huntington has supported my work since 2007 and being a part of this season feels like coming home.”— Playwright Ken Urban

 

Colman DomingoKen Urban is one of the most exciting writers and most generous of human beings. The Huntington is a theatre where I've created groundbreaking work with Mary Zimmerman (Journey to the West) and with Lisa Kron (Well). What an exciting time to dive into the deep end of the pool with Ken's latest work A Guide for the Homesick. A home that is built to examine our inner human struggles and global crisis. I am thrilled to be at the helm of this collaboration.— Director Colman Domingo
Peter DuBois“Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban is a rising star in American playwriting. I was enraptured by this play and the deeply romantic, highly political way it explores the connection between East Africa and Boston. Under the seductively theatrical direction of Colman Domingo, this play is a striking exploration of danger and desire.”— Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois

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