Samuel D. Hunter is a playwright originally from Moscow, Idaho. His works include "A Bright New Boise" (2011 Obie Award for Playwriting), "The Whale" (2013 Drama Desk Award, 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play, GLAAD Media Award), "Pocatello", "The Few", "A Great Wilderness", "Rest", "A Permanent Image", and his most recent plays, "Lewiston", "Clarkston", “The Healing” and "The Harvest". His plays have been produced in New York at Playwright’s Horizons, Rattlestick, and Page 73, and regionally at Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep, The Old Globe, Denver Center Theater Company, Dallas Theater Center, Long Wharf, Williamstown, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a 2012 Whiting Writers’ Award, an honorary doctorate from the University of Idaho, and a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship.


What projects did you work on at SPACE?

"The Healing"

"The Harvest"





Playwright Samuel D. Hunter is crafting quietly captivating dramas that explore the human capacity for empathy and confront the socially isolating aspects of contemporary life across the American landscape.

Commencement Address by Samuel D Hunter at the University of Idaho One Hundred Twentieth Commencement May 16, 2015