Ian August Playwright
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who is ian august?

Ian August is an award-winning, internationally-produced playwright. His works have been developed with the Ashland New Plays Festival, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, NJ Repertory Company, Writers’ Theatre of New Jersey, Wordsmyth Theatre Company, City Theatre of Miami, the Garry Marshall Theatre, UC Davis Dept of Theatre and Dance, Passage Theatre Company, the Philadelphia Artists Collective, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the NY and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and elsewhere. He lives in Lawrenceville, NJ with his husband, set designer Matthew R. Campbell, and his two cats, Lentils and Kimchi.

August [has] crafted a modestly scaled meditation on the devastation of despair and the power of hope; one that suggests we may have lost our cold and dusty moon, but we’ve regained the ability to wish upon a star.
— Asbury Park Press, on the 2011 NJ Rep production of Donna Orbits the Moon
This play’s strengths lie in its intricate, poetic language. Missing Celia Rose is a masterpiece.
— Bermuda Sun, on the 2009 BMDS production of Missing Celia Rose
Mad hijinks and crazy situations ensue in Ian August’s absolutely hysterical and outrageously unique new comedy.
— nytheatre.com on the 2011 Quorum Theatre production of Submitted by C. Randall McCloskey
 
 

February to May: Ian will be a returning to Princeton Adult School to teach his Introduction to Playwriting class as well as his Advanced Playwriting class. For more information about how to sign up for these courses, click HERE.

March 23rd: Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham, AL will be featuring a reading of THE EXCAVATION OF MARY ANNING as part of their Human Rights New Works Festival, directed by Valerie Accetta from the University of Alabama. Click HERE to learn more about this excellent festival.

April 4th: The young actors at Churchill Junior High School in East Brunswick, NJ will be performing a reading of PARKER AND THE CITY IN THE SEA, led by their brilliant drama teacher, Karuna Lynne Elson.

April 23rd: Ian will be the visiting lecturer at New England College in Henneker, NH, with a reading, workshop, and discussion with the Creative Writing and Performing Arts students. The reading will be an excerpt from Ian’s current project, tentatively titled RUN RABBIT RUN.

May 25th - June 1st: BRISÉ will be featured alongside 19 other new plays at the Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, Nebraska! Click HERE for information.

August 17th: Goodluck MacBeth Theatre Company in Reno Nevada (Reno’s “Third-Best Theatre Company”) will be hosting a reading of THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE as part of their New Works Initiative.

 

 

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