Ian August Playwright

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

January 10th - February 3rd: A full production of FROZEN FOODS will be part of Little Fish Theatre’s Pick of the Vine festival in San Pedro, CA. Click HERE for tickets and information.

February 6th: Ian will be a judge for the NJ Poetry Out Loud Regional Contest at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts. Poetry Out Loud, a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encourages high school students across the country to learn about great works of classic and contemporary poetry through memorization and recitation. Not only do they share their interpretation and delivery of poetry; they also vie for awards and scholarships totaling $50,000.

February 13th: Back in Philadelphia for a second Juniper Productions reading at the Trolley Car Café, this time, of my short play, HERE AND US. Click HERE for more information about tickets and location.

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 7th: The Writers’ Theatre of NJ will kick off participation in the NJ Theatre Alliance’s New Plays New Jersey program with a reading of BRISÉ. Come out to Madison and hear the incredibly talented Sean Cackoski reading Paul. Click HERE for information.

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. Click HERE to learn more about this excellent festival.

April 23rd: Ian will be the visiting lecturer at New England College in Henneker, NH, with a reading, a workshop, and discussion with the Creative Writing and Performing Arts students.

August 17th: Goodluck MacBeth Theatre Company in Reno Nevada will be hosting a reading of THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE.



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