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Arlene Hutton is the author of a play for teens, Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry, which was performed at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe as part of the American High School Theatre Festival. Her script Letters to Sala was produced off-off-Broadway this season. Hutton is best known for The Nibroc Trilogy, which includes Last Train to Nibroc (Drama League nomination for Best Play), See Rock City (Spirit of America Award), and Gulf View Drive (LA Weekly Theatre Award nomination and Ovation Award nomination). Her plays have been produced in London, New York, Los Angeles, and across the U.S. and are published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French and She is a winner of the Macy’s New Play Prize, three-time winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival and an eight-time finalist for the Heideman Ten-Minute Play award.  A member of the Dramatists Guild and an alumna of New Dramatists, she has held residencies at the Australian National Playwrights’ Conference, MacDowell Colony, New Harmony Project, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo, and has taught playwriting and improvisational theatre at schools and conferences around the country. She has been a featured artist at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska, on the faculty of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and was the keynote speaker at the first Kentucky Playwrights’ Conference. Honored as the Tennessee Williams Playwriting Fellow at the University of the South, Hutton has taught playwriting here in 2005-2006 and 2007-2008.  More recently, Hutton taught at the College of Charleston from 2010-1014, where her students won regional and national awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Based in New York City, she currently teaches at The Barrow Group and is working on a commission for the Sloan Foundation.

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