Neil LaBute

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Neil LaBute’s BASH, enjoyed a successful run at the Almeida Theatre in London in early 2000, after having garnered high praise in 1999 at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre in New York and the Cañon Theatre in Los Angeles. THE SHAPE OF THINGS, premiered at the Almeida Theatre where it enjoyed a sold-out extended run in the spring of 2001, followed by a run at The Promenade in New York. His latest play, THE DISTANCE FROM HERE will premiere at the Almeida Theatre in May of 2002. Mr. LaBute’s other plays include FILTHY TALK FOR TROUBLED TIMES, LEPERS, ROUNDER, SANGUINARIANS & SYCOPHANTS, and RAVAGES, along with adaptations of DRACULA and WOYZECK. He is also renowned for his film work, which includes his feature film debut, IN THE COMPANY OF MEN, released in 1997 to great acclaim, including the New York Film Critics Circle Award for best feature and the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival; his second film, YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, released in 1998; and NURSE BETTY, released in 2000. POSSESSION, based on the novel by A.S. Byatt, will be released in June 2002. Currently, he is working on the film adaptation of THE SHAPE OF THINGS. Mr. LaBute received his master’s degree in dramatic writing at New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
 
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Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 All the Ways to Say I Love You Lucille Lortel Theatre 09/28/2016 Playwright
2 The Way We Get By Second Stage Theatre 05/12/2015 Playwright
3 The Money Shot Lucille Lortel Theatre 09/22/2014 Playwright
4 Reasons To Be Happy Lucille Lortel Theatre 06/11/2013 Playwright
5 Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays Minetta Lane Theatre 11/13/2011 Author
6 The Break of Noon Lucille Lortel Theatre 11/22/2010 Playwright
7 reasons to be pretty Lucille Lortel Theatre 06/02/2008 Playwright
8 In a Dark Dark House Lucille Lortel Theatre 06/07/2007 Playwright
9 Wrecks Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 10/10/2006 Playwright
10 Some Girl(s) Lucille Lortel Theatre 06/08/2006 Playwright
11 This Is How It Goes Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 03/27/2005 Playwright
12 Fat Pig Lucille Lortel Theatre 12/15/2004 Playwright
13 The Distance From Here Duke on 42nd Street 05/06/2004 Playwright
14 The Mercy Seat Acorn Theater 12/18/2002 Playwright
15 The Shape of Things Promenade Theatre 10/10/2001 Playwright

Director
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Reasons To Be Happy Lucille Lortel Theatre 06/11/2013 Director
2 Wrecks Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 10/10/2006 Director
3 The Mercy Seat Acorn Theater 12/18/2002 Director
4 The Shape of Things Promenade Theatre 10/10/2001 Director
Awards
Award Production
1 WON 2009 Broadway.com Audience Award, Favorite New Off-Broadway Play reasons to be pretty Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2009 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Play reasons to be pretty Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2002 Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play The Shape of Things Director
4 NOMINATED 2002 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Play The Shape of Things Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2007 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Solo Show Wrecks Playwright