Samuel D. Hunter is the MacArthur genius award-winning playwright who may have started small — as a teenager growing up in Idaho — but has since assembled a deep roster of plays set there. And that’s the point: small towns, all the better to explore big ideas. A Bright New Boise, Lewiston/Clarkston, Pocatello. For his latest, Greater Clements, he mines new territory, and he says it’s both his most personal and his most ambitious attempt yet.
This is the first of our one-on-one, writer-to-writer conversations about not just a play, but the full backdrop on what it takes to create theater, and a full body of work. We’re calling them our “backdrop eavesdrops.”
Greater Clements is currently playing at Lincoln Center Theater through January 19, 2020. For tickets and information, visit www.lct.org
See a montage from the show at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGU_RfSApvE
Learn more about the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cEKBVZyj2A
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The Backdrop is hosted by Kevin Bleyer and produced by Nella Vera.
The Backdrop artwork is by Philip Romano.
Special thanks to Lincoln Center Theater and Nick Buchholz.