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.
Playwrights' Sidewalk: Neil LaBute has a star on the Playwrights' Sidewalk.
Award Production Function
1 WON 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee    
2 WON 2009 Audience Award, Favorite New Off-Broadway Play reasons to be pretty Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play reasons to be pretty Playwright
4 NOMINATED 2007 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show Wrecks Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2004 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play The Distance From Here Playwright
6 NOMINATED 2002 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play The Shape of Things Playwright
7 NOMINATED 2002 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Director of a Play The Shape of Things Director