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"Haunting . . . exhilarating . . . entrancing."

         —The New York Times on John Biguenet's work

 




Broomstick presented at The Fountain Theatre October 2 - November 30, 2014.

“A must-see, . . . John Biguenet's hit play, Broomstick, sweeps away the dust that lies on the path between fantasy and reality [and] is so seamless, its ninety minutes fly by.”  Broadway World

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You Are Herea short film written by John Biguenet and directed by Tom Varisco, receives an Award of Merit at the Academy-recognized 2014 Best Shorts Competition in California.

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Broomstick presented at Southern Rep Theatre October 2 - November 2, 2014.

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Broomstick presented at Montana Repertory Theatre September 10 - 27, 2014.

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Close, a short film written by John Biguenet and directed by Tom Varisco, wins Bronze Award at the 2014 International Independent Film Awards.

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Biguenet gives keynote address at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association of University Presses.

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"The Profound Contradiction of Saving Private Ryan," a new essay, published by The Atlantic.

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Biguenet story "I Am Not a Jew" read by Oscar-nominee David Strathairn on Selected Shorts, broadcast nationally on public radio stations.

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"Astonishing Yankees," a new essay, published by Guernica.

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"Sand," a new short story, published by Granta.

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The Other Half published as a chapbook by Spolia.

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Both Mold and Broomstick nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association's Harold and Mimi Steinberg Award for best new play of 2013.

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The Torturer's Apprentice: Stories to be published in Turkish translation by Aylak Adam Publishers in Istanbul.

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"It Is Raining in Bejucal," which originally appeared in Zoetrope and was reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories, has been selected for inclusion in The Best of the Best, to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Biguenet interviewed in The Dramatist.

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"The Other Half" published in Spolia.

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"Ex Cathedra" published in Image.

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Shotgun presented at The Storefront Theatre (North Carolina) in 2014.

“A moving exploration of a ravaged New Orleans . . . [and] an absorbing new drama by John Biguenet.” –Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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Broomstick to be presented at Playwrights Theatre in 2014.

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Broomstick featured at PlayFest! at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

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Rising Water, Shotgun, and Mold presented at New Jersey Rep Company September 23 - October 7, 2013.

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Broomstick premieres at New Jersey Rep Company in an extended run September 19 - October 20, 2013.

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Biguenet appears at Dramatists Guild National Conference August 22 - 25, 2013 (Chicago).

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Mold premieres at Southern Rep Theatre (New Orleans) March 20 - April 14, 2013.

“’Mold,’ playwright John Biguenet’s powerful new drama, . . .may well be regarded as the finest artistic achievement expressing the personal impact the flood had – and continues to have – on our lives today.”  New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Shotgun presented by Acting Unlimited at Theatre 810 (Lafayette) March 9 - 17, 2013.

“A moving exploration of a ravaged New Orleans . . . [and] an absorbing new drama by John Biguenet.” –Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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Rising Water presented at Swine Palace Theatre (Baton Rouge) March 6 -17, 2013.

"Rising Water emerges as a great American play – perhaps one of the first great plays of the 21st Century.” –Orange County Register

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Night Train featured at PlayFest!: The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

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Biguenet receives Louisiana Writer Award.

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Broomstick featured at Portland Stage festival of new plays.

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Biguenet featured in French television special on American writers.

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Broomstick featured at Tennessee Williams Festival (New Orleans). 

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Shotgun opens Broadway in the Hood 2012 season (Las Vegas). 

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 Biguenet conversation with Valerie Martin published in Brick (Toronto).

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Rising Water included in Katrina on Stage: Five Plays (Northwestern University Press).

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"Grip" published in the first issue of Fiction Southeast.

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Shotgun produced by the Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective (Asheville, NC).

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A staged reading of Broomstick produced by Stages Repertory Theatre (Houston).

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Shotgun published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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Biguenet's Rising Water trilogy featured in "Works in Progress" section of The American Scholar.

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Night Train, which was developed on a Studio Attachment at the National Theatre in London, premieres at New Jersey Rep.


"Not so much a thriller as it is a shadowy psychological comedy. . . [Night Train] delivers a seductive dash of Balkan intrigue with its illusive identities and notions of proletarian revenge.”  –The New York Times

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Biguenet story "I Am Not a Jew" read by Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare at Long Wharf Theatre  in a live performance of Selected Shorts.

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40 Views of Watera short film written by John Biguenet and directed by Tom Varisco, named an Official Selection of the New Orleans Film Festival.

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 Rising Water selected for the 2011 Festival on the Square at Congo Square Theatre in Chicago.

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 Rising Water produced at the Anne Belk Theater, University of North Carolina - Charlotte.

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Shotgun produced at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota.

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The Torturer's Apprentice and Oyster published in Laura van Campenhout's Dutch translation as Het open gordijn and Oester by Uitgeverij Ailantus in the Netherlands.

 

“Biguenet, it cannot be denied, is a complete master of his genre." -de Volkskrant (Amsterdam)

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Oyster, published in paperback in France Camus-Pichon's French translation as Le Secret du bayou by Le Livre de Poche, nominated for the Prix des Lecteurs.


“Masterfully written from beginning to end.” -Le Figaro (Paris)


“An immemorial tragedy . . . a beautiful novel.” -l’Humanité (Paris)

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A new interview broadcast on le Journal de la Culture on France 24 television.