Sir David Hare Will Be Artist-in-Residence at The New School for Drama

By Andrew Gans
09 Nov 2012

Sir David Hare
Sir David Hare
Photo by Daniel Farhi

The New School for Drama has announced that BAFTA Award-winning English playwright, director and screenwriter Sir David Hare will serve as Artist-in-Residence for one week beginning Nov. 12.

As artist-in-residence, Hare will meet with student playwrights and others to speak about his experience writing and directing for different mediums.

Hare will also participate in a town hall meeting on Nov. 15 at 8 PM in the New School for Drama Theater at 151 Bank Street, 3rd Floor. The session will be moderated by playwright and New School for Drama faculty member Jon Robin Baitz.

"Over nearly half a century, Sir David Hare has been the exemplar of the theater-artist as humanist; no other living playwright has so consistently and brilliantly explored the intersection between our public and private lives," said Baitz in a statement. "As The New School for Drama enters an exciting period of growth and development, David represents a gold standard for the work we hope to do-work that is rich, provocative, and reflective of a keen awareness of the relationship between the artist and the society in which he or she lives."



Hare is author of 28 plays for the stage, 16 of which have been presented at the National Theatre in London. Hare was awarded the BAFTA Award in 1979 for Best Single Play for Licking Hitler, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1983 for Best Foreign Play for Plenty, the Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear in 1985 for Wetherby, the Laurence Olivier Award in 1990 for Best New Play for Racing Demon, the London Theatre Critics' Award in 1990 for Best Play for Racing Demon, and the Drama Desk Award in 1999 for Outstanding One-Person Show for Via Dolorosa. He was knighted in 1998.

Past Artists-in-Residence have included including Kathleen Chalfant (2011-2012), Joe Mantello (2010-2011) and Jon Robin Baitz (2009-2010).

The New School for Drama's programs offer intensive training in all aspects of the craft of acting, playwriting, and directing. For more information visit www.newschool.edu.