Sinan Ünel

MFA in Creative Writing Faculty

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When asked what principle qualities make a good dramatist, playwright David Hare replied without hesitation: “Good playwrights have a distinctive view of the world. It’s their world view. It’s how they see the world.” This is the mantra that steers me as artist and as instructor. If my first job is to ensure that students discover, value and cultivate that individual perspective, my second - and perhaps more important - job is to give them the tools to bring forth a work of art.

Work


Plays

New Life 
The Cry of the Reed
Pathetique
Tolstoy’s Den

Pera Palas 
Chatal
Single Lives
The Three of Cups


Screenplays

Pera Palas
Race Point 
The Prophet’s Wife


Productions

US: Huntington Theater Company, Long Wharf Theater, The Lark Theater Company, Theater at Boston Court, Counter Productions, Open Stage Theater, Boston Playwrights’ Theater, Provincetown Theater Company, Stage Left Studios

Europe: Arcola Theater (London), Gate Theater (London), Theater Kozmos (Austria), Landestheater Tubingen (Germany).

Awards

The John Gassner Memorial Award, The Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award; Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company from 2003 to 2005.  Winner of the 2001 New Century Writer Award for Race Point.

Affiliations

The Lark Play Development Center, The Huntington Theater Company, Boston Playwrights' Theater, Provincetown Theater Company, Cape Cod Writers' Center.

Connect with Sinan through his website at www.sinanunel.com.

Education

M.F.A., Playwriting, Boston University
B.A., Creative Writing, University of Kansas