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Samuel D. Hunter: Playwright of spiritual longing, now a MacArthur 'Genius' fellow
Samuel D. Hunter: Playwright of spiritual longing, now a MacArthur 'Genius' fellow

Don’t look now, but a positive trend seems to be developing: A bumper crop of talented American playwrights more interested in artistic expression than commercial validation is being recognized with the most prestigious awards and lucrative fellowships available. Yes, that’s right, playwrights, not screenwriters-in-the-making, not stage dabblers until HBO comes a-calling, but dramatists through and through. Best of all, they’re not being asked to wait until they’re mid-career, broke and demoralized by this country’s neglect of its artists.   The latest in this delightful trend is Samuel D. Hunter, who is one of this year’s MacArthur...

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