C.S. Hanson

Just Say Yes: A new screenplay by C.S. Hanson. A trio of superhero angels descends to save an art history professor who's on the precipice of moral corruption after taking in a college intern as her roommate. Upcoming Development Workshop: Lake George Theater Lab, August 2016

Dear Friends

Update 2016! The past 18 months have been filled with activity. Here we go:

Off Broadway Reading
My full-length drama—I COULD NEVER LIVE HERE—had a reading in the 2015 Culture Project Summer Reading Series at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in New York City. Lisa Milinazzo directed a phenomenal cast: Amy Staats, Michael Hardart, Erin Wilhelmi, Jason Nuzzo, PJ Sosko, and Andrea Suarez Paz.

Off Off Broadway Commissions and Productions
Thanks to commissions from Crystal Field, Exec. Dir., Theater for the New City, and George Ferencz (of The Experimentals), I am writing plays about robots and their creators. Two short screwball comedies were produced for The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts (in 2015 and 2016, respectively). Now I am at work on a full-length: ROBOTS IN SEARCH OF LOVE & LOGIC.

Regional Production
LOOK AT ME (RUFF, RUFF), my newest full-length comedy, was produced in Denver by The Three Leaches (Melissa Leach, artistic director and director). Wonderful cast and crew! Grateful for development support from: The Lark (thanks to Arthur Kopit), Lake George Theater Lab (thanks, Lindsay Gates and Director Josh Hecht), and At Hand Theatre (thank you, Dan Horrigan and Justin Scribner).

International Fringe Festival
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I WAS COMING? was produced by Gleams Theatre in the Montreal International Fringe Festival. With many experimental twists, Ira S. directed two casts who performed my play simultaneously. Thank you, Montreal for a great stay in your city!

Upcoming Workshop of Screenplay JUST SAY YES
I said “yes” to a full scholarship from Writers Boot Camp (grateful to Jeff Gordon out there in L.A.!). The result? JUST SAY YES is a drama with supernatural and romantic elements. Here’s the breakdown. Upcoming: The screenplay will be workshopped in August 2016 by Lake George Theater Lab (Lindsey Gates, Artistic Director).

I was honored to lead a six-session workshop at the New York Society Library—my writing haven in New York City. “The Art of the Ten-Minute Play” brought a dozen writers together, culminating in a reading with actors.

For Your Reading Pleasure
Several scripts are available to download—on this page. Check out CHARLES WINN SPEAKS. It was produced off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre by Living Image Arts, directed by Lynn M. Thomson. It’s the story of a young Russian who comes to New York and becomes wildly successful, then spirals downward after his American girlfriend dumps him. (See Read These Full Scripts)

Publishing News: More Plays for Teens
STALK ME, BABY, published by Smith and Kraus, continues to be performed at colleges around the country. Another teen play—LOCKDOWN WITH PINKY—was published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books in “25 10-Minute Plays for Teens.” Upcoming: MY TWERP will be published in 2017 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. In all cases, thanks to the extraordinary Editor Lawrence Harbison.

Want More?
Check out the updated "Bio" page. Don’t miss Kate McLeod's profile of my work.

Read This Excerpt
I Could Never Live Here

Read This Short Play
The Art of the Interview?

Read These Full Scripts
Look at Me (Ruff Ruff)
Charles Winn Speaks


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