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Idaho Native and Award-Winning Playwright Samuel D. Hunter Visits Boise State

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Celebrated playwright and MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow Samuel D. Hunter, originally from Moscow, Idaho, recently visited campus where he engaged in conversation with students during a film class led be Rulon Wood and a public evening lecture facilitated by Mac Test. Hunter discussed his acclaimed works such as “The Whale,” which earned him a Drama Desk Award and GLAAD Media Award, along with his deep connection to Idaho and the humanities.

“The Whale” made headlines earlier this year when the film adaptation, written by Hunter and directed by Darren Aronofsky, garnered critical acclaim for its acting, with Brendan Fraser winning several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor. The film also received an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Hunter’s visit was made possible through a partnership with the Hemingway Center and The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC). More information about the events can be found on the IHC website here.