Hilly Hicks, Jr.
Hilly Hicks, Jr. is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts. He is the author of the children's play The Breeze, the Gust, the Gale and the Wind, which was commissioned and produced by La Jolla Playhouse. Mr. Hicks' new play Artists & Criminals was commissioned by South Coast Repertory. His play A Hole in the Dark was presented in Manhattan Theatre Club's reading series [email protected]: Discovering the Next Generation, and was workshopped at the Lark Theatre Company in New York City. A Hole in the Dark was subsequently produced at the Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta and at City Theatre in Pittsburgh. His short play Note to Self was presented in the 2001 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. His play The Home Life of Polar Bears was developed at New York Theatre Workshop and the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, and was further workshopped in the New Works Festival at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Mr. Hicks' other plays include The Trophy Room. He was a staff writer for the Fox television series Pasadena with Dana Delaney.
Mr. Hicks is the recipient of the 2001 Berilla Kerr Foundation Award for playwriting and a Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship from New York Theatre Workshop. In addition to South Coast Rep and La Jolla Playhouse, he has been commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club.
Mr. Hicks is a Usual Suspect (affiliated artist) at New York Theatre Workshop and a member of Drama Dept., the Dramatists Guild, and the Writers Guild of America.