Arlene Hutton is the author of THE NIBROC TRILOGY, which includes LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC (New York Drama League Best Play nomination), SEE ROCK CITY (In the Spirit of America Award) and GULF VIEW DRIVE (LA Weekly and Ovation Award nominations). Other works include the critically acclaimed RUNNING, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, about the Shakers, and LETTERS TO SALA, a Holocaust story. Regional credits include Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, B Street Theatre, Kitchen Theatre, Echo Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Peterborough Players and Chester Theatre. Her plays have been presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Off- and Off-Off-Broadway and at theatres across the US, in London and throughout the world.
An alumna of New Dramatists, Hutton is a member of Dramatists Guild, six-time Actors' Theatre of Louisville 10-Minute Play Contest finalist, three-time winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival, finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize and recipient of the Lippman and Calloway Awards. Residencies include the Australian National Playwrights Conference, New Harmony Project, Blue Mountain Center, MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Hutton has been a William Inge Fellow and twice named the Tennessee Williams Fellow in Playwriting at the University of the South. She has been on the faculty of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference and the Sewanee Writers Conference, taught workshops for Northwest Playwrights Alliance and Austin Scriptworks and teaches playwriting at the College of Charleston. Her scripts are published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French and Playscripts and appear in numerous anthologies.
Hutton was born in Louisiana and raised in Florida, with roots going back five generations in Eastern Kentucky, the setting for many of her works. She lives in New York City.
Her play for family audiences, HAPPY WORST DAY EVER, commissioned by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and directed by Mark Lutwak, is winner of the 2010 Macy’s New Play Prize and a selection for FringeNYC 2011.