Neil LaBute’s BASH, enjoyed a
successful run at the Almeida Theatre
in London in early 2000, after having
garnered high praise in 1999 at the
Douglas Fairbanks Theatre in New York
and the Cañon Theatre in Los Angeles.
THE SHAPE OF THINGS, premiered
at the Almeida Theatre where it
a sold-out extended run in the spring
of 2001, followed by a run at The
Promenade in New York. His latest
play, THE DISTANCE FROM HERE
will premiere at the Almeida Theatre
May of 2002.
Mr. LaBute’s other plays include
FILTHY TALK FOR TROUBLED TIMES,
LEPERS, ROUNDER, SANGUINARIANS &
SYCOPHANTS, and RAVAGES,
along with adaptations of
DRACULA and WOYZECK.
He is also renowned for his film work,
which includes his feature film debut,
IN THE COMPANY OF MEN, released
in 1997 to great acclaim, including
New York Film Critics Circle Award for
best feature and the Filmmakers Trophy
at the Sundance Film Festival; his
second film, YOUR FRIENDS AND
NEIGHBORS, released in 1998; and
NURSE BETTY, released in 2000.
POSSESSION, based on the novel
by A.S. Byatt, will be released in
2002. Currently, he is working on the
film adaptation of THE SHAPE OF
Mr. LaBute received his master’s
in dramatic writing at New York
University and was the recipient of a
literary fellowship to study at the
Royal Court Theatre in London.