IATL’s New 2023 Fellow: Neil LaBute, Playwright, Screenwriter and Film Director
October 9, 2023
The IATL is delighted and privileged to reveal its first 2023 Elected Fellow:
Neil LaBute is one of the most acclaimed and innovative contemporary American playwrights. He is a complex writer and a fine observer of human nature, which he uses as inspiration to create original characters, revealing his consistent questioning of the established beliefs of our times. His texts have been staged all over the world. He is best known for the play that he wrote in 1997 and later adapted for film, In the Company of Men, which won awards at the Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle. He received the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2013. His other plays, such as Bash or The Shape of Things, have been translated into multiple different languages and performed all around the globe.
The IATL Fellowship is awarded in recognition of his impressive achievements as a genuine trailblazer of modern-day American theatre, and for relentlessly inspiring new generations of playwrights and screenwriters.