Announcing the Third Play for our Second Issue!

Aurin Squire hi-res-2

Aurin Squire

We are so excited to announce the third play to be published in our second issue, “Boxing the Sun” by Aurin Squire. Squire is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who currently attends Juilliard. He is a recipient of the 2014 Lecomte du Nouy Prize from Lincoln Center and the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellowship at The Juilliard School. For the 2014-2015 season he has fellowships at the Dramatists Guild of America, the National Black Theatre, and the Brooklyn Arts Exchange He is the winner of the Act One Writing Contest at Lincoln Center Theatre Squire graduated with honors from Northwestern University and worked as a radio reporter for the college’s national newsfeed. He was also a reporter for publications like ESPN, The Miami Herald, and Chicago Tribune. After graduating from Actors Studio and New School University with an MFA in playwriting he was commissioned as a screenwriter for Moxie Pictures, adapting the novel “Velocity” into a movie. His dark comedy “To Whom It May Concern” won the New York LGBT theatre awards for best play, best playwright, and best actor before being optioned and remounted Off-Broadway to critical acclaim at the ArcLight Theatre. In 2007, Squire received a year-long commission to move to Albuquerque and work with Tectonic Theatre Company. He interviewed Jewish Latinos and worked with an ensemble to create “A Light in My Soul,” a docudrama produced around New Mexico about Jewish families who fled from the Spanish Inquisition and settled in the American southwest. Squire also wrote “Dreams of Freedom,” the multimedia installation video about Jewish immigrants in the 20th century for the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. “Dreams: won 3 national museum awards and is in the permanent exhibit at NMAJH. In 2013 his drama “Freefalling” was produced at Barrington Stage Company and won the 2013 Fiat Lux Award (“Let There Be Light”) from the Catholic Church’s Theatre Conference. In 2014 Squire won the grand prize in the InspiraTO Theatre’s International Play Festival in Toronto (largest theatre festival in Canada) for “Freefalling” and the play was published in Dramatists Play Service’s annual collection of Outstanding Short Plays. “Article 119-1,” his drama about a gay rights activist in Belarus, was produced in Florence, Italy, Norway, Vancouver, and Los Angeles in March 2014. Squire’s comedy “African Americana” received its world premiere at London’s Theatre 503 in June 2014. He has been a guest artist and lecturer at Gettysburg College, Malloy College, and New School University. His plays have been produced at venues like Abingdon Theatre, ArcLight Theatre, Ars Nova, Barrington Stage Company, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Cherry Lane, Lincoln Center Lab, National Hispanic Cultural Center. Congratulations, Aurin!

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