Arlene Hutton is the author of Letters to Sala, As It Is In Heaven and Last Train to Nibroc, which premiered at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, received a NY Drama League Best Play nomination, was a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize and was the first FringeNYC play to move off-Broadway. The Rubicon Theatre production of her play Gulf View Drive received a 2018 Ovation Award for Best Production. Regional credits include B Street, Chester Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Florida Studio Theatre, Kitchen Theatre, Mad Cow, and Washington Stage Guild.
Her plays have been presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, in London and throughout the world, translated into Cantonese, Dutch, Kannada, Portuguese and Catalan. They are published by TRW, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts and Samuel French, and appear in several best play anthologies. Hutton is a three-time winner of the Sam French Festival and recipient of the Lippman and Calloway awards. An alumna of New Dramatists and member of New Circle Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre and New Light Theatre Company, Hutton has received commissions and grants from the EST/Sloan Foundation, Bushwick Starr, NYSCA, South Carolina Arts Commission and the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium. Residencies and development include the Australian National Playwrights Conference, Blue Mountain Center, The Lark, MacDowell Colony, New Harmony Project, SPACE at Ryder Farm, UCSB’s Launchpad, Winterthur and Yaddo.
She has taught playwriting for the Sewanee Writers Conference, the Valdez Conference in Alaska, the College of Charleston, Goddard College and The Barrow Group.