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Plays By Donna Hoke

Brilliant Works of Art Flowers in the Desert
On the Roof Safe
Seeds Slice of Life
The Couple Next Door


Western New York regional representative for the Dramatists Guild, Donna Hoke’s work has been seen in 27 states and on five continents. Her full-length plays include THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (currently playing in Romania, and opening April 11 at Dangerous Theatre in Denver), SEEDS (Artie award winner), FLOWERS IN THE DESERT (AACT top 20 finalist), and SAFE (winner of the Todd McNerney National Playwriting and Naatak National Playwriting Contests, semi-finalist Bay Area Playwrights Festival and nuVoices/Actors Theatre of Charlotte, finalist T. Schreiber New Works, current finalist Great Gay Play and Musical Contest); she’s also authored more than two dozen short plays that have had hundreds of productions.  Donna is also a New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; author of Neko and the Twiggets, a children's book; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. In 2012, 2013, and 2014, she was named Buffalo's Best Writer by Artvoice, the only woman to ever receive the designation.