Hank Willenbrink

Hank Willenbrink is an artist/scholar and the Director of the Theatre Program at The University of Scranton

Hank Willenbrink is a scholar/artist whose essays have been published in Theatre Journal, Contemporary Theatre Review, Theatre Forum, Response, and online at The Lark and HowlRound. He co-edited an anthology of contemporary Spanish and Portuguese-language writers, Palabras: Dispatches from the Festival de la Palabra. His essay on the use of music in HBO’s Girls can be found in HBO’s Girls and the Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and Privilege. Hank’s play, The Boat in the Tiger Suit premiered at The Brick (New York) and is published by Original Works Publishing. Hank's work has been seen at Sala Beckett (Barcelona), JACK, Performance Highways, WordBRIDGE, quiet, and World Interplay International Festival of Young Playwrights (Australia). 18 won the John Cauble Award for Best Short Play from KCACTF. Hank’s monologues have been featured in Monologues for Men by Men, More Monologues for Men by Men, and Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2014. www.hankwillenbrink.com

Putting Performance into the City
Essay

Putting Performance into the City

30 May 2012

The creation of Our City, a performance night based in civic duties, reminds us to keep the connection of art and civic life as they both feed each other.