Hank Willenbrink is a scholar/artist. His play The Boat in the Tiger Suit premiered at The Brick Theater (NYC) and is published by Original Works Publishing.

Hank’s essays have been published in Ecumenica, Theatre Journal, Contemporary Theatre Review, Theatre Forum, and online at The Lark and HowlRound.

Hank’s plays have been performed a Sala Beckett (Barcelona), 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.

Hank 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. He co-founded the music blog We Listen for You (welistenforyou.com).

He holds degrees from the University of Tulsa and University of California, Santa Barbara.


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