Missouri Playwright Hartley Wright
Born in Kansas City, author and playwright Hartley Wright is creating his own legacy in theater. Beyond being a playwright, he also is highly skilled in technical production, directing and acting. He has received awards for his theatre contributions as an actor and director through his wide variety of experience working in troupe, community and collegiate theater. Wright’s work as a playwright was first presented on stage by a traveling theatre troupe in 1986 and numerous venues have presented his original scripts in all forms for three decades and counting. Many of Hartley's 10-minute plays have been performed by student theatre troupes for acting competitions in Missouri, Texas and Arkansas.
"Hartley seems to have a direct connection with Missouri's own Lanford Wilson—both in terms of the depth and complexity of the characters he creates, and the skill with which he creates believable, heartachingly lovely dramatic situations."
Associate Professor of Playwriting
University of Missouri Department of Theatre
"Hartley strives to capture the authenticity of people coping with everyday conflict. This bleeds into all of his writing, and certainly is expanded beyond the world of the play."
Hartley lives in Columbia, Missouri with his wife. They have two teenage children.
Video interview promoting "Window Pains"
in Wausau, Wisconsin. April 2013
Video Promotion for "Window Pains"in Wausau, Wisconsin. January 2013
Video News Coverage of "Window Pains"
(KOMU TV 8, Columbia, Missouri) JAN 2010*
Personal Appearances on "Paul Pepper and Friends" (KOMU TV 8, Columbia, Missouri)
April 2002; July 2001
KBIA Radio Interview, Summer 2001
KFRU Radio Interview, Summer 2001
Profile feature on Hartley Wright in The Dramatist, January-February 2014
A personal Profile of Hartley Wright Published by Vox Magazine, May 2013
On "Window Pains" in Wausau, Wisconsin. Published by the Wausau Daily Herald, April 2013
On "Window Pains" in St. Louis, MO. Published by the South County Times, November 2010
On "Window Pains" OVATION, Entertainment of Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune, January 2010
Review: "Window Pains" in the Columbia Missourian, January 2010
At the Playwrights Workshop: OVATION, Entertainment Review, Columbia (Missouri) Tribune, September 2006
ESCAPE, Entertainment Journal, August 2002
On Being a Playwright. OVATION, Entertainment Review, Columbia (Missouri) Tribune, August 2002
On "The Heart of Stone" Capital City NewsTribune (Jefferson City, Missouri) June 2001