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WEST HOLLYWOOD
LGBTQ+ PLAYWRITING
COMPETITION 2020

WINNER!

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"With Incisive writing and excellent directing, this is an important piece, both timely and timeless."

--Michael Lamb, Editor in chief, ECHELON MAGAZINE

"The play is truly excellent....very useful history presented in a compelling way."
--Anthony R. D'Augelli, author of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities
"Brilliant work! Such great casting and directing. Dahn Hiuni's writing is sublime".
--Denise David Williams, Producer

Dahn Hiuni

Playwright

DAHN HIUNI is a Los Angeles-based playwright. His new, full-length dramedy SICK won the One City One Pride West Hollywood LGBT+ Play Festival and received a virtual reading in June 2020. His previous play MURMURS & INCANTATIONS was featured at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival, at the historic Soho Playhouse, where it won the Award for Excellence in Playwriting. Mr. Hiuni's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Playbill, and The Dramatist. He holds an MFA in Studio Art and a PhD in Performance Studies, both from Penn State.

 

 

 

www.dahnhiuni.com

It’s 1972. An aversion therapy survivor’s growing resolve to remove homosexuality from the official list of mental disorders puts him on a collision course with the psychiatric establishment.

A new full-length dramedy, SICK tells the story of the early 1970s struggle to remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. With humor and poignancy, early 70s music, and the ghost of Freud himself, the play recounts a pivotal moment in gay history, while affirming the power of the individual in the struggle for equality and human rights.

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