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  (Original air date:
May 17, 2012
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Samuel Hunter

Samuel Hunter

Marcia Franklin talks with playwright Samuel Hunter, a native of Moscow, ID. Hunter, 30, was the recipient of an Obie Award, the equivalent of a Tony Award for off-Broadway works, for his play "A Bright New Boise."

Hunter was in Boise to work with actors at the Boise Contemporary Theater who were premiering his play, "A Permanent Image." He talks with Franklin about the themes of his works, his style of writing and the influence of Idaho in his plays.

In a special web extra, Hunter gives advice to aspiring playwrights, discusses what it was like to work in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank and talks about the health and future of regional theaters in the United States.