Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre and also attended the Sundance Institute’s Playwrights Lab.
Films Include: In the Company of Men (New York Critics’ Circle Award for Best First Feature and the Filmmaker Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival), Your Friends & Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Shape of Things (a film adaptation of his play by the same title), The Wicker Man, Lakeview Terrace, Death at a Funeral, Some Velvet Morning, Dirty Weekend and Fear The Night (along with various short films).
Plays Include: Bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Autobahn, Fat Pig (Olivier Award Nominated for Best Comedy), Some Girl(s), This Is How It Goes, Wrecks, Filthy Talk For Troubled Times, In a Dark Dark House, Reasons To Be Pretty (Tony Award Nominated for Best Play), The Break of Noon, In a Forest Dark and Deep, Reasons To Be Happy, The Money Shot, The Way We Get By, All The Ways To Say I Love You, How to Fight Loneliness, Reasons to be Pretty Happy and the upcoming Comfort and Bounce The Moon (along with various collections of short plays).
Adaptations Include: Woyzeck, Dracula, Miss Julie, Uncle Vanya and Antigone.
TV Work Includes: Full Circle, Ten X Ten and Billy & Billie for DIRECTV, Van Helsing for SYFY and The I-Land for NETFLIX.
LaBute is also the author of Seconds of Pleasure, a collection of short fiction which was published by Grove Atlantic.