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Alan Hruska

Alan Hruska

ALAN HRUSKA, who writes and directs films and plays, and is also a novelist and book publisher, found a community of playwrights at The Lark and joined its Board of Trustees in 2008. For many years, he was a trial lawyer and served as a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. He was also president of several professional organizations and a member of various commissions and community boards. In 1984, Doubleday published his first novel, Borrowed Time. The following year, he co-founded the New York-based book publishing company, Soho Press, and currently serves as its Chair. His second novel, Wrong Man Running, published in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2011 by Severn House and worldwide by Thomas & Mercer, became the number one selling e-book in the U.K. Pardon The Ravens, his third novel, was published in 2015 by Prospect Park Books. His first film, Nola, released by Samuel Goldwyn in 2003, was chosen in a “Best of Tribeca” program, sponsored by The Tribeca Film Festival, Vanity Fair and MTV, for presentation to the troops in Kuwait and Qatar. His second film, The Warrior Class, premiered in the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2006 and is being distributed by Echo Bridge.  Reunion, his third film, was released in New York in 2009. All three films ran on the cable television network, Showtime, and are now available for streaming on various Internet outlets. His fourth film, The Man On Her Mind, was released in 2015. He was Associate Executive Producer of the documentary, Trumbo, Co-Producer of the film, Handsome Harry, and Executive Producer of Tiger Lily Road.  His theatrical life began in 2005 when he directed an off-Broadway revival of Waiting for Godot, developed at the Actors Studio, which The New York Times called “a pleasure,” and The New York Post, “an admirable production [with] just the right mixture of pathos and comic bluster.” His first play, New House Under Construction, which he also directed, ran at the 59 E 59 Theaters in 2008. Another play, The Man On Her Mind, ran in 2013 at the Charing Cross Theatre in London, and Laugh it Up, Stare it Down ran in 2015 at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre. He received a B.A. from Yale College and an LL.B. from Yale Law School, where he was Note and Comment Editor of the Law Review. He is a member of the Playwrights and Directors Unit at the Actors Studio.

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