Neil LaBute Biography (1963-)

Full name, Neil N. LaBute; born March 19, 1963, in Detroit, MI; married LisaGore (a family therapist); children: Lily, Spencer. Addresses: Office:Pretty Pictures, 100 North Crescent Dr., Garden Level, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Agent: Brad Gross, Sanford/Gross & Associates, 1015 Gayley Ave., Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90024.; Manager: Shelly Townsend, Anonymous Content Management, 8522 National Blvd., Suite 101, Culver City, CA 90232.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Playwright, producer, director
Birth Details
March 19, 1963
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • (And producer) In the Company of Men (also known as En compagnie des hommes), Sony Pictures Classics, 1997
  • Your Friends and Neighbors (also known as Friends and Neighbors), Gramercy, 1998
  • Nurse Betty, USA Films, 1999
  • Possession, Focus Features/USA Films, 2002
  • The Shape of Things, USA Films, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Beware! Ghosts! (also known as High Spirits), 1986
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • The Shape of Things, Almeida Theatre, London, 2001, then PromenadeTheatre, New York City, 2001-2002
  • The Distance from Here (one-act), Almeida Theatre, 2002
  • The Mercy Seat, Manhattan Class Company, Acorn Theatre, New York City, 2002-2003
  • Television Work
  • Director; Movies
  • Bash: Latterday Plays, Showtime, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Himself, Independent's Day, Sundance Channel, 1997
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Beware! Ghosts! (also known as High Spirits), 1986
  • In the Company of Men (also known as En compagnie des hommes; based on his stage play), Sony Pictures Classics, 1997; published by Faber& Faber, 1997
  • Your Friends and Neighbors (also known as Friends and Neighbors; based on his stage play, Lepers), Gramercy, 1998; published by Faber & Faber, 1998
  • Tumble (short film), 2000
  • Possession (based on the novel by A. S. Byatt), Focus Features/USAFilms, 2002
  • The Shape of Things (based on his stage play), USA Films, 2003
  • Stage Plays
  • "Filthy Talk for Troubled Times," in Scenes to Come, Greenwich House Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • In the Company of Men, Theatre at Brigham Young University, Provo,UT, 1992
  • Bash: A Gaggle of Saints (three one-acts; contains "A Gaggle of Saints," "Iphigenia in Orem," and "Medea Redux"), Masquers CafĂ©, Los Angeles, 1994; published as "Bash: A Remembrance of Hatred and Longing," Sunstone, December, 1995; revised version, Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, New York City, 1999, then Almeida Theatre, London, 2000, and produced at other venues; published as Bash: Latterday Plays, Overlook Press, 1999
  • The Shape of Things, Almeida Theatre, 2001, then Promenade Theatre, New York City, 2001-2002, and produced at other venues; published by Faber& Faber, 2001
  • "Coax," in A Moment of Bliss, Primary Stages Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • The Distance from Here (one-act), Almeida Theatre, 2002
  • "Land of the Dead," in Brave New World, Town Hall Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • The Mercy Seat, Manhattan Class Company, Acorn Theatre, New York City, 2002-2003; published by Faber & Faber, 2003
  • Other plays include Lepers, Ravages, Rounder, Sanguinarians and Sycophants, and adaptations of Dracula and Woyzeck. Involved in productions of The 24 Hour Plays, Los Angeles, 2002.
  • Teleplays
  • Movies
  • Bash: Latterday Plays, Showtime, 2000
  • Nonfiction
  • (Author of introduction) James Flamberg and John C. Richards, Nurse Betty, Newmarket Press, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Theatre, November, 2001, pp. 38-43
    • Entertainment Weekly, August 15, 1997, p. 14
    • Movieline, May, 2002, pp. 64-67, 93
    • New Criterion, September, 1999, p. 38
    • Premiere, October, 1998, pp. 82-90; September, 2002, pp. 30-32
    • Time, August 18, 1997, p. 60
    Electronic
    • LDS Film, http://www.ldsfilm.com, November 7, 2002

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