Aren Haun

Aren Haun

Aren Haun is a playwright, director, and teacher. He has been writing and directing his own work for over 20 years. Productions include Kill the Editor at the Exit Theatre in San Francisco, The Mating Instinct at 5th Wall Productions in Charleston, and Expecting at the Players Theatre in NYC. Developmental readings include Parallax at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Chelsea Perkins at Dramatists Guild...
Aren Haun is a playwright, director, and teacher. He has been writing and directing his own work for over 20 years. Productions include Kill the Editor at the Exit Theatre in San Francisco, The Mating Instinct at 5th Wall Productions in Charleston, and Expecting at the Players Theatre in NYC. Developmental readings include Parallax at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Chelsea Perkins at Dramatists Guild Footlight Series, and A Separation at The Barrow Group. He received an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and teaches Playwriting at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.

Plays

  • Parallax
    FULL-LENGTH. Vincent and Joe are con artists at the race track, preparing for their next score. After Vincent hits a big winner, he thinks about leaving the partnership. Then he meets Erin, a young actress, who asks Vincent to help her buy back the thoroughbred her family lost. Vincent decides to bet everything on starting a new life. Joe has other plans.
  • Kill the Editor
    FULL-LENGTH. Ben, a young editor, has just landed his dream job to edit a documentary film at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The catch is: he only has one week to cut a five-hour version down to size and the egomaniacal, obsessive filmmaker, Cameron, doesn’t want to touch a frame. And when Libby, Cameron’s previous editor and lover, returns demanding her rightful position, Ben is forced to choose...
    FULL-LENGTH. Ben, a young editor, has just landed his dream job to edit a documentary film at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The catch is: he only has one week to cut a five-hour version down to size and the egomaniacal, obsessive filmmaker, Cameron, doesn’t want to touch a frame. And when Libby, Cameron’s previous editor and lover, returns demanding her rightful position, Ben is forced to choose between them. Together, they form a dysfunctional family unit, with Ben caught in the middle.
  • The Mating Instinct
    FULL-LENGTH. Carl, a teacher in an elite private high school, is about to publish his third YA novel, The Mating Instinct, which depicts a romantic relationship between a teacher and a student. When his wife reads an Advanced Reader Copy and identifies the student in the book as a senior named Mackenzie, she believes the affair is real. Soon Carl’s job, reputation, and relationship with his family are at...
    FULL-LENGTH. Carl, a teacher in an elite private high school, is about to publish his third YA novel, The Mating Instinct, which depicts a romantic relationship between a teacher and a student. When his wife reads an Advanced Reader Copy and identifies the student in the book as a senior named Mackenzie, she believes the affair is real. Soon Carl’s job, reputation, and relationship with his family are at stake as the line between truth and fiction becomes increasingly blurred.
  • Chelsea Perkins
    FULL-LENGTH. After completing her magnum opus – an angsty, bitter novel about life’s inherent unfairness – Emma writes a second book for her own amusement, a send-up of the “chick-lit” genre entitled Chelsea Perkins, which is surprisingly accepted.  Emma then meets Rob, a charming, intelligent young publisher, and soon her new fairy-tale life begins to resemble the same fantasy world she only previously imagined.
  • Too Good to Be True
    FULL-LENGTH. The year is 1928 and a new play by Max Barry has been playing to sold-out audiences out of town — the play depicts a recent true-life scandal involving William Randolph Hearst, Charlie Chaplin, Marion Davies, and a movie mogul named Thomas Ince who died under mysterious circumstances aboard Hearst’s yacht, The Onieda. Now, with two days before the New York opening, it is discovered that the facts...
    FULL-LENGTH. The year is 1928 and a new play by Max Barry has been playing to sold-out audiences out of town — the play depicts a recent true-life scandal involving William Randolph Hearst, Charlie Chaplin, Marion Davies, and a movie mogul named Thomas Ince who died under mysterious circumstances aboard Hearst’s yacht, The Onieda. Now, with two days before the New York opening, it is discovered that the facts depicted in the play never actually happened. In a panic, Sam Harris, the producer, Basil Dean, the director, and playwright Max Barry realize the only way to keep the public from finding out that their play is a fraud is by recreating the events of the play itself.
  • Standing Room Only
    10-MINUTE PLAY. A group of people wait in line for standing room only tickets to a show they aren't sure they even want to see.
  • If We Only Knew
    10-Minute Play. Two college students in the 60s meet in a cafeteria and experience a lifetime together.
  • A Walk in the Park
    10-MINUTE PLAY. A couple are mugged by an extremely polite mugger.
  • Usherette
    10-MINUTE PLAY. An overqualified woman in desperate circumstances applies for a movie theater usher position.
  • Allegory of a Cafe
    10-MINUTE PLAY. A barista's life passes him by in the blink of an eye.
  • Longshot
    10-MINUTE PLAY. The day after her father’s death, Christine finds a notebook containing her father’s final horse racing picks. When every pick begins to win, she decides to bet everything she has on a longshot.
  • Sisyphus's Day Off
    10-MINUTE PLAY. Sisyphus mistakes a climber named Henry as his replacement for his day off.
  • The Lake
    ONE-MINUTE PLAY. A boy and a girl discuss their uncertain future by the side of a lake.