I Love You So Much I Could Die is part concert, part play, intricate and intimate, wry and tender, elemental and wholly unforgettable. Through monologues performed by a computer and songs performed by the playwright, NYTW Usual Suspect Mona Pirnot wrestles with the private and unspeakable in a very public way. NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath directs.
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Mona Pirnot is an NYC based playwright and songwriter. She is a current member of EST/Youngblood.Her work has been produced by or developed with Playwright’s Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mosaic Theatre, San Fransisco Bay Area Theatre Company, Mirrorbox Theatre, Premiere Stages and Mile Square Theatre. She was the 2014-15 Literary Fellow at Center Theatre Group and Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2019 Playwright in Residence. She is the winner of the 2022 Berwin Lee & Brown Playwrights Award and is currently nominated for the 2023 Helen Hayes / Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical for her play, Private (2023 SFBATCO, 2022 Mosaic Theater, 2022 Mirrorbox Theatre, 2Hi 019 Kilroys List).
Lucas Hnath’s plays include Dana H., The Thin Place, Hillary and Clinton, A Doll’s House, Part 2, Red Speedo, The Christians, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac’s Eye and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden and Lyceum Theatres; Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, The Vineyard, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and Ensemble Studio Theatre; and premiered work regionally at the Goodman, Center Theatre Group, Humana Festival of New Plays, Victory Gardens, and South Coast Repertory. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, and an alumnus of New Dramatists. Awards: Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Kesselring Prize, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, Obie Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Windham-Campbell Literary Prize, Lucille Lortel Award and a Tony Nomination for Best Play.