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SC Arts Commission 2015 Theatre Playwriting Fellow

Beth Lincks


photo of Beth Lincks, winner of the South Carolina Arts Commission's 2015 theatre playwriting fellowshipBeth Lincks teaches playwriting at the College of Charleston and writes plays under the pen name Arlene Hutton. Her plays have been seen off- and off-off-Broadway, at regional theatres and internationally, including four times at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Hutton’s full-length works include See Rock City, which received the Spirit of America award, and Gulf View Drive, which received LA Weekly and Ovation Award nominations. Hutton is best known for Last Train to Nibroc, which was presented at Midtown Theatre in Charleston and twice at Piccolo Spoleto, and was nominated for a NY Drama League Best Play. Her five FringeNYC productions include the children’s play Happy Worst Day Ever, winner of the Macy’s New Play Prize, and Running, which was chosen for the 2010 Fringe Encores Series.


Hutton is an alumna of New Dramatists and is a three-time winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival, a MacDowell Fellow and recipient of the Lippman and Calloway Awards.