As a playwright, Ethan Lipton’s work has been seen and heard in NYC, LA, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Edinburgh, and Berne. He is the 2012-13 Playwright’s Realm’s Page One resident playwright, an alumni of the Public Theater’s emerging writers group and a Clubbed Thumb affiliated artist. Ethan has received playwriting grants from NYFA, NYSCA and the NEA, as well as commissions from Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb and True Love. He has received an Obie Award and a Drama-Logue Award, been a Kesselring nominee, an O’Neill Conference finalist, a Kleban Award finalist and a resident playwright at New York Stage & Film. His play “Luther” was published in THEATER magazine in April 2013. The script of “No Place to Go” will be published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2014.
As a performer, Ethan has backed up Laurie Anderson on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” originated the role of Klipspringer in the Elevator Repair Service production on “Gatz”, and sung with Matt Berninger of the National and Cynthia Hopkins.