Blake Hackler

An Undermain Company Member, Blake appeared in so go the ghosts of méxico, part one: a brave woman in méxico, We Are Proud to Present…(Man 2), Time in Kafka (Kafka/Desk Clerk), and The Ghost Sonata(Hummel) and directed Anne Washurn’s 10 Out of 12 and Annie Baker’s The Flick.

Blake Hackler is a writer and actor originally from Texas. As an actor, Blake has appeared in productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the country as well as in TV and film. His play What We Were was a finalist for the O’Neill, a finalist for the Bay Area Playwright’s Festival, and was named a winner of the 2017 Ashland New Play. His play The Necessities was named Best Play of 2017 by the Dallas Theatre Critics Association and was nominated for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Award. His play Enemies/People, an adaptation of Enemy of the People by Ibsen, will premiere at Second Thought Theatre in June of 2018. Other plays include This Sweet Affliction – Yale Cabaret, DRILLS Winner, Primary Stages, The Boss in the Satin Kimono – New York International Fringe Festival, 10 Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You (lyrics) – Midtown Theatre Festival, Winner Best of Fest, The Lady in Red – Gene Frankel Theatre, Mother Courage of Westchester – NYTE, Barry Horowitz: A Jewish Fantasia on Catholic Themes – Prospect Theatre and The Wasp Woman – a musical written with Phillip Chernyak. Blake was the runner up for the ATHE Playwriting award in 2015 and in 2017. He is a member of the esteemed BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Program and is the recipient of the Harrington Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing. He holds an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and a 2018 MacDowell Fellow.