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The riveting, cutting-edge drama Dana H follows the powerful true story of Dana Higginbotham, which is written by famous American playwright Lucas Hnath. Keep reading to learn more about Dana H on broadway.

Dana Higginbotham is a counselor in a psychiatric ward who was kidnapped by one of the patients and held imprisoned in a series of Florida motel rooms for five months. So, the story of Higginbotham unfurls on the minimalist stage of a Broadway theatre. 

She was tortured by a deranged man named Jim. Furthermore, Deirdre O'Connell gave her performance as Higginbotham in Lucas' Dana H, and she recently won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress for her work in the same project.

O'Connell lip-synced interviews with the Hnath's mother. So, for her work on the broadway, O'Connell was nominated alongside Gabby Beans and some other artists too.

Who Is Dana Higginbotham From Dana H Broadway?

Dana Higginbotham was a chaplain of a psych ward when she met and was abducted by a charismatic ex-convict searching for redemption. As said above, Higginbotham was kidnapped by a man named Jim and was imprisoned in a series of Florida motel rooms for five months. 

The story of Dana Higginbotham is featured in Dana H.
The story of Dana Higginbotham is featured in Dana H.

She had served as a chaplain at the psychiatric unit of a hospital in Florida. There, she had a patient named Jim, a violent man raised in the Aryan Brotherhood who had spent time in jail. Higginbotham counseled him through two suicide tries.

Not only that, but she invited him over to the home she shared with her then-husband when he was left with no lodging to go come Christmas. So, the man developed an obsession with her. When Higginbotham and her husband divorced, she was left alone in her Florida home. So, Jim broke into her apartment, physically attacked her, and abducted her. So, the Dana H is a story of concussion told by a survivor, Higginbotham. 

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Actor Lucas Hnath Age In 2022

According to Vanity Fair, Lucas Hnath was 37 years old in 2017. So, considering this fact, we can say that his age in 2022 is 42. However, the actual details remain under review as Hnath has not given any hints regarding his birth details to the tabloids.

Dana Higginbotham with her son, Lucas Hnath and actress, Deirdre O'Connell.
Dana Higginbotham with her son, Lucas Hnath and actress, Deirdre O'Connell.

Moreover, Hnath was born in the United States of America. He grew up in Orlando, Florida and moved to study pre-med in New York City in 1997. So, Hnath hen changed to dramatic writing at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University; for your information, he earned a BFA in 2001 and an MFA in 2002.

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Playwright Lucas Hnath Biography

Famous American playwright Lucas Hnath teaches at New York University, and he is also a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Currently, Hnath is getting people's attention after writing his mother's story in Dana H.

Apart from that, Hnath is also famous for his play The Christians. The play was produced at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2014. On August 28, 2015, it premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. 

Lucas and his mom, Dana together in a frame.
Lucas and his mom, Dana together in a frame.

For his amazing works, Hnath has taken home various awards, including the 2018 Windham–Campbell Literature Prize in Drama, 2015 Whiting Award, and 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship.