Donna Hoke

Donna Hoke



Flowers in the Desert
Sons and Lovers

Resident playwright at Road Less Traveled Productions, Donna Hoke's work has so far been seen in 46 states and on five continents. Plays include The Couple Next Door (Princess Grace finalist), Safe (winner of the Todd McNerney, Naatak, and Great Gay Play and Musical Contests),Brilliant Works Of Art (2016 Kilroys List), Elevator Girl (2017 O’Neill finalist), and Teach (2018 O'Neill semi-finalist); she has also been nominated for both the Primus and Blackburn Prizes.

Donna is also a New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; author of Neko and the Twiggets, a children's book; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories, and winner of the Artie Award for Outstanding New Play (SEEDS). For three consecutive years, she was named Buffalo's Best Writer by Artvoice—the only woman to ever receive the designation. 
Donna serves on the Dramatists Guild Council and also as Western New York regional representative. In addition, she is a blogger, and moderator of the 12,000+-member Official Playwrights of Facebook. Check her out at