WILLIAM K HUGEL is an emerging NYC based playwright. Full length plays include DEMONS, which was selected to be part of the 2014 Hive Theatre’s Exposed Reading Series in NYC and GÖDEL, which was workshopped by Pulse Ensemble Theater. Short plays include “Medusa” and “The Oddity” which were produced at Theater for the New City’s 2015 Dream Up Festival. Other accomplishments include his novella NAPOLEON, which was shortlisted for the Faulkner/Wisdom Award; “Gypsy Courtyard,” published by The Furious Gazelle and nominated for the Pushcart Prize; “The White Stag,” published by Atticus Review; and a collection of original fairy tales, the first of which was awarded a Gold Medal by Children’s Literary Classics International Book Awards. He believes that theater should challenge our cultural assumptions of what we think we know, look beyond politics and the everyday, and expand our understanding of what it means to be human.