Lane Michael Stanley

Lane Michael Stanley is a filmmaker, playwright, and producer. Their debut feature film, Addict Named Hal, had its world premiere at the 2021 Santa Barbara Film Festival, and is inspired by their personal experience living in a halfway house for drug and alcohol recovery. Lane’s films have shown at many festivals, including Toronto Short Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival and Los Angeles Queer Film Festival. Lane has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today and the Austin Chronicle. They have won Best Director from Baltimore City Paper’s Best of Baltimore 2016, DC Metro Theatre Arts, and The Bad Oracle, and received the Mayor’s Individual Artist Award. Their plays have been produced by 19 theaters in eight states and Australia. For more information and upcoming projects, please visit www.lanemichaelstanley.com.

Talks

How One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Helped Me Embrace My Transmasculinity

By Lane Michael Stanley | April 19, 2021

How One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Helped Me Embrace My Transmasculinity

Lane Michael Stanley, writer-director of Addict Named Hal, on how Ken Kesey’s book and its iconic film adaptation changed how they see gender.