Hunter K. Runnette’s respect for—and devotion to—authors and ideas started in his teenage years as a volunteer at the famed Giovanni’s Room bookstore in Philadelphia, PA. He is a trustee emeritus of Jacob’s Pillow after 16 years of board service on the executive committee and is thrilled to represent his community as a committee member for the Authors Guild WIT: Words, Ideas, and Thinkers Festival.
After years as an actor and director, Runnette currently devotes his time to producing theatre while renovating a 19th century carriage house in Lenox, MA. Runnette and his husband moved to The Berkshires after 15 years on a 250-acre farm in Bucks County where they learned self-sustaining gardening and tended to over 1,500 animals. They are devoted supporters of land conservancy in the U.S. and Canada, LGBT causes and concerns, and many nonprofits that make Berkshire County so beloved. Runnette is a graduate of The Haverford School and Villanova University and continues his education in horticulture whenever possible.