Bio

Andy Bragen, a graduate of Brown University’s MFA Program in Literary Arts, has been the recipient of Workspace and Process Space Residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Other honors include the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission, a Tennessee Williams Fellowship from Sewanee: The University of the South, a Jerome Fellowship, a New Voices Fellowship from Ensemble Studio Theatre, a Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and residencies at Millay Colony and Blue Mountain Center. He is a member of New Dramatists.

Produced plays include The Hairy Dutchman, Spuyten Duyvil, Greater Messapia, Game, Set, Match, and This Is My Office which was produced off-Broadway by The Play Company, and received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Solo Performance.  Also a translator, his co-translation of Yukiko Motoya’s Vengeance Can Wait was produced at PS122, and has been published by Samuel French.

Since 2007 Andy has been collaborating with the jazz saxophonist and composer John Ellis. Their first work, Dreamscapes, appeared at The Jazz Gallery in December 2007. Their second work, an hour long chamber piece entitled The Ice Siren, premiered in May 2009. Mobro, their third collaboration premiered at the Jazz Gallery in 2011. The studio album is available on Parade Light Records.

Andy has taught at many colleges and universities including Brown University, Franklin & Marshall College, The Ohio State University and Sewanee: The University of the South. He currently teaches at Barnard College.

A native New Yorker, Andy lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.