The Subcontractor

I wrote The Subcontractor for Baltimore Centerstage’s My America Project, a terrific undertaking. The piece was directed by Hal Hartley, and performed by Crystal Finn.

This Is My Office to open in November with The Play Company

playcographic I’m thrilled to be collaborating with The Play Company on This Is My Office, am particularly excited to be part of a season that includes new plays by Jonas Hassen Khemiri and Toshiki Okada, writers whose works I greatly admire. This production will be site-specific, in a non-theatre space in midtown. David Barlow is playing “Andy”, and Davis McCallum is directing.

You can read more about the production on The Play Company’s website. I recommend getting tickets early; due to the nature of the piece, audiences will be kept small.

A reading of Don’t You Fucking Say a Word

JOHN MCENROE USA ANGUISH The cast is set for the upcoming public reading of my latest play, Don’t You Fucking Say a Word, at New Dramatists – May 10th at 3pm. It’s a super-talented group, people I’m excited to be working with, in all but one case for the first time.

By Andy Bragen
Directed by Erik Pearson
Cast: Mark Alhadeff, Hannah Cabell, Mike Crane, and Sue Jean Kim

Friday, May 10th at 3pm at New Dramatists, 424 West 44th Street

Don’t You Fucking Say a Word is a play about love and hate, about friendly and not so friendly competition. Three sets of tennis and one unforgettable fight as seen through the eyes of two women.

RSVP with New Dramatists via phone: 212-757-6960.

A note on co-translation

Proud Son Large Poster v6-1I’ve been working with my longtime friend and colleague Kyoko Yoshida on a co-translation of Shu Matsui’s terrific play Proud Son. Desdemona Chiang is directing its first English language production at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. It runs from April 26 to 28. Here’s an extended version of the program note we’re including, exploring a moment in co-translation.

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The Dowager to be workshopped in Minneapolis

pwc_logoI’m excited to be working on The Dowager, my play for one woman, at The Playwrights Center, as part of their Ruth Easton New Play Series. we have about 20 hours of rehearsal culminating in a public reading on Monday, April 1st at 7pm. Erik Pearson is directing, and Liz Wisan is playing Tanya. Hayley Finn interviewed me about this workshop here.

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