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.
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.
DON’T YOU FUCKING SAY A WORD
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.
I’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.
June 2016: ABTP awarded a Creative Space Grant from A.R.T./New York
May 2016: Shortlisted for The Kevin Spacey Foundation's Artist of Choice Grant.
November 2015: Upcoming - Playtime at New Dramatists - a workshop of my new play "Monster".
July 2015: A reading of "Don't You Fucking Say a Word" at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival
June 2015: I'm a guest artist, will be teaching at The Missoula Colony
9/19: Upcoming 9/27 and 9/28: Open Studio Weekend on Governor's Island
5/29: John and I talk Mobro with Kevin Laskey: http://bit.ly/1murXcE
5/13: Mobro released today with Parade Light Records. Get it here on itunes.
5/3: Upcoming Mobro concerts (May 30 and 31), featured in The Village Voice.
4/25: David Barlow nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his performance in This is My Office.
Mobro available for preorder on itunes. Official release is May 13.
Up next, a workshop of The Two Tanyas at New Dramatists, as part of their Creativity Fund.
A nice interview with me about the This Is My Office production in TDF Stages.
This Is My Office begins previews on November 5th - read the piece on Broadway World here.
May 2013: a reading of Don't You Fucking Say a Word in Pittsburgh, in City's Theatre Company's Momentum Festival.
A nice shout-out in the NYTimes from Rachel Chavkin about Loop Tape: http://tinyurl.com/bfqfe8z.
2/4/13: Just finished a one day workshop of The Dowager, at New Dramatists, directed by Erik Pearson. Erik will be directing the Playwrights' Center workshop of the play in late March.
Coming up in April, at Ohio Northern University, a production of Shu Matsui's The Proud Son, which I'm co-translating with Kyoko Yoshida. Desdemona Chiang will direct.
The Dowager will be workshopped at The Playwrights Center as part of their Ruth Easton Series in late March/early April.
At long last, a new website, designed by Russell Moore. I'm still adding information, and fixing errors, welcome thoughts and comments about design and content.