I’m delighted to have been awarded a NYSCA Grant, my second in three years, to support the writing and development of my Mississippi-related project.

Lortel Micro-commission

October 2023: I was awarded a Lortel Foundation Micro-commission to work further on my Mississippi project.

Class of 1960 Adjunct Faculty Research Fund

May 2023: I was awarded a grant from Barnard College, where I teach playwriting, to support the writing and development of “Moseley.”

“Moseley” will draw upon the troubled and troubling history of my Mississippi forebears, many of whom were enslavers. Via this history, and via a personal lens, an examination of my own place in the world, I hope to uncover and explore links between the past and the present.

I’ve worked on much of this material in prose form, am taking a different approach here as I write a play on the subject. The grant will support travel to Mississippi, and also a workshop of the script, once it is completed.

“The Ice Siren” returns

I wrote the libretto for this piece back in 2009, collaborating with my dear friend John Ellis. We’re back for two nights only: February 14th and 15th at The Jazz Gallery.

Tickets and more info available here.

“Notes on My Mother’s Decline” has closed

Yesterday, we closed Notes on My Mother’s Decline after a three week run. Many more photos are available on my Instagram page (@andybragen). And more will be posted soon at www.andybragentheatreprojects.com. In the meanwhile, here’s a production photo taken by Julieta Cervantes. I’m grateful to so many people, including Director Knud Adams, actors Ari Fliakos and Caroline Lagerfelt, who were so brilliant in the piece, our wonderful designers, and of course my co-producers at Playco. It has been a thrilling, and exhausting several weeks. Onward!

Johns Hopkins/Sinai night for “Notes…”‘

Many performances are selling out for “Notes on My Mother’s Decline”, including October 15th. There are a limited number of seats available on 10/15, for anyone, via Johns Hopkins: https://alumni.jhu.edu/event/notesonmymothersdecline. It’s a special night – I’ll be in conversation with my late mother’s doctor, and one of her caregivers. Tickets for that event are just $25.