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 a NYSCA grant, and a NYFA Fellowship, the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission, a Jerome Fellowship, a Berkeley Rep Ground Floor Residency, and residencies at Millay Colony and Blue Mountain Center. He is an alumnus 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. Don’t You F**king Say a Word premiered in 2016 at 59e59 Theaters, under the direction of Lee Sunday Evans, the inaugural production of his company: Andy Bragen Theatre Projects. The play is available for purchase and licensing via Playscripts, Inc.
Notes on My Mother’s Decline premiered at New York Theatre Workshop Next Door in 2019, a co-production between The Play Company, and Andy Bragen Theatre Projects. This is My Office and Notes on My Mother’s Decline have been published together by Northwestern University Press.
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. Get the studio album for The Ice Siren here. Both are available on Spotify.
Andy has taught at many colleges and universities including Brown University, Franklin & Marshall College, and Sewanee. He currently teaches at Barnard College and at NYU Tisch.
A native New Yorker, Andy lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.