This is My Office featured in Chance Magazine.

This Is My Office‘s fall production with Playco is one of the shows presented in Volume 3 of Chance Magazine , which “[looks] at the world through the lens of theatrical design.” There is a great spread featuring Drama Desk Nominee David Barlow, focusing on the terrific work of set designer Andrew Boyce, lighting designer Tyler Micoleau, costume designer Kaye Voyce, and director Davis McCallum. It was a great team, one that I really loved working with. (And while I’m at it – let me sing the praises of our amazing sound designer Peter John Still!)  Chance is a really cool magazine, and the photos, at least the ones I’ve seen thusfar, really capture some interesting tones from my play.


mobroalbumI’m thrilled to report that the studio recording of MOBRO, my collaboration with the jazz saxophonist John Ellis, is now available on itunes, and on our newly redesigned website: Tickets are also available for live performances of MOBRO on May 30 and 31 at The Jazz Gallery.  You can read an interview with John and me here.

The Two Tanyas – workshop and reading at New Dramatists

My script for one actress, The Two Tanyas, will be workshopped at New Dramatists next week as part of their Creativity Fund workshop. There will be a reading of the piece on the 27th at 3pm. This is a play I’ve been working on for a while.  It was formerly entitled “The Dowager”. Recently, I’ve been collaborating with the actress Florencia Lozano, and the director Erik Pearson.

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.

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.