Resident Playwright2012 -- 2019
Andy Bragen, a lifelong resident of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has received Workspace and Process Space Residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Other honors include the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission, a Tennessee Williams Fellowship from Sewanee, and a Jerome Fellowship. His play "This Is My Office" was produced in the autumn of 2013 by The Play Company. Other plays and translations have been produced and/or presented at numerous theatres across the country, including The Guthrie, The Goodman, PS122, The Playwrights Center, Queens Theatre in the Park, EST, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep, Studio Roanoke, The University of Rochester, and Soho Rep. Andy collaborates frequently with the jazz saxophonist John Ellis. Their most recent piece, Mobro, a chamber piece for nine musicians and four singers was commissioned by and performed at New York’s Jazz Gallery in 2011, and featured on WNYC radio’s Soundcheck. The studio recording is available on Parade Light Records.
MOBRO, a narrative jazz chamber piece for fourteen musicians with music by John Ellis and libretto by me, will be performed at The Jazz Gallery on May 30 and 31. A studio album is coming out on May 13th. More info is available on our website: www.mobromusic.com.
My play "This is My Office" is being produced by The Play Company. We run through December 8th. The piece is directed by Davis McCallum, and stars David Barlow.
"Black Label" a 20 minute piece written for and performed by James Urbaniak is now available for download here, or from itunes.
This is the third episode of James' monthly fictional podcast, "Getting on With James Urbaniak". The first episode, "The Wolf in the Kitchen" was written by New Dramatists alum Anne Washburn.
My monologue, "The Subcontractor", one of 50 commissioned by Centerstage for their My America Project, may be seen here:
"The Subcontractor" was directed by Hal Hartley, and performed by Crystal Finn.
Vengeance can Wait, a Japanese play by Yukiko Motoya that I co-translated with Kyoko Yoshida, has been published by Samuel French, is available on their website, or at the Drama Book Shop.