Just three weeks ago, we introduced you to our PlayLab Class of 2017. We are now thrilled to announce that additionally, this year, we’re taking the PlayLab a step further. We are pleased to introduce you to our first ever Playwright-in-Residence, the endlessly insightful and imaginative A.P. Andrews.
A.P. Andrews is a New York City-based playwright and theater maker. His Nebraska Cycle is a series of ten plays about life in the rural Midwest, and includes Abby in the Summer, Burning Barn, The Girl with the Red Balloon, Tailgates, Three More Sundays, Meth and Kisses, Cecil and Rose, Homesteads, Maria Barone Comes Home, and Winter Visits. His Seaside Cycle is a series of four magical plays about love, loyalty, jealousy and grief, and includes Tidal Shifts, Optimism Or, On the Ascent, and The Night Before. Other works include what the water gave me, it probably doesn’t matter, On the Outskirts of Corrales NM, LARK/SONG, Constantin, Ashling, Tommy and His Stars and Stripes, Jolly the Christmas Walrus, This Might Hurt a Little, and two collections of one-act plays entitled Awake and Dreaming and Corners of the World. His plays have been performed and developed in Nebraska, New York, Idaho, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Carolina and London. He is the Literary Manager and Dramaturg for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, co-founder (with Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin) of 6×6 Writer’s Group, and Playwright in Residence at the Red Cloud Opera House in Red Cloud, Nebraska. He is a graduate of NYU’s Playwrights Horizons Theater School where he studied with Jeni Mahoney, as well as an MFA Candidate at Hunter College under the tutelage of Brighde Mullins, Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
A.P. will serve as a key member of the Pipeline artistic team for the duration of our 8th season and as a mentor to this year’s PlayLab class. He will also receive a two-week workshop of his play, On the Ascent, in Spring 2017. This residency is designed as a step 2 in our PlayLab process, and is only available to PlayLab alumni. A.P. is a member of our inaugural PlayLab Class of 2014, where he worked with us to develop Optimism Or, part of The Seaside Cycle.
About the Ascent
Dillon has been working at Oceanside Municipal Airport for almost ten years, and has finally started to feel content with the quiet, peaceful life he has built. But when an intriguing new employee arrives on the scene and a mysterious creature begins visiting the airport late at night, Dillon’s stable life becomes much more turbulent. Can Dillon find the strength to reach in to the blue and grab on to the things he wants, or will letting himself be vulnerable simply lead to an even bigger free-fall?