When I was in Bosnia, an interview with Jeremy Wine

Wine_EditedJeremy Wine’s latest draft of Proximity, directed by Kel Haney, will premiere on July 16 as part of our Bonfire Series. Read his interview below to learn more about this project and his next much much much bigger project.

And reserve your seat now for Proximity, July 16, 7:30PM, South Oxford Space (138 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn).

Pipeline Theatre Company: What do you want us to know about your play? 

Jeremy Wine: The play is an entirely plausible supposition of what could have happened 20 years ago. When 20 years ago, someone very influential changed their mind in a way not even the person credited with changing his mind can explain.

PTC: When and where did you decide to start writing this play? Why?

JW: I started writing this play, in a sense, when I was in Bosnia. I started writing 50 plays when I was in Bosnia, because I felt it would take 50 plays to come to an understanding of what the hell happened to two very funny friends of mine.

PTC: What excites you most about this project? 

JW: It tries to work on several different levels at once. You’ve got ethnic cleansing, ass sex jokes, the first generation of drones used in war, hoagies, two historical figures, experimental neuroscience, diplomacy. But it’s really a fight about love.

PTC: In once sentence, tell us something strange that happens in your play.

JW: The main character sees and converses with Nikola Tesla because she’s been using his more obscure inventions on her brain.

PTC: Are you working on anything else? What?

JW: I’ve started a new play. It has something to do with a deck of cards and an obscenely obvious amount of blood.

PTC: Two truths and a lie, go:

JW: My wife is in labor right now.

I recently learned I had another brother I never knew existed.

I don’t think I know how to spell anymore.

PTC: What’s next for you?

JW: The rest of 2015 will be dominated by the dark oubliette that is surviving a newborn. Talk to me in January.

About Proximity

by Jeremy Wine | directed by Kel Haney
July 16, 7:30PM
138 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn
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Munderton, an underground inventor on the forefront of the early days of drone research, has been repeating unauthorized experiments out of Nikola Tesla’s confiscated notebooks. Pressured by the leading diplomat negotiating peace in Yugoslavia, she is caught between helping end the war, repairing Tesla’s legacy, and Kevin, the sandwich delivery guy.