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Edward Einhorn/Untitled Theater Company No. 61


Writer, Director, Artistic Director of UTC61

I am a playwright, director, translator, librettist, and novelist. My work has been performed in New York venues such as La MaMa, 3LD Art & Technology Center, HERE Arts Center, The New Ohio, St. Ann's Warehouse, the Walter Bruno Theater at Lincoln Center, and the Bohemian National Hall. In London, my work has been presented Off-West End at the Jermyn Street Theatre, at Peckham Asylum Chapel, Wigmore Hall, and Milton Court at the Barbican. Other work has bee presented at Forth Worth Opera (Fort Worth, Texas), Sacred Fools (Los Angeles), and the Czech Embassy (Washington, DC). I am the Artistic Director of Untitled Theater Company No. 61: A Theater of Ideas – a New York independent theater company. As a curator, I have curated The Havel Festival (the complete works of Václav Havel, with Havel in attendance); The Ionesco Festival (the complete works of Eugène Ionesco); The NeuroFest (plays on neurological themes); Money Lab (an economic vaudeville); and The Festival of Jewish Theater and Ideas. Recent shows include the London and New York productions of The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein, a comic farce about the lives of Stein and Toklas, which received a Critic’s Pick from the chief reviewer of The New York Times, Jesse Green; Alma Baya, an original sci-fi absurdist drama; The Neurology of the Soul, a play about the nexus between neuroscience, marketing, art, and love; The Resistible Rise of JR Brinkley, a Brechtian parable based on the true story of a 1920’s con man who turned politician (also released as a four-part podcast); City of Glass, an adaptation of the neo-noir novel by Paul Auster; The Velvet Oratorio, an opera/theater piece commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution; The God Projekt, a puppet play about the origin of monotheism; and a stage adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Published books include the script/graphic novel hybrid Iphigenia in Aulis (Image Comics); mathematically themed picture books Fractions in Disguise and A Very Improbable Story (Charlesbridge Press); and Oz sequels Paradox in Oz and The Living House of Oz (Hungry Tiger Press). The New York Times has called my work "exquisite ingenious", “dramatically shrewd,” and "almost unbearably funny"; Time Out has called it "challenging, thought-provoking," “mesmerizing,” and “startlingly intense”; and The Village Voice has called it “hilarious, provocative,” and "Inspired absurdist comedy". I have received a Sloan Grant, SEED Magazine’s Revolutionary Mind Award, The NY Innovative Theater Award for Best Performance Art Production of the Year,’s Person of the Year Award and placement in their Indie Theater Hall of Fame, 2nd Prize from the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundations Playwriting Competition, a fellowship from American Opera Projects, and Critic’s Picks in Time Out, The Village Voice, and The New York Times. I have a BA in Writing from Johns Hopkins and an MA in Opera Writing – Librettos from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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  1. Calling all similarly minded artists

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