Laura Gordon in Lettice & Lovage (2015)
Photography: Ross E. Zentner
OCTOBER 20 - NOVEMBER 12, 2017
by Laura Eason
When frustrated forty-ish novelist, Olivia, meets fast-talking, twenty-something, blogger and memoirist, Ethan – known more for his sexual prowess than his prose – she worries that she will become just another chapter in his little black book.
Their funny and passionate union blurs the lines between rewrites, romance and royalties – proving you can’t judge a book by its author.
SEX WITH STRANGERS was one of America’s top ten most produced plays from 2014-2016. In addition to playwrighting, Laura Eason is also a producer/writer for the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series House of Cards.
“[An] incisive look at the double-edged quest for artistic validation in the digital era.”
JANUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 11
by Erika Sheffer
A rowdy Russian immigrant family living and hustling in Brooklyn’s underbelly scrambles to get by.
Dark family secrets emerge when their dangerously charming Uncle Boris arrives from Russia. Just after bear hugs and shots of vodka are exchanged, Boris begins exerting a sinister influence on the whole family.
How far are they willing to go to achieve the American Dream?
"[An] engrossing moral thriller." —Time Out NY
“Raw, strong and disturbingly funny.”
— Chicago Reader
APRIL 6 - APRIL 29
by Caryl Churchill
Marlene is thrilled to receive a merit-based promotion to Managing Director over her senior male colleagues. To celebrate she hosts a dinner party at a posh restaurant for five legendary women from history, myth and literature. Subsequently, these ladies become Marlene’s co-workers, clients, and relatives — all of whom rejoice in their successes but lament the sacrifices required to “have-it-all.”
Caryl Churchill’s masterwork of contemporary theater, TOP GIRLS, is a sharp, imaginative and profound examination of the choices women continue to face.
1983 Obie Award Winner for Best Play
“Imagine the History Channel’s version of The View.” — Variety
"A blistering yet sympathetic look at women who achieve success by adopting the worst traits of self-made men [...] Truly original." — The New York Times
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Br!NK Playwright Residency!
A collection of never-before-seen 10-minute plays written by Midwestern women playwrights under the prompts "Fortune Favors the Bold" and "Fools Rush In."
All seven plays will be showcased during the Br!NK New Play Festival Weekend. Specific dates and times to come.
Congratulations to the Br!NK Br!efs playwrights!