[ plays ] 

rocket park 
Cold War/Queer Thriller.
Shaped like thermonuclear weaponry. 
Quite 70s. Cast of 5 women.
reading: spotlight series at the public theater 
directed by katherine brook

littleghost
Psychic mediums, a nineties musical, a literature 
department guest speaker. Halloween math/genderqueer. 
With music by Josh Brophy.
Cast of 3. 
reading: stable cable 
​directed by kristy dodson 

the way out west 
Los Alamos oddballs and longhairs. Twenty-two year olds building the first atomic bomb. Desert dance party/war science. 
Cast of 12. 
commissioned and developed by carnegie mellon university
directed by kim weild 

radio island
Cosmic Drama. Crisis Negotiation/Gothic Mystery. 
Cast of 6.
development: playwrights realm
directed by katherine brook
reading:  rattlestick playwrights theater
                    city theatre
                    williamston theater
                    new georges
                    san francisco playhouse
kilroys list 2016
inaugural relentless award finalist
weissberger award nomination
o'neill conference finalist 

the hollower 
Haunt-comedy. Funeral Doom Doo-Wop.
Anti-Romance. 
Cast of 5. 
reading: out loud series at ars nova 
directed by margot bordelon 
development: lincoln center director's lab
directed by kristy dodson 


You know you love this kind of thing.
Cast of millions. Built for community storytelling. 
development:  little theater at dixon place
                                CATCH 
                                prelude ny
                                university settlement A.I.R. program
workshop production: university settlement
created with and directed by katherine brook

sky sky sky  
Features a functional PR2 robot. Near-apocolypse.
80s grunge-punk. 
Cast of 3.
commissioned and produced by washington university in st. louis
directed by annamaria pileggi 

infirmary shakes
​Jazz/Narcotics. Triple-generation dreamscape.
Hilarious tragedy. 
Cast of 5.
nominated for the kilroys list
finalist for the jerome fellowship

animalbox
​Post-industrial squalor. Public Housing Crisis.
Wild turkeys.
Cast of 5. 
reading: the eagle project 



Read Stuff on the NNPN New Play Exchange - Liza Birkenmeier

tragedy in spades: a 1994 crime documentary