A.A.'s BLANCHE & STELLA Named a Finalist
for the 2021
Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series
A.A.'s full length, BLANCHE & STELLA, is a Finalist for the 2021 Columbia @ Roundabout New Play Reading Series. A modernized queer, Disabled adaptation of Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with no cis white men and one Gentleman Caller who is not a gentleman, BLANCHE & STELLA tackles the central complex female relationships at the heart of Williams' play and canon.
A.A. on Tan France's QUEER ICONS
A.A. is featured on the new Audible Originals podcast TAN FRANCE'S QUEER ICONS, Episode 2: Bobbie Lea Bennett, where they discuss the impact of Bobbie Lea Bennett, the trans, Disabled activist who drove from San Diego to the White House in 1978 to demand that Medicare cover her gender affirmation surgery. Bobbie was also the inspiration for A.A.'s play, EMILY DRIVER'S GREAT RACE THROUGH TIME AND SPACE, co-written by Gregg Mozgala
A.A. Named a Finalist for Platform Presents 2021 Playwright's Prize
A.A. and their play PHANTASIA were named a Finalist for the 2021 Platform Presents Playwright's Prize. Run by actor Gala Gordon and producer Isabella Macpherson, Platform Presents is a London-based organization that strives to give a platform to rising young talent.
A.A. Named a Finalist for the 2020-22 Apothetae & Lark Playwriting Fellowship
A.A. was named a Finalist for the 2020-22 Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellowship. They are also one of the inaugural recipients of the Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman Award, and will participate in Lark programs as a featured playwright.
A.A., Gregg Mozgala on The KILROYS LIST 2020
A.A.'s show for young audiences, Emily Driver's Great Race Through Time & Space (co-written by Gregg Mozgala and commissioned and produced by La Jolla Playhouse with National Disability Theatre), was featured on the 2020 Kilroys List. The List 2020 honors plays by women, trans, and nonbinary playwrights whose first or second productions were postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
THE WIND CRIES MARY at the New Alternatives Theatre Festival & HowlRound TV
A.A.'s one-act The Wind Cries Mary was featured at The New Alternatives Theatre Festival on June 25th, 2020. Produced by the podcast A Star is Bored and streamed live on HowlRound TV, Mary was directed by Colm Summers, dramaturged by May Treuhaft-Ali, and featured performances by Kara Young, Morgan Dean, Muneera Batool, and Antionette LaVecchia.
TRANSGRESSIONS at Columbia University School of the Arts
A.A.'s full-length, Transgressions, will receive a workshop production at Columbia University School of the Arts. The play, which was written under the mentorship of Lynn Nottage, will be directed by Colm Summers and was initially slated to run March 12-14th, 2020 at the Studio @ Schapiro. The production has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
EMILY DRIVER'S GREAT RACE THROUGH TIME AND SPACE premiered at La Jolla Playhouse
Co-written by A.A. and Gregg Mozgala, Emily Driver's Great Race Through Time and Space premiered at La Jolla Playhouse Feb. 29 - March 1. The show, which was produced in collaboration with National Disability Theatre, continued to tour through schools and community centers in the San Diego region through mid-March, where it played to over 11,000 students.
A.A., Gregg Mozgala, wrote La Jolla Playhouse 2020 POP Tour
A.A. and Gregg Mozgala were commissioned by National Disability Theatre to write La Jolla Playhouse's 2020 POP Tour. Featuring an entirely disabled creative and design team, the play, which is for young audiences, premiered on January 28, 2020, and will subsequently tour across schools in San Diego county.
A.A. started second year of MFA at Columbia University School of the Arts
A.A. began the second year of the MFA Playwriting program at Columbia University School of the Arts, where they study under David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Charles Mee, and others.