About

I write plays and make live performance. I'm interested in how people gather. I'm interested in how people look at each other and listen to each other. I'm talking about the stuff that might happen in a play. I'm also talking about the stuff that might happen in a room where a play is happening. And that's sort of the point. My writing grows out of my solitary love of books, but also out of my experience in community, religious and radical, in tents, grange halls, fields, synagogues, memorial circles, and around maypoles. What if choices about art were also choices about how we want to be in the world? Can the work we make be connected to the world we make? I can't afford a farm at the moment, so I'm starting with the idea of one.

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Alexander Borinsky is a playwright and performer, originally from Baltimore. He is an almost-alum of Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney’s playwriting program at Brooklyn College and is working on commissions from Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. His plays have been developed with Target Margin, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Upstream Theater in St. Louis, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and his writing has appeared in n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, and HowlRound. A 2014-2015 LMCC Workspace resident, Alex was a member of the Obie-winning Youngblood collective from 2010 to 2016. With the support of a TCG grant, he traveled to Lebanon in 2014 to work with Masrah Ensemble on Triangles, a festival of new playwriting, translation, and audience engagement. He’s performed and developed work in basements, backyards, bars, circus tents, and theaters.