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Good Neighbor Program Directions Accessibility

Written by Andy Bragen
Directed by Knud Adams
Produced by The Play Company & Andy Bragen Theatre Projects


October 6, 2019—October 27, 2019

Good Neighbor Program Directions Accessibility
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NOTES ON MY MOTHER'S DECLINE is the story of a mother and a son. Andy Bragen’s autobiographical two-hander is a play for the “sandwich generation”. The son, a new father himself, struggles to write about, and cope with, his mother’s ongoing illness and their difficult relationship.

A New York story set in the writer’s native East Village, this new play explores with sly wit and bold honesty the ways we care for those we love, and what it takes to live with — and without — them.


Andy Bragen / Playwright

ANDY BRAGEN’s honors include Workspace and Process Space Residencies with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission, and a Jerome Fellowship. This is My Office was produced in 2013 by The Play Company, garnering a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Solo Performance. Don’t You F**king Say a Word premiered in 2016 at 59e59 Theaters, under the direction of Lee Sunday Evans, the inaugural production of his company: Andy Bragen Theatre Projects. Andy is a member of New Dramatists, and has an MFA from Brown University.

Knud Adams / Director

KNUD ADAMS is a New York-based theater director of challenging new plays. Selected works: Tin Cat Shoes (Trish Harnetiaux, Clubbed Thumb), Nylon (Sophia Alvarez, BTC), Marie and Bruce (Wallace Shawn, JACK), Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was Queen (Eliza Bent, Abrons), The Workshop (Torrey Townsend, Soft Focus), Asshole (Justin Kuritzkes, JACK), Every Angel is Brutal (Julia Jarcho, Clubbed Thumb), On a Clear Day I Can See to Elba (Eliza Bent, The New Ohio), Tom & Eliza (Celine Song, JACK), Snore (Max Posner, Juilliard), An Intimate Evening with Typhoid Mary (Carl Holder, The New Ohio), That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her (Jen Silverman, U. of Rochester), Krazytown (Jenny Schwartz, NYU) and Loveplay/Playmoney (Sam Alper, La MaMa). Assisting: Knud trained by assisting some of the nation’s foremost theater artists, including André Gregory, Elizabeth LeCompte, Richard Foreman, Sam Gold and Sarah Benson. Affiliations: Drama League Next Stage Residency, Drama League Directing Fellowship, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and Playwrights Horizons Directing Residency.

The Play Company / Producer

THE PLAY COMPANY develops and produces adventurous new plays, from the U.S. and around the world, to engage New Yorkers in a dynamic experience of contemporary theatre that reflects and responds to our New York City home and today’s interconnected world. We support ambition and experimentation in form and content. We champion new and underrepresented voices to expand the American repertoire, exploring the ideas, events and meaning of our time through live theatre experiences. PlayCo is committed to affordable access and collaborative community engagement, welcoming inclusive audiences to take part in our

Andy Bragen Theatre Projects / Producer

is an NYC-based writer-centered theatre company that produces formally ambitious, highly theatrical