Andrew Kramer

Plays:

ST. SEBASTIAN
ARMATURE

Synopses:

ST. SEBASTIAN
Ben and Gideon are a white couple who buy an old repo house in a historically black neighborhood, in hopes of flipping it for a profit. When Ben hires Rueben, a young black boy, to do the yard work, Gideon becomes alarmed by the racial and sexual implications that accompany this seemingly well-intentioned action.

ARMATURE
Candidate Blythes Ames prepares – with a voice as smooth and strong as a song – for the upcoming governor’s election. Her husband Denson should be happier for her political success. Her daughter Monica should stop dyeing her hair. Across town, pop-culture blogger Evan meets sexy stranger Shod at the dark and sordid Armature Bar where Mama serves the drinks – if he’s able to avoid the reporters. The lives of these very different people collide as a roaring fire erupts with biblical wrath and passion, devouring everything in its path.

BIO:

ANDREW KRAMER is from Cleveland, OH. He is a 2010 graduate of Ball State University’s Department of Theatre & Dance. Most recently, he was selected for the Downstage Left Playwriting Residency with Stage Left Theatre in Chicago to develop his play, ST. SEBASTIAN, which later appeared in their LeapFest New Play Festival. He was a 2013 member of the Emerging Writer’s Group at The Public Theatre, where he developed his play, ARMATURE. Previously, he was a Nord Playwriting Fellow at Cleveland Public Theatre, a member of the Groundbreakers Playwrights’ Group with the terraNOVA Theatre Collective, a finalist for the 2050 Fellowship at New York Theatre Workshop, a former Core Apprentice Writer at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, as well as a two-time semi-finalist in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival with his plays A MAP OF OUR COUNTRY (2010) and WE HAPPY ANIMALS (2011). Andrew served as Playwright‐in‐Residence at the Cairns Arts Festival in Queensland, Australia and his play, THE DOG(RUN) DIARIES, was shortlisted for the 2012 US/UK Old Vic New Voices. Andrew is a proud two-time member of the Ingram New Works Lab at Nashville Repertory Theatre where he was mentored by playwright Steven Dietz and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright. His work has been seen in Cleveland, Indianapolis, Chicago, Brooklyn, Lincoln, Louisville, Nashville, Houston, Williamsburg VA, New York, Sacramento, Washington D.C, Cairns Australia, Romania, and Prague.