Ken Weitzman's current play, Halftime with Don, is slated for an NNPN Rolling World Premiere at three theatres in 2017: NJ Rep, Phoenix Theatre, and B Street Theatre. Previous productions include, among others, The Catch (The Denver Center Theatre Company), Fire in the Garden (Indiana Repertory Theatre), The As If Body Loop (Humana Festival), Arrangements (Atlantic Theatre Company). His devised work includes, Memorabilia (Alliance Theatre), Hominid (Out of Hand Theatre/Theatre Emory/Oerol Festival Netherlands), and Stadium 360 (Out of Hand Theatre). Plays-in-progress include Spin Moves (New Harmony Project, Victory Gardens Iginition Festival), and licence for seal boy (Keen Company Playwrights Lab, Playwrights Center, Lark's Meeting of the Minds).
National Awards include The L. Arnold Weissberger Award for Playwriting for Arrangements, TCG Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award for The Catch, the Fratti/Newman Political Play Contest Award for Fire in the Garden, and South Coast Repertory's Elizabeth George Commission for an Outstanding Emerging Playwright.
Organizations who have commissioned Ken's work include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Arena Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Theatre Emory, Out of Hand Theatre, and South Coast Repertory Theatre.
Ken is a Core Writer at the Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis, a member of Meeting of the Minds at the Lark Play Development Company, and part of the Writers' Lab at Keen Company. He was a former Writer-in Residence for Out of Hand Theatre Company and board member for The New Harmony Project for six years.
Ken's plays have been published by Samuel French and Playscripts.
Ken received his MFA from University of California, San Diego and has taught at UCSD, Emory University, Indiana University (head of MFA in Playwriting), and, currently, at Stony Brook University.
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Ken Weitzman's play SEAL BOY, which was workshopped at the PWC last year, will be performed at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, February 12th through the 17th. Ticket information can be found here.
Spin Moves set to premiere August 5th at Ignition Festival of New Plays 2017.
B Street will produce Ken Weitzman’s Halftime with Don (Sept. 2018) as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The play follows retired NFL player Don Devers, whose public perception might be saved when a fan shows up on his doorstep.
Ken Weitzman's play Spin Moves selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Awards. Please see the link for more info: http://americanbluestheater.com/2017/01/17/2017-blue-ink-playwriting-awa...