Ain Gordon, Writer/Director
Photo by Andrew Eccles
AIN GORDON is a three-time Obie Award-winning writer/director/actor, a two-time NYFA recipient and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting. Gordon’s work focuses on marginalized or forgotten histories and the invisible players inhabiting that space. Recent Projects include Radicals In Miniature; a series of requiems to personal icons premiered May 2017 at Baryshnikov Arts Center and Vermont Performance Lab plus upcoming touring to International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Quick Center, Connecticut College (all CT), plus Williams College and The Yard (both MA); 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous culminating a two-year residency at the Historic Society of Pennsylvania funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage focused on the papers of Dr. John Fryer who, disguised as Dr. Anonymous, faced the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 opposing the classification of homosexuality as a disease – premiered Painted Bride Arts Center (PA) May 2015; Not What Happened, an examination of the politics of historical reenactment via a contrapuntal duet for two people that never meet: the historical reenactor and the woman she portrays – BAM Next Wave Festival September 2013, Krannert Center (IL), Flynn Center (VT), etc; and If She Stood inspired by the Philadelphia Female Antislavery Society; a multiracial collective that almost accidentally discovered feminism – May 2012 Painted Bride (PA). Gordon is a former Core Writer of the Playwright’s Center (MN), was the inaugural Visiting Artist at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (PA), a 2014 Artist-In-Residence at NYU Tisch School of The Arts, and Resident Artist at The Hermitage (FL). Gordon is Co-Founder of the Urban Memory Project and has been Co-Director of the Pick Up Performance Co(s) since 1992.