Ezra Brain for Arden
Ezra Brain (they/them/theirs) is a trans multi-disciplinary artist, activist, and teacher based in NYC. As a theatre artist, their writing has been performed at the Tank, Walking Shadow Readers Theatre, Passaic Preparatory Academy, the New Masculinities Festival, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol, the Art Garage, Dixon Place, Texas A&M University, and Stay True Theatre. Their play Something’s Coming (co-written with J. Andrew Norris) was a 2020 Finalist for the Jewish Playwriting Contest from the Jewish Plays Project. Ezra’s essays and articles have been published in 10 countries and 6 languages. They contributed to the “Opposing Viewpoints” series from Greenhaven Publishing and contributed a chapter (co-authored with Olivia Wood) to a forthcoming book in the Critical Companions to Contemporary Directors series from Lexington Books. As a filmmaker, Ezra’s work has been accepted into multiple festivals around the world and they are an award-winning teaching artist. Ezra is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the Editorial Board of Left Voice.
Websites: ezrabrain.com and newplayexchange.org/users/13984/ezra-brain
A radical re-appropriation of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, “Arden” follows Rosalind as they discover their gender fluidity, come to terms with the world around them, and accept that we are not all alone unhappy.