The Craft


The Parish Players, 11th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, Thetford Hill, Vermont, 2017


University of Pennsylvania, Theatre Arts Council One Acts Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2017


The Merely Players Theatre Company, Minnesota Shorts Festival, Mankato, Minnesota, 2016


iDiOM Theater, Spring Rep, Best of Brass Monkey, Bellingham, Washington, 2015


Fractured Lines Theatre & Film, Blaggards New Writing Festival, COG ARTSpace, London, 2014


Studio Players, 2014 10-Minute Play Festival, Lexington, Kentucky, 2014


Pink Banana Theatre Co., Next Act Theatre, “The Honeymoon is Over” One-Acts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2014


MadLab Theatre, Theatre Roulette Festival, Columbus, Ohio, 2014


​Dartmouth Players, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2013


Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company, West Chelsea Arts Building, Spring New Play Reading series, New York, New York, 2013


Woy Woy Little Theatre, Inc., Peninsula Theatre Woy Woy, NSW, Australia, 2013


The Playhouse Theatre, OneFest One Act Play Festival Hobart, Australia, 2012


In Company Theatre, Off Cut festival at Riverside Studios, London (Finalist), 2011


FirstStage, Finalist 14th Annual National One-Act Play Competition, Missing Piece Theatre, Los Angeles, California (Staged Reading), 2010 


Reviews

“The Craft - a hysterical two-hander about two mutually loathing actors playing a scene with their every inner thought being spoken out loud. I loved it, it was immediate, punchy writing and crucially extremely witty.”
There Ought To Be Clowns, London


“The marvelous ‘The Craft’…A hilarious insight into the inner dialogue these characters are having on stage as they are acting in a play.”
The Public Reviews, London


“The highlight was The Craft by Andrew Biss…I laughed so heartily that my sides ached and now just thinking about pandas brings back a chuckle…Working with people you don't really like that much is unpleasant and Biss really captures the vitriol of that reality in this short play. There's a certain realism to both works that suggests Biss has spent a great deal of time either treading the boards or lurking in the wings, and it makes his writing so engaging. If ever there was a poster boy for "write what you know", it's Biss, because what he knows really does entertain us.”

Views from the Gods, London


“Change can't come soon enough for the two characters mired in Andrew Biss' "The Craft" — the night's last and funniest piece — which features two actors (played by Jonathon Weisse and Amanda Eaton) enacting a love scene on stage, even though they actually hate each other.


The disconnect between the roles they must play and their toxic interior monologues is the perfect nightcap for a collection in which we're continually reminded that in both theater and life, we play best when we passionately believe in the scripts we perform.”
The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel


Indigenous Peoples


Union Theatre, Union of Shorts - Best of the Bunch, London, England, 2007/2008


Wonderland One-Act Festival,The Studio Theatre, Theatre Row Studios New York, New York, (Winner, Best Play), 2007


Moving Arts, Premiere One-Act Festival, Los Angeles Theater Center Los Angeles, California, 2004


Riant Theatre at the Producers Club II, Strawberry One-Act Festival, New York, New York, 2004


Eastbound Theatre, Eastbound Summer Play festival Milford, Connecticut, 2004


Triangle Theatre, New Play Reading Series, New York, New York, 2004


Creative Acting Company, Part of 'Indigenous Peoples and Other Short Plays,' New York, New York, 2004


The Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival, New York, New York, 2003


Union Theatre, Union of Shorts - Camp!, London, 2002


FirstStage, 6th Annual National One-Act Play Competition (First Place Winner), Los Angeles, California (Staged Reading), 2002


Reviews

“My favourite [play of the evening] is Andrew Biss’ ‘Indigenous Peoples’…Hilarious”

The Stage


“Andrew Biss proves that simplicity can be far more engaging with ‘Indigenous Peoples’…Biss’ writing is warm and funny” "Amusing and likeably daft"

Time Out


“An extremely funny masterpiece of Cowardesque dialogue” "A hilarious play"

Theatreworld Internet Magazine


“There is one charming exception in Andrew Biss’ Indigenous Peoples…The dialogue is so chirpily surreal…Succeeds on its own daft level…Brings a moment of erotic comedy which almost justifies the cost of a ticket.”

What’s On


“Amusingly clever and eruditely absurd”

Extra! Extra!


Cuthbert's Last Stand


The Warner Theatre, 2014 Warner International Playwrights Festival, Torrington, Connecticut, 2014


Théâtre Ste-Catherine, Village Scene/Unwashed Grape Productions The Montreal G.L.B.T. International Theatre Festival, Montréal, Qc. Canada, 2005


American Theatre of Actors, The Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival, New York, New York, 2002


The Storm Theatre, Conspiracy Theatre Company, New York, New York, 2002


Brick Playhouse, Albert Benzwei Award (Finalist), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002


FirstStage, 5th Annual National One-Act Play Competition (First Place WInner), Los Angeles, California (Staged Reading), 2001


Reviews

“Clever…Endearing and funny”

Off-Off-Broadway Review


What's the Meta?


SUNY Jefferson, 8 Ten-Minute Plays, Watertown, NY, 2017


Barrington Community Theatre, Short Takes in the Gallery: Three Express(ive) One-Acts, Barrington, Illinois, 2010


The Hunger Artists Theatre Company Beyond Convention II, Fullerton, California, 2008


Mind The Gap Theatre, BritBits 4, New York, New York, 2008


The East Haddam Stage Company, Plays and Poetry, East Haddam, Connecticut, 2008


The Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 2008


Reviews

“Theatrical crack… One hell of a good time…In a truly esoteric stint, What’s the Meta? offers up a conversation between the words that make up two different characters in a play…making me speechless.” OC Weekly


Cocktail Conversation


Blackburn College Department of Performing Arts, Carlinville, Illinois, 2017


Unwashed Grape Productions, Théâtre Ste-Catherine 'Biss-Ous: Four One-Acts by Andrew Biss' Montréal, Canada, 2006


Union Theatre, Union of Shorts: PUB!, London, 2005


Riant Theatre, First Annual International Lesbian and Gay Theatre Festival Producers Club, New York, New York, 2002


Reviews

“Wickedly funny” “Well written and brilliantly acted” Theatreworld Internet Magazine


“Deliciously camp” “An absolute riot”

IndieLondon


“Eavesdrops on a gay couple with humour and warmth.”

The Stage


Foreign Bodies


Mind The Gap Theatre, Part of 'An Evening of Short Plays by Andrew Biss,' New York, New York (Staged Reading), 2006


Emerging Artists Theatre, Spring EATFest New York, New York, 2005


Reviews

“Foreign Bodies is a gleefully dire, tongue-in-cheek look at how we lose our perceptiveness the more we try to smooth out the edges of our lives and relationships.” “Delightful…touching and unique.”

Offoffonline


“Absurd comedy with strange, witty twists.” nytheatre.com


Filler


Ghost Dog Productions, Playground New Writing Showcase, The Horse & Stables, Waterloo, London 2014


City Theatre of Independence, 5th Annual Original Playwrights Festival, Powerhouse Theatre, Independence, Missouri, 2013


Reviews

Andrew Biss's script is a really fun idea, which sees Shane (Liam McGrane) and Tatyana (Irina Jida) suspect they aren't the most important people on stage. When Tatyana points out, "this scene is completely unnecessary to the arc of the overall story" it all starts to get a bit meta, drawing inspiration from Beckett.

Views from the Gods, London


A Rebel Among the Wretched


Phoenix Stage Company, 3rd Annual One-Act Festival, Naugatuck, Connecticut, 2015


The Actors Workout Studio, Spring Fest!, Los Angeles, California (Staged Reading), 2014


Heideman Award (Finalist), The National Ten-Minute Play Contest, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2011


The Skewed Picture


Stage Left Theater, Hit & Run IX, Spokane, Washington (Staged Reading), 2015


The Hovey Players, Summer Shorts Festival, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2011


The Vortex Theatre Don’t Blink! International Play Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2011


A Small Act of Vandalism


The Royal Court Theatre, GRIT Project , London (Staged Reading) 2015


The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, Write Now Festival: ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’, London, 2014


Carbon-Based Life Form Seeks Similar


The Curan Repertory Company, American Theatre of Actors Notes From The Underground Festival, New York, New York, 2011


The Independent Theatre Collective, StoFest One-Act Play Festival, Wheeling, West Virginia, 2010


Dedication


Turtle Shell Productions, Times Square Arts Center, New York, New York, 2008


Reviews

“Smart…Compelling...The dialog hits with an open palm…The subtlety of Biss' script comes into focus and the two characters shift positions”

nytheatre.com


Café Grotesquerie


EndTimes Productions, The Red Room Theatre, Vignettes for the Apocalypse New York, New York, 2010


Big Girl


3Graces Theater Company, Spring Shorts 2, Turtle Shell Theater, New York, New York, 2008


Mind The Gap Theatre, Part of 'An Evening of Short Plays by Andrew Biss,' New York, New York (Staged Reading), 2006


Kitchen Sink Drama


Mind The Gap Theatre, BritBits 5, New York, New York (One-Act Version), 2009


The Man Who Liked Dick


Unwashed Grape Productions, Théâtre Ste-Catherine 'Biss-Ous: Four One-Acts by Andrew Biss' Montréal, Canada, 2006


Reviews

“Flirtatious and fun… refreshing, very well written… check it out”

The Concordian


WYWH


FirstStage, Playwrights Express Festival, Los Angeles, California (Staged Reading), 2006


FirstStage, 9th Annual National One-Act Play Competition (Semi-Finalist), Los Angeles, California, 2005


The Replica


Unwashed Grape Productions Théâtre Ste-Catherine ‘Biss-Ous: Four One-Acts by Andrew Biss’ Montréal, Canada, 2006


10th Annual National One-Act Play Competition FirstStage, Hollywood (Semi-Finalist), 2006


Reviews

“Haunting…intense…totally engaging”

The Concordian


The One-Eyed Guru


McEvoy Theater, New Hampton School Theatre Arts Program, New Hampton, New Hampshire, 2006


Youngstown State University College of Fine and Performing Arts, Youngstown, Ohio, 2005


The Joneses


11th Annual National One-Act Play Competition FirstStage, Hollywood (Semi-Finalist), 2007


An Honest Mistake


ArtWork Enterprises Rogue Valley Festival, Ashland, Oregon, 2008


Heartlande Theatre Company Play by Play Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2002


American Globe Theatre, 7th Annual Fifteen Minute Play Festival, New York, New York, 2001 


Long Island City Arts Project, SpringFest, New York, New York, 2001


A Familiar Face


Dunvegan Players SCDA One Act Play Festival, Aros Centre, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 2010


Killin Drama Club Scottish Community Drama Association Festival of One Act Plays, Killin, Scotland, 2006


SCDA Scott Salver Playwriting Competition Third Place Winner, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2006


Einstein's Bastards Theater Company Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, New York (Staged Reading), 2003


A Slip of the Tongue


Einstein's Bastards Theater Company Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, New York (Staged Reading), 2003


Einstein's Bastards Theatre Company Cornelia Street Cafe Artists Salon, New York, New York (Staged Reading), 2003


An Embarrassing Odour


Einstein's Bastards Theater Company Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, New York (Staged Reading), 2003


Hudson Theatre Women's Theatre Company Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 2002


Optioned as a short film by Creations Pictures Los Angeles, California, 2002


A Stunning Confession


Flagler College Theatre Arts Department Senior One-Act Conservatory Show, Saint Augustine, Florida, 2006


Einstein's Bastards Theater Company Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, New York (Staged Reading), 2003


Public Relations


Curan Repertory Company Notes From The Underground Festival, New York, New York, 2009


FirstStage, Playwrights Express Festival, Los Angeles, California (Staged Reading), 2005


Degraded


Emerging Artists Theatre, Intar Theatre, New York, New York, (Developmental Reading), 2003


'Tis Pity He's a Whore


Unwashed Grape Productions, Théâtre Ste-Catherine, ‘Biss-Ous: Four One-Acts by Andrew Biss’, Montréal, Canada, 2006


FirstStage, Playwrights Express Festival, Los Angeles, California (Staged Reading), 2001





Production History

Suburban Redux


Gadfly Theatre Production, Lowry Lab Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011 


Unwashed Grape Productions, Théâtre Ste-Catherine, (Produced under the title “Cuthbert's Last Stand - Uncut!”) Montréal, Qc, Canada, 2006


First Annual ARTSport New Works Playwriting Contest Finalist 2005


Reviews

“A witty drawing-room comedy à la Oscar Wilde” “Shocking admissions, tearful recriminations and several jolly good laughs” “Highly entertaining”

The Montreal Mirror


“A stylish Wildean comedy” “The writing is finely tuned” “Consistently entertaining”

The Soho Theatre & Writers' Centre, London


The End of the World


hotINK International Festival of Play Readings, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York (Staged Reading), 2009


The Treachery of Images


Heiress Productions, Simple Studios, Playwriting Competition Winner New York, New York (Staged Reading), 2010


Lost in Fairyland


Emerald Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Memphis Tennessee, 2012


Lavender Footlights Festival, Directed by Bailiwick Repertory’s David Zak Miami, Florida (Staged Reading), 2005


A Portada Theatre Group, Paderne Theatre, Portugal, 2004


Chashama Theatre, The Chip Deffaa Invitational: A Theatre Festival, New York, New York, 2002


Pulse Ensemble Theatre Winner, Chamber Theatre Festival, New York, New York (Staged Reading), 2001


Reviews

“Passionate…intriguing...unpredictable” “The play recalls Larry Kramer’s infamous 1978 novel, ‘Faggots’” “The idea of the gay antihero, so prevalent in the pre-Stonewall dramas of playwrights such as Tennessee Williams, Robert Anderson and Mart Crowley, has diminished considerably in modern drama, which is what makes Andrew Biss’ latest contribution to gay theater, 'Lost in Fairyland,' so refreshing” “The notions raised by Biss about gay culture and identity resonate heavily, suggesting that Kramer’s concerns about letting sexuality define our lives are as relevant today as they were decades ago.”

Washington Square News


“Lost in Fairyland reminds us that gay (and straight, and in between) comes in all varieties, and that sexual preference need not be the only, or main, way that a person defines himself.” “Biss’ perspectives on gay life are interesting and worth hearing, though they may not prove popular with the Gay Pride crowd.” nytheatre.com







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