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Alexander Borinsky

Alexander Borinsky is a playwright and performer, originally from Baltimore, and currently a student in Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney’s playwriting program at Brooklyn College. His plays have been developed with Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, Target Margin, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Upstream Theater in St. Louis, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. His essays have appeared in n+1 and The Brooklyn Rail. A 2014-2015 LMCC Workspace resident, Alex has been a member of the Obie-winning Youngblood collective since 2010. With the support of a TCG grant, he traveled to Lebanon in 2014 to work with Masrah Ensemble on Triangles, a festival of new playwriting, translation, and audience engagement. He’s performed and developed work in basements, backyards, bars, circus tents, and theaters. Upcoming: projects with Rady&Bloom and choreographer Rebeca Medina. rustchukfarm.org.

Against Subtext
Essay

Against Subtext

26 October 2015

Alexander Borinsky considers a framework for thinking about playwriting from the sentence up, rather than from the idea down, which offers an alternative to the infiltration of playwriting with market-based thinking.