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Ezra Brain

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Ezra Brain is a writer, director, and dramaturg based in New York City. Ezra has directed for Bears Ensemble Theatre, Left Field Theatre, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Literacy Theatre (where they also served as Artistic Director.) Their writing has been performed at the Tank, Literacy Theatre, Stop Pretending Theatre Project, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2019, Ezra's play "She's Gone" will be read as part of the inaugural season of the Art Garage--the first ever non-profit theatre in the United States dedicated to producing work by and for the transgender community. Ezra was the dramaturg for This Is Not A Theatre Company's sold-out run of "Cafe Play" and is an award-winning teaching artist. Ezra is an Ensemble Member with This Is Not A Theatre Company and is the dramaturg for their upcoming play "The Way To Go," written by Charles L. Mee.

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Towards a Queer Reclamation
Essay

Towards a Queer Reclamation

4 February 2019

Ezra Brain looks at how queer theatremakers can reclaim familiar genres and forms—like musicals and kitchen sink dramas—to create a mainstream queer theatrical culture.