Nerine (PlayPenn, 2011)
Brian Quirk, Playwright, New York, NY. Quirk’s plays include Marrow part of (IM)PULSE, Spectrum Dance produced in Association with Seattle Repertory Theater, directed by Donald Byrd; Warren (or) Those People, produced at Boise Contemporary Theater and nominated for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize; Mapplethorpe/The Opening, produced at The Provincetown Playhouse, San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theater Center, San Diego’s Sixth@Penn, and The Bahama’s Popop Studios, directed by John Stix. Developmental work and readings include: Playpenn, Seven Devils, Primary Stages, The Atlantic Theater Company, Ensemble Studio Theater, Hudson Stage, The Actors Studio, Thingamajig Playwrights Festival, The Caldwell Theater, Dixon Place, id theater, The Axial Theater, and Emerging Artists. Quirk is Weissberger nominated and the recipient of The Robert Chelsey award given to an emerging gay/lesbian playwright, the Erik A Takulan memorial endowed fellowship from Djerassi Resident Artists Program, a Leon Levy Foundation Grant, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant both from the MacDowell Colony, an Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Grant and The Jane Geuting Camp Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A three time MacDowell Colony Fellow, with residencies at The Ucross Foundation and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Quirk received his BFA from New York University and is proud member of id theater’s “id-IOTS at play” writing group. He is also a Dramatist Guild member, and an alum of the Actors Studio Playwright/Directors Unit and Project Y Playwrights group.