Tell us about you.
I’m Albi Gorn. I’ve been writing for 25 years and have been produced all over the U.S. and in Canada, Mexico and England. My shows have won dozens of playwriting competitions and theater festivals. I live in Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester, N.Y. with my wife and director of choice, Robin Anne Joseph. I retired last year after working for 50 years so I could dedicate myself to theater and at 71 I feel like my life is just starting. Member of the Dramatists Guild. Website: albigorn.com
Tell us about your current project?
My play Jim’s Room will have its world premiere at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in August. It’s a play that explore what we will do – and believe – to get back what we’ve lost and make ourselves whole.
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, The 14th St. Y, 344 E. 14th St, NYC. The Festival is a wonderful mix of theater from all over the country touching on all manner of topics in all manner of theatrical styles. While Jim’s Room is mostly a traditional show, it does ask its audience to suspend their disbelief in disbelief. And I think that’s very much the atmosphere that BBTF has created.
What’s next for you?
My one-act play about abortion, Paradise Enow, will be part of the Emerging Artists Annual New Work Series. Following that, my theater company, GoJo Clan Productions, will be doing a revival of Doubt (which, in case there’s any doubt, I didn’t write).
What is the name of the last show you saw?
Sugar in Our Wounds at MTC
Any advice for your peers?
Two things. 1) Don’t listen to my advice, and; 2) In the event you’re still reading this, as a playwright I have three goals in this order of priority: Please myself, please my actors, please my audience. If I take care of the first two, the last one always takes care of itself.
Dates: August 22nd 8:30; August 24th 5:00; August 25th 8:30.
Venue: The 14th St. Y, 344 E. 14th St, NYC.