I write plays and make live performance. I see theater as practice for civic life.
I'm interested in how people gather. I'm interested in how people look at each other and listen to each other. I'm talking about the stuff that might happen in a play. I'm also talking about the stuff that might happen in a room where a play is happening. And that's sort of the point. My writing grows out of my solitary love of books, but also out of my experience in community, religious and radical, in tents, grange halls, fields, synagogues, memorial circles, and around maypoles. What if choices about art were also choices about how we want to be in the world? Can the work we make be connected to the world we make?
I can't afford a farm at the moment, so I'm starting with the idea of one.
Agnes Borinsky (she / her) is a writer from Baltimore, living in Los Angeles. Recent projects include Ulysses S Grant in the New New World at PAM, Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8, with i am a slow tide, Weird Classrooms at University Settlement, Ding Dong it's the Ocean with Rady&Bloom, and Of Government with Clubbed Thumb. 3 Hole Press published her play, Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8, and Sasha Masha, her young adult novel, comes out this fall from FSG. She is convener, with the help of the Bushwick Starr, of the Working Group for a New Spirit, an editrix at Riting.org, a member of Masrah Ensemble, and has collaborated on all sorts of projects in basements, backyards, gardens, circus tents, classrooms, bars, and theaters. Member of New Dramatists. Alumna of Brooklyn College and the Los Angeles Permaculture Academy.
Website in (slow) process.