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A.A. Brenner (they/them) is a playwright, dramaturg, and New Yorker. Their writing blends naturalistic dialogue with heightened realism to explore queer, Jewish, and disability themes, challenging both societal power structures and theatrical form.

A.A.'s plays have been produced or commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse, National Disability Theatre, CO/LAB Theatre Group, Shakespeare Theatre Company (Fellows Consortium), Three Muses Theatre Company, Young Playwrights Inc., The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Columbia University, Mason Gross School of the Arts @ Rutgers University, and The Hangar Theatre Lab Company; their play for all audiences, EMILY DRIVER'S GREAT RACE THROUGH TIME AND SPACE (co-written by Gregg Mozgala), was featured on the 2020 Kilroys List. Additionally, A.A. was a Finalist for the 2020-22 Apothetae & Lark Playwriting Fellowship, and is one of the inaugural recipients of the Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman Award.

Most recently, A.A. was named a Finalist for the London-based Platform Presents 2021 Playwright's Prize and the 2021 [email protected] New Play Reading Series, and has been a writer-in-residence at New York Stage and Film's 2021 Summer Season and The Lark's Beyond the Binary initiative for trans and nonbinary writers.

Special Skills
Performing Arts
Alma Mater
Columbia University


A.A. Brenner

After being diagnosed with breast cancer and abandoned by their (now ex-)fiancée, nonbinary writer Jess struggles to fend for themselves amongst the wreckage of their formerly-idyllic home. When they receive an unexpected visit from college ex Val, it seems like they may have finally gotten the help they've so desperately craved. But things aren’t as simple as they seem, and Jess must wrestle for control over their illness, their identity, and their life before it's too late.


A.A. Brenner
Drama Comedy

A modernized queer, Disabled adaptation of Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, BLANCHE & STELLA follows childhood best friends Blanche DuBois and Stella Kowalski as they navigate mismatched expectations and their own maladaptive coping mechanisms after discovering that the people they love aren't quite who they appeared to be.