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Edward Einhorn is a playwright, director, translator, librettist, and novelist. He writes plays about neurology; adaptations of sci fi novels; translations of plays written in French, Czech, and ancient Greek; puppet theater; modern Oz novels; explorations of economic theory; autobiographical found text explorations; midrashim on Jewish cultural icons; picture books about math; opera/oratorio librettos; and other texts of a less definable nature. As a director, he has directed much of the above, and some of his recent venues include La MaMa, 3LD Art & Technology Center, The Ohio, St. Ann's Warehouse, the Walter Bruno Theater at Lincoln Center, HERE Arts Center, The Brick, the Czech Embassy in Washington, and the Bohemian National Hall. He is the Artistic Director of Untitled Theater Company #61: A Theater of Ideas.
Recent shows include Money Lab, an economic vaudeville combining multiple performance disciplines (dance, opera, puppetry, cabaret, clowning, and interactive games); The Velvet Oratorio, an opera/theater piece commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution; The Pig, or Vaclav Havel's Hunt for a Pig, an adaptation of Havel's final theatrical work; a new adaptation of Iphigenia in Aulis; The God Projekt, a puppet play about the origin of monotheism; and a stage adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The New York Times has called his work "exquisitely ingenious", “dramatically shrewd,” and "almost unbearably funny"; Time Out has called it "challenging, thought-provoking," “mesmerizing,” and “startlingly intense”; and The Village Voice has called it “hilarious, provocative,” and "Inspired absurdist comedy". He has received a Sloan Grant, SEED Magazine’s Revolutionary Mind Award, The NY Innovative Theater Award for Best Performance Art Production of the Year, NYTheater.com’s Person of the Year Award and placement in their Indie Theater Hall of Fame, and Critic’s Picks in Time Out, The Village Voice, and The New York Times.
More information can be found at his website, www.edwardeinhorn.com