josh drimmer, playwright.
josh drimmer, playwright.


Josh Drimmer’s plays have been read and produced by Sanguine Theatre Company, Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors’ Lab, Theater for the New City, the Emerging Artists’ Theater, Sanctuary Playwrights Theater, Milk Can Theater Company, the Manhattan Repertory Theater, Feed The Herd, and the You Heard It Here First podcast, among others; he also wrote the book for a cabaret (Rejected Showgirl, for Tory Ross) and sketch comedy as a writer/performer with Juvie Hall’s Saturday Night Rewritten. He is a member of the American Renaissance Theatre Company, The Pool, and the Pulse Ensemble Theatre playwrights’ lab.



Book for The Last Days of Pompeii, a new musical (2016 and in progress)

Commissioned for credited rewrite and creation of new material, prod. Julia Quinn


Halcyon Days, a seaside play in two acts (first draft, 2016)


After I’m/After You’re/ After We’re Gone, a triptych play (2015)


The Beeping, a crisis in one-act (approx. 60 minutes) (2011)

Produced by American Renaissance Theater Company in an AEA Workshop as part of ARTC’s 2016 WinterWorks series, January 6th- January 17th 2016, CAP 21, New York, NY, dir. Kathleen Swan

            Presented as a staged reading by Truant Arts, New York, NY, November 2012, dir. Amy Surratt


the lighthouse invites the storm, a play in two acts (2014)

Produced by Sanguine Theatre Company in an AEA Showcase, April 30th- May 17th 2015, Chain Theatre, Queens, NY, dir. Logan Reed

Published by Infinite Stage

Semi-finalist, 2016 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference

Winner of Project Playwright 2015 Festival, Sanguine Theatre Company, January 2015, Solo Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY, dir. Logan Reed


Puncher’s Chance, a play in two fights (2009)

            Performed as a staged reading by Pulse Ensemble Theater, October 2015, New York, NY, dir. Alexa Kelly


Miranda, Under The Volcano, a soliloquy (2012)

Performed as a staged reading by American Renaissance Theater Company as part of ARTC’s Spring Reading Series, May 2016, New York, NY; dir. Josh Drimmer

Performed on the You Heard It Here First podcast, March 2013


Damen’s Lament, a short play (2014)

Performed as a staged reading by American Renaissance Theater Company as part of ARTC’s Spring Reading Series, May 2015, New York, NY; dir. Josh Drimmer


New Haven and the Problem of Change in the American City, a comic requiem in four acts/parties (2009)

Presented as a staged reading by Sanctuary: Playwrights Theater, August 2013, New York, NY


Iago, of W. 96th Street, a tragedy in five acts (2013)

First act presented as part of Milk Can Theater Company’s Spring COW (Comments on Work), April 2013 New York, NY


Aura of the Western Star (Happy Machinery Works So Hard), a dystopian fantasy in two acts (2012)


Making the Turn, a baseball vaudeville in two acts (2012)


Falling, a full-length play (2010)

Presented in a reading at Theater for the New City, New York, NY, January 2012, as part of the New City, New Blood series, dir. Tom Wojtunik


For You, a full-length romance (2007)

Produced as an AEA showcase as part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s WinterFest, New York, NY, February 2007, dir. Constance Thackaberry


5-3, a short play (2006)

Produced as a selection of the American Globe Theater’s 15-Minute Play Festival, New York, NY, April 2006, dir. Tom Wojtunik. Played the role of C.C.


Love Is Good, a comedy with music in two acts (2005)

Produced as an AEA showcase at the Director’s Club, New York, NY, August 2006 by Love Creek Productions/Developing Acts, dir. Erin Smiley

Presented in readings as part of Feed the Herd’s Stampede Festival, New York, NY, February 2005, and the Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab, New York, NY, June 2005, dir. Tom Wojtunik


Book for Rejected Showgirl, a one-woman cabaret (2005)

Commissioned by its star, Tory Ross. Produced October-December 2005 at Dillon’s, New York, NY, dir. Erin Ortman


Waiting For The N, a tragicomedy in three acts (2003)

Presented in a reading as part of Emerging Artists Theater’s Lab Reading Series, New York, NY, June 2006, dir. Tom Wojtunik

Presented in a reading as a selection of the Yale Playwrights Festival, New Haven, CT, February 2003, advisor David Auburn, dir. Colette Robert


Abigail and Anthony, a short play (2000)

Produced as a selection of the Houston Young Playwrights Exchange (HYPE), Alley Theater, Houston, TX, August 2000, dir. Stephen Aleman



  • Resident playwright in 2005 and 2006 Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab
  • Member, Pulse Ensemble Theater’s Playwrights’ Lab
  • Member, American Renaissance Theatre Company (ARTC)
  • Member, The Pool, a writers' group affiliated with The Brick Theater
  • Member, Dramatists’ Guild



  • Writer/Performer on Saturday Night Rewritten, a sketch comedy show at Juvie Hall, 2004-2007.
  • Completed Level I and Level II classes in the Harold improv form at the Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theatre of New York, January-May 2004.



  • Playwright/participant, Emerging Voices Play In A Day Festival, April 2013
  • Mirado Black Warrior, a short film (2014), dir. Jorge Luis Peschiera
  • Staff writer, Ring of Fire, Air America Radio, 2003-04
  • Record reviewer for Dusted Magazine, Stylus Magazine, and Junkmedia, 2004-2006.
  • Emcee/singer (as Orlean Cooper), Supervillain v, Petty Thief EP, April 2006.



  • Yale University B.A., May 2003. Double Major in English and Theater Studies (playwriting). Coursework included Fiction Writing with Robert Stone, Playwriting with Deb Margolin and Donald Marguiles.
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