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Alan Brody

ALAN BRODY (Playwright) was a longtime Professor of Theater Arts at MIT, where he also served as Associate Provost for the Arts for ten years. His plays have won numerous awards and had productions at such theaters as The Aspen Playwrights Conference, Missouri Repertory Theatre, The Live Oak Theater in Austin, Texas, The Berkshire Theater Festival, and The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.

Brody’s play Operation Epsilon received its world premiere production at Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA) in 2013 and was honored with the distinguished IRNE Awards for Best New Play, Best Director, Best Ensemble, and Best Scenic Design. Operation Epsilon also received a 2013 Elliot Norton Award nomination for Best New Play and won the Norton Award for Best Leading Actor.

His works include The Housewives of Mannheim (a co-production between 59E59 Theatres in NYC and NJ Repertory Theatre), Five Scenes from Life, Greytop in Love, One-on-One, The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion, and Reckoning Time: A Song of Walt Whitman. His play Invention for Fathers and Sons was awarded the first annual Rosenthal Award at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 1989. He also received the 1990 Eisner Award from the Streisand Center for Jewish Culture in Los Angeles for Company of Angels, which had its world premiere at New Repertory Theater in 1993.

Mr. Brody served as co-director and a founding member of Catalyst Collaborative@MIT, a science-theater collaboration between Central Square Theater and MIT.

Operation Epsilon · 2023