Andrew Mayo

Andrew Mayo

I am a writer and photographer currently living in Chicago and studying with Chicago Dramatists.

My website is http://extramayo.us

Plays

  • Blood and Water
    Art’s wife Stephanie tries to reconcile the two brothers while Art seeks revenge and Sam dominance in a story revolving around water and family ties, public and private goods, urban and rural ways of life.
  • The Dream House
    In an unfinished house without running water, heat, and electricity Louisa is in full rebellion against her real estate broker husband, Alastair, who has turned her creative endeavors into a money-making project. She conspires with her friend Janelle, whose husband has left her for another man, and Scott, a con man, to extricate herself from the wreckage left by the 2008 real estate bust. A satire.
  • Secret Formula
    An assisted living facility chaplain secretly administering euthanasia to end suffering finds an unlikely source for living.
  • Wish Upon a Star
    A one-man show of Walt Disney's apocryphal film made a short time before his death.

    Produced Dec. 3 - 11 at The Cell Theatre, Albuquerque, NM by Enchanted Rose Inn & Theatre.
  • Confess and Conspire
    1933. Two sisters kidnap the aging Red Count, Harry Kessler, and the young theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer in a misguided attempt to upset a plot to kill Hitler in an exploration of personal responsibility regarding what religion calls us to do – accept or act – and what Art calls us to do – passively observe or see below the surface. The younger sister, Marie Luise, seeks to liberate her trans sexuality and in...
    1933. Two sisters kidnap the aging Red Count, Harry Kessler, and the young theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer in a misguided attempt to upset a plot to kill Hitler in an exploration of personal responsibility regarding what religion calls us to do – accept or act – and what Art calls us to do – passively observe or see below the surface. The younger sister, Marie Luise, seeks to liberate her trans sexuality and in doing so she liberates the two men as well.

    The script is based on Harry Kessler's diaries and a biography of Kessler and Dietrich Bonhoeffer's extensive writings and biographies. While the German general Baron Kurt von Hammerstein really had two daughters, Helga and Marie Luise, who were Communist spies, information about them is limited - but the 'behind the curtain' story has a basis in history (gossip of the day), though now debunked by historians.

    All the issues in the play speak directly to contemporary issues in America.