Andrew Mayo

Andrew Mayo

I am a writer and photographer.

My stage plays include "Wish Upon a Star," a one-man show of Walt Disney, "Conspiracies and Confessions," an imagined meeting of the Red Count, Harry Kessler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the Communist spy, Marie Luise von Hammerstein, and "Ritual for the 21st Century," about contemporary belief and euthanasia.

My...
I am a writer and photographer.

My stage plays include "Wish Upon a Star," a one-man show of Walt Disney, "Conspiracies and Confessions," an imagined meeting of the Red Count, Harry Kessler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the Communist spy, Marie Luise von Hammerstein, and "Ritual for the 21st Century," about contemporary belief and euthanasia.

My photography can be seen at http://extramayo.us

Plays

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ritual for the 21st Century
    Most health care costs occur in the last 12 months of life. Jason joins a secret group to allow individuals to pick a month - he administers euthanasia. He justifies this illegal act with a belief that the decision to die is the only truly personal, truly rational decision a person can make. Then he discovers reality.
  • 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.