Andrew Mayo

Andrew Mayo

Andy Mayo spent 40 years working in corporate America. His theatrical education has been through Chicago Dramatists, and as a project director at a regional theatre. Before selling out to corporate capitalism to support his family, he was a newspaper reporter at two metro dailies. His one-man show Wish Upon A Star, intimate reflections of Walt Disney, has been produced at regional theatres. At Chicago...
Andy Mayo spent 40 years working in corporate America. His theatrical education has been through Chicago Dramatists, and as a project director at a regional theatre. Before selling out to corporate capitalism to support his family, he was a newspaper reporter at two metro dailies. His one-man show Wish Upon A Star, intimate reflections of Walt Disney, has been produced at regional theatres. At Chicago Dramatists, two finished plays have had readings: Lyndon Agonistes, with Will Dunne moderating, and Blood and Water, with MT Cozzola moderating. A public reading of Blood and Water was held by Nomads Art Collective at Esquina Chicago. Blood and Water was also a finalist in the American Association of Community Theatres NewPlayFest 2020. Two plays under development – Secret Formula and The Dream House – also received readings at Chicago Dramatists. He self-produced Confess and Conspire at the off-off-Broadway Manhattan Repertory Theatre.

My website is http://extramayo.us

Plays

  • Blood and Water
    A rivalry between two brothers, a battle over the public versus for-profit use of water, and a woman’s search for the truth about the man she married.

    “Blood and Water feels like a slow-burn Sam Shepard play, expertly building tension before a shocking climactic ending.”
    - Scott Jackoway, director of the play’s public reading in Chicago
  • Lyndon Agonistes
    Lyndon, in failing health, thinks he’s finished reviewing the manuscript of his autobiography of his White House years when the three Furies appear with some editorial advice: Tell the truth for once and keep narcissism and lies from infecting the Presidency for years to come. They force him to relive his life-long struggles between pride and purpose and to admit, before his own death, why 36,0000 American had to die in Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • Making Art
    The discovery of passion for art. A 10-minute play.
  • Ridicule
    The consequences of an online video going viral. A 10-minute play.