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
    Stephanie plans to reconcile her husband Art and his brother Sam during a visit to Sam’s ranch but instead unravels a story of perverse family love, rape and cowardice against a background of predatory capitalism and the privatization of water.
  • 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.
  • The Dream House
    The Great Recession of 2008 explained by a con man, a brat would-be artist, a voracious cougar, a pompous realtor and a desperate banker in the comic reality of an unfinished house lacking electricity, running water and heat. 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.