Andrew Wnuk

Andrew Wnuk

I am a Brooklyn based playwright who believes in creating radical change and fighting the systems of oppression through theater. My plays are not explicitly political, but instead examine the ways gender, race, sexuality, capitalism, and power work in our society thru stories of family, love, loss, loneliness, hate, and despair.

Plays

  • The Dreamer Awakens
    Colton, an astronaut, hears sounds in space, but when he returns to Earth, no one believes his claim. In reality, Colton is in a test- the sounds he heard were simulated into his spacesuit, and his real "mission" is to see how far someone will go in their beliefs. Unaware of the test his doctor is implementing, Colton begins to crack, so sure of what he heard and what his reality is. As he spirals,...
    Colton, an astronaut, hears sounds in space, but when he returns to Earth, no one believes his claim. In reality, Colton is in a test- the sounds he heard were simulated into his spacesuit, and his real "mission" is to see how far someone will go in their beliefs. Unaware of the test his doctor is implementing, Colton begins to crack, so sure of what he heard and what his reality is. As he spirals, Colton pulls his wife Daisy down with him. Only his neighbor Gabriel believes Colton, and gives him the confidence to question if he heard angels, aliens or God.
  • Ghost Colony
    Beau had been living a stable life until he discovered the very last surviving bumblebee on Earth. While Beau attempts to save the species, his brother Second begins selling honey on the black market to bring their family out of poverty. As Beau deals with the realities of his new situation, his mental health begins to decline just as it had years ago when the boy’s mother passed away. The brothers live in...
    Beau had been living a stable life until he discovered the very last surviving bumblebee on Earth. While Beau attempts to save the species, his brother Second begins selling honey on the black market to bring their family out of poverty. As Beau deals with the realities of his new situation, his mental health begins to decline just as it had years ago when the boy’s mother passed away. The brothers live in conflict of saving the Earth or saving themselves. Every decision pushes Beau closer to having another nervous breakdown. Enter Frances and Eula, two seventy year old sisters holding secrets of their own who ultimately add one more ghost to this growing colony.
  • Those That Fly
    While her father leads a rebel militia against the State, Leyla and her family are forced
    into hiding and now live in a crashed, abandoned airplane deep within the forest.

    As the end of the war looms near, Leyla and her family must deal with the reality of their dreams
    crashing down and decide how far they're willing to go for a chance to fly.
  • While the Stars Fall
    Todd wants to escape his unhappy suburban home. Suzan wants to be left out of the spotlight.
    After saving Suzan from an attack, Todd is persuaded to give Suzan voice lessons to correct her
    speech impediment. Todd is challenged by his relationship with Suzan as he teaches her how to
    express herself, and consequently she shows him how to be happy. With the support of each
    other, Todd...
    Todd wants to escape his unhappy suburban home. Suzan wants to be left out of the spotlight.
    After saving Suzan from an attack, Todd is persuaded to give Suzan voice lessons to correct her
    speech impediment. Todd is challenged by his relationship with Suzan as he teaches her how to
    express herself, and consequently she shows him how to be happy. With the support of each
    other, Todd and Suzan are able to face their bullies, best friends, crushes and parents until their
    love conquers all that they desire and the stars dance around them.