Haygen-Brice Walker

Haygen-Brice Walker

Haygen-Brice Walker is a half-Puerto Rican, half-(white) trailer-trash playwright-creative producer born and raised in-between two desolate swamps [by professional bodybuilding parents] in the American South and currently dividing his time between Philadelphia, Nashville, and New York City [because throuples are sexy and fun].

In Philadelphia, Haygen-Brice is Co-Founder [along with Director-...
Haygen-Brice Walker is a half-Puerto Rican, half-(white) trailer-trash playwright-creative producer born and raised in-between two desolate swamps [by professional bodybuilding parents] in the American South and currently dividing his time between Philadelphia, Nashville, and New York City [because throuples are sexy and fun].

In Philadelphia, Haygen-Brice is Co-Founder [along with Director-Producer Elaina Di Monaco] of ON THE ROCKS and is an alum of PlayPenn's The Foundry and InterAct Theatre Company's Core Playwrights. In Nashville, Haygen-Brice is developing "demolition swamp a queer HGTV monster" play as part of Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2019-2020 Ingram New Works Lab and in New York City he is part of Page 73's 2020 Interstate 73 Writers' Group and is a 2020-2021 Season Playwright with Playwrights Realm as a Virtual Mentee. He is also an Affiliated Writer with the Playwrights' Center where he was a 2018-2019 Jerome Many Voices Fellow. WOLFCRUSH (A QUEER WEREWOLF PLAY IN THREE ACTS) was named an Honorable Mention for The Relentless Award by The American Playwriting Foundation in 2018.

Haygen-Brice's work is like if "Streetcar Named Desire," "Mean Girls," "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," and "Beloved" got shit-faced at a Buffalo Wild Wings' happy hour and then stumbled into the neighborhood bathhouse while belting the soundtrack of "In The Heights."

Haygen-Brice and Elaina Di Monaco run ON THE ROCKS, a production company devoted to the deep fried, late-night, BYOB, theatrical shit-shows Elaina and Haygen-Brice make together. Their theatrical, large-cast, low-budget dumpster fires have played to sold-out crowds in various unconventional venues throughout Philadelphia. ON THE ROCKS is consistently featured on Fringe Top Pick lists by Phindie and DC Metro Theatre Arts magazines. In 2017, Broad Street Review hailed ON THE ROCKS as “the most explosive fringe company in years” and in 2019 their collaboration, "OUR OUIJA BOARD, THE GAMES WE PLAYED, THE SHIT WE CONJURED, & THE DEAD DUDE WE HATE-FUCKED" was described as a "glorious piece of theatrical fuckery" by Philadelphia's "Broad Street Review". His work with ON THE ROCKS has gotten Haygen-Brice a Creative Genius Grant from SMALL BUT MIGHTY ARTS and the inaugural PLAYPENN/FOUNDRY FRINGE grant.

Each day, Haygen-Brice is one step closer to becoming Jennifer Lopez, which is trite for a gay Puerto Rican, but he's embracing the cliché and living in his truth.

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Plays

  • WOLFCRUSH (a queer werewolf play)
    RELENTLESS AWARD HONORABLE MENTION

    White Coon County, Virginia is about as terrible as it sounds: there’s a (Super) WALMART, a swamp, a dozen churches, so many guns, and acres and acres of farmland. Nothing much ever happens here, until the livestock starts getting slaughtered. Slaughtered by something big: big and mean.

    The Mayor’s never dealt with a crisis like this and he’s...
    RELENTLESS AWARD HONORABLE MENTION

    White Coon County, Virginia is about as terrible as it sounds: there’s a (Super) WALMART, a swamp, a dozen churches, so many guns, and acres and acres of farmland. Nothing much ever happens here, until the livestock starts getting slaughtered. Slaughtered by something big: big and mean.

    The Mayor’s never dealt with a crisis like this and he’s offering WalMart gift cards for answers; the Detective is getting investigative tips by watching Law and Order SVU marathons; the Principal is snorting lots of coke; and to make matters worse: Billy Wilkerson (an outstanding student of White Coon County High School) has gone missing.

    Junyce is new and the prime suspect because she punched Billy in the face on her first day. Or maybe Kyle, the ex-girlfriend, is involved? Or is it Huck, Kyle’s new jock-boyfriend? Or could it be Beecher, Billy’s shy study partner? Junyce, Kyle, Huck, and Beecher aren’t concerned with Billy. They’ve got bigger fish to fry (or in this case: bigger wolves to hunt?). The teens keep secretly sneaking off to the woods. What are they doing in the woods? And what is slaughtering the cows? And where the hell is Billy?

    WOLFCRUSH is a queer full moon fever dream about cannibalism, werewolves, small-towns, big secrets, first times, sloppy seconds, Mariska Hargitay, and all the lies we tell ourselves to sleep at night.
  • manpussy (a shit show)
    2021 NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS' CONFERENCE FINALIST

    Rod and Beaux are childhood best friends that been going on an annual hunting trip together for at least a decade. A couple of years ago, they invited Devyn to join them. Every year the three men leave their wives, girlfriends, and day-jobs behind to travel deep in the woods to talk trash, pound beer, clean their guns, gut some deer, and most...
    2021 NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS' CONFERENCE FINALIST

    Rod and Beaux are childhood best friends that been going on an annual hunting trip together for at least a decade. A couple of years ago, they invited Devyn to join them. Every year the three men leave their wives, girlfriends, and day-jobs behind to travel deep in the woods to talk trash, pound beer, clean their guns, gut some deer, and most importantly: eat each other out. Because it's only really gay if they kiss.

    When Mo crashes her car not far from the guys' campsite and stumbles on the naked men, things get weird. When she takes their clothes and drinks their beer, things get weirder. When she shows them her superpower, things get weirdest. And when Mo knows all their secrets, shit really hits the fan.
    manpussy. is a sticky, deconstructed shit-show about [queer] men of color navigating toxic masculinity, dirty sex, break-ups, the Catholic Church, and how Latina Christina Aguilera really is.
  • ASS2MOUTH
    As a series of grisly murders rocks Second Swamp County, the local teenagers are drawn into a torrid web of sex, death, and serial killers in this gay coming-of-age nightmare.
  • OUR OUIJA BOARD, THE GAMES WE PLAYED, THE SHIT WE CONJURED, & THE DEAD DUDE WE HATE-FUCKED
    ouija boards | necrophilia | Kelly Rowland | yearbooks | Satan | YA fiction | sexual perversions | kitten play | instas | finstas | high school reunions | dog attacks | mascots | christianity | lesbians | crocodile teeth | road head | celebrity ghost hunters | homecomings | reunions
  • THE GROOM'S A FAG; THE BRIDE'S A CUNT; THE BEST MAN'S A WHORE; AND THE MAIDEN OF HONOR (JUST) HUNG HERSELF IN THE CLOSET
    Daniel is pretty gay, but he’s marrying Nora. Nora is a virgin that wants her wedding-night to be a magical odyssey of sexual awakening. Shit gets fucked up at the Bachelor Party. Shit gets even more fucked up at the Bachelorette Party. And the wedding is the biggest shit-show of them all.

    A song, a dance, an image, a poem all wrapped inside a sloppy-overstuffed burrito of a play about...
    Daniel is pretty gay, but he’s marrying Nora. Nora is a virgin that wants her wedding-night to be a magical odyssey of sexual awakening. Shit gets fucked up at the Bachelor Party. Shit gets even more fucked up at the Bachelorette Party. And the wedding is the biggest shit-show of them all.

    A song, a dance, an image, a poem all wrapped inside a sloppy-overstuffed burrito of a play about glamping, hookers, cocaine, ghosts from our past, Emma Stone, the Easter bunny, hauntings, and the horrors of commitment.
  • SPOOKFISH
    Kori, Tyger, BethAnne, Gemma, and Dan are losers. Not your typical-run-of-the-mill-Urban-Outfitters-shopping-hipster-losers either. They're not trendy enough for that. These kids are just real, bonafide losers. Even Gemma—the 'coolest' of the lot: would undoubtedly be a loser in any other public school system.

    These losers work as ‘actors’ at their shitty, local haunted house...
    Kori, Tyger, BethAnne, Gemma, and Dan are losers. Not your typical-run-of-the-mill-Urban-Outfitters-shopping-hipster-losers either. They're not trendy enough for that. These kids are just real, bonafide losers. Even Gemma—the 'coolest' of the lot: would undoubtedly be a loser in any other public school system.

    These losers work as ‘actors’ at their shitty, local haunted house attraction...and you guessed it—nobody shows up. Ever. In fact, nothing ever happens...until tonight.

    SPOOKFISH is a mean dissection of B-rate slasher flicks, the American dream, sexuality, and the cruelty of pop culture all set in a dilapidated haunted house attraction in the outskirts of the American South wedged somewhere between a feral cat colony and a Wal-Mart Super Center.

    **SPOOKFISH is the first play of the Dead Teenager Trilogy**
  • the shed, the fire, and what we found in the ashes: a gothic ghost story
    BoDean Fisher is a small-town celebrity known county wide as: “The Tank”, because he’s big, mean, and made of steel. So when he writes an eloquent, tear-stained suicide note and sets himself on fire outside his shed: no one is more shocked than his kids.

    Ace, Newt, and Sundance return to their childhood home to figure out what exactly went down the afternoon of their father’s suicide and see...
    BoDean Fisher is a small-town celebrity known county wide as: “The Tank”, because he’s big, mean, and made of steel. So when he writes an eloquent, tear-stained suicide note and sets himself on fire outside his shed: no one is more shocked than his kids.

    Ace, Newt, and Sundance return to their childhood home to figure out what exactly went down the afternoon of their father’s suicide and see what answers might be unearthed in BoDean’s top-secret shed.

    the shed, the fire, and what they found is the ashes is a play about
    dysfunctional families,
    the shit they bury,
    the secrets they keep,
    the junk they burn,
    the ghosts that haunt them
    and what exactly it means to come home
  • BUZZFEED, DONALD TRUMP, & DEAD BLACK KIDS
    TEN MINUTE.
    Two Millennials sit on a couch
    Two Millennials sit on a couch behind laptops
    Two Millennials sit on a couch behind laptops while social networking
    Two Millennials sit on a couch behind laptops while social networking and discussing politics.
    Everything will be just fine...
  • dad shot himself and left behind a box of kink porn
    TEN MINUTE.
    After Rob's dad blows his brains out, his girlfriend Dana and him sift through all the old shit he left behind. When they come across a box of kink porn, what starts off as a joke, might unravel their relationship.

    A ten minute play about porn, desire, fantasies, and autopsies.
  • Hi. My Name is Wendy. And I'm in Love with a...Lost Boy
    TEN MINUTE.
    On the evening of their ten-year high school reunion, Wendy confesses her ever-lasting love to high school boyfriend Peter, even though he's gay. A play about homecomings, coming out, growing-up, and Peter Pan.