Irene Auch

Irene Auch

Irene Auch is a writer and actor based in New York City. Born and raised in the Midwest, she attended Knox College, where she received a BA in Theatre and Gender Studies. She loves to put both these areas of study to work by dedicating much of her writing to the untold stories of women.

Plays

  • Cardiomyopathy
    Three people in the waiting room of a hospital, all at different stages of an unnamed procedure. As they wait, they struggle with whether this procedure - and a new evolution of humanity - is really worth it.
  • Some Girls Rape Easy
    Some women just don't get it, do they?
  • Bang! an apocalyptic playlette
    Michael's trying to get them through the apocalypse, but all Cherie can think about it getting laid.
  • 'Types, or a Manic Pixie Dream Girl and a Strong Female Character Do Stuff
    In a series of vignettes, these two over-used modern archetypes survive the apocalypse, audition for the same part in Romeo and Juliet, and become unlikely best friends.
  • big sad (a fairytale)
    Stuck on an island with her mental health issues (literally), Mona's whole world is thrown sideways by the arrival of an intriguing stranger.
  • The Physics of a Happy Moment
    The night before college graduation, a group of friends struggle with how to carry their friendships with them into adulthood.
  • Six Characters in Search of a (Feminist) Author
    Lysistrata's an activist, Antigone lost her brother to drugs, Olivia's struggling with her sexuality... Set on a college campus in the 21st century, your favorite classic female characters are thrown together. Maybe this time they'll get happy endings?
  • Alice Guy Directs Her Life
    As a young writer struggles to come up with a story worth telling, former film pioneer Alice Guy arrives on the scene to offer her direction. But as the story drives closer and closer to the end of Alice's life, will she be able to face the truth?