Nazareth Hassan

Nazareth Hassan

Nazareth Hassan is a southern writer, director and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He is the 2017 recipient of the Dramatist Guild Young Playwright Award and the 2019 recipient of the Himan Brown Writing Award. His plays have been shown and workshopped in cities including New York, London, and Berlin, at institutions including The Bushwick Starr, Theatertreffen Stuckemarkt, Horizon Theater Company, and the...
Nazareth Hassan is a southern writer, director and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He is the 2017 recipient of the Dramatist Guild Young Playwright Award and the 2019 recipient of the Himan Brown Writing Award. His plays have been shown and workshopped in cities including New York, London, and Berlin, at institutions including The Bushwick Starr, Theatertreffen Stuckemarkt, Horizon Theater Company, and the Royal Court Theatre, where he is currently under workshop and a part of their long form writer's group. His essays and fiction have been published by Waif Magazine, ThreadMag and Without Further Adu. He has performed as a singer at venues including Boston Symphony Hall, Joe's Pub, Atlanta Symphony Hall, The Fox Theatre, Mercury Lounge, NY Comic Con and Lincoln Center. MFA: Brooklyn College (playwriting). BFA: NYU (directing).

Plays

  • VANTABLACK
    40 scenes about 40 acres. A lip sync dinner. Interviews about fantasies and imagination. A marathon triptych, VANTABLACK deconstructs the idea of reparations to explore how black people conceptualize and perform utopia.
  • Ghost dad (i can't die)
    A conversation with my parents. An absurd future haunting. An autobiography, backwards and forwards, then forwards and backwards. The first installment of quinquennial writing practice INFINITY TREE BREATHING IN + OUT, Ghost dad (i cant die) constructs my future family using my predecessor's past.
  • bowl
    2 skater boys, who are in love, start a rap group. A demon is exorcised.
  • This much nothing.
    A series of 4 plays in 11 parts for 6 performers exploring self-recognition, surveillance and voyeurism through a black queer framework.

    play 1: Untitled. (1-5)
    A centering ritual meant to equalize the external and internal perception of the bodies of the performers and the audience.

    play 2: Atlas left. (6)
    6 American preachers who died in white terrorist attacks on...
    A series of 4 plays in 11 parts for 6 performers exploring self-recognition, surveillance and voyeurism through a black queer framework.

    play 1: Untitled. (1-5)
    A centering ritual meant to equalize the external and internal perception of the bodies of the performers and the audience.

    play 2: Atlas left. (6)
    6 American preachers who died in white terrorist attacks on their churches mime their deaths to 2000s gospel music.

    play 3: Freepersons. (7-9)
    An antebellum house music show about freedom and the trance of capitalism.

    play 4: The body will betray me. (10-11)
    2 men make some twitter porn, and an FBI agent watches.
  • [wave emoji]
    Number lives out all the ways they could die as a tsunami crashes onto the shores of an American city.
  • Try to smell me
    Every Tuesday, Kiddo shows his dance moves to his 40-year-old Skype friend Mr. Rose.
  • Efficiency
    Ready is making a documentary about love, because she is ready for love.