Nazareth Hassan

Nazareth Hassan

Nazareth Hassan is a southern writer 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, Jermyn St. Theatre, and Horizon Theatre...
Nazareth Hassan is a southern writer 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, Jermyn St. Theatre, and Horizon Theatre Company. 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. He is an MFA candidate in playwriting at Brooklyn College, where he is a Truman Capote Fellow.

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.
  • This much nothing 1-5.
    First installment of the series of 4 plays entitled This much nothing.
  • [wave emoji]
    Number lives out all the ways they could die as a tsunami crashes onto the shores of an American city.
  • bowl
    2 skater boys, who are in love, start a rap group. A demon is exorcised.
  • tuesday night bus smell
    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.