Meron Langsner

Meron Langsner

MERON LANGSNER was one of three writers in the country selected for the pilot year of the National New Play Network Emerging Playwright Residencies, fulfilling his residency at the New Repertory Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. His plays have been performed around the country and overseas and developed at venues that include the Lark Play Development Center in NYC, New Rep, Playwrights Commons (Freedom...
MERON LANGSNER was one of three writers in the country selected for the pilot year of the National New Play Network Emerging Playwright Residencies, fulfilling his residency at the New Repertory Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. His plays have been performed around the country and overseas and developed at venues that include the Lark Play Development Center in NYC, New Rep, Playwrights Commons (Freedom Arts Retreat & Playwrights Playground), the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, the Comparative Drama Conference, and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska (where he had the honor of returning as a featured artist). Publishers of Meron's plays include Bloomsbury, Smith & Kraus, Applause Theatre Books, Indie Theater Now, the Northwest Playwrights Alliance, YouthPLAYS, JAC Publications & Promotions, McSweeney's, and Lamia Ink. Meron's plays have won awards and grants from the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and numerous other arts & theater organizations. He was nominated for an IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award for Best New Play for Vagabond Theatre Group's production of Burning Up the Dictionary. He recently co-wrote (and fight directed) Love Hurts with Malarkey Films for the Boston 48 Hour Film Festival, which was selected for the Best of the 2013 Boston Festival screening. Meron is a member of the Dramatists Guild, an Artistic Associate of Affiliated Artist of Playwrights Commons, Whistler in the Dark Theatre Company, and One Bird Productions. He received his MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis University, and holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a PhD in Drama from Tufts University.

Plays

  • Over Here
    Set in New York City in the Summer of 2002, the growing friendship between an Israeli immigrant and a Palestinian-American is put into crisis by both local prejudices and events overseas.
  • Masquerade
    An exploration of what happens when the mask becomes the face. - A movement piece with masks.
  • Burning Up the Dictionary
    A story of Language, Love, Lust, and Loss. From the Vagabond Theatre Group blog: "Burning up the Dictionary, as described by Meron, feels like When Harry Met Sally but possessed by the demonic spirit of Neil LaBute. It journeys into the tenaciously crumbling relationship of two people who love and need each other but can’t find any room for trust. The play explores the personal language of every...
    A story of Language, Love, Lust, and Loss. From the Vagabond Theatre Group blog: "Burning up the Dictionary, as described by Meron, feels like When Harry Met Sally but possessed by the demonic spirit of Neil LaBute. It journeys into the tenaciously crumbling relationship of two people who love and need each other but can’t find any room for trust. The play explores the personal language of every relationship and how a common language that once kept people extremely close can also wound and drive them further apart." Nominated for an IRNE Award for Best New Play (Independent Reviewers of New England)
  • The Devil's Own Game
    The damned soul of Doctor Faustus, whose punishment is to inspire discoveries only to see them perverted, finds himself in the lab of a young physicist. Through the machinations of Faustus and Mephistophilis, she will either redeem the world or damn it to a new level of suffering. A contemporary remix/update of a classical archetype, influenced by the work of Neil Gamian and Foucalt. This play has been...
    The damned soul of Doctor Faustus, whose punishment is to inspire discoveries only to see them perverted, finds himself in the lab of a young physicist. Through the machinations of Faustus and Mephistophilis, she will either redeem the world or damn it to a new level of suffering. A contemporary remix/update of a classical archetype, influenced by the work of Neil Gamian and Foucalt. This play has been developed at the Lark Play Development Center in NYC, New Repertory Theatre through NNPN, and Whistler in the Dark Theatre Playwright Incubator Project, among other venues.