Maxim Vinogradov

Maxim Vinogradov

Maxim Vinogradov is a playwright, screenwriter, and alum of the University of Michigan honors creative writing program.

His plays include A NIGHT OF STARS WITH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS (NAPAT from the KCACTF, Wilde Award for Best New Script), FOUR PLANES CIRCLING JFK (Semi-Finalist for the O'Neill NPC), and LOST IN 3 PINES (Hopwood in Drama, Dennis McIntyre Prize). Vinogradov's three...
Maxim Vinogradov is a playwright, screenwriter, and alum of the University of Michigan honors creative writing program.

His plays include A NIGHT OF STARS WITH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS (NAPAT from the KCACTF, Wilde Award for Best New Script), FOUR PLANES CIRCLING JFK (Semi-Finalist for the O'Neill NPC), and LOST IN 3 PINES (Hopwood in Drama, Dennis McIntyre Prize). Vinogradov's three Hopwoods in Drama set the 90 year record at the University of Michigan.

His work has been produced and developed at Theatre Nova, Planet Ant, Slipstream Theatre Initiative, Basement Arts, Outvisible Theatre Company, and The Regular Theatre. He previously worked on the production team at The Public Theater and served an Observing Playwright Residency at The O'Neill.

Plays

  • A Night of Stars With Tennessee Williams
    Tennessee Williams lives in a purgatorial state where he must give a tour of his life and all his celebrity friends night after night alongside his elderly assistant. But, as Tenn spent his life trying to wipe memories with a bottle, the surviving traumas materialize tonight.
  • Four Planes Circling JFK (Четыре самолета кружат над JFK)
    In this retelling of the 2016 election, a commercial jet, a private jet, a Russian spy plane, and a small, independent airline fight for the final landing spot at JFK airport. As the stakes grow, each plane becomes more willing to sacrifice anything for victory.
  • Lost in 3 Pines
    Lyuba lives in an oven, repeating the same routine daily. But when a student appears, asking her, "What do you do?", Lyuba realizes she can bend the laws of space and time. Each of the four acts of this play take on a different style of theatre (absurdism, commedia dell'arte, farce, realism) as Lyuba, like her ally, the audience, tries to understand what is happening.
  • Matea
    Based on Medea by Euripides, Matea is the story of a Jewish woman in Nazi Germany who has just moved incognito to a labor camp to be with her officer boyfriend and their son. As Matea tries to survive, a prisoner forces her into a resistance movement, a violent doctor treats her son’s worsening fever, and an ancestor reemerges in supernatural form.
  • Dancing.
    J. is a seventeen year-old runaway, S. the same. J. likes to write, S. to dance. The two agree to sharing a hotel room so long as neither learns about the other's circumstances, age, or real name. They didn't know it, but they would begin a six-year relationship that night built on anonymity.
  • Dog Teeth
    Decades in the future, Tampa is halfway submerged in the ocean but Nephew and his sister-in-law Shakira have neither the means nor intentions of leaving. But when Shakira’s son returns home from college with two pregnant girls, the pair rethink their livelihoods.
  • Pippy Doodle's Ice Cream Party (immediately following The Seagull)
    Tonight's show begins with an abstract interpretation of The Seagull directed by Elvira, followed by a new play: Pippy Doodle's Ice Cream Party. As the plays fail, characters from The Seagull fight back against the imperialism of adaptations.
  • My Dad was Fifteen Feet Tall
    Three childhood friends all lost their fathers: Marlene to abandonment years ago, Lucy to suicide months ago, and John to drunk driving weeks ago. On Halloween, 2004, these three reunite to contact Lucy's dead mother from beyond to help Lucy steal her identity and flee the country. But the ghosts of their fathers haunt them this night, and, inevitably, cast a shadow over who these three are.