Maxim Vinogradov

Maxim Vinogradov

Maxim Vinogradov is a playwright and screenwriter from Michigan. He is an alum of the University of Michigan creative writing program, where he graduated with high honors. His plays include A NIGHT OF STARS WITH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS (NAPAT from The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Wilde Award for Best New Script), FOUR PLANES CIRCLING JFK (Semi-Finalist for the O'Neill NPC), and LOST IN 3...
Maxim Vinogradov is a playwright and screenwriter from Michigan. He is an alum of the University of Michigan creative writing program, where he graduated with high honors. His plays include A NIGHT OF STARS WITH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS (NAPAT from The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, 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 in Michigan and Ohio with readings in Indiana and Wisconsin. 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 in the forms of his doomed former lover and lobotomized sister. As Tenn tries to cherish just one more memory with them, he relives the...
    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 in the forms of his doomed former lover and lobotomized sister. As Tenn tries to cherish just one more memory with them, he relives the reasons why he ran from here to begin with.
  • 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 form of theatre (absurdism, commedia dell'arte, farce, realism) as Lyuba, like her ally, the audience, tries to understand what is happening.
  • Pippy Doodle's Ice Cream Party (immediately following The Seagull)
    Tonight's show begins with an abstract (read: a woman and puppets) interpretation of The Seagull directed by Elvira, followed by a new play: Pippy Doodle's Ice Cream Party. As Elvira's play fails and the cast and crew prepare to put on the rest of the doubleheader, arguments and dynamics unfold parallel to The Seagull itself (which the characters acknowledge as being too similar to previous...
    Tonight's show begins with an abstract (read: a woman and puppets) interpretation of The Seagull directed by Elvira, followed by a new play: Pippy Doodle's Ice Cream Party. As Elvira's play fails and the cast and crew prepare to put on the rest of the doubleheader, arguments and dynamics unfold parallel to The Seagull itself (which the characters acknowledge as being too similar to previous deconstructions of the play). As characters from The Seagull appear and try to alter the course of the play, Elvira recognizes that the final act will never change.
  • 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.
  • 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.