Percy Hornak

Percy Hornak

Percy Hornak (he/him) is a transmasculine dramaturg, playwright, dungeon master, and community organizer who loves theatricality, ghost stories, and plays about lesbians. He proudly serves as literary manager of Team Awesome Robot, an indie play development collaborative based in NYC. He also co-produces Dungeons and Drama Nerds, a podcast exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop role-playing games...
Percy Hornak (he/him) is a transmasculine dramaturg, playwright, dungeon master, and community organizer who loves theatricality, ghost stories, and plays about lesbians. He proudly serves as literary manager of Team Awesome Robot, an indie play development collaborative based in NYC. He also co-produces Dungeons and Drama Nerds, a podcast exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop role-playing games that will launch later this spring. During Percy's two-year tenure in the Literary Department at Arena Stage, he worked on several world premieres as script supervisor and production dramaturg, including Aaron Posner's JQA, Kenneth Lin's Kleptocracy, and Tom Kitt, Nell Benjamin, and Thomas Meehan's DAVE. Other companies Percy has worked with include Luna Stage and Andy’s Summer Playhouse. Find him on Twitter @techxni, on Instagram @percy.hornak, or at percivalhornak.com.

Recommended by Percy Hornak

  • John Proctor is the Villain
    26 Jun. 2019
    Any play that leaves me sobbing in my bedroom listening to Lorde is probably incredible, but John Proctor Is The Villain is a powerful response to The Crucible's narrative and that narrative's place in our culture. It represents the power and unfiltered feelings of adolescent women in a way that is not judgmental, but celebratory. This play centers young women and weaves its narrative with complexity, nuance, and care - read this play. Produce this play.
  • three girls never learnt the way home
    23 Aug. 2018
    This play is brilliant and beautiful - Olmos uses images and poetry to craft a subtly powerful play that captures real issues of systemic racism and the U.S. education system and weaves them into a story about three distinct and complex women. The play left me with a thousand questions in the best way possible.
  • Pussy Sludge
    2 Apr. 2018
    Has massive potential to be visually stunning (lighting, scenic elements, costumes), to represent the parts of women's lives that we're told to keep hidden, and to start important conversations about the way we treat each other and our environment. Filled with love and heart, this play is a perfect example of what I think theatre should be.
  • Rocket Sex Magic
    2 Apr. 2018
    This play is charming and strange (in the best way imaginable) and manages to strike a balance between the quotidian and the cosmic. It turns a historical moment into something that is epic and fantastic in scope, and asks its audiences to leave their definitions of "normal" at the door.
  • Dead Meat
    13 Feb. 2018
    This play is the most brutal and hysterical commentary on toxic masculinity I've ever read - femininity becomes a literal disease and the bro code rules prevail in this dystopic future. Gritty, raw, painfully human, and truly well crafted.