Tate A. Geborkoff

Tate A. Geborkoff


Tate A. Geborkoff is a queer poet and playwright working and living in Chicago.
Most recently, their play It Rained All Night was selected as a semifinalist for the National Playwrights Conference, and their immersive show Down the Moonlit Path was nominated for a Broadwayworld Chicago Award for Best New Work/New Adaptation. Other productions includes Rebecca and Robbie Do Nothing at a Bar (The...

Tate A. Geborkoff is a queer poet and playwright working and living in Chicago.
Most recently, their play It Rained All Night was selected as a semifinalist for the National Playwrights Conference, and their immersive show Down the Moonlit Path was nominated for a Broadwayworld Chicago Award for Best New Work/New Adaptation. Other productions includes Rebecca and Robbie Do Nothing at a Bar (The Last Abbiefest), A Heart of Tweed (Chicago Fringe Festival), Chicago Afterdark (Artistic Conspiracy), And the Snow Came Down (Step Up Productions). Their play All Around the Mulberry Bush was selected as a semifinalist in the Great Gay Play and Musical Contest.
As a poet, you can find Tate’s work in Juked, the virtual artist collective, Thank You For Swallowing, Birch Gang Review, Words + Pictures, Curbside Splendor, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review and Burningword Literary Journal.

Plays

  • It Rained All Night
    After Stuart's husband Phillip suddenly dies, he is forced to confront his broken relationship with his mother, Lily, and the simmering hostilities between him and his mother-in-law, Karen.
  • Medea
    10 years after marrying the Greek hero, Jason, the daughter of the sun, Medea, is left reeling after her husband abandons her to marrying a princess. Seeking revenge, she plots with her father to murder their children, Jason's bride to be, the king and finally Jason himself.
  • Chicago Afterdark - You Haven't Even Seen My Bad Side Yet
    After a serial killer known as the Butcher ruthlessly murders her lover, the Washington Nurse, the Man-Crazy Nurse uses herself as bait in order to exact revenge. Once face to face, the two each engage in a verbal and physical power struggle in an effort to each eliminate the other. Set in the same alternate Chicago as A Heart of Tweed and inspired by Richard Prince’s Nurses, You Haven't Even Seen My Bad...
    After a serial killer known as the Butcher ruthlessly murders her lover, the Washington Nurse, the Man-Crazy Nurse uses herself as bait in order to exact revenge. Once face to face, the two each engage in a verbal and physical power struggle in an effort to each eliminate the other. Set in the same alternate Chicago as A Heart of Tweed and inspired by Richard Prince’s Nurses, You Haven't Even Seen My Bad Side Yet seeks to reclaim and repurpose the sexualized tropes of the femme fatale.
  • Chicago Afterdark - A Heart of Tweed
    Inspired by the artwork of Richard Prince. and set in an alternate version of the city, Chicago Afterdark is a spiraling look at betrayal. Made by the Tailor from a heart of tweed, the Man About Town desires fidelity from the one who made him, but the Tailor cannot pin himself to one person and flaunts his infidelity around the city. Spurned, the Man About Town seeks out an eager Lover and together they plot and enact a murder.
  • The Water Goblin
    After a celebrated debut, playwright Gideon Vodnik's second Broadway opening flops and he attempts suicide. To recuperate, he retires to a secluded lakeside cabin with his husband and mother. As his sanity unravels, Gideon's third play opens in a mysterious theatre at the edge of oblivion.
  • Put Your Lips Together and Blow
    A man removes his makeup after a night of living honesty, so he can hollow himself out for daily life.
  • Robbie and Rebecca Do Nothing At A Bar
    Rebecca and Robbie Do Nothing at a Bar is an absurdist comedy about grief, loss and relationships. Set in a nameless bar in Chicago, the titular Rebecca and Robbie combat the nothingness of their days with endless drinks as they grimly celebrate the anniversaries of their dead parents, while contemplating the meaning and future of their friendship.