A. Rey Pamatmat

A. Rey Pamatmat

A. Rey Pamatmat’s newest play "Here Are Our Monsters" will premiere in January 2018 at Philadelphia’s InterAct Theatre. It is part of "Safe, Three Queer Plays" that follow the seismic changes in Queer America through a gay man of color’s romantic and artistic life. Full-length plays include "House Rules" (Ma-Yi), "after all the terrible things I do" (Milwaukee Rep,...
A. Rey Pamatmat’s newest play "Here Are Our Monsters" will premiere in January 2018 at Philadelphia’s InterAct Theatre. It is part of "Safe, Three Queer Plays" that follow the seismic changes in Queer America through a gay man of color’s romantic and artistic life. Full-length plays include "House Rules" (Ma-Yi), "after all the terrible things I do" (Milwaukee Rep, Huntington, AboutFace), "Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them" (Humana Festival, Company One), "Thunder Above, Deeps Below" (Second Generation), and "DEVIANT". Recent short works include "Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us" (Keen Company), "This Is How It Ends" (59E59’s Summer Shorts), and "Gratuitous Nudity and the Undisclosed Costs of Questioning Surveillance Rather Than Bad Broccoli" (Actors Theatre of Louisville). His plays are published by Samuel French and Playscripts. Rey is Co-Director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, teaches at Primary Stages/ESPA and SUNY Purchase, and was a Hodder, PoNY, and Princess Grace Fellow.

Plays

  • after all the terrible things I do
    Returning to his Midwestern hometown after college, Daniel, a young, gay writer, takes a job at the local bookstore he knew as a child. After he and Linda, the Filipina bookstore owner, begin working together, they discover they share a dark connection that goes much deeper than a love of literature. A gripping and intimate new play explores the dark side of ordinary people, second chances, and the price of...
    Returning to his Midwestern hometown after college, Daniel, a young, gay writer, takes a job at the local bookstore he knew as a child. After he and Linda, the Filipina bookstore owner, begin working together, they discover they share a dark connection that goes much deeper than a love of literature. A gripping and intimate new play explores the dark side of ordinary people, second chances, and the price of forgiveness.
  • Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them
    Three kids — Kenny, his sister Edith, and their friend Benji — are all but abandoned on a farm in remotest Middle America. With little adult supervision, they feed and care for each other, making up the rules as they go. But when Kenny's and Benji's relationship becomes more than friendship, and Edith shoots something she really shouldn't shoot, the formerly indifferent outside world comes...
    Three kids — Kenny, his sister Edith, and their friend Benji — are all but abandoned on a farm in remotest Middle America. With little adult supervision, they feed and care for each other, making up the rules as they go. But when Kenny's and Benji's relationship becomes more than friendship, and Edith shoots something she really shouldn't shoot, the formerly indifferent outside world comes barging in whether they want it to or not.
  • House Rules
    Rod thinks the game is fixed. Momo’s still learning the rules. Twee doesn’t think winning is enough. JJ hates his hand. And why the hell is Henry still playing? Two families (and some guy named Henry) panic with hilarious and heartbreaking results when they realize their parents won’t be around forever. Can anybody prepare for the inevitable moment when they’re the ones left holding all the cards?
  • Thunder Above, Deeps Below
    Three homeless friends — a Filipina-American with a hidden past, a Filipina transsexual, and a Puerto Rican hustler — struggle on the Chicago streets to scrounge up enough cash to bus it to San Francisco before the winter cold hits. But when a bearded man on a quest, a mystery man in sunglasses, a wealthy john, and a doughnut shop's spell-casting assistant manager put their hopes and friendships to the...
    Three homeless friends — a Filipina-American with a hidden past, a Filipina transsexual, and a Puerto Rican hustler — struggle on the Chicago streets to scrounge up enough cash to bus it to San Francisco before the winter cold hits. But when a bearded man on a quest, a mystery man in sunglasses, a wealthy john, and a doughnut shop's spell-casting assistant manager put their hopes and friendships to the test, the trio find they must spare some change of a far queerer kind.