Andrew Case

Andrew Case

Andrew Case is an award-winning playwright whose work on social and political issues has been produced at theatres across the country. His play THE RANT, based on his ten years of experience investigating police misconduct for the City of New York, was produced at InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia, New Theatre in Miami, New Jersey Repertory Theatre, and Mary-Arrchie Theatre in Chicago. THE RANT is published...
Andrew Case is an award-winning playwright whose work on social and political issues has been produced at theatres across the country. His play THE RANT, based on his ten years of experience investigating police misconduct for the City of New York, was produced at InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia, New Theatre in Miami, New Jersey Repertory Theatre, and Mary-Arrchie Theatre in Chicago. THE RANT is published by DPS. Other plays have been produced at numerous venues in New York and at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. His plays have been developed at the O'Neill Theatre Center, the Atlantic Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Primary Stages, where he was a member of the New American Writers Group. He has received a Samuel Goldwyn award for screenwriting and is a member of PEN America Center.

Plays

  • The Electric Century
    THE ELECTRIC CENTURY is an historical fantasy imagining an affair between the Thomas Edison and Belle da Costa Greene, the curator of the JP Morgan library, who curated one of the greatest art collections of the Gilded Age aristocracy while concealing her black identity. The play is set in the manic world of late nineteenth century New York, a world of Bowery Boys, decadent tycoons, the Draft Riots, and a...
    THE ELECTRIC CENTURY is an historical fantasy imagining an affair between the Thomas Edison and Belle da Costa Greene, the curator of the JP Morgan library, who curated one of the greatest art collections of the Gilded Age aristocracy while concealing her black identity. The play is set in the manic world of late nineteenth century New York, a world of Bowery Boys, decadent tycoons, the Draft Riots, and a mysterious regimental interloper. THE ELECTRIC CENTURY romps through history while asking what it means to create--to create science, to create culture, or to create a self--in the endlessly destructive world of the original one-percenters.
  • The Rant
    A taut drama exploring racial bias and the slippery path to justice. One summer night in Brooklyn, a sixteen year-old boy is gunned down by the police. When the department closes ranks around the accused officer, an investigator assigned to the shooting takes what she knows to a tabloid reporter. But she quickly learns that the story she fed to the press is still only part of the truth. Alone, she must wade...
    A taut drama exploring racial bias and the slippery path to justice. One summer night in Brooklyn, a sixteen year-old boy is gunned down by the police. When the department closes ranks around the accused officer, an investigator assigned to the shooting takes what she knows to a tabloid reporter. But she quickly learns that the story she fed to the press is still only part of the truth. Alone, she must wade through prejudice, deceit, and a volley of anonymous threats to find where culpability and truth really lies. Reviews: “The moral dilemmas in The Rant are awesome in their current relevance.” Broad Street Review, Philadelphia “In Case's story there are no absolute truths. The characters' fears and life experiences influence their perceptions of what occurred. . . . In his sharp new play, Case challenges us to examine how our own prejudices affect our most firmly held beliefs.” Philadelphia Weekly “Case wants to make us wonder, wants us to assemble the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle without a proscribed final form.” Miami Herald “The script and the performances are undeniably moving and thought-provoking. Patrice DeGraff-Arenas' opening monologue of the anguished mother describing the killing in her statement to the investigator is electrifying. Reiss Gaspard delivers an equally anguished closing aria, a police officer's mea culpa that gets us as close to the truth as we're going to get.” South Florida Sun-Sentinal (Nominee, Best New Play, South Florida) Published by Dramatists Play Service, available at: http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=4109