Ashlin Halfnight


An unlikely trio of urbanites balance love, friendship and sexual compulsion.


Inspired by Bulgakov's MASTER AND MARGARITA, the play snaps four perplexed people into purgatory for the ride of their afterlife.


Charts the course of one bloody night in an upstate town jail, where an ailing immigrant and a young hustler construct an uneasy alliance – and a desperate escape plan.

Ashlin Halfnight’s plays include Balaton (Nominated for Best Play of 2009, NYITA), Good Pictures (Outstanding New Play – 2008 Talkin’ Broadway), God’s Waiting Room (Best Play, 2005 NYFringe), Diving Normal (Plays and Playwrights 2007), and Artifacts of Consequence. He is a Fulbright Award winner, and is the recipient of a TCG Grant, a Ludwig Volgelstein Artist Grant, and the Howard Stein Playwriting Fellowship. He was an artist in residence at the National Theater of Hungary in 2005/2006, received a residency at The Royal Court, is a member of MCC’s Playwrights’ Coalition, and is Resident Playwright at the Railroad Playhouse. Ashlin received a BA from Harvard and an MFA in playwriting from Columbia. His plays have been performed in Canada, The US, and Europe, and his upcoming films include Northbound and the screen adaptation of Diving Normal.