Avi Glickstein


Elizabeth Burgin, on the run from the British in 1779 New York for helping to free hundreds of Patriots from prison ships docked in Wallabout Bay, finds shelter with a pair of twins and their stepmother in a strange, gated house far from her intended destination of Philadelphia.


Carly Lancaster, a waitress in rural Pennsylvania, tries to wrestle with the repercussions – both for her marriage and her son – of her husband’s realization that he is supposed to be a woman.


Bringing together characters and stories from Sephardic Jewish folklore and culture, Granada draws on a centuries-old tradition to create a tender, bizarre, and funny look at a people separated by continents but united by a state of exile.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Worcester, MA, and Miami Beach, FL, Avi Glickstein is currently a Brooklyn-based writer and actor. He frequently collaborates with Object Collection (www.objectcollection.us), an experimental theater and music performance group, and is a Company Member of Polybe + Seats (www.polybeandseats.org). For P+S, he has contributed writing to The Charlotte Salomon Project (which was the recipient of a National Foundation for Jewish Culture New Play Commission, a Mabou Mines/Suite Residency & Grant, and a sponsored residency at the University of Michigan) and was commissioned to write Granada, which P+S produced at the Access Theater in Soho in November 2009. He also produced and performed in their week of plays for Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays at various venues in Brooklyn and at the Public Theater. His ten-minute play Pair and a Spare was published in Applause Books’ 2009-2010 Best American Short Plays and another ten-minute, Generator City, was produced at NYU/Tisch’s 2008 Ten-Minute Play Festival, selected for the KCACTF, Region II Festival in Philadelphia, and produced as part of Adelphi University’s Ten-Minute Play Festival. Full-lengths include A Small Tight Voice (semi-finalist for wordBRIDGE Playwrights Lab), In-Patient, and Alter Idem, which received a reading at the Public Theater in May 2009, was part of Naked Angels’ 1st Mondays Series in October 2009, and was selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2010 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference. A graduate of Columbia University and the William Esper Studio’s Meisner Training Program, he received his MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU/Tisch, where he was the recipient of the Dalio Family Foundation Scholarship. Upcoming: A History of Launching Ships (somewhat after Washington Irving), commissioned and produced by P+S, will premiere in a site-specific production in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG92.