Edward Einhorn



I am a playwright, children's book author, director, and librettist, based in New York.

I have written plays about neurology; picture books about math; adaptations of sci-fi novels; translations of French and Czech absurdists; translations/adaptations of ancient Greek drama; puppet theater; modern Oz novels; explorations of economic theory; autobiographical found text dramas; midrashim on Jewish cultural icons; librettos for operas/oratorios; and other texts of a less definable nature.  I have also directed much of the above. Some of my theater venues (Off- and Off-Off-Broadway) include La MaMa, HERE, 3LD Art & Technology Center, The New Ohio, Judson Church, the Walter Bruno Theater at Lincoln Center, The Brick, the Czech Embassy in Washington, and the Bohemian National Hal. I am also the Artistic Director of a theater company, Untitled Theater Company #61 - a Theater of Ideas.

Recent projects include writing and directing The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein, presented at HERE; adaptations of Paul Auster's City of Glass and Jack London's The Iron Heel, which played at The New Ohio and Judson Church; the libretto for A Taste of Damnation, presented as part of Frontiers at The Fort Worth Opera; the libretto for The Velvet Oratorio, an original oratorio about the Velvet Revolution co-sponsored by the Czech Consulate;an Off-Broadway remount of The God Projekt at La MaMa,which I co-wrote and co-directed; and my school visits in conjunction with my picture book, The Reducer: Fractions in Disguise.

Also, check out the new website featuring my full, free translation of Lysistrata: lysistratascript.com

The New York Times has called my work "exquisitely ingenious" and "almost unbearably funny"; Kirkus has called it "thoroughly entertaining"; Time Out had called it "challenging, thought-provoking"; Booklist has celled it "funny, fantastical"; and The Village Voice has called it "Inspired absurdist comedy " Read more of the reviews on the press page.