Chuck Mee has written Big Love, True Love and First Love; bobrauschenbergamerica and Hotel Cassiopeia; Orestes 2.0, Trojan Women: A Love Story; and Summertime and Wintertime, among other plays—all of them available on the Internet at www.charlesmee.org and as a free iPhone app. His plays have been performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, American Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the Public Theatre, Lincoln Center, the Humana Festival, Steppenwolf, and other places in the United States as well as in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Brussels, Vienna, Istanbul and elsewhere. Among other awards, he is the recipient of the gold medal for lifetime achievement in drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and of the Richard B. Fisher Award.
He is also the author of a number of books of history, and the former editor-in-chief of Horizon magazine, a magazine of history, art, literature, and the fine arts. His work is made possible by the support of Jeanne Donovan Fisher and Richard B. Fisher.
Iphigenia 2.0, Cleveland Public Theatre, April
Fire Island, Defunkt Theatre, Portland, spring
Heaven on Earth, Witness Relocation, La Mama, New York, February
Trojan Women: A Love Story, A.R.T. Institute, Cambridge, March
Big Love, Fusion Theatre, Chicago, June
Theatre director Anne Bogart and playwright Charles L. Mee bring new life to Martha Graham's seminal 1938 political work American Document, which begins its run June 8 at the Joyce Theatre.....▶
Coney Island Avenue
Ostensibly a celebration of Brooklyn, Mee's deeper interest is the challenge and emotional turbulence of life in a culturally plural.....▶