Howard Pflanzer is a playwright, lyricist, and poet. Living With History: Camus, Sartre, De Beauvoir premiered at Medicine Show Theatre in 2011. On the Border, his play about Walter Benjamin, was produced at Medicine Show in 2007. Fulbright Scholar in theatre (spring 2003) in India where he directed the world premiere of The Terrorist at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai and lectured and conducted a playwrights’ workshop. He has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Winner of a Play Commission in Jewish Theatre from NFJC (Jersey Nights at Medicine Show), a NYFA Playwriting Fellowship, two ASCAP Awards, a Puffin Foundation grant and co-winner of an NEA Media Arts grant for the opera, Dream Beach (with Michael Sahl). Plays and musicals performed at La MaMa ETC., (The House of Nancy Dunn with Steve Weisberg/Andy Craft), Playwrights Horizons, Symphony Space, Medicine Show, Kraine Theater (Cocaine Dreams), The Living Theatre, 2011 Malta International Theatre Festival in Poland (Alien, collaboration with Teatr Palmera Eldritcha), and broadcast over WNYC and WBAI FM. Playwriting Residencies: Fundacion Valparaiso, VCCA, and the Ragdale Foundation. His poetry has appeared in many publications including And Then, Cultural Logic and Downtown Brooklyn. Dead Birds or Avian Blues, was published by Fly By Night Press (2011).
“Howard Pflanzer’s new collection of poems, and plays, Dead Birds or Avian Blues, has created a world which to some may seem simple on the surface but which actually takes us through our own prejudices, likes, loves, hates and cravings running deep through the souls of man and beast alike”
Robert Roth is a writer and the editor of AND THEN magazine. His book HEALTH PROXY was published by Yuganta Press.
Pitchaya Sudbanthad lives and writes in New York City. He is a contributing writer at The Morning News and the founding editor of the Konundrum Engine Literary Review.
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