Alan Brody was Associate Provost for the Arts (1995-2006) and Professor of Theater at MIT. His plays have won numerous awards and have had productions and staged readings at theaters such as The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Aspen Playwrights Conference, The Live Oak Theater in Austin, Texas, The Berkshire Theater Festival and Theater Forty in Beverly Hills.
His play, Invention for Fathers and Sons, was the first winner of the annual Rosenthal Award at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 1989. It was subsequently produced at the American Jewish Theater in New York City.
The Company of Angels was the recipient of the 1990 Eisner Award from the Streisand Center for Jewish Culture in Los Angeles. It had its world premiere at the New Repertory Theater in Massachusetts in the spring of 1993, and has been produced at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York, Theater Emory in Atlanta and the Jamet Kinghorn Theater at Skidmore College.
The Housewives of Mannheim was cited as the Best Play of 1995 at the Harvest Festival of Plays at the Live Oak Theater in Austin, Texas and was produced at the Boston Playwrights Theater in January 1998. In 2000, his play Matchpoint was produced at the Dayton Playhouse.
Three of his plays, Five Scenes From Life, Greytop in Love and One-on-One, were developed at the Missouri Repertory Theater. Greytop in Love was produced at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia in March of 1998. His play Medea’s Nurse was presented at the Riverside Stage Theater in Norwalk, Connecticut in September 1998.
The dramatic oratorio, Reckoning Time: A Song of Walt Whitman, which he wrote in collaboration with composer Peter Child (MIT Professor of Music), had its world premiere at Jordan Hall with the John Oliver Chorale in March of 1995.
Among his credits as a director are Vinie Burrows’ internationally acclaimed one-woman show, Sister! Sister!Soldier Boy, Soldier and Ken Guilmartin’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
and the world premieres of two operas, T.J. Anderson’s
Mr. Brody is also the author of two novels, Coming To (1973) and Hey Lenny, Hey Jack (1975).