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American Hero

January 30 — February 25, 2018

January 30 — February 25, 2018

Playwright
Christopher Demos-Brown

Christopher Demos-Brown

Playwright

In addition to American Son (2016 Laurents/Hatcher Award), Chris’ writing credits include Fear Up Harsh (2014 American Theatre Critics Association’s Steinberg Award Citation), When the Sun Shone Brighter (2011 Carbonell Award for Best New Work; 2010 Silver Palm Award for Outstanding New Work; ATCA Steinberg Award nomination; National New Play Network’s Smith Prize), Captiva (Steinberg Award nomination; three 2011 Carbonell Award nominations, including Best New Work), Our Lady of Allapattah (ArtSport New Works Playwriting Contest winner), and So I Was Wondering… (Heideman Award finalist). Chris is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Miami School of Law. He also holds graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Geneva. He lives in Miami, Florida with his wife, Stephanie, and his daughters, Katherine and Jillian. He and his wife are co-founders of Zoetic Stage, an award-winning theatre in residence at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.

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An Iraq war hero’s perfect life starts to unravel when a fellow soldier seeking justice shows up threatening to expose a hidden past. From the author of last season’s American Son, this probing drama shines a light on how America honors its veteran soldiers as well as the corrupting effect of awards and commendations, and questions what it truly means to be a hero. American Hero joins American Son and a yet-to-be titled new work to create a trilogy of plays that explore American injustice. American Hero is the recipient of the Steinberg Award Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association.

Subscriptions on sale now. Individual tickets to go on sale in August.

Incisive, amusing, sardonic and finally deeply affecting…This is a playwright who crafts smart, insightful dialogue and memorable characters in service of compelling, engagingly theatrical stories.

Miami Herald

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