Abi Basch is a playwright and director whose plays include Foreign C., Voices Underwater, fEaR oF a FüHrEr, Lucy Dies in Fives, and PRESERVATION (A BIRD MUTATION).  Her work has been produced in the U.S. by companies and festivals such as Synchronicity Performance Group at 7 Stages (Atlanta), Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theater in the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator (New York), Serendipity Theatre (Chicago), Salvage Vanguard Theater (Austin), Refraction Arts Project in the Fusebox Festival (Austin), and the Playwrights Foundation with A Traveling Jewish Theatre (San Francisco); in Germany by Theaterhaus Hildesheim (Hildesheim) and Intransitos Gallery (Berlin); in Russia by the Theatre Without Stages Festival (St. Petersburg); and in Thailand by the Patravadi Theatre (Bangkok). Her plays have received workshops and staged readings in the U.S. at MultiStages (New York), hotINK! (New York), the Bay Area Playwrights Festival at the Magic Theatre (San Francisco), the Pulse Works Festival at Hyde Park Theatre (Austin), and Brave New Works (Atlanta); and in Germany at the Transeuropa Festival (Hildesheim).  She has received two Jerome Fellowships from the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Best of Fest in FronteraFest, funding from Theater Emory’s Sister City Project, a Fulbright Fellowship, and an Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship. She is a member of Austin Script Works and the Dramatists Guild, and holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Playwriting from UT Austin. She was recently a guest professor at the University of Hildesheim.


Abi is a core member of kInDeRdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS, a German/American physical theater company that collaboratively generates movement-based multi-media plays and performance installations based on her scripts. For more information about her work with them, including images from past productions, please visit:


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