Love in the Fear of it All
A short play about a failed surprise, the choice to love in the midst of fear, and a band crammed into a living room.
Andrew Rincón is a Queer Colombian-American playwright based in NYC. His plays have been developed with Rising Circle Theatre Collective, INTAR, the Austin Latino New Play Festival, The Amoralists Theatre Company, Pork Filled Productions (Seattle), Out Front Productions (Atlanta) and The 24 Hour Plays. He was a member of Wright Club (2014-15), INKtank Lab for Playwrights of Color (2017) and the 2017 Fornés Playwriting Workshop (Chicago). He is winner of the 2018 Chesley/Bumbalo Grant for writers of Gay and Lesbian Theatre, a Dramatist Guild Fellow (19-20) and a MacDowell Colony Fellow (2020). He is a company member of Unit 52 at INTAR, the NYC Latinx Playwrights Circle.
A BIT ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
1. When did you start writing plays? If you had a moment where you realized you wanted to write, what was it?
I started writing at around 20 years old, when I was studying theatre in college. I took a class my sophomore year, a Latinx Theatre History class. It changed my life, and the work and companies I learned about through that course inspired me to write myself.
2. How did you come to write your OOB play? Was there a particular inspiration behind its creation? How has it developed?
In 2016, one of my best friends decided to marry their then current partner. She was afraid, like all of us were and continue to be, of the future. That act of love for herself inspired me to write this play.
3. What are 5 words that describe who you are as a playwright?
Operatic. Comedic. Emotional. Queer. Poetic.
4. What/who are some of the major influences on your writing?
Playwrights that live in honesty and magic (whatever that means for them).
5. What’s one fact someone would never guess about you?
I’ve never broken a bone. I come off as clumsy enough that I must have broken something, at some point!
6. What are some of your favorite plays?
Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, Wig Out!, Marisol, Fefu and Her Friends
7. Any new projects you’re working on or shameless plugs?
I’m currently a Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellow, and through that fellowship I am working on a new full length play about a Colombian American family producing a telenovela in Miami, FL. Also, another full length play of mine “I Wanna F*ck like Romeo and Juliet” will have a world premiere in New York City, Summer of 2021.