Alexander Borinsky is a playwright, director, and actor. His plays include Longing (oh well) (Theater for the New City), The Polish Egg Man (Upstream Theater, St. Louis, MO), Rat, and Reddleman. He’s currently a member of American Centaur, an experimental classical company, and is one half of the Benteen Brothers, whose decade-long labor is a piece called, Harvest of Barren Regrets: the Great American Tryptich.

At Yale, he was co-director of the Control Group, the raffish undergraduate experimental ensemble, where he helped develop a circus/coal-mine love story, a Pied Piper adaptation, a backyard western, and a fractured, site-specific Three Sisters that ended with warm brownies in the snow. He is a graduate of the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers’ Programme and in 2008 won the Rolling Stone College Journalism Award for nonfiction. He grew up in Baltimore.