Playwright * Performer * Author
From Boston to Beverly Hills
Most well known for his solo work, including Child's Play, (HBO Aspen Comedy Festival), A Child Left Behind (Off-Broadway's 45th Street Theater), Alan has garnered critical-aclaim for his plays, RAP (AAPEX Best New Play) and, The Old Man of the Mountain. (ALAP Best New Play).
As a child growing up in Boston, Alan listened to his father's stories about working with James Brown, Patti Labelle and the Jive Five and it is these stories, his childhood in Boston, and life as an educator in South Los Angeles, have all influenced Alan's work on stage and as an author. This Fall, Alan's first book, Turning Points, will be published by Luminare Press.
Currently, each April, Alan tours the country to promote autism awareness with his critically-acclaimed solo play, A Child Left Behind - My Education in Autism. Alan currently lives in Los Angeles, with his wife and children.
January 20, 2023
In his first year as a teacher in South LA, Alan (on his 2nd actual day of teaching) took over a classroom that had just been created - inside an old discarded book storage room. Armed with only his experience as a children's party entertainer and his years helping out at his father's Jamaica Plains record store, Soul Sounds, Alan shocked the entire school when his students exceeded all expectations, capping their year with a performance of a newly written Revolutionary War play that Alan had created specifically for his class. Turning Points is the thrilling, sometimes heartbreaking journey of Alan's first year in teaching and provides practical teaching tips, hope and insight for teachers - new and old to the profession. Based on his critically-acclaimed solo plays, Turning Points provides a raw, detailed look at life, and education from inside one of our country's most challenging neighborhoods.
The Autism Plays
Two critically-acclaimed solo plays on autism, education, and every child's first teacher. A Child Left Behind & Living With Autism have been seen in theaters, colleges, libraries and medical centers across the country. Each April, Alan tours with play, the LA Times called, "Compelling... A first rate education..." to promote Autism Awareness.
"Aymie’s audacious play, RAP has much to recommend it as it takes swipes at gangster rap, the music industry and consumer culture in this boldly refreshing one-act". - LA WEEKLY
First seen at the McCadden Theater, Child's Play went on to critical acclaim and an LA Weekly Pick of the Week at the Zephyr Theater before being seen at the HBO Workspace, PSNBC, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival.
"...Powerful, touching, funny & humane -in short, everything a one-man show should be..."