Quick fact: Growing up in Boston, I didn't see my first play until after college... I stumbled upon a production of August Wilson's Fences during a business trip to Virginia, and, so, uh, yeah... quit my job, enrolled in acting school, and made my professional stage debut in DC, (Shakespeare's As You Like It) about a year later. While working on the East Coast, I was seen on stage, screen, and film in Baltimore, DC, & New York before I came to LA to study with Sanford Meisner...
In LA, I started writing and I've been fortunate enough to have been produced across the country. To this day, I can honestly state that I'm the only actor ever to perform his work at the HBO Workspace, Comedy Central Stage, PSNBC, Aspen Comedy Festival and HBO Screening Room.
I'm also committed to supporting autism advocacy, and my play, A Child Left Behind, which is based on my experiences as a public school teacher and parent of a child on the spectrum, has been seen at theaters, colleges, and educational institutions across the country.
Living in LA, with my amazing wife and three wonderful children keep me busy and if you follow me on Instagram, you will see my efforts in learning to play the Ukulele every Monday.
"Excellence" is the one word I would use to describe Alan Aymie's highly energetic and dynamic one-man show.
Aymie's show crackles with energy and tension. He paints a thrilling, exhausting and emotionally moving portrait of the modern school teacher.
- MAD THEATRICS
Playwright Alan Aymie takes swipes at gangster rap, the music industry, and consumer culture in this boldly refreshing one-act play. Aymie's RAP has much to recommend it!
- LA WEEKLY
AAPEX BEST NEW PLAY 2010
"What' remarkable about writer-performer Alan Aymie's one man show is the super-abundant energy, tight-scripting, and furious pace of the narrative - so fast, the audience can barely keep as Aymie morphs into a disparate cast of characters. With his spitfire delivery, the indefatigable performer never misses a beat..."
- LA WEEKLY (Child's Play)
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"Aymie proves to be a first rate educator..." - LA TIMES
Detailing his journey from Hollywood film sets to a South LA classroom, Turning Points - Tips, Tales, & Tactics of a Revolutionary Teacher is part autobiographical, part Revolutionary War History lesson, and 100% effective in teaching, inspiring and supporting students in reaching their potential. Focusing on his first year in the classroom, Aymie takes us on a journey “…that aches with vivid descriptions of life behind a teacher’s desk… “ (LA Times) and the Revolutionary War Play that became a community fixture for over twenty years. Turning Points is a must read for educators, parents, and all those interested in public education.
"...Aymie paints a thrilling, exhausting, emotionally moving portrait that crackles with energy and tension..."
- MAD THEATRICS
Originally from Boston, LA critics have described Alan's work as "Electrifying, Audacious & ...Crackles with energy and tension..." An award-winning playwright, Alan is the only person to perform at the HBO Workspace, the Comedy Central Stage, HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, PSNBC & the HBO screening room. Most known for his solo plays, Alan has garnered BEST NEW PLAY Awards for his plays, RAP (AAPEX), and The Old Man of the Mountain (ALAP). Alan recently shot the independent pilot, I Love You But... Each April, he travels the country to promote autism advocacy with his solo play, A Child Left Behind. Alan lives happily in LA with his wife and children.
The Autism Plays
"Compelling... Aymie proves first rate..."
- LA TIMES
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, o promote autism awareness, Alan tours the play, the LA Times wrote, "..Aches with vivid descriptions of life behind a teacher's desk..".
A play about identity as much as it's about rap music, RAP is a "Down the Rabbit Hole" look at the music industry the mirrors fame holds up to us.
"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.
"Informative, powerful, energetic, touching, humane and funny - in short, everything a one-man show should be..." - LA TIMES