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Derek Ahonen on Indie Theater Now

Derek Ahonen

Derek Ahonen is the Creator, Resident Playwright and Associate Artistic Director of the award-winning Amoralists Theatre Company in NYC. Mr. Ahonen is the author of the following full-length plays: The Cheater's Club (2013) The Bad and the Better (2012), Pink Knees on Pale Skin (2011), Happy in the Poorhouse (2010), The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side (2010), Amerissiah (2010), Pokin' the Bears in a Zoo (2008), Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter (2008), and While Chasing the Fantastic (2007). Mr. Ahonen is also a guest director at his alma mater, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, where he has directed the post-graduate company's productions of Happy In The Poorhouse (2012) No Exit (2011) and Escape From Happiness (2010). His work is regularly named to New York Theatre Top Ten lists, and he has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The New Yorker, Backstage and Time Out New York, amongst others. He was named a 2012 Nytheatre.com Person of The Year. His plays are published by United Stages, Indie Theatre Now, and Playscripts Inc and have been translated into Spanish and Bulgarian.

Contact Info: deahonen@hotmail.com

Plays by Derek Ahonen on Indie Theater Now

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  • Amerissiah AMERISSIAH
    By Derek Ahonen
    Amerissiah is a story of messiah complexes, American corruption, and open familial wounds.
  • Happy+in+the+Poorhouse HAPPY IN THE POORHOUSE
    By Derek Ahonen
    A raucous, irreverent, action-packed comedy about chasing after dreams even when you’ve got a black eye and a broken spirit.
  • Pink+Knees+on+Pale+Skin PINK KNEES ON PALE SKIN
    By Derek Ahonen
    A comedy about orgies gone wrong and a drama about marriage, regret, and family.
  • The+Bad+and+The+Better THE BAD AND THE BETTER
    By Derek Ahonen
    A detective noir that deals with contemporary issues.
  • The+Pied+Pipers+of+the+Lower+East+Side THE PIED PIPERS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE
    By Derek Ahonen
    A celebration of love and the search for human grandness—and what happens when bohemian paradise begins to crumble.

Latest News About Derek Ahonen

New play published: Amerissiah
Amerissiah is a story of messiah complexes, American corruption, and open familial wounds. By: Derek Ahonen
posted by Indie Theater Now Dec 24, 2013

New play published: The Bad and The Better
A detective noir that deals with contemporary issues. By: Derek Ahonen
posted by Indie Theater Now Sep 24, 2013

Heather Lee Rogers reviews The Cheaters Club
The Cheaters Club is a legitimately scary ghost story which will make you laugh out loud a lot.  This is a very difficult thing to pull off and The Amoralists do it flawlessly. Somehow Derek...
posted by Indie Theater Now Sep 2, 2013

Show preview: The Cheaters Club
Derek Ahonen (Writer and Director) answers five questions about this upcoming show.
posted by Indie Theater Now Aug 4, 2013

COMING SOON:
The Cheaters Club