This is me:
Percival Hornak is a dramaturg, playwright, and literary manager who loves theatricality, ghost stories, and plays about lesbians. He is proud to be Resident Dramaturg/Literary Manager of Team Awesome Robot, a play development collaborative based in NYC. He is also a coproducer of Dungeons and Drama Nerds, a podcast exploring the intersection between theatre and tabletop role-playing games.
Percy spent two seasons as an Allen Lee Hughes Fellow in Arena Stage's Literary office, where he worked on several productions as a script supervisor and production dramaturg. He has also served as Artistic Resident at Luna Stage and a Research, Policy, and Collective Action intern at the Theatre Communications Group. Other companies Percy has worked with include Andy’s Summer Playhouse, where he is currently serving as Digital Dramaturg on the Digital Renaissance Project. He is a proud alum of Albright College, where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English and Theatre.
They specialize in queer and trans work, as well as plays that explore games and genre.
for hire on a sliding scale:
feedback/notes on play drafts
The One Flea Spare Project
From the project website:
"Students across five participating universities have devised and created projects stemming from themes in Naomi Wallace's play, ONE FLEA SPARE. These projects take on a multitude of forms and span across the written, visual, video, and audio platforms.
I'm curating a digital lobby experience for a devised piece by students in TH251 at Princeton University; performances on April 26!
Published in Howlround!
Check out an article cowritten by myself and my two podcast coproducers, Todd Brian Backus and Nicholas Orvis, about the intersection of theatre and tabletop role-playing games and what the two disciplines can learn from each other.
Coven-19: Magicks for Unprecedented Times, coproduced with Maegan Clearwood and Helen Rahman, is currently in rehearsal for a second iteration to premiere at the end of April, 2021.
(pictured: a brainstorming exercise I led for the company at our first rehearsal)
a work in progress of my digital lobby display
poster art by Winter Williams