Alan Olejniczak

ALAN OLEJNICZAK is a playwright and opera librettist. He is the Playwright in Residence with The Proscenium, a London online theatre company. Their first season included his plays: Next of KinHelt Texas, and his adaption of A Christmas Carol with David Ricardo-Pearce. Their second season will premiere his plays: WorkForce, Transgress, and Plunder.  His first opera, Death of Ivan Ilych with by John Young premiered in February 2021 with Opera  – the first live American opera premiere since the pandemic. Thompson Opera Company in will then co-premiere the opera in September 2021. In August, his site-specific opera Unbound, with by Nathan Hall will premiere in , CO. Alan currently has a Christmas oratorio and six other chamber operas in development.

Alan is an alum of Micro Galleries, a free global arts initiative that uses as a vehicle to create positive change. It’s done through creative interventions in public spaces, workshops, tours, symposiums, think tanks, and residencies. In December 2020, Alan collaborated with artist  Dakari Akil for Project / Forward 2047: Global projection festival seen in ten countries. Alan was the Artist in Residence for Hawai’i Volcanoes National and the first playwright ever selected by the National Parks Arts Foundation. Alan’s other artist residencies include: Micro Galleries in Pātan, Nepal; Nes Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland; along with the prestigious The Arctic Circle Residency, sailing the icy waters around The International Territory of Svalbard.

Lyric at the Plaza

BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

February 16, 2023 – March 11, 2023