Queen of Sad Mischance

Written by John Minigan
Directed by Jenny Hollingworth

The California Premiere 

A play about academia, race, power and belonging. 2020 New American Voices Festival Winner

Left Edge Studio Theatre

April 2-17, 2022

Fri and Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm



John Minigan

John Minigan’s plays have been presented in New York by Circle Rep, Urban Stages, Hey Jonte!, Core Artist Ensemble, Greenhouse Ensemble, Playground Ensemble, ANDTheatre, and Shelter West, and around the US and UK by Barrington Stage Company, Centastage, Pegasus, Good Company, YASPLZ and others. He has had new plays developed and workshopped at the New Repertory Theatre, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Portland Stage Company, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Actors' Repertory Theatre of Vermont, Dayton Playhouse, The Landing Theatre, and the Orlando Shakespeare Theater; selected four times for the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival, for Orange Tea Theatre (Amsterdam), Left Edge Theatre, SoBe Arts, IMPACT 15 International Theatre Festival, BARE Essentials and Best of BARE Essentials (London), the Boston Theater Marathon, Short + Sweet (Dubai, Los Angeles, Sydney, Delhi, and Queensland), the Snowdance Comedy Festival, Seoul Players (South Korea), Boston Play Café, and the Theatre Nerd podcast.


He is a 2020 winner of the New American Voices Festival for full-length plays, a 2019 Clauder Competition Gold Prize winner, a finalist for the 2018 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and Lark Playwrights' Week, a finalist for the 2014 Heideman Award from the Actors Theatre of Louisville, and a 2015 O'Neill semifinalist.