Alan Olejniczak


Alan Olejniczak is a San Francisco playwright and opera librettist. Alan is on the board of Theatre Bay Area Board, a member of the Dramatist Guild and Opera America. Alan is co-founder of bicoastal At Last Theatre, which produced House/HOME last October for the O+ Festival in Kingston, New York. Last year, Alan produced and wrote Dominion at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Five Honorable Mention Plays in 2016 and Present Tense at The A.C.T. Costume Shop in 2015 His one-act play TRANSGRESS was presented in April 2017 at the 36th Annual William Inge Festival in Independence, Kansas and The Bechdel Group in New York City.

Alan is currently working with two composers, Daniel Brown on their opera on the life of the French mathematician, Évariste Galois and with John Young on the adaption of Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich." Alan has written for Portico Studios in San Rafael, a next level interactive storytelling experiences in virtual reality. He is also collaborating with Christopher Turner on PROGRESS blending fine art narrative photography with social and environmental activism.



I'm an artist who knows there are many ways to tell compelling stories. As a playwright and librettist, I believe theatre is a distinct art form and its stories can only be told from the stage. I'm drawn to historical dramas, ensemble casts, archetypes, mythology, and the influence of powerful figures. My first love of theater is opera. I love the music, spectacle, and outsized emotion. It is not surprising that I bring these elements into my writing. I enjoy plays that are challenging and boldly theatrical. I would rather see a daring and flawed play, rather than one that is safe and only seeks to please.









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A confession of a poor business choice

Alan Olejniczak

A survivor of the Titanic describes his rescue and the accusations made against him afterwards.