who am i?
Haygen-Brice Walker is a half-Puerto Rican, half-(white) trailer trash playwright-creative producer born and raised in a desolate swamp (by professional bodybuilding parents) in the American South and currently dividing his time between Philadelphia, Nashville, and New York City [because throuples are sexy and fun].
In Philadelphia, Haygen-Brice is Co-Founder [along with Director-Producer Elaina Di Monaco] of ON THE ROCKS and is an alum of PlayPenn's The Foundry and InterAct's Core Playwrights. In Nashville, Haygen-Brice is developing demolition swamp a queer HGTV monster play as part of Nashville Repertory Theatre's Ingram New Works Lab and in New York City he is part of
Page 73's 2020 Interstate 73 Writers' Group.
He is also an Affiliated Writer with the Playwrights' Center
where he was a 2018-2019 Jerome Many Voices Fellow. WOLFCRUSH (A QUEER WEREWOLF PLAY IN THREE ACTS) was named an Honorable Mention for The Relentless Award by
The American Playwriting Foundation in 2018.
Haygen-Brice's work is like if Streetcar Named Desire,
Mean Girls, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Beloved
got trashed at a Buffalo Wild Wings' happy hour
and then stumbled into the neighborhood bathhouse
while belting the soundtrack of In The Heights.
Haygen-Brice and Elaina Di Monaco run ON THE ROCKS, a production company devoted to the deep fried, late-night, BYOB, theatrical shit-shows Elaina and Haygen-Brice make together. Their theatrical, large-cast, low-budget dumpster fires have played to sold-out crowds in various unconventional venues throughout Philadelphia. ON THE ROCKS is consistently featured on Fringe Top Pick lists by Phindie and DC Metro Theatre Arts magazines. In 2017, Broad Street Review hailed ON THE ROCKS as “the most explosive fringe company in years” and in 2019 their work was called a "glorious piece of theatrical fuckery".
His work with ON THE ROCKS has gotten Haygen-Brice a Creative Genius Grant from SMALL BUT MIGHTY ARTS and the inaugural PLAYPENN/FOUNDRY FRINGE grant.
Each day, Haygen-Brice is one step closer to becoming Jennifer Lopez, which is trite for a gay Puerto Rican, but he's embracing the cliché and living in his truth