"...hyperbolic stories, juxtaposing the ridiculous with the sublime..." -Francine Russo, The Village Voice

"So there I was on Friday night, flying along Houston Street from the Lower East Side to the West Village, a probably ridiculous smile plastered on my face the whole way. I’d just seen “Smashed: The Carrie Nation Story” — an opera with belly laughs...It was the highlight of several recent days spent sampling from the unwieldy buffet that is the New York International Fringe Festival." -Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

"...The Hotel Vanya, or A Metaphysical-Paradigm at the End of Everythingness...Braun has appropriated names, attitudes and emotional states, and that existential gray mood from Chekhov and transplanted them to our Austin, to test how the sentiments of pre-revolution Russia suit a 21st century Texas city beset by aggressive growth and gentrification..." -Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle

Welcome to timothybraun.com your doorway to professional writings and amateur photography pertaining to, but not exclusively about, nights of experimental puppet shows, mango margaritas, Coney Island, kite festivals, aviation themed bars, wombats, opera, gun shows, literary analysis, commentary on sports, cultural, politics, food, religion, ontological psychology of thingies, metaphysical momentums, silliness, puppies, and splendiferous serendipity. Dissecting the creative writing on this website with a Talmudic meticulousness may result in erroneous conclusions and mockery. Please note that I teach at two universities and the writings on this website speaks for neither.

My essay "The Arrogance of Losing, or Play to Win the Game" was published by American Theatre Magazine this fall. 

My essay "The Arrogance of Losing, or Play to Win the Game" was published by American Theatre Magazine this fall. 

I was invited to give my lecture "Willy Loman: Vampire Hunter, or The Delusional Gravitas of the Everyman Antihero" at The Alamo Village as part of The Dionysium. You can now read the transcript on Huffingtonpost here.

I was invited to give my lecture "Willy Loman: Vampire Hunter, or The Delusional Gravitas of the Everyman Antihero" at The Alamo Village as part of The Dionysium. You can now read the transcript on Huffingtonpost here.