Cover of The Dramatist Season in Review 2022-2023
Broadway Debut: KPOP with Max Vernon
Max Vernon by Bronwen Sharp for The Dramatist
Photo: Bronwen Sharp

What is a favorite memory from this season?

When I first arrived at the Tony nominee cocktail hour at the Rainbow Room, I felt so dissociated from the whole rubbing shoulders with famous people vibe that I left. I walked around the block a couple times and called my husband and family who convinced me to go back. Later on at the luncheon, I was seated in between Suzan-Lori Parks and David Henry Hwang, two artists I deeply admire and respect. I ended up going pretty deep with Suzan-Lori.

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Max Vernon
Max Vernon

is a Tony-nominated playwright and songwriter whose musicals include The View UpStairs, KPOP, The Tattooed Lady, and Show & Tell. They are an Out100 Honoree, three-time Drama Desk nominee, two-time MacDowell Fellow, Dramatist Guild Fellow, and recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award, Richard Rodgers Award, and Jonathan Larson Grant, among others. IG: @frauleinsallybowels