Alan Brody is Professor Emeritus of Theater Arts at MIT.

His play, Invention For Fathers and Sons, was the first winner of the annual Rosenthal Award at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 1989. It was subsequently produced at the American Jewish Theater in New York. The Company of Angels was the recipient of the 1990 Eisner award from the Streisand Center for Jewish Culture in Los Angeles. It had its world premiere at the New Repertory Theater in Massachusetts in the spring of 1993 . The Housewives of Mannheim premiered at the New Jersey Repertory and then went on to be produced at 59E59 in New York City. Three of his plays, Five Scenes From Life, Greytop in Love and One-on-One were developed at the Missouri Repertory Theater. Two of them were fully produced there. Greytop in Love was later produced at the Walnut Street Theater starring Kim Hunter. Operation Epsilon had its world Premiere at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge. It was nominated for three Eliot Norton Awards and won the IRNE award for best play.

List of works on Jewish themes:

Invention for Father and Sons

      A memory play encompassing four                       generations of Jewish families.

      Produced at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the                Park, (Rosenthal Award Winner)

      American Jewish Theater, New York

The Housewives of Mannheim

      The first play of the Victory Blues Trilogy.

      Jewish-American neighbors in a Brooklyn       apartment building during the WWII when the       men are away.

      Produced at the New Jersey Repertory Theater       and 59E59, NYC

Victory Blues

      The second in the trilogy when the men return

      Produced at the Playhouse on the Square,       Memphis, TN

Are You Popular?

      The third in the trilogy.  The move to the         suburbs and the next generation.

Saturday Memories

      A bar mitzvah Play

The Kistiakowsky Affair

      Based on the true events that led to                        Harvard's lifting of the Jewish admissions         quota.
The Company of Angels
      Based on the true story of Rita Karpinovicz who was one of the troupe of performers in the Yiddish theater who found each other after the liberation of the camps and created a theater company that toured European cities and displaced persons camps so Jews could hear Yiddish from the stage once again.
      Winner of the 1990 EIsner Award at the       Streisand Center for Culture, Los Angeles
       New Repertory Theater, Watertown, MA
      The T. Schreiber Studio, N.Y., N.Y.
      Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
      Skidmore College, Saratoga, N.Y.
Jacob and the Stranger
      A two-hander retelling of the entire biblical       story of Jacob set on the night of his                        encounter with the angel.
Young Oliver 
      A play about the young Oliver Sacks,       including his relationship with his Jreish          parents.