Plays by Zach Braff

All New People

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

The dead of winter, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Charlie has hit rock bottom. Far removed from the rest of the world, this perfect escape is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. An eccentric English real estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country, a fireman, and a hired beauty all suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny.

All New People is the hilarious and poignant playwriting debut of Zach Braff, writer and director of the acclaimed film Garden State which was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.

The play premiered at the Tony Kiser Theatre, New York City on 25 July 2011 in a production by Second Stage Theatre, and opened in the UK at the Manchester Opera House on 8 February 2012.

Picture of Zach Braff

Zach Braff's feature film writing and directorial debut, Garden State, premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and earned him a coveted nomination for the Writers' Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film also earned him an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature as well as a nomination for Best First Screenplay. In addition, Braff was awarded Best Directorial Debut by the National Board of Review, 'Breakthrough Director' by the Hollywood Film Festival and 'Most Promising Filmmaker' by the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Braff starred in the independent film High Cost of Living for director Deborah Chow, and was nominated for a 2005 Primetime Emmy Award and a 2005, 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Dr John 'J.D.' Dorian in NBC's comedy Scrubs. His film credits include roles in The Broken Hearts Club, Getting to Know You, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Dreamworks' The Last Kiss and the Weinstein Company's The Ex.

In addition to his role in Trust (Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 2010), Braff's stage experience includes roles in the Public Theater (New York City) productions of Twelfth Night (2002) and Macbeth (1998), directed by George C. Wolfe. His All New People was published by Methuen Drama in 2012.