The Tony-nominated playwright of Slave Play wrote a play titled The Bloody and Lamentable Tale of Aaron for his guest role on the Gossip Girl reboot after chatting with showrunner Joshua Safran. "The plays is real,” Harris tweeted last month. “I visited the writers room to find out the tenor of my ep then wrote my dream @PublicTheaterNY play for @gossipgirl after chatting (with Safran).” Upon seeing the play’s opening scene during the taping, Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater — who makes a cameo as an audience member in the episode — turned to Harris and asked, “Can we commission this?” Harris said he had a contract the next day. “I was dreaming this play into existence,” Harris tells the New York Times. "It’s a play he’s been thinking about for seven years, since he started studying Titus Andronicus — his favorite Shakespeare play."
TOPICS: Jeremy O. Harris, HBO Max, Gossip Girl (2021 Series)