John Patrick Bray

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John Patrick Bray earned his Ph.D. in Theatre Studies at Louisiana State University, having earned an MFA in Playwriting from The New School for Drama (during its Actor Studio Drama School days). He has written plays under grants from the NEA, the Acadiana Center for the Arts, Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. (an HIV/AIDS outreach organization); and has earned commissions from the re:Directions Theatre Co. (NYC/OOB), Rachel Klein Productions (NYC/OOB), the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (LA), The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (LA), The Dancing Project (LA), and the Brooke Point Players (VA). John was a finalist for the 2010 Playwriting Residency at Hangar Theatre, and has been a member of The Actors Studio's Playwrights/Directors Workshop (NYC), a Guest Artist with Epic Rep. Theatre at The Players' Club (NYC), a Visiting Artist with O'Neill Studios (NYC), and the Resident Playwright for The Rising Sun Performance Company (NYC/OOB). His plays include TRICKSTER AT THE GATE (published by Next Stage Press), HOUND (Next Stage Press), LINER NOTES (Indie Theatre Now) and the one-act plays "Goodnight Lovin' Trail" and "On Top" (published in THE BEST PLAYS FROM THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL anthologies). Additionally, John's play ELEANOR'S PASSING has been published in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS 2010-2011 (Applause), and a monologue from LINER NOTES has been published in the 2011 BEST STAGE MONOLOGUES AND SCENES FOR WOMEN (Smith and Kraus). John is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.; ASTR; ATHE, MATC, ATDS, TCG; and he is an Equity Membership Candidate. Also a scholar, John has articles published in PLATFORM (UK) and THE NEW ENGLAND THEATRE JOURNAL. John is a lecturer of dramatic writing and theatre appreciation at the University of Georgia in Athens.

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