Sean David Bennett

SEAN DAVID BENNETT is an Edward F. Albee Playwriting Fellow. In 2009, he was awarded a scholarship to the Charles University Writers Program, in Prague, Czech Republic, where he will return this summer. He has previously been a member of the Montana Artists Refuge and three Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensives. He studied playwriting with Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman, Lee Blessing, Arthur Kopit, and Ken Ludwig, among others. His plays have been staged in the United States, Europe and Australia. Last fall Syracuse University Press published his monologue, "Eleanor" in The Actors Audition Book. His full-length plays include "A HOUSE DIVIDED," a scathing look at clergy sex abuse and the church hierarchy. It has been produced both in New York and California, and has won two Best Play awards. It is to be published this year by Heartland Press. He recently completed a comedy about the aging process, "TOO OLD TO CRY," which was presented in the Washington, DC., area by Reston Community Players. In 2008, "BRING ‘EM ON!" a critique of the Iraq War had a successful engagement at the Arena Theatre in New York. He has also written GEORGE W. BUSH – THE MUSICAL" and "AN AMERICAN FALL," about Adlai Stevenson, Joseph McCarthy and the 1952 Presidential election His short play "THIRST" won a Claire Donaldson award In Boston, where he currently resides, he has directed acclaimed productions of "BEYOND THERAPY" "‘night Mother" and "LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT.

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