Bruce Graham, Neighbors Productions Inc., Playwright, Actor, Screenwriter, Teacher, Author

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Bruce Graham began his career as a playwright at the Philadelphia  Festival Theatre for New Plays (PFT) in 1984 with Burkie. Graham became playwright-in-residence at PFT and later served two years as Artistic Director . He has received grants from the Pew  Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and was a past winner of the Princess Grace Foundation Statuette. He won the Rosenthal Prize for Coyote On A Fence, two Barrymore Awards for Something  Intangible and Any Given Monday, and the Joseph Jefferson Award  for The Outgoing Tide

An ex-high school teacher, Graham still teaches play-writing and film courses at Drexel University. In the past he has taught graduate level play-writing at Universit y of Pennsylvania,  Villanova University and Rutgers . He has conducted play-writing workshops in high schools and colleges across the country. 

His textbook, The Collaborative Playwright, A Practical Guide to  Getting Your Play Written (co-written with Michele Volansky) is  published by Heinemann. 

Graham recently returned to acting and has appeared as the Black Cat Husband in Haunted Poe (Brat Productions), Lenny in Any Given Monday (Act II), Richard in Time Stands Still (Delaware Theatre Company/Act II), Artie in Hurlyburly (New City Stage), Milt in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Eddie in Lost in Yonkers, Ernie in Rumors (all for Bristol Riverside Theater), and Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias (Eagle Theater). 


Visit Joe Whitefeather (and bring the family!) – Commissioned by  Florida Studio, July, 2021 

The Flatlanders — Premieres at 1812 Productions, April, 2022.

Good Americans — Premieres at Florida Stage, February 2022 Gary — Eagle Theater 

Sanctions — Delaware Theater Company, Curious Theater 

The Craftsman — Commissioned by Lantern Theater 

Funnyman — Northlight Theater (starring George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky) Arden Theater, Circle Theater, Tipping Point Theater 

Stella and Lou — Commissioned by Northlight Theatre (Starring Rhea  Pearlman) Peoples Light, Merrimack Theater Published: DPS 

White Guy on the Bus — Northlight Theater , Passage Theater, Delaware  Theater Company, Gable Stage, OFF BROADWAY: 59e59th. NEW YORK  TIMES “CRITICS PICK” Three Jeff Nominations including Best New  Play. London Production Nominated for the OFFIE, the British Obie.  Published: DPS 

Rizzo — Commissioned by Theatre Exile, Philadelphia Theater Company 

The Outgoing Tide — Commissioned by Northlight Theatre.(starring Tony Winners John Mahoney and Rondi Reed).Philadelphia Theater  Company, Merrimack Theater Company Off Broadway starring Peter  Strauss, Michael Learned — Winner of the EDGERTON FOUNDATION AWARD  FOR NEW PLAYS. WINNER: 2011 JEFF AWARD: BEST NEW PLAY Published: DPS 

Any Given Monday — Theatre Exile, Act II Playhouse. WINNER 2010  Barrymore Award “Best New Play. OFF BROADWAY 59e59th Published: DPS 

Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown — People’s Light and Theatre, Chenango River Theater 

North of the Boulevard — Contemporary American Theater Festival,  Theatre Exile, Phoenix Theater 

Something Intangible — Arden Theatre, Circle Theatre, Firehouse  Theatre. WINNER of the EDGERTON FOUNDATION AWARD and one of four  plays nationwide nominated for the LAURIE AWARD. Nominated for  the Steinberg New Play Award and WINNER of seven 2009 Barrymore Awards including “Best New Play” and ” Best Production”.  Published: DPS. 

Coyote on a Fence — Cincinnati Playhouse, Arden Theatre, Urban  Stages/Blue Heron Theatre (NY) Shattered Globe, Curious Theater  Company, Duchess Theatre (London’s West End, starring Ben Cross)  WINNER: Rosenthal Prize Nominated for two DRAMA DESK awards, four  JEFFERSON AWARDS NOMINATIONS (winner, best supporting actor) four  BARRYMORE AWARDS NOMINATIONS. Published: DPS 

A Christmas Carol — adapted from Charles Dickens for Mum Puppet  Theatre 

According to Goldman — Philadelphia Theatre Company – Three  BARRYMORE NOMINATIONS including “Best New Play”. Florida Stage  (2007), Circle Theatre (2007) Published: DPS 

The Philly Fan — Theatre Exile, Kimmel Center, Arden Theatre, Media Theatre, People’s Light – BARRYMORE NOMINATION, “Best New Play” –  14th revival 9/13 

Dex and Julie Sittin’ In A Tree — Arden Theatre, Circle Theatre  (Pew Foundation Grant Recipient) Three BARRYMORE NOMINATIONS  including “Best New Play”

Moon Over The Brewery — PFT , Circle Theatre, Foundation Theatre,  Milwaukee Chamber Theater. Published: Dramatics Magazine, Published: DPS 

Belmont Avenue Social Club — PFT, Working Theatre Group (NY),  Northl ight Theatr e Stam ford T heatre Works , Thea tre Ex ile,  Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Capital Rep, Two Roads Theatre (LA)  FOUR JEFFERSON AWARD NOMINATIONS including Best Production  Published: DPS 

The Champagne Charlie Stakes — PFT, Georgetown Theatre, Foundation  Theatre Published: DPS 

Desperate Affection — PFT , Access Theater (NY), Circle Theatre,  Open Stages Published: DPS 

Full Figured, Loves to Dance (one act) – Commissioned by Theatre  Exile (2007) 

Fully Accessible (2013) and The Happy F!@#$%g Blind Guy (2014) — One Acts Commissioned by Theater Breaking Through Barriers. Clurman Theater Published in Best Short Plays 2013, 2014.  

Burkie — PFT, Hudson Guild (NY), Cincinnati Playhouse, Interact  Theatre (LA) Theatre Exile Published: Dramatists Play Service  Published: DPS 

Early One Evening At The Rainbow Bar & Grille — PFT, WPA (NY),  Florida Stage, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Royal Flemish Theatre  Published: Samuel French 

Minor Demons — PFT , Long Wharf, Century Theatre (NY), Company of  Angels (LA), Arizona State Theatre Published: DPS