Bruce Post has been writing plays since 1983. His first play enjoyed a staged reading, and that’s been the case ever since. His second play, Ashey’s Bar and Grill, was produced at the Malachi’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Missouri. His third play, Sloth, is published by Broadway Play Publishing. His fourth play, The Whipping Boys, won the UMKC National Playwriting Contest Award and was produced in Kansas City, Missouri in 1985. Subsequent productions include Bang, produced on Theatre Row in 1995, and Car Broke Down, Produced at The Washington Theatre Festival in 1996. In 2003, Post’s play, Size Matters, was the winner of the annual John Gassner Playwriting Award. Another play, Jumpers and Spinners, was published by Dramatic Publishing Company in 2005. Academic productions include The Whipping Boys, in 1993, and Somebody Mighty Like You, in 1996, both by Sarah Lawrence College, and Creature From the Black Lagoon, A Love Story, and Dead Revolting, in 2003 and 2004 by The Alternative Players at the Milford Alternative High School in Connecticut. His first original musical, Role Play, was produced by WAMS in 2006, and was a semifinalist at the Bonderman Playwriting for Youth Symposium. His second musical effort, The Theory of Relativity, was produced at WAMS in May 0f 2009. He was the recipient of an Artistic Grant from the Connecticut Department of Culture and Tourism for his full length play, The Man Who Lost His Car. In the summer of 2010 his work was featured in the Boston Theater Marathon, the International CringeFest in NYC, and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. In 2011 his play, Sloth, enjoyed a production at Gold From Straw Theatre in Tacoma, Washington and another play, And I Did, was featured in the 17th Annual 15 Minute Play Festival at the American Globe Theatre in NYC. In 2012, he won the Playwrights First award from the National Arts Club in NYC for his play, The Man Who Lost His Car, which will be performed by the Bard Theater Company on the anniversary of 9/11. He has taught playwriting at several dozen schools around Connecticut and was the Playwriting teacher at the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven for five years. Currently, he is a drama and playwriting teacher at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School, a full time public arts school in Waterbury, Connecticut.
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