Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Bruce Post

<p><strong>Bruce Post</strong> has been writing plays since 1983. His first play enjoyed a staged reading, and that&rsquo;s been the case ever since. His second play, <em>Ashey&rsquo;s Bar and Grill</em>, was produced at the Malachi&rsquo;s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Missouri. His third play, <em>Sloth</em>, is published by Broadway Play Publishing. His fourth play, <em>The Whipping Boys</em>, won the UMKC National Playwriting Contest Award and was produced in Kansas City, Missouri in 1985. Subsequent productions include <em>Bang</em>, produced on Theatre Row in 1995, and <em>Car Broke Down</em>, Produced at The Washington Theatre Festival in 1996. In 2003, Post&rsquo;s play, <em>Size Matters</em>, was the winner of the annual John Gassner Playwriting Award. Another play, <em>Jumpers and Spinners</em>, was published by Dramatic Publishing Company in 2005. Academic productions include <em>The Whipping Boys</em>, in 1993, and <em>Somebody Mighty Like You</em>, in 1996, both by Sarah Lawrence College, and <em>Creature From the Black Lagoon, A Love Story</em>, and <em>Dead Revolting</em>, in 2003 and 2004 by The Alternative Players at the Milford Alternative High School in Connecticut. His first original musical, <em>Role Play, </em>was produced by WAMS in 2006, and was a semifinalist at the Bonderman Playwriting for Youth Symposium. His second musical effort, <em>The Theory of Relativity</em>, 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, <em>The Man Who Lost His Car.</em> 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, <em>Sloth,</em> enjoyed a production at Gold From Straw Theatre in Tacoma, Washington and another play, <em>And I Did,</em> was featured in the 17<sup>th</sup> 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, <em>The Man Who Lost His Car, </em>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. &nbsp;</p>

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Bruce
Job Title/Position: 
Playwright/Novelist/Screenwriter
Mailing Address: 
141 Edgelake Dr
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Physical Address: 
141 Edgelake Dr
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Last Name: 
Post

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Playwriting
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts- Fiction
Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Dramatists Guild
Awards: 
Gassner Prize, Playwrights First Prize

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$35
Fee Range Maximum: 
$100