"I'm not an electrician. I'm a phenomenologist. It's like an electrician."
John Patrick Bray reading stage direction

Bray has written plays under grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Louisiana, and has earned commissions from theatre companies and arts agencies around the country. He has been a Semifinalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Princess Grace Foundation Playwriting Award; a Finalist for a Playwriting Residency at Hangar Theatre and the Ingram New Play Lab at Nashville Repertory Theatre; and Winner of the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. His plays are published with Next Stage Press, Original Works Publishing,  Heartland Plays, The Coachella Review, Masque and Spectacle, Fleas on the Dog, and in anthologies published by Smith and Kraus, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. A collection of his shorts, Cart Before the Horse, has been published by Polychoron Press. He is the co-screenwriter of B.E.A.-Award Winning indie feature Liner Notes (based on his stage play) which was an official selection at the Woodstock Film Festival and the Hoboken International Film Festival (finalist, Audience Choice Award). For his editorial work with Applause, he is represented by June Clark of FinePrint Literary management.