"I'm not an electrician. I'm a phenomenologist. It's like an electrician."
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. His full length plays include Friendly’s Fire (Barter Theatre/Barter II), Christmas in the Airwaves (Lyric Arts Mainstreet Theatre), Hound (The Robert Moss Theatre, NYC), Erik: A Play About a Puppet (The Kraine Theatre, NYC), and Liner Notes (The Robert Moss Theatre, NYC). His one-act plays include Goodnight Lovin’ Trail (produced in rep. by Rising Sun Performance Co, NYC, 2004-2014), Green Sound, ON TOP, Fix, and Eleanor’s Passing. His plays are published with Original Works Publishing, Next Stage Press, JAC Publishing, Heartland Plays, The Coachella Review, 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 the indie feature Liner Notes (based on his stage play) which was an official selection at the Woodstock Film Festival, Hoboken International Film Festival (finalist, Audience Choice Award), and which was the First Place Winner for a Narrative Feature by Faculty Members at the Broadcast Education Association’s Super-Regional Conference, where it was also screened. Liner Notes is distributed with Distribber and is available on amazon (dot) com. John has edited two anthologies for Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. For his editorial work, he is represented by June Clark of FinePrint Literary management. Bray is a resident writer for Off-Off Broadway's Rising Sun Performance Company.