May 15, 2019

I've been quiet on here during a very busy time!

If you find yourself in NYC between tonight and Sunday, you won't want to miss Rising Sun Performance Company's production of Friendly's Fire, directed by Anna Hogan and featuring a stellar team of designers, performers,...

March 26, 2019

I was just interviewed a moment ago. The interviewer, Nat Nichols, asked me about my artistic statement on NPX. I read it and found I no longer agreed with its thesis. Here's an update:

My name is John Patrick Bray and I am a playwright. I write theatre and I write life...

March 8, 2019

In just a few weeks, The Arc Theatre will present my short play "Troubles That Bind" as part of arciText's Forbidden Fruit (a Ten-Minute Play Festival).

You can learn more about it here:

And if...

December 4, 2018

Hi, all! A monologue from FRIENDLY'S FIRE has been published in The Best Men's Stage Monologues 2018!

FRIENDLY'S FIRE had a workshop production with the Classic City Fringe Festival and made its World Premiere at the Barter Theatre last year. It will make its NYC premie...

December 4, 2018

My short play "Green Sound" will be performed on Wednesday night at the Bertha-Martin Memorial Theatre at the University of Northern Iowa as part of an evening of shorts. The production will be directed by Calli McCartan. The event begins at 7:30PM. If you're in the ar...

November 1, 2018

Hi, all!

As many of you know, Rising Sun Performance Company is producing my play Friendly's Fire as part of LABA's season of War and Peace at the 14th St. Y. 

 ^Inside the theatre!

It's an exciting endeavor to bring this work to New York after its wonderful production an...

October 25, 2018

This month, my First Year Odyssey class performed a mini-fringe event in the Balcony Theatre. It was a terrific time - we had a good, loyal audience and the scenes, songs, poems, and movements were entirely created by the students. It was a highlight of my time here at...

September 25, 2018

Hi, all! Contemporary Monologues for a New Theatre (ed. Cate Cammarata) is now available. The book features SIX monologues from my plays (Liner Notes, With a Bullet (or Surprise Me), and Goodnight Lovin' Trail).  

You can learn more about the collection here: 


September 20, 2018

We're a month out! On Saturday, October 20 at 5:30PM my play TRACKS will have a staged-reading as part of the Classic City Fringe Festival in room 400 (Balcony Theatre) of the UGA Fine Arts Building on the corner of Lumpkin and Baldwin in Athens, GA! The reading is bei...

September 17, 2018

I just wanted to take a moment and give a huge public THANK YOU to Onion Man Productions for producing my two plays LINER NOTES and DEAD MOVEMENT. All involved were so generous with their time and their talents. I am very sorry to say that Onion man Productions has clo...

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