A full-length play
World Premiere at the Barter Theatre/Barter II
Oct. 5 - Nov. 11, 2017
Directed by Producing Artistic Director
Winner of Barter’s 2015 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.
Semi-Finalist, Princess Grace Playwriting Foundation Award, 2017
An homage to Western movies, He-Man action figures, and the playwright’s belief as a child that the Sesame Street Muppet Guy Smiley was in fact God, “Friendly’s Fire” shows us what lengths a man will go to preserve his friend’s sanity, and what lengths another will go to allow himself to remember his brother, who died in service to our country.
Erik: A Play About a Puppet
World Premiere at FRIGID NY, The Kraine Theatre
February 19-March 26, 2015
Produced by Rising Sun Performance Company
Winner: FRIGID NY Sold Out Award
Nominated: New York Innovative Theatre Award, Matt Peptitone, Best Supporting Actor
Extended run co-produced with Obie Award-Winning Horse Trade Theatre Group
"Those that create you...are your God." ERIK: A PLAY ABOUT A PUPPET is a darkly poetic retelling of Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera as seen through the iron bars of a cage in a carnival freak-show, where our perceived truths about beauty and ugliness are stretched in a funhouse mirror. With puppets more twisted than a melodrama mustache (and twice as greasy), ERIK points and laughs at the real freak show: us.
Christmas in the Airwaves
Christmas in the Airwaves
A two-act play
Commissioned by the Lyric Arts Main Street Theatre.
World Premiere, Lyric Arts Main Street Theatre
November 20- December 20, 2015
It's 1944 and while the boys are off at war, families are curled up by their radio sets to catch an extra special Christmas radio broadcast with WLAG's New York radio star, Max Tyrone. The cast and producers of the local weekly live radio show, including the lovely Welsh Sisters, are all abuzz as they prepare to present Christmas in the Airwaves. Max is home for the holidays to sell the family farm, before heading back to the Big Apple. When news breaks of a major air strike, attention is turned to Europe as Gloria Welsh worries about her fiancé, serving as a pilot overseas. It's a hometown tale of love, loss, and the things we hold most dear.
A feature-length film
Directed by Gregory Bray
Screenplay by John Patrick Bray and Gregory Bray
Based on the stage-play by John Patrick Bray
Starring Allen Enlow (SAG) and Alyssa Carpenter
With the aid of the guitarist for her Dad's long defunct band, a young woman learns that the past is only as amazing as the one who chooses to write it down.
Screenings and Awards:
Woodstock Film Festival, 2016
Finalist, Audience Favorite, Hoboken International Film Festival, 2016
Winner: First Place Faculty Narrative Film, BEA Super-Regional Conference, 2016
Finalist, Best Screenplay, Chandler International Film Festival, July 2016
THE BEST PLAYS FROM AMERICAN THEATRE FESTIVALS 2015
Edited with an Introduction
by John Patrick Bray
Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, 2016
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS 2016-2016
Edited by William Demastes and John Patrick Bray
With an Introduction by John Patrick Bray
Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, 2017
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