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Friendly's Fire

Friendly's Fire
A full-length play

World Premiere at the Barter Theatre/Barter II

Oct. 5 - Nov. 11, 2017

Directed by Producing Artistic Director

Richard Rose

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.

Liner Notes

(Indie Feature)

Liner Notes
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


Edited with an Introduction

by John Patrick Bray

Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, 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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