Bruce Bonafede

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Bruce Bonafede is an American author, award-winning playwright, and ghostwriter living in Southern California.[1][2][3][4][5] He is the author of Nobody Knows My Name by Anonymous, a humor book published by Mill City Press in 2013.[1] Nobody Knows My Name by Anonymous is a series of short comedy pieces that takes a humorous and satirical look at fame and the desire to be famous.

Bonafede’s first produced play, Advice to the Players, is a serious drama that studies the relationship between art and life.[2][3][4][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] The play’s inspiration was an incident at the 1981 International Theater Festival in Baltimore, where two acclaimed South African actors were caught up in an international boycott of South Africa’s apartheid policies.[2][3][4][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] The play was first produced as part of Actors Theatre of Louisville’s “Shorts” Festival in November 1984, the original production starred Delroy Lindo and Joe Morton.[2][4][8][9][13] The play was produced again at the Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival for New American Plays in April 1985, and won the Heideman Award as best one-act play of the festival.[1][4][6][14] Following the production at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Bonafede revised the play into a 90-minute version without intermission, which was produced at the Philadelphia Festival of New Plays in 1986.[2][4][6] Advice to the Players was published in Literary Cavalcade, a Scholastic magazine, and the anthology Best Short Plays-1986, edited by Ramon Delgado.[15][16] The production version of the play was published by Samuel French in 1985.[14]


Bonafede is a contributor and editor for the business book Manager’s Guide to Crisis Management (ISBN 0071769498) by Jonathan Bernstein (Briefcase Books Series), published in 2011.[17]

Other writing projects must remain confidential due to contractual agreements.


Advice to the Players, his first produced play, won the Heideman Award at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1985.[1][4][6][14]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Bruce Bonafede". Samuel French. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e Mel Gussow (27 April 1986). "Art And Politics In Bonafede's 'Advice'". "The New York Times". Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Edwin Wilson (5 April 1985). "Theater: Wild Turkeys". "The Wall Street Journal".
  4. ^ a b c d e f g William B. Collins (14 April 1986). "Mixing Art And Politics". Philly. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Bruce Bonafede". Amazon. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e William B. Collins (18 April 1986). "New-play Festival Examines Apartheid". Philly. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  7. ^ a b Richard Christiansen (27 April 1988). "2 Plays Explore South Africa`s Underside". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  8. ^ a b c B A Young (28 March 1985). "Arts: Review of Humana Drama Festivalin Louisville, Kentucky". Financial Times.
  9. ^ a b c Mel Gussow (28 March 1985). "Critic's Notebook; In New Plays, Mystical Visions And Broken Glass". "The New York Times".
  10. ^ a b Megan Rosenfeld (3 December 1984). "Success Story". "The Washington Post".
  11. ^ a b Hap Erstein (28 June 1990). "New troupe springs to life with local playwright fest". "The Washington Times.
  12. ^ a b Ray Loynd (5 May 1989). "'Advice to Players' at the Shepard; 'Very Nearly Pinter' and 'Marmots' at Actors Alley; 'Kathe Kollwitz' in Ocean Park; 'The Eye of the Beholder' at Flight; 'Perpetual Care' at Cast". "L.A. Times. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  13. ^ Advice to the Players: A Play in One Act. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  14. ^ a b c "Bruce Bonafede". Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  15. ^ The Best Short Plays 1986. Hal Leonard Corporation. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  16. ^ "Bruce Bonafede: "Advice to the Players"". Literary Cavalcade by Scholastic. April 1986.
  17. ^ Jonathan Bernstein (17 October 2011). Manager's Guide to Crisis Management. McGraw Hill Professional. Retrieved 15 October 2013.

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