Bruce Walsh

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Bruce Walsh is a contemporary American playwright and a prominent Philadelphia fringe artist. His works have received attention due to their unique brand of site-specific theater. In addition to theater, he is regular contributor to the Philadelphia Metro[1] (Philadelphia), a free city paper.

Career[edit]

His plays have been workshopped or produced by The Philadelphia Theatre Company, New Dramatists, 1812 Productions, Montgomery Theatre Project, Crescendo Theatre Company, Temple Theaters, Brat Productions and Kaibutsu.[2] While attending Temple University's Theater Program, Bruce was a Bernard B. Jacobs Intern at New Dramatists in NYC and worked extensively as a Teaching Artist for The Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival. After graduating from Temple in 2001, he joined the legendary Philly Fringe company, Brat Productions, working as a Dramaturg, Playwright and Director. In 2004 he co-founded Kaibutsu, a Philadelphia based guerrilla theater group, which has enjoyed praise from NPR, WRTI, The City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly, The Philadelphia Inquirer and many others for its unique brand of site-specific theater.

He has been nominated for an Independence Foundation Fellowship.

Plays[edit]

  • Whiskey Neat (2009)
  • Old Bill (2005)
  • Northern Liberty (2005 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival)[3]
  • The Guided Tour (2004[4] and 2006[5] Philadelphia Live Arts Festival) - A curious site-specific play on a tourist trolley—was presented in the 2004 and 2006 Live Arts Festivals. "Guided Tour DUI" is a rare experiment between the creators of the show and Project P, a collective of local film enthusiasts. With the help of the P's, the cast of "Guided" perform a reading of the show with a film adaptation of the tour route projected behind them—and sometimes on them. Performed at the Mum Puppet Theatre.[6]
  • Dasein (2002 Philly Fringe Festival)
  • The Wounded Body (2000 Philly Fringe Festival)
  • Once (Co-written with Madi Distefano of Brat Productions, 2002)

Notes[edit]

  • Philadelphia Inquirer review of Whiskey Neat[7]
  • Philadelphia Weekly review of "Whiskey Neat"[8]

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