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.


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.


  • 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)


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


  1. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2007-06-22.
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  3. ^ Archived June 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Archived September 5, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Archived September 10, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
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