Bruce Graham

Bruce Graham began his career as a playwright at the Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays (PFT) in 1984 with Burkie. Graham became playwright-in-residence at PFT and later served two years as Artistic Director.  He has received grants from the Pew Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and was a past winner of the Princess Grace Foundation Statuette. He won the Rosenthal Prize for Coyote On A Fence, two Barrymore Awards for Something Intangible and Any Given Monday, and the Joseph Jefferson Award for The Outgoing Tide.  Fully Accessible,  The Happy F!@#$%g Blind Guy, and Everybody Hits are published in Best Ten Minute Plays anthologies. 

An ex-high school teacher, Graham still teaches playwriting and film courses at Drexel University.  In the past he has taught graduate level playwriting at University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University and Rutgers.  He has conducted playwriting workshops in high schools and colleges across the country.

His textbook, The Collaborative Playwright, A Practical Guide to Getting Your Play Written (co-written with Michele Volansky) is published by Heinemann.

Graham recently returned to acting and has appeared as the Black Cat Husband in Haunted Poe (Brat Productions), Lenny in Any Given Monday (Act II) Richard in Time Stands Still (Delaware Theatre Company/Act II) Artie in Hurlyburly (New City Stage) Milt in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Eddie in Lost in Yonkers, Ernie in Rumors (all for Bristol Riverside Theater) and Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias (Eagle Theater).