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Bob Bartlett

 
Bio:
Bob Bartlett’s plays include UNION, an ink-still-drying fiction chronicling Walt Whitman’s years living and loving in Washington, DC during the Civil War; E2, a contemporary reimagining of Marlowe's Edward II, which premiered last season at Maryland's Rep Stage; SWIMMING WITH WHALES (1st Stage); ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Bob Bartlett’s plays include UNION, an ink-still-drying fiction chronicling Walt Whitman’s years living and loving in Washington, DC during the Civil War; E2, a contemporary reimagining of Marlowe's Edward II, which premiered last season at Maryland's Rep Stage; SWIMMING WITH WHALES (1st Stage); ... (read complete bio)

 

Bob Bartlett Biography

Bob Bartlett’s plays include UNION, an ink-still-drying fiction chronicling Walt Whitman’s years living and loving in Washington, DC during the Civil War; E2, a contemporary reimagining of Marlowe's Edward II, which premiered last season at Maryland's Rep Stage; SWIMMING WITH WHALES (1st Stage); HAPPINESS (AND OTHER REASONS TO DIE) (The Welders); THE ACCIDENT BEAR (The Avenue Laundromat); THE REGULAR (2020 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference); THE ORBIT OF MERCURY (2017 O'Neill Finalist); BAREBACK INK, a queer reimagining of the Ganymede myth, which recently had runs at the Capital and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and NYC's Hard Sparks; and most recently THREE STRANGERS SITTING AROUND A BACKYARD FIREPIT AT TWO IN THE MORNING LISTENING TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S NEBRASKA, which the playwright produced in his backyard. Bartlett is an affiliated artist with the National New Play Network, a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, and a member of the theatre faculty at Bowie State University, where he teaches playwriting and screenwriting. He is a founding member of The Welders, a DC-based, producing playwrights collective, who earned his MFA in Playwriting at Catholic University of America and lives in an old farmhouse near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.





Bob Bartlett News

Signature Theatre Now Accepting New Play Submissions for SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW P Photo Signature Theatre Now Accepting New Play Submissions for SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READINGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Signature Theatre is accepting submissions for original and unpublished full-length plays (no musicals) from now through August 15, 2022. Playwrights must currently reside in Virginia, Maryland or DC. Only one submission per playwright.

The Welders to Present CROSSROADS, DETOURS, & EXITS Photo The Welders to Present CROSSROADS, DETOURS, & EXITS
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2022

The Welders, a collective of DC-area playwrights presents the third production of the third cohort's tenure and their first in-person production.

1st Stage Announces The Cast Of DUCK HARBOR Web Series Photo 1st Stage Announces The Cast Of DUCK HARBOR Web Series
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 4, 2021

On June 1, 1st Stage premiered the immersive new web series, Duck Harbor, and revealed the cast to the world and each other.

1st Stage Announces DUCK HARBOR A New Web Series Photo 1st Stage Announces DUCK HARBOR A New Web Series
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2021

1st Stage has announced a brand-new web series, Duck Harbor, the clever, humorous, and heartwarming story of long-distance love in later life.

Signature Theatre Accepting New Play Submissions For SIGWORKS Photo Signature Theatre Accepting New Play Submissions For SIGWORKS
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2021

Signature Theatre continues its commitment to new work by presenting the sixth annual SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Series. This initiative highlights and supports the work of DMV playwrights and is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment.

1st Stage Announces Brand New Virtual Masters' Class Series Beginning On May 15 Photo 1st Stage Announces Brand New Virtual Masters' Class Series Beginning On May 15
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2021

1st Stage has announced its brand-new series called the Masters' Class, beginning May 15 and spanning an inspiring array of new topics in theatre and performance.

Everyman Partners With Baltimore City Equity And Civil Rights Office Photo Everyman Partners With Baltimore City Equity And Civil Rights Office
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2020

Everyman Theatre Managing Director Marissa LaRose announced today the first event born out of the new partnership between Everyman and the Baltimore City Office of Equity and Civil Rights (BCOECR). The House That Holds Us, slated for August 28 at 7 pm, will be the culminating event of the week-long BCOECR Fair Housing Film Festival.

1st Stage Announces Season Updates and Programming Additions Photo 1st Stage Announces Season Updates and Programming Additions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2020

Keeping in mind the health and safety of their staff, performers, and patrons, 1st Stage has decided to begin its next season in February of 2021. Join 1st Stage in February, April, and May for three fantastic full-length productions, and in July 2021 for the return of the groundbreaking Logan Festival of Solo Performance.

Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Goes Virtual in 2020 Photo Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Goes Virtual in 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2020

The future of the American Theater may suddenly be top of mind for theater makers, everywhere, but for the team at Seven Devils New Play Foundry (Formerly id Theatre, Inc.), the future of the American Theater has always been the focus.

Forbidden Love and Royalty: Dueling Themes in E2 at REP Stage Photo Forbidden Love and Royalty: Dueling Themes in E2 at REP Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Nov 4, 2019

Clearly, the story of a king who would, legally speaking, seem like the safest person in the land, but who nonetheless is slain, as is his lover, because their relationship is considered taboo, seems facially like a perfect vehicle to provide that treatment. But it simply isn't, or at least not without more work. There are too many complications unique to a royal situation, as this play cannot help showing.