4319 Burgess House Lane
N. Chesterfield, Virginia 23236-4705
(804) 745-7455/(804) 519-2505
WORK HISTORY: LITERARY AND RELATED
July, 2015: The
Charitable Sisterhood of The Second Trinity Victory Church published
by Dramatic Publishing
December, 2014: The
Boatwright published by Dramatic Publishing
May, 2005: Manly Men
published by Algonquin Press, Inc. as part of 4-play anthology
entitled Algonquin Plays
March, 2006: Outside
the Box published by Samuel French , Inc.
Productions and Commissions:
(a partial listing)
February, 2017: The
Boatwright, produced by The Firehouse Theatre
December, 2016: The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas
Spectacular, world premiere produced by Virginia Rep
December, 2014: Mr. Dickens' Christmas Carol (an
adaptation for four actors), world premiere produced by Quill Theatre
September, 2014: The
premiere produced by Civic Theatre of Grand Rapids
October, 2014 to present, The Charitable
Sisterhood of Second Trinity Victory Church, multiple
productions in US, Great Britain, and Canada
July, 2014 The Charitable
Sisterhood of Second Trinity Victory Church, world premiere
February, 2009 Mona’s
Arrangements, (lyrics by Steve Liebman) produced by
Barksdale Theatre, Richmond,
Virginia, World Premiere production
January, 2002: War Story,
Barksdale Theatre, Richmond, Virginia;
May, 2000: War
Story produced by Mill Mountain Theatre , Roanoke, VA
February, 2000: Listen
Close produced by ActorsNET, Trenton, New Jersey.
commissioned by Commonwealth of Virginia (historical drama
commemorating the events
up the Virginia Company's 1607 landing at Cape Henry;
March, 1997: Manly Men
produced by The Second Story Theatre, Norfolk, Virginia.
extended five weeks beyond
original schedule to accommodate audience demand.
July, 1990: Manly
Men produced by The Production Company
at Shafer Street Playhouse (run extended
to accommodate public demand; production revived for tour, June, 1991.)
November, 1986: A
Wireless Christmas produced by TheatreVirginia (LORT-C; Steve
Liebman, music and lyrics)
August, 1992: Discovering Columbus
commissioned by Theatre IV (historical drama for young audiences.)
Produced and toured,
autumn, 1992 by Theatre IV for over one hundred performances.
February, 1993: Better
Safe Than Sally commissioned by Theatre IV (accident
prevention play for grades K-5.)
Produced and toured, spring, 1993, by Theatre IV for over one hundred
performances; production revived, spring, 1994.
April, 1994: A
Parson's Cause commissioned by Barksdale Theatre (historical
produced, May 1994;
revived, May, 1995; May, 1996; April, 1997
February, 1995: Arthur and Merlin
commissioned by Theatre IV; produced October - December, 1995.
August, 1995: The
Emperor's Nightingale commissioned by Theatre IV; produced
in 1996-97; revived, January, 2002
October, 1997: The
George Washington Carver Story commissioned by Theatre IV
produced by Theatre IV and
Science Museum of Virginia, February, 1998
December, 1997: Letter to My Daughter
commissioned by ShenanArts . Play produced and
toured throughout central Virginia,
1998-99 school year, revived and toured, March-May, 2000.
April, 1988: Arts
Alive! produced by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in
association with Children's
of Richmond (production revived, 1989.)
August, 1996: At
the End of the Wire commissioned by The Science Museum of
Virginia (historical drama
recounting events at
Chicago World's fair; produced in spring of 1997)
June, 2000: Here's Pi in Your Eye
commissioned by Science Museum of Virginia (comic piece about the
number pi) produced, September, 2000
May, 2001: The Solar Showroom commissioned by Science
Museum of Virginia (audio play for planetarium)
June, 2001: Three Pieces of Pi
commissioned by Science Museum of Virginia (expansion of earlier piece.)
July, 2002: Space
Rocks commissioned by Science Museum of Virginia (audio play for
July, 2003: Black
Holes commissioned by the Science Museum of Virginia
(audio play for planetarium
September, 2004: Gas
Giants commissioned by the Science Museum of Virginia (audio
play for planetarium)
April, 2005: Gym
Rats commissioned by Carpenter Science Theatre at the Science
Museum of Virginia,
performed during subsequent school year
June, 2005: Binary
Lives, commissioned by the Science Museum of Virginia (audio
play for planetarium)
Awards and Honors:
March, 2016: Finalist, National Playwrights' Conferenc, Euegene
O'Neill Theater Center
July 2005: Outside the Box named
winner, Samuel French Short Play Festival, New York (147 entries)
May, 2000: War Story First
Prize Winner, Mill Mountain Theatre New Play Competition
March, 2000: War Story
selected for U.S. West Theatre Fest 2000, at Denver Center Theatre
June, 1990: Winner, The Production
"New Plays in Process" award ($1,000 cash prize)
for Manly Men-- An Evening
Chockfull of Lies and Testosterone.
July, 1988: Winner, The Virginia
Playwriting for The
More Familiar Beast.
($2,000 cash prize, fellowship to Shenanadoah Playwrights'
Retreat, workshop production. )
Staff Positions, Theatres and
July, 1984: Technical Staff, National Playwrights
Conference, O'Neill Theatre Center.
August, 1984 to May, 1985: Assistant to Artistic Director,
National Theatre Institute, O'Neill Theatre
Center (undergraduate conservatory program.)
May, 1985 to June, 1989: Literary Manager/Production Dramaturg,
TheatreVirginia (LORT-C, Terry Burgler, Artistic Director.)
Supervision of new-play manuscript evaluation, approximately 100
manuscripts per season.
Production Dramaturg for mainstage seasons.
July, 1989: Staff Dramaturg, Shenandoah
Playwrights' Retreat (primary dramaturg, 4 scripts.)
May, 1991: Playwright, The New Harmony
Project, for professional development of full-length drama, Spinners.
Teaching and Related
Spring, 1987: Adjunct Faculty,
University of Virginia. Lecturer on subject of Ethnic Humor.
1988 to present: Virginia Commission for the Arts Guest
Artist/Writer in Residence.
Approximately 1,400 hours of
lecture/workshops in Playwriting for Henrico County, Buckingham
Hanover County, City of Richmond,
Arlington County and other municipalities and private organizations.
1991- 2006: Instructor of Playwriting, The Johns Hopkins
University Center for Talented Youth.
Three-week summer terms (75 hours instruction
each) of undergraduate-level instruction .
1993: Instructor of Playwriting and Drama for the Theatre
department of The Governor's
for the Arts, Norfolk, Virginia.
1996 to 2000 Guest Lecturer, Virginia Commonwealth University
Center for Aging,
Elder Hostel courses on Playwriting and Musical Theatre.
Scripts for corporate/training films-- representative clients include
United States Department of Veterans' Affairs,
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dupont, Coastal
Training Technologies, International Training Consultants, Edge
over forty films and interactive CD-ROMs in areas of
health, health care, safety, information security and human resources
winner of multiple CINE Golden Eagle Awards. Script
samples are available upon request.
Professional AEA stage manager, with over 65 LORT and SPT
productions. Resumé available.
Professional voice talent, over 500 national and regional broadcast
ads. Demo available.
Education and Professional Associations:
BA in Theatre Arts from Virginia Tech.
Graduate, National Theatre Institute.
1984 Graduate Master Classes, National Theatre
Member, Actors' Equity Association.
Active Member, The Dramatists Guild.
References and samples are available.
To learn more, visit www.bowilson.net