Bob Bartlett's plays include Union, a new play about Walt Whitman's years living and loving in Washington, DC, during the Civil War, The Regular (2020 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), E2, an adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's EDWARD II which premiered last fall at Maryland's Rep Stage, The Orbit of Mercury (2017 O'Neill Finalist), Swimming with Whales (1st Stage - six 2019 Helen Hayes Award nominations), happiness (and other reasons to die) (The Welders), The Accident Bear (The Avenue Laundromat), Falwell (Active Cultures), Kuchu Uganda (DC Queer Theatre Festival), and Kansas (1st Draft). His play Bareback Ink, a queer reimagining of the Ganymede myth, recently had a run at NYC's Hard Sparks, directed by Obie-winner David Drake.
Bartlett is an affiliated artist with the National New Play Network and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America. He lives in Central Maryland in an old farmhouse and is a founding member of The Welders, a Washington, DC-based, producing playwrights collective who were recognized with the 2016 John Aniello Award for Emerging Theater Company by theatreWashington's Helen Hayes Awards.
education and training: Bowie State University (MA, English), Catholic University of America (MFA, Playwriting), Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory
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