Darcy Bruce – playwright
Darcy Parker Bruce is a playwright and educator from New Haven, CT, and a graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at Smith College. They're currently part of the faculty at several Connecticut Colleges, where they teach Playwriting and Theater Activism. In the summer they join the Sewanee Writers’ Conference as part of their staff. Darcy's work has traveled across the US from New York to Hawaii, and has been developed through Smith College, the Great Plains Theater Conference, The Bechdel Group, Strange Sun Theatre's Greenhouse Series, and 20% Theatre Chicago, among others. Darcy was the recipient of a 2017 Tennessee Williams Scholarship through the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and was granted ATHE's 2018 Judith Royer Award For Excellence in Theater, which brought new play SOLDIER POET to Boston. SOLDIER POET was also the 2018 Connecticut State Recipient of Portland Stage's Clauder Prize. Additionally, their plays have enjoyed workshop productions with 2cents Theatre, NYC's Fresh Fruit Festival, Otherworld Theatre, and Dixon Place Lounge, among others. New play ALWAYS PLENTY OF LIGHT AT THE STARLIGHT ALL NIGHT DINER was a 2016 Semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference as well as a 2016 Semi-finalist for Kitchen Dog Theatre's New Works Fest, and received its world premiere with Know Theatre of Cincinnati in 2019. New play ALL WE KNOW IS NOT ENOUGH was also a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2017, was a finalist for Unicorn Theatre’s 2018 new play-reading series, Trustus Theatre's 2018 new play-reading series, and was also a finalist for the 2016 Seven Devils Playwrights' Conference. New play SOLDIER POET recently premiered in D.C. with Theatre Prometheus. Their play EAST OF THE SUN was published in Summer of 2017 through Applause/ Hal Leonard’s Best American Short Plays. Darcy has most recently been commissioned by Chester Theater Company to write a play for their 2020 Season.