by John Patrick Bray
Resonator Blues is a character study of three-old
timers in Texas. Two are looking for more out of their golden years: one has
just been accepted into college, and one has an encounter with an antique
guitar which could lead him to fortune.
Gus’ apartment in East Texas, near the Louisiana Border.
John Patrick Bray (Ph.D., Louisiana State University;
M.F.A., Actors Studio Drama School at The New School) has written plays
under grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Acadiana
Center for the Arts (Lafayette, Louisiana). John’s plays have been produced
Off-Off Broadway and in venues around the country. He has earned commissions
from a number of organizations in South Louisiana, including The Dancing
Project, Acadiana Repertory Theatre, the Louisiana Abraham Lincoln
Bicentennial Commission, and the Performing Arts Society of Louisiana.
Additionally, he has earned commissions from the Off-Off Broadway troupes,
(re:)Directions Theatre Company and Rachel Klein Productions. John has been
a member of The Actors Studio’s Playwrights/Directors Workshop, a PlayLabs
participant with the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, a resident playwright
with The Rising Sun Performance Company, a Guest Playwright with Epic Rep.
Theatre at The Players’ Club, a Visiting Artist with O’Neill Studios, and a
finalist for a playwriting residency at the Hangar Theatre. John is a member
of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. As a scholar, John has presented
his research with the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), the Mid-America Theatre
Conference (MATC), among other national and regional conferences. He also
has an article published with Platform (UK). Also an Equity Membership
Candidate (and music lover), John teaches dramatic writing and theatre
appreciation at the University of Georgia.