Bear Kosik

Playwright Lyricist Librettist

Bear Kosik took up writing as a fourth career in 2014. Six of his plays have been produced Off-Off-Broadway since June 2016. He also is the author of four novels, three screenplays and a book on the current state of democracy in the USA. His short fiction, poetry, blogs, plays, and essays have been published in various reviews, websites, and anthologies. He also has ghostwritten three memoirs.

Bear was raised in the Baltimore-Washington area. He has lived near Albany, NY since 1995. He spent over 30 years working in higher education as a professor of political science and a student success specialist. His hobbies include gardening, cooking, traveling, and reading books on natural science, religion, geography, and world history.



Off-Off-Broadway Productions:

Between Panic and Desire (full length) NY Summerfest Theater Festival, NYC, August 7, 11 & 12, 2018

Between Panic and Desire (one act) – Midtown International Theater Festival, NYC, August 2, 4 & 6, 2017

Alpha Betty – The Players Theatre New Short Play & Musical Festival, June 15-18, 2017

Alpha Betty – Manhattan Repertory Theatre, NYC, April 19-20, 2017

Hiding Bodies – Midtown International Theater Festival, NYC,  July 16-17, 2016

Ghost Gig – Manhattan Repertory Theatre, NYC, July 7, 9, 12, 13, and 15, 2016

Déjà vu on the Obituary Page – Manhattan Repertory Theatre, NYC, June 2, 4, and 5, 2016


“Apricot” (as Hugh Dudley) Ripples in Time, John Davis, ed. Spring 2018 (short story)

“Almond Lamprey” Twisted Vine Literary & Fine Arts Journal, Jennifer Hungerford, ed., Fall 2017/Spring 2018 (short story)

“I Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly” (as Hugh Dudley) Runcible Spoon, Katt Strafford, ed. April 2018 (flash fiction)

“Anemone Legume” Calliope, Sandy Raschke, ed., Spring 2018 (short story

“Sea Glass Harvest” Weirdbook #37, January 2018 (short story)

“Tragically Hip” The Airgonaut, Jeremy Tackett, ed., January 2018 (flash fiction)

“Plethora Peruke” Silver Streams, Michael McGrath, ed., December 2017 (short story)

“You Are What You Eat” (as Hugh Dudley) AHF Magazine, Issue 3, Grey Wolf, ed. Wolfian Press, December 2017 (short story)

“Singularity” Ordinary Madness, Weasel Press, October 2017 (flash fiction)

“Father’s Day” The Invisible Bear, Jessica Q. Stark, ed., Summer 2017 (poem)

“Johnny Forward Somehow Knows” (as Hugh Dudley) Lose Yourself, David L. Repsher, ed., Scribes Valley, May 2017 (short story)

"Period of Recovery" The Book of Hope, Krysta Gibson, ed., Silver Owl Publications, April 2017 (essay)

C Square (with Paul Barone), Double Dragon Press, November 2016 (novel)

“Déjà vu on the Obituary Page” The Bear Review,, November 2016 (one-act play)

Crossing Xavier (as Hugh Dudley), bearly designed publications, September 2016 (novel)

Three Families: A Novella and Two Plays, bearly designed publications, August 2016

“See You on Hel” Keystone Chronicles, Juliana Rew, ed., Third Flatiron Press, August 2016 (short story)

“Ranulf Takes Flight” Queer Sci Fi Flight Anthology, Mischief Corner Books, July 2016 (flash fiction)

Restoring the Republic: A New Social Contract for We the People, bearly designed publications, March 2016 (book)

“Waiting at Dusk” I Am Waiting, Silver Birch Press, December 2015 (poem)

“Boots on the Ground” The Brawny and the Bold, Kellan Publishing, November 2015 (novella)

The Secret History of Another Rome, Kellan Publishing, April 2015; reissued by bearly designed publications, May 2016 (novel)

“Now Define Excited” River & South Review, December 2014 (essay)