Dennis Bush

Librettist Playwright Lyricist

Playwright/screenwriter Dennis Bush's plays have been performed in New York, and throughout the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, the Philippines, South Africa and Egypt. His work has received awards at numerous theatre and film festivals.

In 2019, his play Head First, directed by Lester Thomas Shane and starring Cooper Koch and Austin Larkin, was the biggest hit of the Fresh Fruit Festival, drawing enthusiastic audiences generating top box office receipts, receiving rave reviews, and winning awards for Outstanding Play (Dennis Bush), Outstanding Director (Lester Thomas Shane), and Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Play (both Cooper Koch and Austin Larkin). Head First enjoyed a successful run in early 2020, as well.

...Where You Eat, Dennis’ most recent hit, directed by Meggy Lykins and produced by Golden Nugget Theatrical, won Audience Favorite and Best Ensemble Performance awards for the 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival. ...Where You Eat is now published and represented worldwide by Smith Scripts UK.

His full-length solo-actor play (Mary)Todd won awards for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director (Lester Thomas Shane) and Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Xavier Reminick).

Dennis' play Mouthy Bitch, starring Kelsey Torstveit was was a critic's pick and a hit with audiences in its world premiere production at Cincinnati Fringe Festival. In 2016, a new production of Mouthy Bitch, directed by Jane C. Walsh, captivated audiences at both the Hollywood Fringe Festival and Las Vegas Fringe Festival. Mouthy Bitch is now published and represented worldwide by Smith Scripts UK.

His full-length comedies Like A Man and In the Sack have had well-received New York readings, with plans for commercial productions in the works. In the Sack is now published and represented worldwide by Smith Scripts UK.

His plays ...and others, Asylum, Below the Belt, and Fetal Pig have had successful NYC runs, and his plays Drift, Find Me, Nightmare, Ritual, Scratching the Surface, and Windows have had well-received readings in New York.

The film of his screenplay Love or Whatever (directed by Rosser Goodman) was a featured selection at film festivals in Barcelona, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Aukland, Johannesburg and Capetown, and at festivals throughout the United States and Canada, prior to its DVD release.

As of this writing, Bush has forty-six published plays and monologue collections. His plays Asylum, ...and others, Below the Belt, Drift, and Find Me have had several hundred performances in the United States and around the world.

Bush has extensive credits as a coach for writers and actors, and as a script/dialogue consultant for all areas of the entertainment industry. In addition, he has had short fiction and creative nonfiction published in noted literary periodicals. Described by TheatreMania as, "a writer to be reckoned with," Dennis is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Highlights

Playwright/screenwriter Dennis Bush's plays have been performed in New York, and throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and elsewhere around the world. His play Head First won awards for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director, and Outstanding Performance by An Actor (for both actors in the play) at the 2019 Fresh Fruit Festival. His play ...Where You Eat was the winner of the Audience Favorite and Outstanding Ensemble Performance awards at the 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival. His solo-actor play (Mary)Todd won awards for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director and Outstanding Performance by an Actor in 2014. As of this writing, Bush has forty-six published plays and monologue collections. He has extensive credits as a coach for writers and actors, and as a script/dialogue consultant. He's a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and is grateful to his work-in-progress readers, the actors who inspire him, the directors and producers who bring his work from the page to production, the publishers who support and represent his work with such enthusiasm, and Martin W. Scott for everything else.  www.dennisbush.com.