Bob Bartlett


Bob Bartlett’s plays include UNION, an ink-still-drying fiction chronicling Walt Whitman’s years living and loving in Washington, DC during the Civil War; E2, a contemporary reimagining of Marlowe's Edward II, which premiered last season at Maryland's Rep Stage; SWIMMING WITH WHALES (1st Stage); HAPPINESS (AND OTHER REASONS TO DIE) (The Welders); THE ACCIDENT BEAR (The Avenue Laundromat); THE REGULAR (2022 O'Neill Finalist; 2020 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference); THE ORBIT OF MERCURY (2017 O'Neill Finalist); BAREBACK INK, a queer reimagining of the Ganymede myth, which recently had runs at the Capital and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and NYC's Hard Sparks; and most recently THREE STRANGERS SITTING AROUND A BACKYARD FIREPIT AT TWO IN THE MORNING LISTENING TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S NEBRASKA, which the playwright produced in his backyard during Covid, and LYKOS ANTHROPOS, which recently premiered in a clearing in the woods in Central Maryland. Bartlett is an affiliated artist with the National New Play Network, a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, and a founding member of The Welders, a DC-based, producing playwrights collective, who earned his MFA in Playwriting from Catholic University of America and lives in an old farmhouse near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. He is a member of the theatre faculty at Bowie State University in Maryland, where he teaches dramatic literature and creative writing. (