Spence Porter

Playwright Lyricist Librettist

Hi! My name is Spence Porter, and I write plays that are mostly somewhere on the outskirts of conventional theater--I love using puppets and masks and dancers and onstage musicians, and basically I have a lot of fun doing all the things that people keep trying to tell me not to do. I've had seventeen productions of my plays (and there are more in the works!) and have won a few awards along the way. There's also been some modest academic attention to my work in places as diverse as Singapore and Virginia. I think these plays are pretty neat and I love seeing them put on.

            My plays (and there are also some screenplays) are all very different from each other (at least until you know me well enough to understand how much they all have in common), and, while they're all unconventional, they're unconventional in very different ways.  For a lot more information about me and my plays, visit my website at www.SpencePorter.com