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BRUCE J. ROBINSON writes mainly for theatre and television.

BYRD'S BOY was presented off-Broadway at Primary Stages (produced by Jeff Ash and co-produced by Casey Childs and Primary Stages). Under the direction of Arthur Masella, it starred David McCallum and Myra Lucretia Taylor.

It also won a major grant from the Pilgrim Project and was a finalist in the Rosenthal New Play Contest at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The Detroit Repertory Theatre production of BYRD'S BOY was nominated as "Best Play" by Detroit Free Press's 20th Annual Award for Theatre Excellence.

In the spring of 2008, his ANOTHER VERMEER had simultaneous productions by The Abingdon Theatre (NYC) and Theatre 40 (LA). The New York version stars Austin Pendleton and is directed by Kelly Morgan. Mr. Pendleton reprises the role he played in a workshop production at HB Playwrights. A finalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, the play was instrumental in Bruce's winning the Berrilla Kerr Playwrights Award.

SHOOTING HOOPS was presented by the Westbeth Theatre Center's "New Playwright's Series." In Los Angeles, Mel Damski directed a reading of the play, featuring Richard Masur.

BEYOND THE SEA (Bruce's book and lyrics) was developed for Tavel-Davis Productions under the direction of Jack Hofsiss. Bruce wrote the book for the revue THE BROADWAY KIDS SING BROADWAY. The show ran for two years at the John Houseman Theatre.

His short play 21st CENTURY SECURITY was recently a featured production of the Deland Theatre Festival at the Sands Theatre. Upcoming is a staged reading by Ensemble Studio Theatre of Bruce's (SACCO-VANZETTI) VINCE, AL, & TEDDY.

Among other theatres that have done productions of Bruce's plays are the Douglas Fairbanks (NYC), the Denver Center Theatre Company, and the Norris Theatre. Theatres that have done readings (staged and otherwise) of his work include New York Theatre Workshop, MCC, and the Theatricum Botanicum.

Among the TV shows on which he's worked are Gary Goldberg's BROOKLYN BRIDGE and Glenn Caron's SHOWROOM. Specials include ALL THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS for PBS and Bell South.

He's also written for the daytime series SEARCH FOR TOMORROW and worked as a story consultant for Stiletto Productions. Currently, his made-for TV film ARSON.com is under option to AFT Productions.

In what seems another life, Bruce was a performer. He was seen in such otherwise reputable places as the Manhattan Theatre Company, Goodspeed, and the Orpheum.

He was graduated from Franklin & Marshall College. Happily a New Yorker, he's even happier to be married to actress/singer/voice-over artist Donna Robinson.
 
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