Bob Clyman

BIOGRAPHY

Bob Clyman’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway and at regional theatres, such as the Alley Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, San Jose Repertory Theatre, George Street Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Colony Studio Theatre in Los Angeles, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and L.A. Theatre Works, in addition to touring Scotland. His play SECRET ORDER was initially commissioned and produced by The Ensemble Studio Theatre under the auspices of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It was subsequently produced at 59E59 Theatre in New York, where it was nominated for an Outer Circle Critics Award for the best script in 2008, and has since been produced at many regional theatres. His plays TRANCED and THE EXCEPTIONALS were both supported by Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards. TRANCED has been produced by San Jose Repertory Theatre, Laguna Playhouse and Merrimack Repertory Theatre, among others. THE EXCEPTIONALS was produced by the Contemporary American Theatre Festival and Merrimack Repertory Theatre, where it was nominated for both Best Play and Best New Play of 2012 by The Independent Reviewers of New England. Among his most recent plays, THE GOOD BET was chosen for The Ashland New Play Festival in 2014 and won the Stanley Drama Award for 2015, and TO SHE WHO WAITS will be produced by American Renaissance Theatre Company in 2019. He has been awarded a number of national prizes, including a Eugene O’Neill Summer Conference Fellowship, Geraldine Dodge Fellowship, Playwrights First Award, New Jersey State Arts Council Award, Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship, Berilla-Kerr Foundation Award, Djerassi Foundation Fellowship, Shenandoah Valley Playwrights Fellowship, and Theater in the Works Fellowship

 

NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT

I am a huge fan of unanswerable questions. My plays have consistently explored questions, such as How much honesty can even the closest relationships stand? What is it about good intentions that the road to hell always seems to be paved with them? What makes suspicion so pernicious that once it takes hold, it becomes virtually impossible to refute? When is pragmatism just a thin cover for cynical self-interest, and when is striving to be good just another term for ‘dumb.’ And maybe the biggest question, how do we go about leading our lives with integrity and conviction, once we’ve realized how capable we are of rationalizing almost any behavior and how little we understand our real reasons for believing the things we believe?

 

REPRESENTATION

Bruce Ostler

Bret Adams, Ltd.

448 West 44th St.

NY, NY 10036

literary@bretadams.com

212-765-5630

 

WEBSITE

bobclyman-playwright.com

 

CONTACT

roclyman@yahoo.com

 

LIST OF PLAYS

SECRET ORDER

TRANCED

THE EXCEPTIONALS

THE LOWER CORTEX

WHERE THE SUN NEVER SETS

THE COUNCIL OF THIRTY

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS

THE REAL STORY (new)

TO SHE WHO WAITS (new)

ABOVE WATER (new)

 

NOTE FROM MonologueBank

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Bob Clyman

Curiosity and journalistic instinct drive Mark to strike up a conversation with a mysterious stranger in the airport.

Bob Clyman

Philip, an expert in hypnosis, shares his very diverse heritage.