George BrantCore Apprentices 2008 // Core Writers 2012 // Core Writers 2013 // Core Writers 2014
George Brant’s plays include Grounded, Elephant’s Graveyard, The Mourners’ Bench, Salvage, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, Grizzly Mama, Any Other Name, Defiant, Dark Room, Miracle: A Tragedy, Good on Paper, Ashes, NOK, The Lonesome Hoboes, One Hand Clapping, The Royal Historian of Oz, Lovely Letters, Three Men in a Boat, Borglum! The Mount Rushmore Musical, Tights on a Wire and Night of the Mime.
His work has been produced internationally by such companies as Trinity Repertory Company, Cleveland Play House, City Theatre, Gate Theatre of London, Page 73, Studio Theatre, Red Stitch, Theatre Pro Rata, Unicorn Theatre, Borderlands Theater, SF Playhouse, American Blues Theatre, Manbites Dog Theatre, Contemporary Drama Festival of Hungary, Dobama Theatre, Frank Theatre, Theatre 4, Premiere Stages, Trustus Theatre, Elemental Theatre Collective, Balagan Theatre, the Drama League, the Disney Channel, Factory Theatre, Debutantes and Vagabonds, StreetSigns Theatre Company, and zeppo theater company, among others.
His plays have been generously developed by the Kennedy Center, Asolo Rep, the McCarter Theatre Center, New Harmony Project, Theatre @ Boston Court, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, WordBRIDGE Playwright’s Lab, Playwright and Director Center of Moscow, Florida Studio Theatre, New Jersey Rep, the Hangar Theatre, Equity Library Theatre, and Ground UP Productions, among others.
His scripts have been awarded the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center, the Smith Prize, the Keene Prize for Literature, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, an Austin Critic’s Circle Best New Play Award, two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards, and a Creative Workforce Fellowship. He has received writing fellowships from the James A. Michener Center for Writers, the McCarter Theatre Center, the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and the Blue Mountain Center as well as commissions from Trinity Repertory, Theatre 4, and Dobama Theatre.
George received his MFA in Writing from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. He is published by Samuel French, Oberon Books and Smith & Kraus.