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Bonnie Culver

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Bonnie Culver – Director

Bonnie is the Wilkes University creative writing program co-founder and a screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. Culver’s twenty-plus plays have been produced from NY to LA by colleges, regional theatres, and equity companies. Her professionally produced plays include: Lifelines, Group S.O.S. (male and female versions), Accident, and Sniper. In 2004, Sniper won the New Jersey Arts Council Perry Award for Excellence in the Production of an Original Play and was produced Off-Broadway at Center Stage, NYC, in 2005. In 2006, Sniper was included in the Florida Studio Theatre’s Richard and Betty Burdick National Playwriting Reading series, an annual event that showcases “the best in American contemporary theatre.” Her screenplays Sniper, Group S.O.S., and Watchfires were Sundance Film Development Program finalists. Marlee Matlin’s film company, Solo One Productions optioned her film Rainbow Man. The 2011 Villagers Playhouse production of Sniper was nominated for seven NJ Perry Awards. Her short plays “Cell” and “G.P.S” were produced in a festival of one-acts at The Venue, Norfolk, VA and her play “Auto-mated” was produced on the Virginia Eastern Shore last summer. This spring her essay “The Moon on the River” was included in an anthology of music, poetry, memoir, and essays, Written on Water: Writings About the Alleghany River (Mayapple Press). Group S.O.S., (male and female cast versions) and interviews with several directors who produced the plays is available at Havescripts.com. Dr. Culver received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Binghamton University. At Wilkes, she is an associate professor of English, a former college dean, and currently the director of the low residency M.A./M.F.A. programs. She is a faculty member of the Norman Mailer Center. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the president of the James Jones Society, and an Advisory Board member of the Norman Mailer Society and Etruscan Press. In 2014, she was elected the Chair of Board of Trustees of AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs). She is currently at work on a new one-woman show and a screenplay.


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