Meet Buddy Farmer
Plays By Buddy Farmer
|Alabama Baggage||Coaches - Off The Bench With Knute, Vince and The Bear|
|Joey & Mare||Knute Rockne All-American|
|ROCKNE||Something In The Game|
|The Barbecue||The Viagra Monologues|
Born in Florida and raised in Alabama, Buddy is obviously a native of the deep south. He hin NBorn in Florida and raised in Alabama, Buddy is obviously a native of the deep south. He has the distinction of being the only playwright to play football for Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama. After receiving a BS degree in Business from Alabama, he did the perfectly logical thing. He left the south to pursuit an acting career in California. For twenty years he made a living as an actor in theatre, television and film. Ten years ago he started writing and directing plays. His first play, “COACHES”(Off the Bench with Knute, Vince and The Bear) received critical acclaim in Los Angeles (The Freud Playhouse - UCLA )and toured to the University of Notre Dame, San Francisco, Milwaukee, The Super Bowl in Phoenix and The Academy of Television of Arts and Sciences (the only play ever performed there). He rewrote the “Knute Rockne” section of this play into a TV mini-series which was the basis for the book he wrote for the musical, “KNUTE ROCKNE, ALL-AMERICAN.” It premiered in 2008 outside Chicago and received rave reviews from the Chicago theatre critics along with several Jefferson Award nominations. In 2016 it was selected and performed for AMTP (American Musical Theatre Project) at Northwestern University and th University of Notre Dame. This musical has been revised under the new title, "THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE GAME." His play, “THE BARBECUE,” received the runner up award in the New Works of Merit International Playwriting Contest and received a production at the 13th Street Repertory Company in New York in 2013. Another of his plays, “ALABAMA BAGGAGE,” was given an Honorable Mention by the New Works of Merit and Ohio State University Playwriting Competition. It made it's world premiere in 2013 at the Theatre Asylum in Los Angeles. Other plays include "THE VIAGRA MONOLOGUES," "FORE," and the short plays, "HELP" and "JOEY AND MARE." He is currently working on a new play titled, "THE ROSE GARDEN," based loosely on his experiences in a honky tonk bar in Tuscaloosa,Alabama 40 years ago.
Buddy only writes about things he is familiar with, hence, being from the south and getting up there in age, his penmanship has focused on football, barbecue, honky tonks and Viagra. The only deviations from this have been “ALABAMA BAGGAGE,” which deals with the more sobering subject of sexual child abuse and the screenplay, ALL-STAR, a story about racism and football in the south. He is an active member of The Dramatists Guild of America, ALAP (The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights) and the OCPA (Orange County Playwrights Assn.). Buddy resides in Laguna Beach, California with his wife, Pamela , and their three dogs, Savannah, Rusty and Lilly.