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Bruce Bonafede

City: Palm Springs
State: CA
Telephone Number: 760-314-0025
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Plays By Bruce Bonafede


Bruce Bonafede is a playwright based in Palm Springs, California. His plays include the full-length dramas ADVICE TO THE PLAYERS and NORTH, as well as the one-act QUARANTINE. 

ADVICE TO THE PLAYERS (one-act version) was first produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where it received the Heideman Award at the Humana Festival of New American Plays. The full-length version premiered at the Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays (Annenberg Center). The play was included in the anthology Best Short Plays—1986 and in Literary Cavalcade magazine. Excerpts have appeared in a number of anthologies including The Best Monologues from the Best American Short Plays (Volume Two). The full length version is available through Samuel French.

Bonafede studied at New Playwright’s Theatre in Washington, DC and was a founding member of the Washington Playwrights Unit (now Playwright’s Forum). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, and the Writers Group at Coachella Valley Repertory in Rancho Mirage, California.