Playwritting Resume

Bruce Coughran                     

1933 Russell Street, #A
Berkeley, CA 94703

Production History (plays)

a Time for Hawking  (full-length drama)
Indra’s Net Theater, Berkeley, CA (Dec. 2018)
Winner, Best Overall Production in East Bay (under 100 seats)-BATCC

Help Me: I Think I’m Fallin’  (full-length musical/drama)
The Back Room, Berkeley, CA (Apr. 2018) – Staged Reading
City of Berkeley Civic Arts Grant (2018)

The Secret of Life  (full-length drama)
Indra’s Net Theater, Berkeley, CA (Dec. 2015)
Nominated, Best Original Script of 2015-BATCC
Nominated, Best Overall Production in East Bay (under 100 seats)-BATCC

Falstaff and Hal  (full-length drama)
Subterranean Shakespeare, Berkeley, CA (May. 2012) – Staged Reading

Produced Screenplays

Undone (2012)  -  from the play by Diane Sampson (short)
Playground Film Festival 2012, 2018, 2020

Love for Love (2001) – from the play by William Congrieve -(short)
American Cinematheque Auteur Award 2002, Palm Springs ShortFest, 
Hawaii Film Festival, Filmmaker’s Alliance Showcase, 5 other festivals 
(“short-listed” for Cannes Film Festival) – Dist by Hypnotic

My Friend’s Love Affair (2001) – co-written w/ Patricia Peregrine-(short)
Bronze Award (Comedy Short), Houston Film Festival; Hawaii Film Festival,
AFI, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Wine Country Film Festival, 3 other festivals

(List of unproduced plays and screenplays available on request) 

Professional Associations

Member, Theatre Bay Area; TBA Adjudicator
Full Member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers


Critics Circle Award, Best Overall Production in East Bay (2019)
American Cinematheque Auteur Award (2002)
City of Berkeley, Civic Arts Grant (2018)
CA CARES Grant: California Council on Humanities (2020) 


UCLA Short Fiction Film Program (Mimi Roth)
Private Study: Danny Simon (3 years)
Writing Classes: Lauren Gunderson, Aaron Posner, Alan Ball
Seminar/Workshops: numerous (Ed Zwick, Robin Swicord, Buck Henry,
Nick Kazan, Ronald Bass, Frank Pierson, Tim Rickman, Fay Kanin,
Joan Tukesberry, Brian Helgeland, Paul Schrader, etc)

MA in History, CSU Dominguez Hills
BA in Biology, UCSD
Diploma in Composition/Arranging, Grove School of Music

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