Bob Stewart

Bob Stewart

Bob Stewart (Playwright & Screen writer) JESUS IN A BEEHIVE-THE LAST TEMPTATION OF MITCHELL PANTENE (PICK OF THE WEEK BY THE NEW YORK TIMES) in NYC & Philly’s Gay & Lesbian Theater Festival. A MEMORY PLAY: WorkShop Theater Co.’s 2008/09 Season and “Best of the Festival” at The Mid-Town International Theater Festival. His modern tragedy: An earlier draft of AMERICAN INHERITANCE was a Finalist-The...
Bob Stewart (Playwright & Screen writer) JESUS IN A BEEHIVE-THE LAST TEMPTATION OF MITCHELL PANTENE (PICK OF THE WEEK BY THE NEW YORK TIMES) in NYC & Philly’s Gay & Lesbian Theater Festival. A MEMORY PLAY: WorkShop Theater Co.’s 2008/09 Season and “Best of the Festival” at The Mid-Town International Theater Festival. His modern tragedy: An earlier draft of AMERICAN INHERITANCE was a Finalist-The Kennedy Center’s New American Plays and recently a Industry Reading with Tom Wopat and Angelica Page. Directed by Virginia Repertory Theater’s Artistic Director: Nathaniel Shaw. Tony Award Winner-Michael Rubenstein and currently helping by shopping it around for Regional and London productions. Other full lengths-ALL YOU CAN EAT:(Play and screenplay adaptation) and a con-artist comedy: BONE TO PICK. His CHICKEN & EGG SOUP was produced in NYC, RI, KY, GA, & NJ. BETHESDA & FABULOUS DARSHAN were in The Workshop Theater’s 2011 Season in NYC. FABULOUS DARSHAN was chosen as one of the “Top Plays of the Year” by INDIE THEATER NOW. It was also a Fundraiser Reading for Schenectady Light Opera with the original NYC cast and recently in The CELEBRATION THEATRE’s READING SERIES in LA. Latest full length: CAROL OF CARROLL GARDENS, chosen by 2018's BROADWAYCON Reading Series. Screenplays Sci-Fi Thriller: PROJECT #6, a slacker comedy: CRACKER SLACKER and a teen-comedy: DRAMA CLUB.

Plays

  • ALL YOU CAN EAT
    A MEMORY PLAY's, (STEVE & JUDY) are now in their late 70's. Divorced for years, newly widowed Steve, waits in a Salad Bar's back-dining room to meet Judy. Steve apologizes for making their marriage disastrous, and for a drunken incident that almost happened with their, (at the time) 12 year old daughter. They meet there in the Spring and into the Fall, to stumble towards forgiveness & hope.
  • CAROL OF CARROLL GARDENS
    CAROL OF CARROLL GARDENS is a comedy about a life-long, pessimistic, Baby Boomer named CAROL, who's managing her Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia. Narrated by her 3 cats, her journey's supported by her lonely friend, (SCOTTY). She's also helped along by mystical cat visions, a buzzed Doctor, Online Chat Roomers, an ever changing medical staff, and a wise oracle. All help to lead her back to a place of possible optimism and love.
  • AMERICAN INHERITANCE!
    In a transient study, a determined doctor interviews a retired military man who's disturbed by memories of a crime he committed years ago and got away with. Told using only 5 chairs and performed in "out-of-time-sequences," the doctor reveals the friends and family's distorted compliancy about the tragic abuse of male entitlement.
  • A MEMORY PLAY
    A Meta-Comedy about a single, unsuccessful, playwright who claims: "I'm writing a big hit in the popular theatrical form of an upbeat memory play." Restaging his parent's, (STEVE & JUDY from ALL YOU CAN EAT) wedding day, (creating a play within a play) he explains the only way to end this play upbeat is to take his parent’s horrible marriage and make certain that they never marry each other.
  • Stephen, Jeffery, and David Save Dreamworks
    In a greenroom in the Glendale CA’s Arts Center before an important Press Conference in 2000, David Geffen demands that his partner Jeffery Katzenberg admit to bankrupting their Dreamworks Studio with his flop, ROAD TO EL DORADO. Jeffery never admits his failures. David will not go out to the Press’ microphones until he coerces their 3rd partner, Stephen Spielberg to make Jeffery confess his weakness or else!
  • Vanderbilt's Folly
    1868's historical spiritualist/sister-scammers, Victoria Woodhull & Tenne Chaflin are visiting widowed, arrogant, billionaire, Cornelius Vanderbilt. They've planned a fake séance to make Vanderbilt ask Tenne to marry. Unfortunately, Victoria's having visitations from a real spirit that frightens her and is uncontrollable. The fake seance becomes real as that Spirit tells Vanderbilt things that he never wanted to hear.
  • BETHESDA
    Two young, Iraqi War Vets are in the navel hospital, Bethesda. Bedridden, they play their ongoing game of “Gross Out,” as they wait for their visiting mothers to return from a smoke-break. Playing their game reveals the poverty and neglect of their upbringings and how they survived a bombing while driving officers in Iraq. They love that they will now be war heroes. They hear their mothers returning and hope to prove that to be so.
  • JESUS IN A BEEHIVE! (The Last Temptation of Mitchell Pantene)
    Setting up a NYC salon, a southern hairdresser/part-time Drag Queen awakens under his hairdryer. He states he’s channeling Jesus & the Second Coming. He confides that he is a "Spiritual Warrior with a message" who is gonna graduate to an even higher heavenly realm in 90 minutes. (If he can keep from getting so “emotionally involved” with the world this time.) And so a makeover begins!
  • FABULOUS DARSHAN
    FABULOUS DARSHAN moves around the mind of a very routined Ken Satchel, (a middle-age, HIV Survivor, African-American, Broadway Character-Actor with a deep spiritual life and an incredible love of camp movies). Ken's solace is his daily meditations with an Hindu god who helps a wary KEN to be more fearless. Suddenly his routine is turned upside down when he befriends a trust-funded, young, white actor from Wisconsin, named Stu.