Robert Bowie Jr.

Robert Bowie Jr.

Playwright and Poet Robert Bowie, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland has had ten plays produced, including "Onaje," which was selected for professional production at FringeNYC in October 2018. Its five sold-out FringeNYC performances received rave reviews. Other plays include “There Ain’t No Wyoming” and “Naked House Painting Society, which were produced through The Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Bowie’s...
Playwright and Poet Robert Bowie, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland has had ten plays produced, including "Onaje," which was selected for professional production at FringeNYC in October 2018. Its five sold-out FringeNYC performances received rave reviews. Other plays include “There Ain’t No Wyoming” and “Naked House Painting Society, which were produced through The Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Bowie’s political farce “Crash & Burn P.A.” was the only submission selected by the 2016 Festival Committee for a full production at Theatrical Mining Company, Baltimore.

Currently, Bowie is working on a operetta in partnership with Mind The Art Entertainment. The operetta, entitled "Vox Populi," is a comical, interactive tale about the deadly sin of pride.

Bowie’s plays are focused on social justice and span a broad spectrum between drama and comedy. His subject matter ranges from plays about racial prejudice and civil rights to political farce.

Bowie is a graduate of Harvard University and is the Poet Laureate of The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA): https://alumni.harvard.edu/community/about-haa/haa-poet-laureate.

Plays

  • Onaje
    Reno, 1980. A black hitchhiker is hit by a white cowboy and waitress speeding down the freeway on a getaway. They become an unlikely trio as they bond through humor and observations, then realize that two of them are inextricably linked through long-buried secrets of their past. They are forced to return to everything they escaped and stand up against their deepest fears in a vicious stand-off. “Onaje” is set...
    Reno, 1980. A black hitchhiker is hit by a white cowboy and waitress speeding down the freeway on a getaway. They become an unlikely trio as they bond through humor and observations, then realize that two of them are inextricably linked through long-buried secrets of their past. They are forced to return to everything they escaped and stand up against their deepest fears in a vicious stand-off. “Onaje” is set in two worlds, Maryland 1980, and the civil rights riots in the Eastern shore in 1967. “Onaje” is a riveting story about working class Americans, and the long journey from violent racism to the seed of a hopeful future.
  • The Naked House Painting Society
    This is a love story about a husband who risks everything to regain the love of his wife and repair their relationship. He plans a reunion at a summer house on Martha’s Vineyard with another couple, including his wife’s old lover. The two couples painted this house together years ago, before they all switched partners. Now, as he manipulates his guests throughout the weekend, the question is how far will he go to achieve his goal?
  • Crash & Burn
    Two low life lawyers become pawns in a billionaire’s scheme to funnel 50 million dollars of untraceable money out of a plundered local bank and into the political campaign of a candidate who likes “to make deals” until they switch the tables and become kings of this political farce.
  • COVID Comedy
    In a messy dive bar in the middle of a pandemic, a mystery unfolds.