Harrison Bryan

Harrison Bryan

HARRISON BRYAN is a New York City based actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, clown, and puppeteer. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from Boston University, where he was given the opportunity to locally produce, write, and act in over a dozen of his own short one-acts. Two of which were selected for Boston University's 24-Hour Play Festival. Harrison is a Two-Time Awarded Finalist at NYC’...
HARRISON BRYAN is a New York City based actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, clown, and puppeteer. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from Boston University, where he was given the opportunity to locally produce, write, and act in over a dozen of his own short one-acts. Two of which were selected for Boston University's 24-Hour Play Festival. Harrison is a Two-Time Awarded Finalist at NYC’s Steven Sondheim's Young Playwrights’ Write-A-Play Festival. Recently, his play, [ WORLD WAR <3 ], received a special reading Off-Broadway at THE CHERRY LANE THEATRE, as part of their Tuesday TONGUES Reading Series. His play, STILL NOT, was produced as part of the New York International FRINGE Festival, receiving online publication with INDIE THEATRE NOW's "FringeNYC 2016 Collection". In 2014, his short play, Ophelia Later, was a Finalist for NYC's Red Bull Theatre's New Short Play Festival. In 2016, Iago's Rod, was selected and performed at Urban Wave's Short Play Festival, in the Bronx, with Open Hydrant Theatre. In 2017, Romeo's Jules, was selected and performed at The Players Theatre Short Play Festival - WINNING the "Best Of Week" SPF 2017 Award - and was also a Finalist with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company's 2018 "Evening of Shorts". These three plays together make up his "SHAKESPEARE SHARTS" series, a night of re-imagined Shakespeare parody. His play "SNOW" was selected for a Reading at The Dramatist Guild Fund's Music Hall. His writing has been featured, produced, and workshopped at The Cherry Lane Theatre, MCC's "FreshPlay Festival", FringeNYC, Playthings Theatre Co., @ The Irish Repertory Theatre, The Players Theatre, Ugly Rhino, Reckless Theatre (5-Time-Winner of their "Fighter Pilots" series), The Kraine Theatre, Urban Waves @ Open Hydrant Theatre, Brunch Theatre @ The Nuyorican, Dixon Place, West of 10th Theatre @ The Dramatist Guild Fund's Music Hall, NYU, Broadway Comedy Club, The Venus & Adonis Theatre Festival @ The Hudson Guild Theatre, and Boston University. He also served as a Writer/Actor for 5 years with Faces, Theatre Network for Teens, using theatre-therapy/improvisation to promote tolerance, peace, & anti-bullying.
As an actor, he has performed Off-Broadway and Regionally. Selective credits include: Cherry Lane's "A Patron of the Arts" by Kate Cortesi {Princess Grace Fellowship w/New Dramatists}, Brecht on Brecht (PTP/NYC: Atlantic Theatre Co.), Christopher Boone in "The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time" [BWW Nomination: "Best Actor in a Play"] (Pioneer Theatre - regional premiere), Seymour in "Little Shop of Horrors" (Farmers Alley Theatre), and Feste in "Twelfth Night" (Powerhouse Theatre Co.), Jack in "Lord of the Flies" (Nebraska Rep).

For MORE, please visit his website: www.HarrisonBryan.com/my-writing

Plays

  • [ World War <3 ]
    In the near [frighteningly foreseeable] future, mankind's ability to multitask on their smartphones has increased significantly. Cyber communication is at an all time high - while "making eye-contact" is a fleeting part of our nostalgic past. In a small, two-bedroom, NYC basement apartment, two same-sex couples deal with "reality" on their smartphones more than the reality of an...
    In the near [frighteningly foreseeable] future, mankind's ability to multitask on their smartphones has increased significantly. Cyber communication is at an all time high - while "making eye-contact" is a fleeting part of our nostalgic past. In a small, two-bedroom, NYC basement apartment, two same-sex couples deal with "reality" on their smartphones more than the reality of an imminent airstrike targeting New York City. It's the first day of World War Three...is there an app for that?
  • STILL NOT
    A young man walks past the same bench, every single day, his entire life. It's always empty. Until now. One Bench. Two Strangers. STILL NOT is an honest, comedic, skewed-romantic exploration into the traps of waiting for love...and the fear that it may never come.
  • SNOW
    Seven men in Snow's young millennial life have shaped her views of the difficult dating world that is: New York City. So, after she's mugged on the night of her birthday, it only makes sense for her to show up, unannounced, at the front door of her ex-boyfriend's apartment, right? After recounting what has been the most absurd and heart-breaking three years of her life, she seeks closure - in an...
    Seven men in Snow's young millennial life have shaped her views of the difficult dating world that is: New York City. So, after she's mugged on the night of her birthday, it only makes sense for her to show up, unannounced, at the front door of her ex-boyfriend's apartment, right? After recounting what has been the most absurd and heart-breaking three years of her life, she seeks closure - in an attempt to regain the "Happy" she feels she's lost.
  • Ghost Tour USA
    Welcome to St. FlowersDie, USA! A fictional town somewhere in the deepest South of the most rural Red-State America. In this biting satire - this frighteningly absurd and violent cannonball into the bloody swimming pool of American Southern Fundamentalism - we follow Mary, a gullible 16 year-old girl, whose only dream in life is to be a tour guide for "Ghost Tours USA." But when a surprising birthday...
    Welcome to St. FlowersDie, USA! A fictional town somewhere in the deepest South of the most rural Red-State America. In this biting satire - this frighteningly absurd and violent cannonball into the bloody swimming pool of American Southern Fundamentalism - we follow Mary, a gullible 16 year-old girl, whose only dream in life is to be a tour guide for "Ghost Tours USA." But when a surprising birthday wish comes true, and her Daddy's darkest secret is revealed, Mary's definition of "A Ghost" is forced to change forever.
  • ROMEO's JULES
    At the end of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET [Spoiler Alert] - they die. Their souls fly to the afterlife...and then what? Our favorite star-crossed lovers find themselves in an unknown liminal space confronting the "reality" of dramatic literature's most infamous romantic miscommunication.
  • IAGO's ROD
    In the middle of ACT V, Scene 1, of Shakespeare's OTHELLO - [spoiler alert] - Iago betrays Roderigo, stabbing his "best friend" in the back. But what really happened during their final moment together...might just leave Shakespeare's most verbose liar - finally speechless.
  • OPHELIA LATER
    After Act IV, Scene 5 of Shakespeare's HAMLET, Gertrude arrives back to the castle to - [spoiler alert] - tell Laertes of his sisters' unfortunate death. But what exactly happened by that willow tree that "grows aslant a brook" ? Could a mad mad Ophelia uncover the truth about what's really rotten in the state of Denmark?
  • A Hanukkah Carol, The Festival of Guilt, did I say "Guilt" - I mean "Lights"
    "What was that?? Finally!?? A Christmas Carol for the Jewish People!??" -- Now a freshman in college, Bubbe, a millennial Jewish American Princess, does NOT want to come home to celebrate "CHHHHHhhhhanukah". After smoking some Kosher BBQ Kush in her dorm room, she is haunted by THREE HANUKAH FAIRIES - and together - we all learn the meaning of Hanukkah. (Not for children, but there will be...
    "What was that?? Finally!?? A Christmas Carol for the Jewish People!??" -- Now a freshman in college, Bubbe, a millennial Jewish American Princess, does NOT want to come home to celebrate "CHHHHHhhhhanukah". After smoking some Kosher BBQ Kush in her dorm room, she is haunted by THREE HANUKAH FAIRIES - and together - we all learn the meaning of Hanukkah. (Not for children, but there will be puppets...) - Happy Hanukkah, Every One!
  • (_______) This Country
    A young Mexican-American father gets a surprise visit from his old childhood friend...who happens to be a United States Deportation Officer. His wife's not too happy about this "surprise visit"...
  • Blue Lobster
    In this underwater ten-minute play, a rare BLUE lobster decides she wants to identify as something more than what her Mamma Lobster wants her to be.
  • Black and White and Red All Over
    In this little abstract poem-of-a-play, A Human and A Zebra discuss their curiosities, their inherent differences, and inevitably...their love.
  • THAT TIME A REAL CLOCK WAS UPSET ABOUT THE INANIMATELY INCORRECT CASTING OF DISNEY’s LIVE-ACTION REMAKE OF "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" ...OR, JUST A CLOCK
    A clock and a table discuss um...well, the title says it all doesn't it.
  • POINTALISM, or the study of points
    This weird, almost existential, and abstract presentation of theatrical thought explores the relationship between a playwright, his script, and - well - everyone else who doesn't "get it"...WARNING: "POINTALISM, or the study of points" should only be performed by the bravest of theatre artists.