Robert Alexander Wray

Robert Alexander Wray

Robert Alexander Wray is a graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop where he was awarded both the Norman Felton and Zeta Phi Eta Memorial Scholarship. He's also won the Marc A. Klein Playwriting Award, the Slam! Theatre Festival (NYC), and been a finalist for numerous prizes, including the Heideman. His work has been performed at the Eldred Theatre, Live Arts, Four County Players, The Barrow Group, The...
Robert Alexander Wray is a graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop where he was awarded both the Norman Felton and Zeta Phi Eta Memorial Scholarship. He's also won the Marc A. Klein Playwriting Award, the Slam! Theatre Festival (NYC), and been a finalist for numerous prizes, including the Heideman. His work has been performed at the Eldred Theatre, Live Arts, Four County Players, The Barrow Group, The Actors Studio, New Circle Theatre Company, Westbank, Torn Page, Moscow Theatre Festival, and Brighton Fringe. He's a member of the New Circle Theatre Company and is based in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia. He's also a fine judge of Single Barrel Bourbon. "But if the arrow is straight/And the point is slick/It can pierce through dust no matter how thick" Bob Dylan



Plays

  • Miscellanea
    (One Person Play) A film location manager tries to make sense of existence and come to terms with grief.
  • Ground Streaming Blood
    (Full Length) This tongue in cheek continuation of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida tells the story of the Trojan War from the downfall of Hector to the letting in of the infamous Trojan Horse. It's a chronicle of gods and goddesses, conflicted warriors, and powerful legendary women, all driven by the question: Why do we make choices that go against our own best interests?
  • Melancholy Echo
    (Full Length) An off-kilter comedy that explores a pastor's quest, in a time of plague, to map the inner workings of his mind after quitting the church. Along the way, the story of Phoenix and Dove unfolds, a tale that gradually melds with the pastor's own.
  • Savage Variations
    (Full Length) Lena and Owen meet cute but part deadly in a surreal time-bending tale about the costs of intimacy and desire.
  • All is Always Now
    (Full Length) All of us play roles in our lives, but few play them as relentlessly, or desperately, as Lowell, Harold, Weldon, and Margot, four longtime actor friends who gather together for a final farewell in New York City.
  • Ocean View Odyssey
    (Full Length) Riffing on Homer's "The Odyssey," the story follows Henry Byers, a young New York lawyer who, in a state of crisis, travels back to his home in Ocean View, Virginia in order to find his long estranged father and heal wounds from the past.
  • Bullet for Unaccompanied Heart
    (Full Length) Part blues song, part crossword puzzle, part exegesis on Ovid, a musician, Dugan McBane, gets taken hostage by the ghost of his former lover, Anya Edlund, an otherworldly punk rock princess. Dugan’s release hinges on one thing: an apology.
  • The Portable Casey Horn
    (Full Length) A dark coming-of-age story about Casey Horn, a young boy dealing with a sickly “Star Wars” obsessed brother, a girl next door who won’t give him the time of day, and a mother with a Holly Golightly psychosis who always falls for Mr. Wrong.
  • Pelicans
    (Monologue) A girl reminisces about someone she once loved and comes to a bittersweet realization.
  • Autumn Tale
    (Monologue) On a beautiful fall day, Jess is confronted by the unimaginable.
  • Because I Burn (Self-Portrait)
    (Monologue) The life story of a very strange character, abridged.
  • White Trash Wonderland
    (Short Play) Wade needs a favor from his mom before he goes to court to answer for something he may or may not have done.
  • CloudLogic
    (Short Play) Three sisters gather on a mountain overlook and bond over their lives until one of them reveals a shattering secret.
  • An Immodest Proposal
    (Short Play) Alex and Kris, two of the loneliest people on the planet, meet in a bar and come to an unusual agreement.
  • Sam's Lament
    (Short Play) Sam, Clem and Leonora are imprisoned on a purgatorial ghost train from which they struggle to escape.
  • A Likely Story
    (Short Play) A meta-theatrical crime of passion story that ends with a murder mystery...or does it?