Robert Alexander Wray

Robert Alexander Wray

Robert Alexander Wray likes making things and figuring it all out later. He's 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/semifinalist for numerous competitions, including the Heideman, Red Bull Theater Short New...
Robert Alexander Wray likes making things and figuring it all out later. He's 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/semifinalist for numerous competitions, including the Heideman, Red Bull Theater Short New Play Festival, and the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. His work has been performed at the Eldred Theatre, Live Arts, Four County Players, The Barrow Group, Naked Angels, The Actors Studio, New Circle Theatre Company, Westbank, Torn Page, the Moscow Theatre Festival and the Brighton Fringe. He's a member of the New Circle Theatre Company and lives in the wilds of Virginia with his cat Sylvo.

Plays

  • Looking Glass Elegy
    (One Person Play) The adventures of a film location scout trying to make sense of existence, plus other matters.
  • Melancholy Echo
    (Full Length) A pastor, having just quit the church, embarks on a surreal pilgrimage whereupon he discovers a mysterious notebook filled with story fragments. Determined to turn these fragments into a seamless whole, he attempts to write a narrative of his own devising, but the original authors, a pair of lovers known only as Phoenix and Dove, have the final say.
  • 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, the costs of war, gender politics, fate vs. free will, and the struggle to live a life that rises above old modes of violence and fear.
  • Savage Variations
    (Full Length) Lena and Owen meet cute but part deadly in a time-bending BDSM tale about desire and the dangers of intimacy.
  • All is Always Now
    (Full Length) All of us play roles in our lives, but few play them as extravagantly as Lowell, Harold, Weldon and Margot, four longtime New York actor friends who gather together for a final farewell that turns out to be more final than they expected.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Secret Rain
    (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.
  • Elvis Presley in Retrospect
    (Monologue) A reflection on the king of rock'n'roll who may or may have not left the building.
  • An Immodest Proposal
    (Short Play) A couple of the loneliest people on the planet meet in a bar and come to an unusual agreement.
  • Strip to Black
    (Short Play) Sandy and Denise, two dancers at a strip club, trade places in an attempt to alter their destinies for the better.
  • CloudLogic
    (Short Play) Three sisters gather on a mountain overlook and bond over their lives until one of them reveals a shattering secret.
  • White Trash Wonderland
    (Short Play) Wade needs a favor from his mom before he goes to court to answer for something he claims he didn't do.
  • 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?
  • Willowside
    (Short Play) A woman visits the haunted estate of a famous writer and by the end of it finds herself...translated.
  • Galatea Unbound
    (One Minute Play) A goddess pleads with her immortal father for help and gets more than she bargained for.