Bill Crouch

Bill Crouch

Bill is an award-winning playwright, actor, director and producer. He has an M.A. in Theatre History, Theory and Criticism from CUNY and an Arts Administration Degree from New York University. Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, Member of the Drama League and the Dramatists Guild. Bill writes plays and dramatic criticism (often) and misses his family in upstate New York (always).

Plays

  • Radical Faeries
    Ralph and Mack are at a crossroads. No amount of eye shadow can erase the fact that they are no longer considered renegades by a society they seek to confront and enlighten.
  • Cruel Men
    Porn mogul Ryan Dalton realizes that his time is running out. Ryan's been tied to a chair in his apartment (and not in a fun way) by his ex-boyfriend Sean Corker and his younger brother Keith. When Keith and Sean demand that Ryan release Sean from his porn contract, it becomes painfully evident the traitorous lovers are prepared to do anything to get their way. As the clock winds down on Ryan, Sean and...
    Porn mogul Ryan Dalton realizes that his time is running out. Ryan's been tied to a chair in his apartment (and not in a fun way) by his ex-boyfriend Sean Corker and his younger brother Keith. When Keith and Sean demand that Ryan release Sean from his porn contract, it becomes painfully evident the traitorous lovers are prepared to do anything to get their way. As the clock winds down on Ryan, Sean and Keith’s murderous rage intensifies. Will events unfold in a gruesome finale, or will Ryan convince them to spare his life? Based on an actual case ripped from the headlines of some trashy online magazine, this gripping tale makes no attempt whatsoever to answer the question, what’s love got to do with it?
  • Parking Lot Christian
    Gilbert Bennett revealed his HIV status to the world on social media, on World AIDS Day. According to his best friend Lexi Williams, Gilbert then promptly ascended to the heavens, and no one’s seen him since. Sparks fly, when Gilbert’s sister Cynthia finally shows up a year later, to say her goodbyes to a brother she assumes is missing or dead. Is Gilbert gone for good? Is this a hoax, or has Lexi seen...
    Gilbert Bennett revealed his HIV status to the world on social media, on World AIDS Day. According to his best friend Lexi Williams, Gilbert then promptly ascended to the heavens, and no one’s seen him since. Sparks fly, when Gilbert’s sister Cynthia finally shows up a year later, to say her goodbyes to a brother she assumes is missing or dead. Is Gilbert gone for good? Is this a hoax, or has Lexi seen something truly miraculous occur in a church parking lot? And what does James Baldwin have to do with any of it?
  • Sodomy Rules! (The Bowers v. Hardwick Trial)
    Sodomy Rules! The Bowers v. Hardwick Trial is a solo-performance play based on the events of the infamous Supreme Court Trial which denied privacy rights to the LGBTQ community in 1986. Michael Hardwick, an openly gay man and his partner were arrested in the privacy of their home during sexual intimacy. Through compelling eyewitness testimony, the author re-creates the dramatic events surrounding the trial,...
    Sodomy Rules! The Bowers v. Hardwick Trial is a solo-performance play based on the events of the infamous Supreme Court Trial which denied privacy rights to the LGBTQ community in 1986. Michael Hardwick, an openly gay man and his partner were arrested in the privacy of their home during sexual intimacy. Through compelling eyewitness testimony, the author re-creates the dramatic events surrounding the trial, while revealing his own struggles to make peace with Michael Hardwick's heartbreaking journey. This work seeks to embrace the values we hold in highest regard: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.