Darcy Parker Bruce

Darcy Parker Bruce

Darcy Parker Bruce is a graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at Smith College. In years past they have joined the Sewanee Writers’ Conference as part of their staff, leading hikes and bartending. Darcy was the recipient of a 2017 Tennessee Williams Scholarship through the Sewanee Writers' Conference and was a 2019 LAMBDA Literary Fellow. In 2018 they were granted ATHE's Judith Royer Award For...
Darcy Parker Bruce is a graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at Smith College. In years past they have joined the Sewanee Writers’ Conference as part of their staff, leading hikes and bartending. Darcy was the recipient of a 2017 Tennessee Williams Scholarship through the Sewanee Writers' Conference and was a 2019 LAMBDA Literary Fellow. In 2018 they were granted ATHE's Judith Royer Award For Excellence in Theater for their play Soldier Poet. They are currently working on several projects including the upcoming publication of the Piedmont Plays, a four play cycle about America(andeverythingelse). In 2022 they worked with Chester Theater Company on a commission: To the Moon and Back, and they most recently won Broad Horizon's New Play Award for their play All We Know Is Not Enough. Their work can now be purchased through Broadway Play Publishing. Catch their work this summer in Ireland and Germany! https://www.consoltheater.de/

Plays

  • Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner
    A SUPER queer time travel adventure. With Dinosaurs. A cross between Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, and Fried Green Tomatoes.
  • Soldier Poet
    The first play in the Piedmont Cycle.
  • The Place That Made You
    In the aftermath of a tragedy Jonah attempts to reunite with his best friend, Ben returns to her childhood home, and a giant white whale haunts the coastline of a sleepy Connecticut town. A modern day re-imagining of Jonah and the Whale, a tale of love, loss, and glory in small town America. The second Piedmont play.
  • The Kingdom of Ghosts
    Jonah starts a family. We lay a hero to rest. A continuation of the Piedmont cycle.
  • O Captain! My Captain!
    Jonah returns to the whale, we return to the Kingdom. The fourth and final play in the Piedmont Cycle.
  • To The Moon and Back
    Ace alternately maps craters searching for pieces of herself, and flips burgers at her day job as she tries to outrun the shadows of the past she shares with her dad, who spends his days watching gameshows from his lawn chair—on the moon.
  • the wolf you feed
    Max, recently separated, has just moved into the rundown Shady Pines motel at the edge of a national park. Outside, a pack of wolves is wondering if she wants to hang out. Inside, everything she used to know is becoming something other-than. A toothbrush becomes a handful of chives, a bottle of shampoo is an owl that refuses to leave the shower, and a stack of papers that demand a signature stubbornly remain just that.
  • All We Know Is Not Enough
    In a seedy pay-by-the-hour motel Romeo fights to stay alive. Romeo is trans, running from a hate crime, his sister Charlie is taking care of him. An ocean away- Nasrin, a refugee, is lost at sea. Linking their stories and their voices are Charlie’s ham radio and a mysterious white dragon. All We Know Is Not Enough is a play which explores what it means to be searching for home and somewhere to call safe.
  • East Of The Sun
    An adaptation of the Norwegian fairy-tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
  • No One Is Coming To Take You Away
    Rose steals a rock from Thingvellir National Park to get the gods to open a portal to help her find Loui, her lost student.
  • St. Simon
    The world is ending and the seas are rising. Simon is building an ark, Markus is writing a song, and a mysterious goat named Baphomet has appeared in the convent kitchen. Soon, Simon’s parents will rise from the dead and everything will be alright, right?
  • GLIMMER
    Paradise, FL is a tiny dead-end blast-from-the-past glorified-antique of a town at the edge of the country.
  • How We Live In Our Bodies Now
    Viv and her girlfriend Langly try to move forward after Langly survives a mass shooting. Ollie is lost, in love, lost. Langly is becoming something other than.