CRUSADE now on NPX

I have posted my new full-length play Crusade to the New Play Exchange.

Crusade is an overtly political play. It warns of the threat America faces from Christian fundamentalism, while affirming humanist values like sacrifice and basic decency.

It is the not-to-distant future. The takeover of the federal government by Christian fundamentalists, and their assault on the Constitution, has led to civil war between opposing elements of the U.S. military. On reconnaissance patrol in the Rocky Mountains, an Army squad is forced to take cover in an isolated cabin owned by a former professor who now wants only to be left alone. The four members of the squad each have their own reason for being part of the anti-Christian resistance, including the squad’s female member, an expert sniper on a personal mission of vengeance.

Stylistically, Crusade heightens the traditional war drama through the use of sound, lighting, language, and physical action in a “total theatre” effort to confront the audience with the reality of violence and the danger of extremism.

Prize Winner

I am very pleased to announce my play Quarantine was awarded Third Place in the annual One-Act Playwriting Competition at the Little Theatre of Alexandria in Northern Virginia.

In notifying me, the head of the competition said: “Out of 90+ plays, yours was the 3rd rated highest in our competition. People loved your show. They thought it was very realistic, and they loved the strong male characters…People devoured your show, and many offered to try out for it, they loved it so much….It was very compelling, and kept everyone engaged. You should be proud of your accomplishments and know that you were the “cream of the crop.”

My deep thanks to LTA for this recognition.

If interested in Quarantine, see my post below; it’s also available through New Play Exchange.

Find me on New Play Exchange

Anyone interested in my work can find my plays on the New Play Exchange.

https://newplayexchange.org/users/3686/bruce-bonafede

Plays currently available include:

Advice to the Players – full-length (90 minutes, no intermission). A shorter version was Heideman Award winner at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1985. The full-length version premiered at the Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays, and became available thru Samuel French in 2015.

Crusade – full-length, two acts.

North – full-length, 75 minutes, no intermission.

Quarantine – one-act. Winner (3rd Place), Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition, The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 2018.

10-Minute plays:
- The Short Christmas Dinner
- Say Goodbye to Hollywood
- Mahi-Mahi
- A Death in the Woods

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