“HARRISON BRYAN, has has a real gift at creating meaningful exchanges...he will develop into a great voice in the theater... But with dialogue this good he will probably be snapped up for television series writing.”
- NY Theatre Guide
"Hopeful yet heartbreaking-
practical yet idealistic. Harrison Bryan has a something special in his hands.”
"There is also a real unjaded joy that seems to be coursing under his skin."
- NY Theatre Guide
HARRISON BRYAN is a New York City based playwright, librettist, actor, screenwriter, producer, clown, puppeteer, and proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from Boston University, where he was given the opportunity to locally produce, write, and act in over a dozen of his own short one acts. Harrison is a Two-Time Awarded Finalist at NYC’s Steven Sondheim's Young Playwrights’ Write-A-Play Festival. Recently, his play, "[ WORLD WAR <3 ]," received a special reading Off-Broadway at THE CHERRY LANE THEATRE, as part of their Tuesday TONGUES Reading Series. His play, STILL NOT, was produced as part of the New York International FRINGE Festival, receiving online publication with INDIE THEATRE NOW's "FringeNYC 2016 Collection". In 2020, "THE RUDE MECHANICALS" - Eastern WA's Premiere Shakespeare Theatre Company, produced his short play, "In Fair Corona," as part of a Virtual New Play Initiative. In 2014, his short play, "Ophelia Later," was a Finalist for Off-Broadway's Red Bull Theatre's New Short Play Festival. In 2017, "Romeo's Jules," was selected and performed at The Players Theatre Short Play Festival, WINNING the "Best Of Week" SPF 2017 Award. His original musical, "A HANUKKAH CAROL, or GELT TRIP! The Musical" will continue development this year at the BMI Advanced Writers' Workshop in NYC. (WATCH ANIMATED TRAILER HERE!)
Recipient of the 2019 New York Innovative Theatre Award, his writing has been featured, produced, read, and workshopped Off-Broadway at The Cherry Lane Theatre, MCC's "FreshPlay Festival", Broadway Comedy Club, The BMI Advanced Writer’s Workshop, FringeNYC, The Flea, Playthings Theatre Co., @ The Irish Rep, The Rude Mechanicals, Ugly Rhino, The Kraine, Open Hydrant, The Players Theatre, [“SPF” WINNER], The Nuyorican, Dixon Place, People’s Improv Theatre, The Dramatist Guild Fund's Music Hall, Brunch Theatre, West of 10th, Lucky Jacks, Pete's Candy Store, NYU, and Boston University. (And, most recently, ZOOM!) Brooklyn-born and raised, he served as a Writer/Actor for 5 years with “FACES, Theatre Network for Teens,” using playwriting and improvisation to promote tolerance, peace, and anti-bullying.