“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 NYC-based Jewish American playwright, librettist, actor, screenwriter, producer, and puppeteer. A proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America and The Alliance of Jewish Theatre, Harrison is the recipient of the 2019 New York Innovative Theatre Award. Also, a Two-Time Honored Finalist at Steven Sondheim's Young Playwrights’ Write-A-Play Festival. His original musical, "A HANUKKAH CAROL, or GELT TRIP! The Musical" ("Relentless Award" Nominee) will continue development this year at the BMI Advanced Writers' Workshop in NYC. (WATCH ANIMATED TRAILER HERE!) A special industry presentation directed by Marlo Hunter ("2022 Woman To Watch On Broadway), took place this December, along with a sold out concert at The Green Room 42. 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. Harrison's 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 oh! oh god, give it to me baby...on ZOOM!) Brooklyn-born and raised, with a BFA from Boston University, 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.