Who Are the Playwrights

Kirk Wood Bromley

Resident Playwright

2017 — 2026

Kirk Wood Bromley, aka “Shakespeare on mushrooms” (LA Weekly) and "the beloved bard of downtown theater" (The New Yorker), has been writing verse plays since 1990, and in that time his work has been produced by Aaron Beall (Nada, NYC), Ben Yalom (FoolsFury, SF), Bad Epitaph (Cleveland), Sacred Fools (LA), Wesleyan, Kenyon, Mizzou, Inverse Theater (of which he is Artistic Director), and more. Bromley and/or Inverse have won numerous awards, including Best Downtown Theater Company (NY Press 2001), the Berrilla Kerr Foundation Playwriting Award (2001), three NY Fringe Festival Excellence Awards (2002, 2003, 2009), and the first Caffe Cino Award (NY Innovative Theatre Awards 2005). While he has been compared to Shakespeare (NY Magazine, Time Out NY, OffOffOff.com, the Cleveland Scene), Stoppard (The Village Voice), and Van Gogh (NYTheatre.com), his writing “speaks directly to its audience’s concerns and in its dialect” (American Theatre Magazine). More about him, his theater company, and his band (The Good Hard) can be found at kirkwoodbromley.com.