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The Brooklyn Generator - Season Seven

exited to announce our Seventh Season of The Brooklyn Generator, my own going new play generation project (co-curated with Erin Mallon). Our writers this season are Kaaron Briscoe, Naveen Bahar Choudhury, David Hilder, Daaimah Mubashshir as well as Erin Mallon and myself.

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Bixby Elliot

 

Bixby lives in NYC with his partner Paul, his ball obsessed beagle, a blind cat and their other cat who has no feline graces! He works at Google to pay the bills and is the co-curator of The Brooklyn Generator ( an new play generation project).

Bixby recently advanced to the final round of the prestigious Sam French Off Off Broadway Festival with his new play Aquamarine (directed by Jack Dentinger). The play was selected for the festival (30 out of 850 submissions) and was one of 11 selected for the finals.

Bixby Elliot’s play Abraham Lincoln was a Faggot was produced at Chicago’s About Face Theater (director Andrew Volkoff) and was selected as one of TimeOut Chicago’s Top 10 Plays of 2015, it was nominated for Jeff Awards and received critical acclaim (critics pick by TimeOut and Windy City Times and 3 ½ stars from the Chicago Tribune). Abraham Lincoln was a Faggot was also a finalist for the O’Neill Theater Conference in 2010, as well as a finalist for New Dramatists, Seven Devils Development Conference, winner of the Pandora New Play Competition, a semi-finalist for and New Harmony Workshop.

The New Yorker Magazine remarked that  Bixby’s NYC production of his play Sommerfugl, directed by Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill) and starring Wayne Wilcox (Gilmore Girls), “conjure(d) the spirit of Christopher Isherwood, both in its vivid evocation of Europe between the wars and in its characters’ bittersweet yearning for the fullness of life.” The play is inspired by the true story of Lili Elbe.


Bixby Elliot’s play Blueprint was produced by Tony Award winning producer Arielle Tepper Madover as part of her new works Summer Play Festival (SPF). This production was directed by Drama Desk Nominee Jonathan Silverstein and starred Emmy winner Peter Strauss.

His play Girl You Know It’s True (inspired by the rise and fall of the pop/rock duo Milli Vanilli) was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Conference in 2011, finalist for New Harmony, finalist for Kitchen Dog Theater New Works and a advanced round entry for PlayPenn 2011 and received it's world premiere production at Chicago's Pavement Group in April 2012..

Other plays include Treasure Island, FL (semi-finalist for the O'Neill Conference 2012, SouthernRep New Play Festival Winner, New Orleans) , PN1923.45 LS01 volume 2: The Book Play (New York Premiere: NYC International Fringe Festival - director Stephen Brackett), Hotel Oracle (New York premiere: Walkerspace/SoHo Rep - director Stephen Brackett) and I Am Not Peter Pan (New York premiere: Cherry Lane Theater; Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Best of Fest Winner - director Cary McClelland).

Bixby is a graduate of the MFA playwriting program at Columbia University, a company member of InViolet Theater in NYC and co-curator of The Brooklyn Generator (with Erin Mallon) a new play generation project.

For television he was in development with Jennifer Lopez Entertainment on an hour long program and is currently developing a new hour long historical drama. His screenplay Happy, Now was a semi-finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters program.

Upcoming: season seven of the Brooklyn Generator and readings of new plays in March

 

 

Bixby Elliot

 

Education:
Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts. MFA in Playwriting. 
Graduated 2005.

Studied under Kelly Stuart, Eduardo Machado, Frank Pugliese, Theresa Rebeck, Tammy Ader, Anne Bogart, Evangeline Morphos, and Brian Kulick

Other classes with: Leslye Headland, Keith Bunin, Christopher Shinn, James Lescene, Josh Hecht & Lucy Thurber


Television:

Developed an hour long TV drama with Jennifer Lopez Entertainment/Nyuorican Productions.
Working with producer Lisa Nicholas on a new hour long period drama pitch (rep’d by Abrams Artists)


Screenplays:

Happy, Now
Finalist – 2013 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Finalist

Highway (with Jeremy Guttman)


Long Plays (selected):

Salt Kiss
Reading: Summer 2018 - New York - dir. Jack Dentinger

If on a Winter’s Night…
Production: The Tank/ TH/TW Project - Winter 2017- New York - dir. Julie Kramer
Reading: The Brooklyn Generator - Summer 2017 - New York - dir. Julie Kramer

Look Look Look Look Look
Reading: Winter 2017 - New York - dir. Clare Mottola
Reading: Mason Holdings - Winter 2017 - New York

The Whole Sky All Diamonds
Reading: Winter 2016 - New York - dir. NJ Agwuna

Make a Wish and Blow…
Reading:  Summer – Fall 2016 – New York – dir. David Perez

Sommerfugl
Production:  InViolet – Fall 2015 – New York – dir. Stephen Bracket

Birds Do It
Semi-Finalist: 2013 Princess Grace
Reading: InViolet – Summer 2013 – New York – dir. Michael Henry Harris
Reading: InViolet – Winter 2014 – New York – dir. Lou Moreno

Girl You Know It’s True
Production: Theater Off Jackson – Spring 2014 – Seattle – dir. Ed Hawkins
Production: Pavement Group  Spring 2012 – Chicago – dir. David Perez
Reading: Flight Theater Company dir. Jonathan Silverstien
Semi-Finalist: O’Neill Playwrights Conference 2011
Finalist: New Harmony Project 2011
Finalist: Kitchen Dog New Works 2011
Advanced Round PlayPenn 2011

Abraham Lincoln Was A Faggot
Production: About Fact Theater – June 2015 – Chicago dir. Andrew Volkoff
Workshop: About Face Theater – Spring 2014 – Chicago dir. Andrew Volkoff
Production: Pandora Theater  Spring 2013 – Louisville, KY 
Reading: Epiphany Theatre Company dir. Stephen Brackett
Finalist: O’Neill Playwrights Conference 2010
Finalist: Seven Devils Playwrights Conference 2010
Finalist: New Dramatists 2010
Semi-Finalist: New Harmony Project 2010
Finalist: Pandora Theatre New Play Competition
Advanced Round PlayPenn 2010

Blueprint
Production:  Arielle Tepper Maddover’s  S.P.F. (Summer Play Festival) July 2007 – New York – dir. Jonathan Silverstein
Reading: Epiphany Theatre Company
Semi-Finalist Princess Grace Award
Finalist: Lark Theatre Company Summer Reading Series

PN1923.45 LS01 Volume 2 [The Book Play]
Production: New York International Fringe 2007 – The Bleecker Street Theatre – August 2007 - New York – dir. Stephen Brackett
Backstage: “Director Stephen Brackett's staging, with this impeccable cast, is elegant…Elliot's frequently hilarious and touching play.”
NYTheatre.com: “Top- notch”, “Stellar”, “The most professional FringeNYC show I've seen, both in the quality of the technical design and the performances”, “Well-told. Elliot writes very convincing, honest dialogue and does an excellent job of distinguishing the time periods through language.”

Hotel Oracle
Production: Sum of Us Theatre Co. – Walkerspace – March 2007 - New York – dir. Stephen Brackett
Workshop: Lark Theatre 
NYTheatre.com: “six of the most talented actors working in off-off-Broadway theatre tackle a beautifully designed drama written by a talented playwright with flawless direction on a really cool set”
Jon Sobel, BlogCritics Magazine: “the work of a playwright with a quiver full of penetrating arrows”

I Am Not Peter Pan
Production: The Lift Group -  Cherry Lane Theatre Alternative 2004 – New York  - dir. Cary McClelland
Production: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2004 – Edinburgh, Scotland – dir. Cary McClelland
Best of Fest Award/5 Star Review

Treasure Island, FL
Production: Columbia Stages Festival 2005 – New York – dir. Jonathan Silverstein
Reading: SouthernRep New Play Festival  – New Orleans, LA – dir. Ryan Jillette
Reading: InViolet – New York – dir. Stephen Brackett

Musical:
Reality! A Family Musical (music & lyrics by Lawrence Goldberg)
Workshop: Stamford Center for the Arts 2006 – Stamford, CT – dir. Spencer Chandler
Reading: The Actor’s Center 

Short Plays (selected):
Aquamarine
Production:  Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival – Summer 2018 – New York – dir. Jack Dentinger

Ginny & Dick + Others
Production: 2nd and 3rd Annual NYC One Minute Play Festival (HERE Arts Center)

Dreaming of Chekhov
Production: Hangar Theatre – Ithaca, NY – dir. Pesha Rudnick

Truck Stop Love
Production: Bailiwick Theatre – Chicago, IL – dir. Heather Brown
Production: 3Across – The Belt@The Zipper  – New York, NY – dir. Erik Sneidze

Lucky
Production: Brown Couch Theatre  – Chicago, IL – dir. Heather Brown

Streets of Laredo
Production: 45 Below @ The Culture Project  – dir. Megan Sandberg-Zakian

The Sound of a Dog Barking
Presentation: Cherry Picking Festival  – dir. Clare Mottola CTP

I Love You St. Petersburg
Presentation: Cherry Picking Festival  – dir. Clare Mottola CTP

Other:
Scandal (an adaptation of Sheridan’s School for Scandal for Young Adults)
Production: Strasberg Institute 2005 – New York 

Awards: 
Finalist – O’Neill Playwrights Conference 2010
Semi-Finalist – O’Neill Playwrights Conference 2011/2012
Finalist – New Harmony Project 2011
Semi-Finalist – New Harmony Project 2010
Finalist – New Dramatists Membership 2010
Finalist – Seven Devils Playwrights Conference 2010
Semi-Finalist – Princess Grace Award 2010/2013
Finalist – BMI Lyricist Workshop
Winner - Festival of Firsts Playwriting Competition 
Winner – College New Play Competition – Bailiwick Theatre Company
Winner (one of eight) Southern Rep – New Southern Play Festival  
Winner – Hangar Theatre New Play Contest
Finalist – Lark Theatre Company – New Play Festival 
Finalist – Juilliard: The Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program

Additional Information:
Company Member – InViolet  Theater Company 
Member of the Lift Group
Member of The Group (a collective of emerging writers)
Member of the Dramatists Guild
Co-Curator of The Brooklyn Generator with Erin Mallon

 

 

 

You can contact me at

 

bixbyelliot@gmail.com

 

 

Photos

 
Abraham Lincoln was a Faggot

Abraham Lincoln was a Faggot

Abraham Lincoln was a Faggot

Abraham Lincoln was a Faggot

Bernardo Cubria in Sommerfugl

Bernardo Cubria in Sommerfugl

Aubyn Phillabaum and Wayne Wilcox in Sommerfugl

Aubyn Phillabaum and Wayne Wilcox in Sommerfugl

James Ryan Caldwell in PN1923.45LS01 Volume 2: The Book Play

James Ryan Caldwell in PN1923.45LS01 Volume 2: The Book Play

Peter Strauss and Nicole Lawrence in Blueprint

Peter Strauss and Nicole Lawrence in Blueprint

Maria Dizzia and Woody Bolley in Treasure Island, FL

Maria Dizzia and Woody Bolley in Treasure Island, FL

Katie Honaker (center) Hotel Oracle

Katie Honaker (center) Hotel Oracle

Cast, Hotel Oracle

Cast, Hotel Oracle