Writer, professor, former Dean and award-winning author and playwright are words to describe Dr. Bonnie Culver and her contributions to Wilkes University and the literary community. A professor of English at Wilkes since 1990, her original writings have garnered three finalist and semi-finalist finishes at the prestigious Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Development Program.
Her original play Sniper was awarded the 2003 Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play. It is given out annually and recognizes excellence in New Jersey Community Theater. Sniper made its New York City debut as an Off-Broadway production in January 2005. Culver is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Author’s League of America, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education to name a few.
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- 15 minutes
- 2 Males, 2 Females
Bare Stage, Comedy
Cell, a 10-minute play takes us inside connecting and disconnecting calls among 4 different cell phone users attempting to find answers to the central problems in their lives with sometimes odd results.Read More
Group S.O.S.: Survivors Of Sexual Abuse
- 50 - 60 minutes
In GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse. In two separate 1-hour plays, male or female survivors both confront and comfort one another as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.Read More
Group S.O.S. Female Version
- 50 Minutes
- 6 Females
This is the female version of GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse. In this 1-hour play, female survivors both confront and comfort one another in a therapy as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.Read More
- 90 Minutes
- 8 Males; 2 Females; Doubling Possible
Doubling Possible, Edgy Play
Award-winning full-length drama for 8-10 actors, SNIPER is very loosely based upon the nation’s first school shooting in 1975. The drama explores the mind and life of seventeen year old Anthony Vaccaro, who fatally shoots 9 citizens of a small town in upstate New York. Moving back and forth in time, Vaccaro searches his own past and remembers….
Great for high school, college, and community theater and discussion groups.Read More