John Patrick Bray earned his Ph.D. in Theatre Studies at Louisiana State University, and his M.F.A. in Playwriting from The Actors Studio Drama School/New School for Drama. He has written plays under grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana. His plays have been produced around the country, and have been published with Smith and Kraus, Applause, Next Stage Press, Indie Theatre Now, Heartland Plays, JACPublishing, and The Riant Theatre. His research interests include new play development and production, and adaptation studies. He has publications with Platform: Postgraduate eJournal of Theatre and Performing Arts, and New England Theatre Journal. He has a forthcoming article with Theatre Synposium, and a forthcoming book review with Journal of Screenwriting. In addition, John is a board member of The Plastic Theatre of Lafayette (in Louisiana), a board member of Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology and Society; and he is the moderator/director of No Shame Athens (a playreading series under the auspices of the Rose of Athens Theatre), and the moderator/director of the Athens Playwrights' Workshop. John is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., Theatre Communications Group, and he is an Equity Membership Candidate. John is a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Georgia.