Who Are the Playwrights

Kirk Wood Bromley

Resident Playwright

2017 — 2026

Kirk Wood Bromley, aka “Shakespeare on mushrooms” (LA Weekly), has been creating verse plays in NYC since 1990. In that time, he has written around 25 of them, and they have been produced by Aaron Beall (Nada), FoolsFury (SF), Bad Epitaph (Cleveland), Sacred Fools (LA), Wesleyan, Kenyon, Mizzou, Inverse Theater (of which he is Artistic Director), and more. Bromley/Inverse have won various 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 (Inverse), and his band (The Good Hard) can be found at kirkwoodbromley.com.