Coming Home to Write


Bren Dubay’s accomplishments include:

  • Seven years as the Lillian Kaiser Lewis Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Rice University in Houston, Texas
  • Awarded Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in Playwriting at Sewanee Writers’ Conference
  • Recipient of a five-year support grant from the Walter B. Sharp Memorial Fund
  • Recipient of a LGR Travel Grant for three years in a row
  • Selected to be a writer-in-residence at Ragdale Foundation in Evanston, Illinois
  • One of six writers chosen to participate in Art Within’s Writer’s Lab
  • One of twelve writers selected to participate in Collegeville Institute’s Writing for Mystic Activists Workshop

Recognition for scripts include:

  • Irish Mist received an extended run in Plovdiv Bulgaria’s Evmolpiada Theatre
  • Angleton Grill selected to tour Eastern Europe
  • Tom and Darla was one of the winners of the Texas Playwrights’ Festival at Stages Repertory Theatre
  • Howling at the Moon Through Ice Cubes in a Glass selected for  New Script Festival at the University of St. Thomas
  • Two plays — Secrets and Irish Mist — nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
  • Irish Mist was one of three finalist in the South Carolina’s Playwrights’ Festival
  • Irish Mist selected for the Tennessee Women’s Theater Project

Other activity includes:

  • Served as a script doctor for several films: The Trust written and directed by Douglas Kilgore, Pop Love written and directed by Kyle Henry and Room also by Kyle Henry
  • Associate Producer, New Texas Theatre
  • Associate Producer, Houston Shakespeare Festival
  • Co-founder and Producer, Children’s Theatre Festival
  • Director of Development, Alley Theatre
  • Producing Director, Stages Repertory Theatre
  • Professional actor
  • Member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.


Writing for Mystic Activists

A week with eleven fellow writers of enormous talent … read more

Road Trip to Nashville, TN?

My play Irish Mist selected by Tennessee Women’s Theater Project … read more

Writing About Writing

Kindred Spirits

Brown had an idea for a screenplay. He took that idea and turned it into a novella … read more

The Math is Simple …

If you write 1,000 words a day … read more

Flannery O’Connor

Words of wisdom from Flannery … read more