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Theater Studies

    Neal C Bell
  • Neal C Bell

  • Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies
  • Theater Studies
  • 03G Page Auditorium
  • Campus Box 90680
  • Phone: (919) 660-3380
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • Playwriting
  • Education

      • MFA,
      • University of Iowa,
      • 1974
      • BA,
      • English,
      • Yale College,
      • 1971
    • New York Theater

      • New Project (untitled)
        • 2006
        • commissioned by the Alfred Sloan Foundation through Playwrights Horizons Theater
      • Shadow of Himself
        • 2006
        • commissioned by the NY State Arts Council through the Civilians Theatre Company
      • Spatter Pattern
        • 2004
        • produced by Playwrights Horizons
      • Monster
        • 2002
        • commissioned by the La Jolla Playhouse, CA, produced by Classic Stage Company, NY
      • Therese Raquin
        • 1997
        • produced by the Classic Stage Company, NY, originally produced by the Williamstown Theatre Festival, MA 1993; subsequently procduced by the La Jolla Playhouse, CA 1994
      • Somewhere in the Pacific
        • 1995
        • workshop at the New Theatre Wing at Playwrights Horizons, NY; full production at Manbites Dog Theater, Durham, NC 1999
      • On the Bum
        • 1992
        • commissioned by South Coast Repertory, CA; produced by Playwrights Horizons, NY
      • Ready for the River
        • 1991
        • commissioned and produced by Trinity University, San Antonio TX, 1998; produced by Denver Center Threatre, 1990; the Cricket Theatre, Minneapolis 9191; and New Arts Theatre, NY
      • Sleeping Dogs
        • 1989
        • workshop production at the Mark Taper Forum, LA, 1985; produced by New Arts Theatre, NY
      • The Open Boat
        • 1989
        • commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville; produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY
      • Cold Sweat
        • 1987
        • commissioned and produced by South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa CA 1987; produced by Playwrights Horizons, NY as inaugural producitno of its New Theatre Wing
      • Voices in the Head
        • 1986
        • commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville; produced by Playwrights Previews, NY
      • Raw Youth
        • 1985
        • staged reading, Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, 1984; produced by Playwrights Horizons, NY
      • Gradual Clearing
        • 1981
        • commissioned by the Phoenix Theatre, NY; produced by The Production Company
      • Operation Midnight Climax
        • 1981
        • commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, produced by the Off-Center Threatre, NY
      • Breaking and Entering
        • 1978
        • produced by Playwrights Horizons, NY
      • Two Small Bodies
        • 1977
        • produced by Playwrights Horizons, NY; subsequent productions in LA, Denver, Chicago & elsewhere
    • Radio Credits

      • Children of the Night
        • 1981
        • commissioned and produced for National Public Radio's "Earplay" series
    • Regional Theatre

      • McTeague
        • 1992
        • commissioned and produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre
      • Ragged Dick
        • 1990
        • staged reading at the Sundance Institute, 1998, produced by the Immediate Theatere Company
    • Television Credits

      • One Life to Live
        • 1991-93, 1995-97
        • ABC Television, staff-writer
      • The Jury
        • 2004
        • Fontana/Levinson Productions
      • script consultant
        • 1999-2001
        • HBO
      • Port Charles
        • May 1999 - December 2000
        • ABC Television, staff-writer
      • Patriots
        • 1999
        • HBO Films, scriptwriter, two episodes
      • Two Small Bodies
        • 1994
        • co-writer with Beth B. of a feature film based on my play
      • Safekeeping
        • 1993
        • True Pictures, screenwriting, adapted from a novel by Gregory McDonald, unproduced
      • Brother to a Dragonfly
        • 1986
        • Renaissance IV productions, adapted from a memoir by Will Campbell, unproduced
      • free-lance script reader
        • 1983-1985
        • HBO, CBS/Fox Video, CBS Theatrical Films
      • Knots Landing
        • 1984
        • Lorimar, scriptwriter of two episodes
      • Terminal Choice
        • 1982
        • Magder Productions, screenwriter, feature-length film available on cassette
  • Selected Publications

      • Neal Bell.
      • Spatter Pattern.
      • Broadway Play Publishing, NY,
      • 2006.
      • [web]
      • Neal Bell.
      • Gone to Be Snakes Now.
      • Popular Library,
      • 1974.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Monster.
      • Broadway Play Publishing, NY,
      • 2004.
      • [web]
      • Neal Bell.
      • Somewhere in the Pacific.
      • NY: Stage and Screen,
      • 2001.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Therese Raquin.
      • Broadway Play Publishing,
      • 1998.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Plays by Neal Bell.
      • Broadway Play Publishing,
      • 1998.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Drive.
      • Samuel French,
      • 1995.
      • Neal Bell.
      • On the Bum.
      • Dramatists Play Service,
      • 1994.
      • Neal Bell.
      • A Time-Piece.
      • Alamo Square Press,
      • 1992.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Out the Window.
      • Samuel French,
      • 1992.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Ready for the River.
      • Dramatists Play Service,
      • 1991.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Sleeping Dogs.
      • Dramatists Play Service,
      • 1990.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Cold Sweat.
      • Dramatists Play Service,
      • 1988.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Raw Youth.
      • Dramatists Play Service,
      • 1986.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Operation Midnight Climax.
      • Dramatists Play Service,
      • 1982.
      • Neal Bell.
      • Two Small Bodies.
      • Dramatists Play Service,
      • 1980.
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  • Teaching

    • THEATRST 277.01
      • THE DRAMATIC MONSTER
      • Bryan Center 128
      • M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    • THEATRST 390S-2.01
      • SPECIAL TOPIC DRAMATIC WRITING
      • Bryan Center 128
      • W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM