Bill Bozzone has been a member of EST for over thirty years. In that time he has authored over twenty plays that have been produced throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. His plays include: Rose Cottages; House Arrest; Korea; Buck Fever (all published by Samuel French); War (Faber and Faber); Sonny DeRee’s Life Flashes Before His Eyes; Breast Men (both published by Smith & Kraus); and Saxophone Music (Broadway Play Publishing).
Bill’s films include Full Moon in Blue Water, which starred Gene Hackman and Teri Garr, and The Last Elephant, which featured John Lithgow and James Earl Jones, and was nominated for an ACE Cable Award as Best Film, 1990. A short film based on his play, Buck Fever, was shot in 2006 starring John Heard.
His fiction has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Stories have been published in literary magazines including The Los Angeles Review, Takahe, and The MacGuffin, and his work is included in the anthology, Chick For a Day, published by Simon & Schuster.
Awards include an NEA Fellowship; grants from both the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Connecticut Arts Council; fellowships at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts; and the Ensemble Studio Theatre Silver Medal for Theatrical Excellence.
Bill received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and currently teaches writing at Sacred Heart University. He lives in Connecticut with novelist Tricia Bauer and their daughter, Lia.