Seth Bockley

Seth Bockley is a playwright and theater director specializing in literary adaptation, design-driven production, and new play development. Directing credits include King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild (Under The Radar, NYC; Soulpepper Theatre, Toronto), site-specific Utopian epic More Perfect Places, Charisma! with Minneapolis’ Greycoats, the multimedia documentary theater works Wilderness and Basetrack Live with En Garde Arts (Abrons Arts Center, NYC), 2666 (with Robert Falls, Goodman Theater), Tabletop Tragedies (Cabinet of Curiosity Chicago), Lauren Yee’s Samsara and Philip Dawkins’ Failure: A Love Story (Victory Gardens, Chicago); Jason Grote’s Civilization (all you can eat) and 1001; the clown play Guerra, with Mexico City-based troupe La Piara (toured Mexico, Colombia, and the U.S.) As a writer his works include Tabletop Tragedies, Rip Van Winkle; or, Cut The Old Moon Into Stars (the first commission by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Cold Spring NY), 2666 (adapted with Robert Falls from the novel by Roberto Bolaño, Goodman Theater), Laika’s Coffin, Journey For The Sun, Wilderness, February House (with Gabriel Kahane, The Public Theater, NYC), and adaptations from stories by George Saunders: Jon and CommComm, plus the “Cool Dads of America” sketch from A Prairie Home Companion. He is a recipient of TCG’s New Generations and On The Road grants and is at work on a novel about outsider art in the Midwest. More at