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Neal C. Bell, Professor of the Practice and English

Neal C. Bell
Office Location:  03G Page, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3380
Email Address:   send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2022):  (typical courses)

    Bryan Center 128, W 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
    Bryan Center 128, M 03:30 PM-06:00 PM

M.F.A.University of Iowa1974
BAYale College1971

Curriculum Vitae
Selected Production Credits

    New York Theater

  1. New Project (untitled), commissioned by the Alfred Sloan Foundation through Playwrights Horizons Theater, 2006
    with Neal C. Bell
  2. Shadow of Himself, commissioned by the NY State Arts Council through the Civilians Theatre Company, 2006
  3. Spatter Pattern, produced by Playwrights Horizons, 2004
  4. Monster, commissioned by the La Jolla Playhouse, CA, produced by Classic Stage Company, NY, 2002
  5. Therese Raquin, 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, 1997
  6. Somewhere in the Pacific, workshop at the New Theatre Wing at Playwrights Horizons, NY; full production at Manbites Dog Theater, Durham, NC 1999, 1995
  7. On the Bum, commissioned by South Coast Repertory, CA; produced by Playwrights Horizons, NY, 1992
    with Neal C. Bell
  8. Ready for the River, 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, 1991
    with Neal C. Bell
  9. Sleeping Dogs, workshop production at the Mark Taper Forum, LA, 1985; produced by New Arts Theatre, NY, 1989
  10. The Open Boat, commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville; produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY, 1989
    with Neal C. Bell
  11. Cold Sweat, commissioned and produced by South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa CA 1987; produced by Playwrights Horizons, NY as inaugural producitno of its New Theatre Wing, 1987
  12. Voices in the Head, commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville; produced by Playwrights Previews, NY, 1986
    with Neal C. Bell
  13. Raw Youth, staged reading, Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, 1984; produced by Playwrights Horizons, NY, 1985
  14. Gradual Clearing, commissioned by the Phoenix Theatre, NY; produced by The Production Company, 1981
    with Neal C. Bell
  15. Operation Midnight Climax, commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, produced by the Off-Center Threatre, NY, 1981
  16. Breaking and Entering, produced by Playwrights Horizons, NY, 1978
    with Neal C. Bell
  17. Two Small Bodies, produced by Playwrights Horizons, NY; subsequent productions in LA, Denver, Chicago & elsewhere, 1977

    Radio Credits

  1. Children of the Night, commissioned and produced for National Public Radio's "Earplay" series, 1981
    with Neal C. Bell

    Regional Theatre

  1. McTeague, commissioned and produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 1992
    with Neal C. Bell
  2. Ragged Dick, staged reading at the Sundance Institute, 1998, produced by the Immediate Theatere Company, 1990
    with Neal C. Bell

    Television Credits

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

  1. Neal Bell. Spatter Pattern.  Broadway Play Publishing, NY, (2006). [htm]
  2. Bell, N. Gone to Be Snakes Now.  Popular Library, (1974).
  3. Neal Bell. Monster.  Broadway Play Publishing, NY, (2004). [htm]
  4. Bell, N. Somewhere in the Pacific.  edited by Clum, JM NY: Stage and Screen, (2001).
  5. Neal Bell. Therese Raquin.  Broadway Play Publishing, (1998).
  6. Neal Bell. Plays by Neal Bell.  Broadway Play Publishing, (1998).
  7. Bell, N. Drive.  Samuel French, (1995).
  8. Neal Bell. On the Bum.  Dramatists Play Service, (1994).
  9. Bell, N. A Time-Piece.  edited by Barnes, N; Deutsch, N Alamo Square Press, (1992).
  10. Bell, N. Out the Window.  Samuel French, (1992).
  11. Neal Bell. Ready for the River.  Dramatists Play Service, (1991).
  12. Neal Bell. Sleeping Dogs.  Dramatists Play Service, (1990).
  13. Neal Bell. Cold Sweat.  Dramatists Play Service, (1988).
  14. Neal Bell. Raw Youth.  Dramatists Play Service, (1986).
  15. Neal Bell. Operation Midnight Climax.  Dramatists Play Service, (1982).
  16. Neal Bell. Two Small Bodies.  Dramatists Play Service, (1980).


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