Roy Proctor

Roy Proctor wrote his first play in 2012 after retiring from a 30-year career as the staff theater critic on the two daily newspapers in Richmond, Va. Since then, he has completed more than 50 short plays and combined many of them into larger one-act and full-length formats that are thematically related. They have been performed in 26 productions and more than 50 staged readings in an arc stretching from Los Angeles to Chicago to New York to London to Bangalore, India, and in dozens of cities in between. He writes all kinds of plays, but specializes in short-play adaptations of short stories in the public domain, especially stories by Chekhov. Proctor grew up in Thomasville, N.C., and graduated from the University of Iowa, where he wrote fiction under Philip Roth in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Richmond and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.


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