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Harry Michael Bagdasian

Harry Michael  Bagdasian

Harry Michael Bagdasian, a writer/director for a variety of media, was a pioneer in the Washington, DC small theatre movement. He co-founded New Playwrights’ Theatre and led its growth for 12 years, was a founder of The League of Washington Theatres, and he wrote, directed and produced the Inaugural Helen Hayes Awards at The National Theatre in Washington, DC. For 25 years he has been writing and directing special events for a wide array of clients including Arena Stage, The United States Army, The International Association of Fire Fighters, The Anti-Defamation League and AFSCME. His writing and directing work for the United State Army includes eleven arena productions which involved telling US History from the point of view of the American Soldier involving up to 350 military personnel and six horses. Plays he has written or co-written have been published by Samuel French, Inc, Dramatic Publishing and Meriwether Publishing, Ltd/ Contemporary Drama Services (CDS.) The most recent comedy anthology, Can You Whine Like a 5th Grader? 13 TV Parody Sketches (published in 2010,) includes comedy matrial by Harry as well as one of his students, Austen Villemez. His neweset comedy, written with high school senior Liam Brennan, HeHee! or ‘What? It’s Not Glee?’ premiered in Washington, DC’s 2012 Capital Fringe Festival. Harry’s plays have been produced by The New England Actor’s Theatre, New Haven, CT, Source Theatre, Washington, DC and others.  Love by the Numbers is published by Samuel French, Inc and co-authored by Ernest Joselovitz.


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