Bridgette Dutta Portman, Playwright
Here you will find information about my playwriting, including past and upcoming projects and synopses and descriptions of my plays. A selection of my plays are also online on the New Play Exchange.
I've been writing for most of my life. My interest in playwriting, in particular, began in around 2009. Since then I have had nearly 30 of my plays produced or read around the San Francisco Bay Area, across the country, and overseas.
I have a special interest in writing plays that pose existential questions: How do people create meaning and purpose in life? Does free will exist? How do we deal with grief, loss, and the knowledge that one day we will all die? These are issues I thought about a lot in my angsty teenage years; writing was my way of grappling with them, and they continue to inform my plays now. I also love writing plays inspired by mythology and classical Greek drama, and have written several plays in verse. I have a humorous side, too, and enjoy writing silly, absurdist comedies.
If you are interested in producing any of my scripts, please email me.