John Bavoso is a Washington, DC-based playwright, marketer, and book/theatre reviewer, and this is his tiny slice of the Internet. Thanks for stopping by!
John mostly writes plays about women and queer people who are awkwardly attempting (and generally failing) to engage with serious subject matter using only dry wit and impeccably timed combative taunts. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a Pinky Swear Productions company member, a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow, and the recipient of District of Columbia FY18 and FY19 Arts and Humanities Fellowships. His first full-length play, Olizzia, premiered at the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, prompting DC Metro Theatre Arts to dub him "a playwright to watch out for." His plays have been produced and/or developed in DC, Virginia, New York, Colorado, Texas, California, Florida, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Washington, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, and Arizona; Toronto, Canada; and Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia. John's short pieces include Adam & Steve, Kylie and Janet and Robyn and Cher, Happy Hour, Threat Level: Cream, Plus One, The Morning After The Fall, Homo for Christmas, The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends, and Prometheus Shrugs, while his full-length works include Olizzia, Over Her Dead Body: A Bluegrass Benediction, BLIGHT, and MLM is for Murder (Or, Your Side Hustle is Killing Us).
As a marketing professional and social media specialist, John has experience in the advertising, e-commerce, and professional services marketing industries. He's also a copywriter, blogger, and book and theatre reviewer whose work has appeared on websites like Jezebel.com, Lambda Literary Review, and DC Theatre Scene and in magazines such as the Diplomatic Courier, the G8 Summit Magazine, and Metro Weekly. John is currently a Day Eight DC Arts Writing Fellow. His passion is bringing a touch of creativity, humor, and whimsy to everything he writes.
John is available for freelance work. For more info, use the Contact form to get in touch.