Bruce McManus is a Manitoban playwright.
McManus has written twenty plays, including ALL RESTAURANT FIRES ARE ARSON, The Chinese Man Said Goodbye, Ordinary Days, Schedules, Calenture, and Selkirk Avenue, which was nominated for a Governor General's Award for Drama in 1998 and has been produced in both Canada and the United States.
Adaptations for the stage include Three Sisters (Theatre Projects Manitoba/Zone41 theatre, 2012) and A Dolls House (Prairie Theatre Exchange, 1998) and A Christmas Carol (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, 2005).
He has also written for radio and film.
He served as Artistic Director of Theatre Projects Manitoba, a professional company devoted to developing and producing new work by Manitoba playwrights (1995-2000), was a founding member of the Manitoba Association of Playwrights, regularly works as a dramaturge and mentor to many established and developing playwrights, and continues to work closely with the school, community, university and professional theatre communities in Winnipeg.
He has been playwright-in-residence at various times at MTC, PTE, the University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Association of Playwrights. He was writer-in-residence at the Winnipeg Public Library until August 2009.
- A Doll's House
- All Restaurant Fires are Arson
- Dogs With No Tails
- Fragile Possibilities
- Getting Somewhere
- House Rules
- Last Dance
- Selkirk Avenue
- The Chinese Man Said Goodbye
- The Coast
- The Oxford Statement
- Three Sisters (adapted from Anton Chekhov)
- Then Jesus cut me up and put the pieces in the freezer
- We've Always Been Friends