Co-Founder, along with the late Lance Hewett and Annette Triquère, of Isle of Shoals Productions, Inc.
His musicals have been performed at Folger Theatre in DC (Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Theatre Festival, and a U.S. Army Special Services Tour of European bases.
He has written book, music and lyrics for over a dozen Isle of Shoals musicals. Most recently: Alex & Eugene, suggested by Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin about a group of young artists struggling to define themselves in today's theatre scene. Prior to that: LoveCourt (music by Joe Ferrante), loosely modeled on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure but set in the modern workplace.
Other Isle of Shoals credits: the award-winning That Lady from Maxim’s (7 New York Innovative Theatre nominations, 4 wins, including Outstanding Script and Outstanding Music for Bryan, as well as Outstanding Musical); the 15th Anniversary musical fable of 9/11, Occupation: Dragonslayer; Lance and Bryan's monumental musical adaptation of Marlowe’s Edward the Second (NYITA nomination for Outstanding Musical); American Nocturne (politics and passion on the campaign trail, Wings Theatre); and Lighthouse (2 productions), the seminal Isle of Shoals musical, derived from Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea.
OFF BROADWAY: In This Fallen City (Circle Rep, developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; his screenplay adaptation, Night of Courage, won ABC’s New Drama for Television Award and starred Barnard Hughes, Geraldine Fizgerald and Lili Taylor).
REGIONAL: A World I Never Made, his modern tragedy chosen for the inaugural season of New Jersey Repertory Company, where he was named Playwright-in-Residence. Prize-Winning Plays: I, Lionel (published by Dramatic Publishing Company), Icarus Variations (Julie Harris Competition), Playing Combs (John Gassner Award), Homing Penguins (McLaren Comedy and David James Ellis Memorial Awards), In the Garden of the Witch (published by Baker’s Plays), No Country for Old Men (not that one, this was about Ponce de Leon’s search for the Fountain of Youth - Morgan-Wixson Prize).
Proud to be a Hoya (as well as a member of the Dramatists Guild), Bryan is an honoree of the elite Georgetown University Theatre Donn B. Murphy Hall of Fame.
|Linda Is an actress, producer and administrator with extensive film and theater credits and an abiding passion for baking. Classically trained for film and stage, Linda has become something of a polymath: continuing to perform with acclaimed theaters like the Bristol River Theater, Hudson Warehouse & Isle of Shoals while also spearheading the creation of medical education content and producing exciting new works. She is a Shakespeare aficionado, a regular cast member at many off-off Broadway New York institutions and a surprisingly talented bartender.
Justy has been working with Isle of Shoals since 2017 in every role from actor to playwright to director to producer. He directed Bryan's musical Alex & Eugene, and both wrote and directed Against the Wall.
Justy was born and raised in New York City and began acting at age 11. Since 2011 he has appeared professionally in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway works around the city. Some regional theater favorites include The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alaska's Eagle Hall Theatre and the Shaker Bridge Theater in New Hampshire.
Justy wrote his first short story at age 6 (A four-page Noir thriller) and directed his first play at 15 (& Baby Makes 7 by Paula Vogel). Justy has been directing professionally for nearly a decade and has written several novellas and books of short stories, one of which: The Queen Of Duchess County and Other Stories, won him Brandeis University's Bernard Herman award.
An activist for theater arts in all incarnations, Justy co-founded the Lance Hewett Series with Bryan to create a vehicle for young playwrights who too-often remain voiceless and invisible in the milieu of New York's stratified theater world.
Justy serves as Isle of Shoals' director-in-residence.