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Ed Bullins, American Author. Recipient Obie award, 1971, 75, Vernon Rice award, 1968, Audelco award Harlem Theater; Rockefeller grantee, 1968, 70, 73, 83; Guggenheim fellow, 1971, 76; National Endowment for Arts grantee, 1972, 89; CAPS grantee M C. Served with United States Navy, 1952-1955.


Bullins, Ed was born on July 2, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edward and Bertha Marie (Queen) Bullins.


Student business school and various colleges. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Columbia College, Chicago, 1975. Bachelor, Antioch University, San Francisco, 1989.

Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco State University, 1994.


Instructor playwriting and black theater, various universities, colleges, workshops, 1971-1979; instructor School Continuing Education, New York University, 1979; instructor Dramatic Writing Department, New York University, 1981; writers' unit coordinator, New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, 1975-1982; summer playwrights conference instructor, Hofstra U., Long Island, New York, 1982; playwrights workshop leader, People's School Dramatic Arts (San Francisco School Dramatic Arts), 1983; summer drama workshop leader, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Mill Valley, California, 1983; instructor drama department, City College of San Francisco, 1984-1988; administrative assistant in public information and admissions recruitment, Antioch University, San Francisco, 1986-1987; student instructor, playwriting, Antioch University, San Francisco, San Quentin, 1986-1987; lecturer American Multicultural Studies Department, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Pk., California, since 1988; lecturer Afro-American Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, since 1988; instructor African American humanities/Afri-American Theatre, Contra Costa College, 1989-1994; artistic director, The Bullins/Woodward Theater Workshop, San Francisco professor theater, Northeastern U., Boston, since 1995. Founder, producer Black Arts/West, San Francisco, 1965-1967. Resident playwright, associate director New Lafayette Theatre Harlem, 1967-1973.

Writers unit coordinator, press assistant New York Shakespeare Festival, 1975-1982, public relations director Berkeley Black Repertory, 1982, promotion director (pro tem) The Magic Theatre, San Francisco, 1982-1983. Group sales coordinator Julian Theatre, San Francisco, 1983, producer, playwright The BMT Theater, Emeryville, California, 1988. Mellon lecturer for dramatic literature Amherst (Massachusetts) College, since 1977.

Conductor seminar University of California at Berkeley Black Theater, 1988, Workshop Charles Gordone's Theater, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical, 1988. Lecturer Multicultural Casting Conference, Asian American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 1988. Participant Foothill College Summer Writers Conference, Los Altos Hills, California, 1990;lecturer California State University, Bakersfield, San Jose State University, 1991.

Actingdir. Northeastern U. Center for Arts, 1996-1998. Professor theatre Northeastern U., Boston, 1995, acting director Center for Arts, 1996.



Served with United States Navy, 1952-1955.


Edward Bullins

Bertha Marie (Queen) Bullins