Bill Bozzone is the author of over twenty plays that have been produced throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. His plays include: Rose Cottages; House Arrest; Korea; Buck Fever (all published by Samuel French;) War (Faber and Faber;) Sonny DeRee’s Life Flashes Before His Eyes; Breast Men (both published by Smith & Kraus;) and Saxophone Music (Broadway Play Publishing.) They have been produced in New York at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Bank Street Theatre, Working Theatre, and Long Island’s Bay Street Theatre, and in L.A. at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, and Showtime’s Act One, among others.
Films include Full Moon in Blue Water, which starred Gene Hackman and Teri Garr, and The Last Elephant, which featured John Lithgow and James Earl Jones, and was nominated for an ACE Cable Award as Best Film, 1990. A short film based on his play, Buck Fever, was shot in 2006 starring John Heard.
Bozzone’s fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times. Stories (under the name Z.Z. Boone) have been published in magazines and journals including The New Ohio Review, The Tulane Review, and Weave, and his work is included in the anthology, Chick For a Day, published by Simon & Schuster. His most recent collection, Off Somewhere, was published in 2015.
Awards include an NEA Fellowship; grants from both the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Connecticut Arts Council; fellowships at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts; and the Ensemble Studio Theatre Silver Medal for Theatrical Excellence.