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Harry Michael Bagdasian

Harry Michael Bagdasian is a professional writer and director who was a pioneer in the Washington, D.C., small theatre movement. He co-founded and led New Playwrights Theatre for 12 years. In July 2013, his one-act play Carrying On, produced by The Eclectic Company Theatre in Los Angeles, won the Favorite Show Award. Bagdasian has co-authored four theatre for youth plays with Ernie Joselovitz published by Dramatic Publishing Company including Journey to the World's Edge and Capture the Moon, which have been performed in theatres throughout the United States. Fourteen anthologies of Bagdasian's comedy sketches (co-written with others as well as on his own) were published by Meriwether Publishing Ltd./Contemporary Drama Service and have been utilized by nearly 4,000 schools around the world. Most recently published, Can You Whine Like a 5th Grader? 13 TV Parody Sketches includes comedy material by Bagdasian and one of his students, Austen Villemez. His newest comedy, written with high-school senior Liam Brennan, HeHee! or "What? It's Not Glee?", premiered in the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. For 25 years, Bagdasian has been writing and directing special events for a wide array of clients including Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Army and many labor unions and trade associations.

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