plays, poems, prose, essays


Native Atlantan R. Cary Bynum has been involved with theatre and literary activities for many years. A former publisher, Bynum writes poetry, prose, and is the author of 18 produced plays — in such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and others; he has won several awards for playwriting, including a John Golden Award and two regional Emmy nominations, among others.

He and his wife — Atlanta Actor-Director Brenda Bynum — founded and co-directed The Southern Poets Theatre from 1974 until 1987. This endeavor pioneered several innovations, including techniques of oral history theatre.

His published volumes include an oral history play adaptation, Cabbagetown: 3 Women (1984); Six Short Plays (1993); Two books of poems: The Chinaberry Tree and Other Poems (2002) and Sea Vigil (2008); a collection of short stories: Reunion in Thera and Other Stories (2012); and Woodhall Stories (2014).

Bynum has a BFA from the University of Georgia and MA from the City University of New York. He is currently a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.

Welcome to My Website!

For further details on my published works and produced plays, please go to Section Two. For further details on my unpublished and unproduced work, please go to Section Three. For further links, references, and sources, please go to Section Four.

Contact me at rcbynum@comcast.net.

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May 2014

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