Seth Bockley

Seth Bockley is a writer of plays, poems, stories and screenplays, and a theater artist specializing in literary adaptation (two stories by George Saunders, the novel ‘2666’ by Roberto Bolaño, and a current project adapting The Epic of Gilgamesh). His story “Repertorio” won a debut fiction prize for Boulevard magazine and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His stage works have been seen in Mexico City, Singapore, rural Ireland, Canada and all over the USA. An inaugural member of Chicago’s Goodman Theater Playwrights’ Unit, for three years he subsequently served as Writer in Residence at Goodman Theater. He is Director of Creative Engagement at the Amsterdam-based environmental nonprofit Sovereign Nature Initiative, and his first film, “The Cartographer,” premiered in 2022 at the Berlin Short Film Festival. He teaches performance and literary adaptation for the stage at the University of Chicago and is at work on a novel about outsider art. He is represented by Chris Fischbach of Fischbach Creative.