Acting as though the moment has arrived until the moment has arrived.
Bear Kosik started his fourth career as a writer in June 2014. Five of his short plays premiered in NYC festivals in 2016-17 and a full-length was performed as part of NY Summerfest 2018. He has (co)authored four novels and a book on democracy that explains how he predicted Donald Trump’s victory over a year before the election. His fiction, poetry, and essays have been published by Third Flatiron Press, River & South Review, Calliope, Twisted Vine, Weasel Press, and others. His screenplays and television scripts have garnered over ten laurels in competitions. Bear’s company, bearly designed llc, publishes books, produces plays, and sells note cards and t-shirts.
Off-Off-Broadway Productions:
• Between Panic and Desire – NY Summerfest Theater Festival, NYC, August 7, 11 & 12, 2018 (full length)
• Between Panic and Desire – Midtown International Theater Festival, NYC, August 2, 4 & 6, 2017 (one act)
• Alpha Betty – The Players Theatre New Short Play & Musical Festival, June 15-18, 2017
• Alpha Betty – Manhattan Repertory Theatre, NYC, April 19-20, 2017
• Hiding Bodies – Midtown International Theater Festival, NYC, July 16-17, 2016
• Ghost Gig – Manhattan Repertory Theatre, NYC, July 7, 9, 12, 13, and 15, 2016
• Déjà vu on the Obituary Page – Manhattan Repertory Theatre, NYC, June 2, 4, and 5, 2016
Publications:
• “The Barrier to Humanity” Come and Go Literary, Nick Campanella, ed., forthcoming (essay)
• “Migrating” Collective Unrest, Marisa Crane, ed., forthcoming (poem)
• Remaking Democracy in America, Stairway Press, forthcoming (nonfiction book)
• The Soul of Glory (as Hugh Dudley), bearly designed publications, July 2018 (novel)
• “Apricot” (as Hugh Dudley) Ripples in Time, John Davis, ed. Spring 2018 (short story)
• “Almond Lamprey” Twisted Vine Literary & Fine Arts Journal, Jennifer Hungerford, ed., Fall 2017/Spring 2018 (short story)
• “I Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly” (as Hugh Dudley) Runcible Spoon, Katt Strafford, ed. April 2018 (flash fiction)
• “Anemone Legume” Calliope, Sandy Raschke, ed., Spring 2018 (short story)
• “Sea Glass Harvest” Weirdbook #37, January 2018 (short story)
• “Tragically Hip” The Airgonaut, Jeremy Tackett, ed., January 2018 (flash fiction)
• “Plethora Peruke” Silver Streams, Michael McGrath, ed., December 2017 (short story)
• “You Are What You Eat” (as Hugh Dudley) AHF Magazine, Issue 3, Grey Wolf, ed. Wolfian Press, December 2017 (short story)
• “Singularity” Ordinary Madness, Weasel Press, October 2017 (flash fiction)
• “Father’s Day” The Invisible Bear, Jessica Q. Stark, ed., Summer 2017 (poem)
• “Johnny Forward Somehow Knows” (as Hugh Dudley) Lose Yourself, David L. Repsher, ed., Scribes Valley, May 2017 (short story)
• "Period of Recovery" The Book of Hope, Krysta Gibson, ed., Silver Owl Publications, April 2017 (essay)
• C Square (with Paul Barone), Double Dragon Press, November 2016 (novel)
• “Déjà vu on the Obituary Page” The Bear Review, http://www.thebear-review.com/, November 2016 (one-act play)
• Crossing Xavier (as Hugh Dudley), bearly designed publications, September 2016 (novel)
• Three Families: A Novella and Two Plays, bearly designed publications, August 2016
• “See You on Hel” Keystone Chronicles, Juliana Rew, ed., Third Flatiron Press, August 2016 (short story)
• “Ranulf Takes Flight” Queer Sci Fi Flight Anthology, Mischief Corner Books, July 2016 (flash fiction)
• “Waiting at Dusk” I Am Waiting, Silver Birch Press, December 2015 (poem)
• “Boots on the Ground” The Brawny and the Bold, Kellan Publishing, November 2015 (novella)
• The Secret History of Another Rome, Kellan Publishing, April 2015; reissued by bearly designed publications, May 2016 (novel)
• “Now Define Excited” River & South Review, December 2014 (essay)
• Political commentaries – http://www.dailykos.com/user/Ruffbear7
• Political and social commentaries – http://www.opednews.com/hkbearmcneelege
  • Writer (8 Credits)
    Between Panic and Desire
    Stage Play
    Crossing Xavier
    Screenplay
    Crossing Xavier SciFi drama series
    Television Script
    Father's Day
    Screenplay
    Hiding Bodies
    Short Script
    Mother Explains
    Stage Play
    My Life With Cats
    Television Script
    Queer Cowfolk: The Gay Rodeo Musical
    Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay
Queer Cowfolk: The Gay Rodeo Musical
Beyond Earth Film Festival
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2022
Honorable Mention
Queer Cowfolk: The Gay Rodeo Musical
Santa Barbara Screenplay Awards Diverse Writers
Santa Barbara CA
2022
Best LGBTQIA Screenplay
Queer Cowfolk: The Gay Rodeo Musical
New Age Cinemas & Scripts
Mumbai India
2022
Best LGBTQI+ Screenplay
Queer Cowfolk: The Gay Rodeo Musical
Red Dragon Creative Awards
Dallas TX
2022
Best Screenplay
Queer Cowfolk: The Gay Rodeo Musical
Eight & A HalFilm Awards
Paris, France
2022
Best LGBTQ Screenplay
Queer Cowfolk: The Gay Rodeo Musical
Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge
2021
Bronze (Screenplay)
Queer Cowfolk: The Gay Rodeo Musical
LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival
Rehoboth Beach DE
2020
Musical Screenplay
Queer Cowfolk: The Gay Rodeo Musical
Moondance International Film Festival
Boulder CO
2019
Finalist - Nov-Dec 2016
My Life With Cats
LiveReadLA
West Hollywood, CA
2016
Has lived in China, Hong Kong, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, as well as Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.
"Equō nē crēdite, Teucrī / Quidquid id est, timeō Danaōs et dōna ferentēs" - Virgil ["Do not trust the horse, Trojans/Whatever it is, I fear the Danaans (Greeks) even when bearing gifts"]
Acting as though the moment has arrived until the moment has arrived.