Asher Wyndham Bowles lives in Minneapolis. His plays have been produced (under the name Asher Wyndham) in the United States, Canada, England and Australia. Theatres that have developed his work include Movement Theatre Company in NYC; Insignificant Theatre in London; Wordsmyth Theater Company and Mildred's Umbrella in Houston; Point of No Contention and Harper College in Chicago; and Theatre InspiraTO in Toronto.
His play CASSIUS SARGENT'S CHICKEN BONES was awarded the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play at the Kennedy Center and a fellowship at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and a mainstage reading and the Holland New Voices Award from the Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha. His play ALLEGRA (now titled THE PLATYPODES) was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference and a national finalist for the David Cohen Award from the Kennedy Center's ACTF.
His plays are published by Smith & Kraus, Dramatic Publishing, YouthPlays, Applause, and Original Works Publishing.
He holds a Masters in Fine Arts (Creative Writing/Playwriting) from Arizona State University, Tempe and also studied in the MFA program at Columbia University in NYC. He studied playwriting under the Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson at the Edward Albee New Playwrights Workshop at the University of Houston. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at the University of Sioux Falls. He's a member of the Playwrights' Center.
He has taught undergraduate creative writing, theatre history, introduction to theater, and screenwriting at Arizona State University, Mesa Community College and Collins College. He has also taught playwriting to high school students.