Harris is a playwright, screenwriter, author and theatre director. He holds UK, Italian and USA citizenship.
His full-length plays, feature screenplays, and his historical fiction novel have won more than 30 awards internationally.
Several of Harris’ full-length plays have been produced in the USA, UK, and Italy including:
ELLA’S SECRET: Baron’s Court Theatre, London, UK, directed by E. Davies; Ethnic Cultural Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA, directed by Harris Freedman
ELLA’S SECRET (In Italian): Teatro Millelire, Roma, Spoleto La Mama Fringe Festival, Teatro Dell’Angelo, Rome Italy, directed by Harris Freedman
TCHAIKOVSKY (in Italian): Teatro Dell’Orologio, Rome, Teatro Millelire, Rome; Teatro Cristallo, Bolzano, Italy, directed by Harris Freedman
SELLING OFF: Off-Broadway, John Houseman Theatre, NYC, directed by Gene Feist
MOSCOW SHADOWS: New End Theatre, Hampstead, London, directed by Philip Grout
A MINUTE OF SILENCE: Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London, directed by Harris Freedman
SOMETHING IN COMMON: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Warehouse Theatre, Croydon, London, directed by Harris Freedman
LUNCH WITH SANDY: (a 10-minute play), The Machine Room Theatre, London, directed by Emma Benson
PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY: University of the Streets Theatre, Greenwich Village, NYC, directed by Harris Freedman
THERE AREN’T ANY: various venues in Greenwich Village, directed by Harris Freedman
Harris directed a staged reading of THE FAMILY JEWELS at the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus (West End). Harris also directed staged readings of: TCHAIKOVSKY at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Gardens, London; ELLA’S SECRET at Beth Shalom Holocaust Memorial Centre, UK to mark the First Year anniversary of the Centre; Holocaust Museum Houston Education Center & Memorial, Texas, USA; THE THIEVES ROAD in Italian at Teatro Argot Studio, Rome, Italy.
Harris’ feature-length screenplays include:
BROKEN THREAD, Produced by Deepak Nayar (‘At Eternity’s Gate’; ‘Bend it Like Beckham’; ‘Buena Vista Social Club’) and directed by Mahesh Mathai (‘Bhopal Express’), with Linus Roache, Saffron Burrows, Roshan Seth, Prem Chopra. The film was shot in India and the UK.
Historical fiction book: IRINA’S EYE has received more than 60 reviews averaging 4 stars.
The first draft of IRINA’S EYE was chosen Semi-Finalist in the 2006 William Faulkner Writing Competition for Unpublished Novels.
Cover Design by Anthony McEwan a/k/a Rugman
Harris graduated New York University at Washington Square with a Bachelor of Science degree. He began his theatrical work in the mid-1960s in Greenwich Village where he studied acting at the HB Studio with Herbert Berghof, and he was a member of the first Repertory Company of The Roundabout Theatre NYC, under the direction of Gene Feist.
Harris is a member of the Dramatists Guild, NYC, the Society of Authors, UK, English PEN and SIAE, Italy.