The Family Jewels

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, Feature Film Produced by Deepak Nayar. Shooting took place in India and the UK

Logline: A half-Indian, half-English businessman is haunted by a mysterious woman from his past who threatens to wreck his marriage and comfortable family situation.

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Historical fiction book: IRINA’S EYE has received more than 60 reviews averaging 4 stars.

The Second Edition of IRINA’S EYE is now available in Paperback click: Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or as an eBook click: Kindle.

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.