A writer of plays, stories, essays and poems, best known for his ground-breaking
play 'Fortune And Men's Eyes' which
opened at Actor's Playhouse in New York in 1967, then played around
the capitals of the world for more than thirty years. There have been
hundreds of productions in many language translations. The play is performed
in many summer-stock and amateur productions every year in the U.S.A.
Herbert has written 26 plays altogether,
of which half have reached production with varying degrees of success.
Six plays have been published by Grove Press, Penguin Books, Talon Books
and Canadian Theatre Review. Essays and articles have appeared in the
Village Voice, Saturday Night, Canadian Drama, Onion and the Fortune
Newsletter (a prison reform monthly). Nana Brundage (sister) has the rights to all literary works of John Herbert.
He was made a lifetime member
of Actors Studio, U.S.A. in 1967, read more in his Bio and Resume.