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Marc Acito

MARC ACITO

  

Nationality:    USA
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Marc Acito won the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play with his comedy Birds of a Feather. He is the head writer of the musical Allegiance, which won the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Musical for its run at the Old Globe and is the book writer of A Room with a View, which also had its world premiere at the Old Globe and will appear next season at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. With producer Dede Harris, he is developing a stage adaptation of his first novel How I Paid for College, which won the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and was an Editors' Choice for The New York Times. Translated into five languages the author cannot read, the novel inspired a sequel, Attack of the Theater People. Other projects in development include a Comden & Green revue for producer Eva Price and a collaboration with Urinetown composer Mark Hollmann. A theatre historian and a regular contributor to Playbill, Marc teaches Story Structure to writers of all mediums at NYU.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of Marc Acito's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Allegiance         Bastard Jones         Birds Of A Feather         Holidazed         How I Paid For College         Mysteries, The         Room with a View, A



Allegiance

Synopsis:
An epic story of love, war and heroism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II

Notes:
music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione

1st Produced:
San Diego, California     Sep 2012

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musical

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Bastard Jones

Synopsis:
Based on the scandalous 18th century sex comedy by Henry Fielding, Bastard Jones tells the rollicking adventures of the baseborn Tom Jones, a himbo with a heart of gold.

Notes:
The book that rocked the 18th century. A musical to rock the 21st. Composer Amy Engelhardt of "band without instruments" The Bobs and Marc have united the highbrow with the lowbrow in a style they like to call "the unibrow."

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Genre:
rock musical

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Birds Of A Feather

Birds Of A Feather
Birds of a Feather recounts the story of Roy and Silo, the two Central Park Zoo chinstrap penguins who partnered, adopted an egg, hatched and raised a chick together. Roy and Silo are no strangers to the spotlight. In 2005, they were the subject of a widely contested children's book, And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson. the book, temporarily pulled from school bookshelves in Loudoun County, became one of the most banned books in the US.

Notes:
won the Charles Macarthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical At 2012 Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC

1st Produced:
Hub Theatre, John Swayze Theatre, Virginia     20 Jul 2011

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Genre:
comedy

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Holidazed

Synopsis:
A suburban housewife takes in a homeless teenage girl

Notes:
Written by Marc Acito and C S Whitcomb

1st Produced:
Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, Or     17 Nov 2009

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Drama

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How I Paid For College

Synopsis:
the play, How I Paid for College tells the story of seventeen-year-old Edward Zanni, a feckless Ferris Bueller type, Glee-fully Peter-Panning his way through life with his screwball theater friends. When his businessman Father remarries and pulls the plug on Edward's dreams, the aspiring thespian turns to a life of disorganized crime to fulfill his musical theatre dreams.

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Based on the book: "How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, theft, Friendship And Musical theater" by Marc Acito

1st Produced:
John Swazye Theatre Of The New School In Fairfax, Virginia     07 Dec 2012

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Genre:
Monologue play. - - Gay, full length

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Mysteries, The

Synopsis:
A retelling of the Mystery Plays

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Written with 47 other playwrights

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Adaptation

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Room with a View, A

Synopsis:
Conceived in the lushly lyrical and gently comic tradition of A Little Night Music, this adaptation of E.M. Forster's beloved romantic comedy of manners received its world premiere at the Old Globe in San Diego and will return next season at the 5th Avenue Musical Theater.

Notes:
Based on the beloved romantic comedy of manners by E.M.Forster, this musical adaptation of A Room with a View teams Marc with Jeffrey Stock, composer of the effervescent Broadway musical Triumph of Love

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Old Globe In San Diego    

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musical

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