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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

  (1973 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  UK representative the agency (London) Ltd

Graduate of Yale Drama School. He worked as publicist at the Shakespeare Theatre, Washington D.C.. Now lives in New York and writes for Marvel Comics the Fantastic Four.

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

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        Abigail/1702         American Psycho         Based On A Totally True Story         Bloody Mary         Dark Matters         Doctor Cerberus         Golden Age         Good Boys And True         King Of Shadows         Morning Becomes Olestra         Muckle Man         Mystery Plays, The         Picture Of Dorian Gray, The         Rough Magic         Say You Love Satan         Snow In August         Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark         Ten Minute Play About Rosemary's Baby, The         Velvet Sky, The         Weird, The



Abigail/1702

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2015)   -

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American Psycho

Synopsis:
There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis. Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all  looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people - including those closest to him - keep disappearing.

Notes:
Book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik

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co-production with Headlong in association with Act 4 Entertainment by special arrangement with Edward R. Pressman

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Genre:
musical thriller

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Male:  8            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Based On A Totally True Story

Synopsis:
a contemporary comedy that moves at the speed of lightning, BaSeD ON a TOTaLLY TRUe STORY chronicles the hilarious, bittersweet misadventures of twenty-something New Yorker Ethan Keene. a semi-successful comic book writer by day (he writes the Flash for DC Comics) and struggling playwright by night, Ethan's world is turned upside down when a veteran Hollywood producer decides she wants to turn one of Ethan's unproduced plays into a big-budget horror movie-possibly starring Nicole Kidman. With that tasty carrot clouding his vision, Ethan struggles to be a loving, supportive, giving partner to his boyfriend Michael Sullivan, a Village Voice reporter and budding novelist. On top of which, Ethan's lovable dad announces that he's leaving Ethan's mom for a married woman-and can he please stay with Ethan and Michael until he finds a new place to live? Hearts are broken, lessons learned, and dreams deferred in this quirky, offbeat romantic comedy of manners.

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc (2009)   978-0822222248

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Bloody Mary

Synopsis:
a teenage boy and his girlfriend are both horror movie fans. they go out to Shadow Lake where some camp counsellors were murdered to make their own documentary about the incident

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1st Produced:
45th Street Theatre, NY    2006

Organisations:
Thursday Problem

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Genre:
Short Play One act

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Dark Matters

Synopsis:
In a house at the edge of a cornfield, something almost beyond belief is happening to the Cleary family. a woman disappears, then returns, talking of otherworldly beings. Is she lying? Or are even darker forces at work, threatening to destroy a family already on the bring of coming apart?
nytheatre.com

Notes:
Eugene O'Neill theater Center, 2003

1st Produced:
Source Theatre, Washington D C    2004

Organisations:
Source Theatre Company

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc (2009)   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Doctor Cerberus

Synopsis:
13 year old Franklin is confused and misunderstood. His parents do not understand him. He has no friends. He fancies the quarterback of the school team. the one thing he enjoys is watching the late night horror films introduced by Doctor Cerberus. He becomes convinced that his only way to salvation is to get on to the television show.

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1st Produced:
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles    14 Jul 2010

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0822225874

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Genre:
Thriller

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  doubling

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Golden Age

Synopsis:
a comic book fantasia that journeys through time and space, chronicling the life and times of freckled, red-headed, archie-esque everyman Buddy Baxter - His rise from high school heartthrob to college misfit to struggling New York writer.

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Organisations:
Horse Trade Theater Group/Tobacco bar Theatre Company

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Genre:
Gay, full length

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Good Boys And True

Synopsis:
Brandon Hardy is the kind of young man that makes St. Joe's Preparatory School proud. But when he's implicated in a scandal that threatens to destroy his future, his mother must sort fact from fiction and try to pick up the pieces

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY (2009)   978-0822223184

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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King Of Shadows

Synopsis:
King of Shadows centers around Nihar, a 15-year-old homeless runaway selling sex to survive, who claims he's being pursued by supernatural demons. When Jessica, a young social worker, takes him in, he forms a dangerous bond with her teenage sister that threatens everything she values. the famous fog of San Francisco mixes with a fog of fantasy and fear as each try to protect against a danger they don't understand
- press release

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1st Produced:
Arena Stage, Washington D C    2006

Organisations:
the Working Theater

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY (2009)   978-0822223566

Music:
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Genre:
Thriller

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Morning Becomes Olestra

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1st Produced:
Metro Cafe, Washington D C    -

Organisations:
Cherry Red Productions

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Genre:
Short play

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Muckle Man

Synopsis:
Off the icy shores of Newfoundland, on a remote island, the Clarke family threatens to break apart. the father, addison, a marine biologist, desperately pursues the ocean's most elusive creature-architeuthis, the giant squid-while his estranged wife Marina freezes by degrees. their son Harvey, after a near-drowning, is unable to speak. the family's grief and isolation are bottomless. then, inexplicably, from out of the ocean, a man named arthur walks into their lives. . .and the order of the natural world starts to collapse around them. Part horror story, part myth, the MUCKLe MaN mixes science with folklore and domestic Drama with high tragedy, to chilling effect.

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Dramatists Play Service, NY (2009)   978-0822223337

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Genre:
Thriller

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Mystery Plays, The

Synopsis:
the MYSTeRY PLaYS is two interrelated one acts, loosely based on the tradition of the medieval mystery plays. In the first play, the FILMMaKeR's MYSTeRY, Joe Manning, a director of horror films, survives a terrible train wreck'only to be haunted by the ghost of Nathan West, one of the passengers who didn't survive. as the police investigate Joe, he investigates Nathan, desperate to understand why he survived and what Nathan's specter could possible want. In the second play, GHOST CHILDReN, Joe's attorney and friend, abby Gilly, travels to a small town in rural Oregon to make peace with the man who brutally murdered her parents and younger sister sixteen years earlier. the man'the murderer'is her older brother. Like the original medieval mystery plays, the MYSTeRY PLaYS wrestles with the most profound of human ideas: the mysteries of death, the after-life, religion, faith, and forgiveness'in a uniquely American way.

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1st Produced:
Mcginn/Cazale Theatre, New York    2003

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Horror 2 one acts

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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Picture Of Dorian Gray, The

Synopsis:
London 1988. a struggling artist paints a portrait of a handsome young friend. Upon seeing it, Dorian Gray strikes a Faustian bargain that allows his outward appearance to remain forever unchanged while the portrait reflects his true age and immorality. Plunging into a life of narcissism and depravity, he leaves those who love or befriend him either broken or dead before realizing that he has also destroyed himself.

Notes:
from novel by Oscar Wilde

1st Produced:
Round House Theatre, Bethesda, Md    2009

Organisations:
Round House Theatre

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0822225904

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Rough Magic

Synopsis:
Transplanting characters from the Tempest to present-day New York, ROUGH MaGIC is a Shakespearean action-adventure-fantasy in the tradition of Harry Potter and the X-Men that conjures a mythical, magical meta-universe in which the evil sorcerer Prospero is willing to do anything to recover his stolen book of magic-even if it means Manhattan's destruction. Lucky for us, New York's defenders include a quartet of unlikely heroes: a plucky, raven-haired Dramaturg named Melanie Porter, who has the ability to free characters from plays; Prospero's hunky (though not-too-bright) son, Caliban; a revenge-seeking Fury from ancient Greece named Tisiphone; and a seventeen-year-old lifeguard from Coney Island named Chet Baxter. May the forces of evil beware. . .

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1st Produced:
Casa De Pueblo Calvary Methodist Church, Washington D C    27 Jan 2007

Organisations:
Rorschach Theatre Company

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2009)   978-0822223320

Music:
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Genre:
Fantasy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  doubling

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Say You Love Satan

Synopsis:
Late one rainy night in Baltimore, andrew'an affable graduate student researching the works of Dostoevsky'meets a handsome stranger named Jack. the two immediately hit it off and start dating, despite the fact that andrew already has a super-duper boyfriend and that Jack has the Mark of the Beast'you know, 666'burned into his forehead. 'are you a satanist?' andrew asks Jack. 'No,' he replies sheepishly. 'But my Father - he's the Devil.' Intrigued-slash-slightly apprehensive (and against the urgings of his best gal-pal Bernadette), andrew does his best to make a go of it with Jack. Until, as this seriously entertaining comedy unspools, andrew slowly begins to realize, with mounting dread and horror'and, always, an undefeatable sense of humor'that Jack isn't the Devil's son at all. On the contrary, he's something far, far worse&truly, a boyfriend of the damned.

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1st Produced:
Dad's Garage Theatre Company Atlanta, Georgia    2001

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2005   -

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Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  doubling possible

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Snow In August

Synopsis:
the friendship between an elderly rabbi and an eleven year old Catholic boy

Notes:
Rights for this title only - Bret Adams. Music by Peter Melnick; lyrics by Mindi Dickstein; book by Roberto Aguire-Sacasa. Based on the novel by Peter Hamill

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Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark

Synopsis:
Drawing from more than 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, SPIDeR-MaN Turn Off the Dark spins a new take on the mythic tale of Peter Parker, a teenager whose unremarkable life in Queens is turned upside-down - literally - when he's bitten by a genetically-altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to the ceiling. Bullied by his classmates and tortured by an unrelenting crush on next-door-neighbor Mary Jane Watson, this science geek discovers he has suddenly been endowed with astonishing powers. He soon learns, however, that "with great power comes great responsibility." Maligned by the media, buffeted by financial woes, and stretched thin by the expectations of the world-at-large, Peter now must struggle to navigate the perilous and peculiar demands of being a web-slinging superhero. With the characters in SPIDeR-MaN Turn Off the Dark ranging from old familiar favorites to supervillains never-before imagined, Spider-Man's battles will hurtle the audience through a story both recognizable and unexpected, culminating in an eye-popping, ultimate test for this iconic figure.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger And Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; music And lyrics by Bono And the edge

1st Produced:
Foxwoods theatre
213 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036    14 Jun 2011

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Ten Minute Play About Rosemary's Baby, The

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1st Produced:
Soho Rep's Summer Camp 7 Fest, New York    2001

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Velvet Sky, The

Synopsis:
Poor Bethany Palmer hasn't slept in thirteen years. When her husband, Warren, steals their son, andrew, away in the middle of the night, her already fragile grip on reality starts to weaken-even as she sets off after them on a nightmarish phantasmagoria through an urban dreamscape. Chronicling Bethany's desperate flight, the VeLVeT SKY is a dark fairytale for grown-ups, about the stories and lies adults tell children to keep them safe from the things that lurk in the dark. Things like the macabre Sandman, who is hungry to steal the innocent gleam from young andrew's eyes. . .

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1st Produced:
Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington D C    -

Organisations:
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY (2009)   978-0822223313

Music:
-

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Genre:
Fantasy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Weird, The

Synopsis:
a collection of six short, creepy, pulpy plays, the WeIRD is narrated by horror host M.T. Grave, who introduces each of the evening's ghoulish, funny delights. In BLOODY MaRY, two oversexed teenagers play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse while driving along a deserted highway late at night. In INSeCT LOVe, a scientist and his lab assistant fall in love. . .while the sci-fi classic the Fly plays in movie theatres across the country. In the TeN-MINUTe PLaY aBOUT ROSeMaRY's BaBY, a young couple moves into an apartment building with nosey neighbors. . .as well as a demonic presence. In SWaMP GOTHIC, a handsome college student risks man-eating alligators, voodoo and zombies to find his equally handsome missing best friend. In MORNING BeCOMeS OLeSTRa, a conniving femme fatale plans her obese husband's murder. . .with the help of a vampire. and in DINNeR WITH the SUPeRFRIeNDS, two gal pals get together for some reminiscing. . .and crime-fighting.

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a Collection of Short Horror And Pulp Plays

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY (2009)   -

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Genre:
Short Play Collection One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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