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John Morogiello

JOHN MOROGIELLO

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    the Jim Flynn Agency, LLC

John Morogiello is a Playwright in Residence at the Maryland State Arts Council and a member of the Dramatists Guild. His plays have been produced at theaters in New York, North America, and Europe. He is a regular contributor to Flagpole Radio Cafe. His articles have been published in American Theatre, Dramatics, Washington Independent Review of Books, and in study guides for Long Wharf Theatre, Huntington Theatre Co., and Everyman Theatre.

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

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        Absolute Amy         Answer, The         Blame it on Beckett         Bushwa A Modern Ubu         Chancellorville         Civilizing Lusby         Comedy Of Venice         Consul, The Tramp, and America's Sweetheart. The         Crystal Rain         Die, Mr. Darcy, Die!         Engaging Shaw         Fashion Specifics         Four Decades One Community, by JOHN MOROGIELLO. Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel. New York, NY. Oct 23, 2014. http://tsalliance.org/4decades The play will be performed at the 40th Anniversary Gala, starring Julianne Moore, Kate Flannery, Jim O'Heir, Mo Collins, Alex Skuby, Stephen Belber, and Liza Colon-Zayas.         Generic Pick-Up 9         Gianni Schicchi         Irish Authors Held Hostage         Jack, The Ticket Ripper         Keeping It Aloft         Larry's Resolution         Little Farmer, The         Matchmaker's Guide To Controlling the Elements, The         Men and Parts         Periodontal Blues, The         Play Date         Prologue         Stonewall's Bust         Thing For Redheads, A         Todd Under Mitleidigen         Young Turg



Absolute Amy

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On the eve of her wedding a woman discovers her fiance is a notorious interrogator

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Answer, The

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This is what happens when a confused lesbian, a neurotic couple, a mad German, a psycho-Dramatist and someone building a machine to reveal the meaning of life are all locked in the same room

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Blame it on Beckett

Blame it on Beckett
Heidi Bishop is a wide-eyed Dramaturgy intern, eager to better American Drama. What she encounters instead is an endless stream of bad scripts by desperate playwrights and an office filled with cynicism and turf battles, led by her bitterly hilarious boss Jim Foley. When Heidi's efforts to improve things run into unintended consequences, she is forced to confront idealism with reality to save her career, reputation, and relationships.

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Dorothy Strelsin theatre
312 West 36th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10018    

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comedy

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Bushwa A Modern Ubu

Synopsis:
Now set in modern day America

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Based on "Ubu Roi" by Alfred Jarry

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Chancellorville

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Robert E Lee's greatest victory in the Civil War

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Civilizing Lusby

Synopsis:
Two businessmen try to make a killing on a railroad venture during the Gilded Age. But when they condemn a Chesapeake waterman's shack to make way for the track, will the waterman opt to make a killing of his own? Drama. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

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the Kennedy Center hosts its 12th annual Page-to-Stage festival, featuring more than 40 D.C.-area theater companies. This three-day event offers free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals being developed by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers.

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Kennedy Center,African Lounge, Dc    

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Guillotine Theater

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Genre:
tragedy with jokes

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Comedy Of Venice

Synopsis:
A commedia dell'arte interpretation of the rivalry between Goldoni and Gozzi.

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Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council

1st Produced:
[reading] Single Carrot Theatre. Baltimore, MD 21218    

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Consul, The Tramp, and America's Sweetheart. The

Synopsis:
A comedy about Nazi Germany's efforts to stop production on Charlie Chaplin's controversial first talkie The Great Dictator.

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Julie Harris Playwright Award Competition. John Morogiello First Prize - Janet and Maxwell Salter Playwright Award. Beverly Hills Theatre Guild.

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Dayton Playhouse Futurefest. Dayton, OH    

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comedy

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Crystal Rain

Synopsis:
A man risks everything to steal his brother's fiancee's affections

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Die, Mr. Darcy, Die!

Synopsis:
A woman gives up on men because they can never live up to the hero of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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Part of the Dramatists Guild Baltimore Footlights Reading Series

1st Produced:
[reading] Wright Theatre. Baltimore, MD    

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Engaging Shaw

Engaging Shaw
Bernard Shaw was a character as full of contradictions as any he created for the stage-celibate womanizer, irascible optimist, a Socialist with a sense of humor. On the subject of marriage, however, Shaw was absolute: he would have none of it, ever, in spite of his wild popularity with women in general and his friend Beatrice Webb's matchmaking efforts in particular. When Webb and her husband Sidney invite the wealthy Charlotte for a visit, hoping for financial support for their fledgling school of economics, Shaw and the heiress collide, collude, and clash by turns along a circuitous path to partnership.
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Old Castle Theatre Company, Bennington, Vermont    

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Genre:
romantic comedy

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Fashion Specifics

Synopsis:
A wealthy woman has trouble with a snooty sales assistant

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Part of their "Deception" series of short plays

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Horse & Stables in Waterloo, London    

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Ghost Dog Productions. London

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Four Decades One Community, by JOHN MOROGIELLO. Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel. New York, NY. Oct 23, 2014. http://tsalliance.org/4decades The play will be performed at the 40th Anniversary Gala, starring Julianne Moore, Kate Flannery, Jim O'Heir, Mo Collins, Alex Skuby, Stephen Belber, and Liza Colon-Zayas.

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Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel. New York, NY    

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Genre:
Documentary play

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Generic Pick-Up 9

Synopsis:
A man follows a woman into to church - he is desperate to get a date

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Gianni Schicchi

Synopsis:
When they discover that the dead head of the family left all his money to the Church - they get a peasant who looks like him to pretend to be the dead man - and write a new will

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from the opera by Giacomo Puccini And Giovacchino Forzano

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Randolph Road Theatre, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, Md.    

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Adaptation

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Irish Authors Held Hostage

Synopsis:
In Irish Authors Held Hostage, Irish writers from throughout history have been kidnapped by terrorists and the outcome is invariably bad for the terrorists but great for the audiences viewing this clever work of inspired silliness
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Washington Dc, Capital Fringe Festival    

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J. T. Burian theatricals

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Jack, The Ticket Ripper

Synopsis:
JACK, the ticket-taker, has never missed a performance in 25 years. When his job is threatened, JACK refuses to be downsized. A hilarious revenge comedy that will have you asking who will JACK off next?

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Washington Dc, Capital Fringe Festival    

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Georgetown Theatre Company

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90 min Play/Drama

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Keeping It Aloft

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Vagabonds, Baltimore    

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Baltimore Playwrights Festival

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Larry's Resolution

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Off the main road, his car stuck in the snow, a middle-class suburbanite seeks help at a nearby home. What he receives is a crucible of faith, hospitality, and toupees.

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Little Farmer, The

Synopsis:
A darkly funny and overtly theatrical fairy tale adapted from the Brothers Grimm story of the same name. A diminutive, but clever farmer seeks revenge on the townspeople who mock him

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Adapted from the story by the Brothers Grimm

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Matchmaker's Guide To Controlling the Elements, The

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An office worker tries to hitch up her boss with a friend

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Men and Parts

Synopsis:
Two women discuss how they use their bodies to get and then dump famous men.

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Outside of the Box Play Festival. Addison, TX    

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Periodontal Blues, The

Periodontal Blues, The
What is the meaning of existence? Could it be as simple as flossing daily?

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Reading, Georgetown Theatre Company, Washington, Dc    

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Play Date

Synopsis:
It's the parents who are naughty in this hilarious mix of winning and losing friendships, adultery, politics, and scheming to get one up on their neighbors while in the midst of their children's play date.

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Oldcastle Theatre Company, 311 Main Street, Bennington, Vt    

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Prologue

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the play starts but then a series of strange accidents bring it to a halt. the stage manager apologises. then the playwright comes on stage and says it was all scripted

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Stonewall's Bust

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In J.T. Burian theatricals' southern comic gem, Stonewall's Bust, nervous New Yorker Paul Striker bites off more than he can chew when, while visiting his wife's hometown deep in Dixie, he breaks a priceless Confederate heirloom and lies about it. Paul's attempt to save his own skin with a dubious story involving moans, chains, and a supposed poltergeist sets off a string of hilarious and dire events that threaten his career, his engagement, and his very life.
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Page To Stage Festival, Washington, Dc    

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J.T. Burian theatrical

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Thing For Redheads, A

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Two feuding brothers are asked to ghost write a pop star's autobiography

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Todd Under Mitleidigen

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Can a youth full of evil be atoned by an adulthood doing good?

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Young Turg

Synopsis:
A young literary intern gets a job at a regional theatre

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Comedy. - - Gay, full length

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