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John Morogiello

John Morogiello


Artist Work

Engaging Shaw
120 minutes
Blame It On Beckett
120 minutes

Artist Information

Montgomery County
(301) 519-2627
Artistic Category

Literary Arts, Performing Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)

Artist Bio

JOHN MOROGIELLO is a Playwright in Residence at the Maryland State Arts Council and a member of The Dramatists Guild.  His most recent play, Die, Mr. Darcy, Die!, is a comic examination of the popular perception of Jane Austen’s romantic hero.  Mr. Morogiello’s comedy The Consul, The Tramp, and America’s Sweetheart premiered at Vermont’s Oldcastle Theatre Company and Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills.  His Engaging Shaw (Old Globe, Vienna’s English Theatre in Austria, New Jersey Rep, Oldcastle, and Abingdon Theatre Company off-Broadway) and Blame It On Beckett (Colony Theatre, Abingdon) have both been published by Samuel French.  Other plays include Play Date(Oldcastle), Stonewall’s Bust (Mountain Playhouse), Irish Authors Held Hostage(Greenwich  Street  Theatre,  Warehouse  Theater in Washington, and Edinburgh’s Bedlam Theatre), Men and Parts (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shadowbox Cabaret), Gianni Schicchi (Rep Stage), and The Matchmaker’s Guide to Controlling the Elements (2Co’s Cabaret, Alleyway Theatre, Harlequin Productions).  Happy Hour, a film adaptation of Men and Parts, was named Best Short Comedy at the 2003 New York Independent Film and Video Festival and was distributed in Europe by Britshorts.  Awards include:  Winner 2015 Dayton Playhouse Futurefest, 2015 Julie Harris Playwright Award, 2015 Boomerang Fund for Artists Grant, The Kennedy Center Fellowship of the Americas, Holland New Voices Playwright Award (Great Plains Theatre Conference), Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Playwriting Award, and Baltimore Magazine’s “Best Up and Coming Playwright.”  He is a frequent contributor to Flagpole Radio Cafe.  Mr. Morogiello’s articles have been published in The Washington Independent Review of BooksAmerican TheatreDramatics, and in programs and study guides for Long Wharf Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Everyman Theatre, and Belmont Playhouse.  Civilizing Lusby is available in the 2014 GPTC Reader.  Men And Parts appears in the Smith and Kraus anthology Best 10 Minute Plays 2012.  And Jack The Ticket RipperLarry’s ResolutionThe Periodontal Blues, and The Little Farmer are available through, One Act Play Depot.