2014 MAINSTAGE PLAY

John Morogiello

Montgomery Village, MD


John Morogiello is a Playwright in Residence at the Maryland State Arts Council. Plays include 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, Abingdon). Both plays have been published by Samuel French. Others include Stonewall’s Bust (Mountain Playhouse), Irish Authors Held Hostage (Greenwich Street, Warehouse, and Edinburgh’s Bedlam Theatre), Men and Parts (Actors Theatre Louisville, Shadowbox Cabaret), Gianni Schicchi (Rep Stage), and The Matchmaker’s Guide to Controlling the Elements (2Co’s Cabaret, Alleyway Theatre). He is a regular contributor to Flagpole Radio Cafe in Newtown, Conn. His articles have been published in The Washington Independent Review of Books, American Theatre, Dramatics, and in programs and study guides for Long Wharf, Huntington, Everyman, and Belmont Playhouse.



Civilizing Lusby


Two men hope to make a killing off of a proposed railroad in Maryland during the Gilded Age. But they get more than they can handle after condemning the shack of a Chesapeake Bay waterman. The waterman plans to make a killing of his own.



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