Nigro, Don (American playwright, 19__-____), “Broadway Macabre,”
a __-minute bare-stage dark comedy in English, set in _____, ____,
© 19__ by Don Nigro;
• in Don Nigro’s Broadway Macabre ([southeast of] Canton, Ohio, U.S.A.: The Author, 19__);
• script/rights available in typescript from Don Nigro, according to a longtime friend of Nigro, Dr. James McGhee, Associate Professor, English & Humanities, director of theatre, Room A-104, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania 17405-7199, U.S.A., telephone 717-846-7788x1401, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, http://goose.ycp.edu/~jmcghee.
_____ (m), old producer.
“The old producer, a skeletal, dying gentleman from the old days on Broadway, tries to convince a young playwright not to give up his big chance because he won't let anyone tamper with his script. During his increasingly impassioned diatribe, he relates his checkered and bloody history in the American theatre. This outrageous, moving, sometimes obscene play is weirdly uplifting.”—Samuel French, Inc. . . , http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/cPath/26_42/products_id/3111, accessed July 9, 2006.
• Samuel French, Inc., has published twelve volumes of Don Nigro’s plays.
• “His plays have been produced at the McCarter Theatre, the WPA Theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Berkeley Stage Company, Manhattan Class Company and in many other theatres all over the United States and in Canada, England and Hungary. Nigro has twice been James Thurber Writer in Residence at Thurber House in Columbus, won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and twice been a finalist for the National Repertory Foundation’s National Play Award. His work has been commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, optioned by the American Place Theatre in New York, and published by Theatre Communications Group in their Plays in Process series.”—Cincinnati Biographies, http://www.theatretoursinternational.com/Biographies/CNBiogs.html, accessed February 13, 2003.
American theatre history, diatribe, integrity, obscenity.