Aronson, Billy (American playwright, librettist, lyricist, television writer, 19__-____),
“Guilt,” a __-minute _____ in English, set in _____, 2003,
© 2003 by Billy Aronson;
• in Ten-Minute Plays: Volume 6 from Actors Theatre of Louisville, edited by Tanya Palmer, Adrien-Alice Hansel, Steve Moulds, Foreword by Tanya Palmer (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 2005), 241 pp., LCCN 2006467339, ISBN 0573623961, SF 22278;
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• Cited by http://www.playwrightshorizons.org, accessed October 21, 2006.
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• Premiered by the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Take Ten Festival in the spring of 2003.
• “Billy Aronson is an American playwright and writer most well known for coming up with the original concept of the rock opera Rent (which was based on Puccini's opera La bohème). He also came up with additional lyrics for Rent, and he almost completely wrote ‘Santa Fe’. In addition to Rent he has written many one act plays such as ‘Of Two Minds,’ ‘Guilt,’ and ‘Night Rules.’ He also helped create musicals such as No Dogs Allowed, and Flurry. He has written for many popular children shows, such as Postcards from Buster, Code Name: Kids Next Door, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. He currently lives in New York with his wife Lisa and kids Jake and Anna.”—Billy Aronson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Aronson, accessed October 22, 2006.
• “Billy Aronson's (Light Years) plays have been produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre, published in Best American Short Plays 92-93, Best American Short Plays 99-00, and Plays From Woolly Mammoth, and his work has been awarded a NYFA grant. His writing for the musical theater includes the original concept and additional lyrics for the Broadway musical Rent, and librettos for operas commissioned by American Opera Projects with music by Rusty McGee and Kitty Brazelton. His television writing includes scripts for the Children's Television Workshop, MTV, and the Cartoon Network. Mr. Aronson is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Dramatists Guild.”—Playwrights Horizons - The Season - About the Playwrights, http://www.playwrightshorizons.org/seas_play.htm, accessed October 21, 2006.
• “Billy Aronson's . . . work has been awarded a NYFA grant. His writing for the musical theater includes the original concept and additional lyrics for the Broadway musical Rent, and librettos for operas commissioned by American Opera Projects with music by Rusty McGee and Kitty Brazelton. His television writing includes scripts for the Children's Television Workshop, MTV, and the Cartoon Network. Mr. Aronson is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Dramatists Guild.”—Playwrights Horizons - The Season - About the Playwrights, http://www.playwrightshorizons.org/seas_play.htm, accessed October 21, 2006.
• “OUR MISSION Playwrights Horizons is a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists, and to the production of their new work. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, Playwrights Horizons continues to encourage the new work of veteran writers while nurturing an emerging generation of theater artists. Writers are supported through every stage of their growth with a series of development programs: script and score evaluations, commissions, readings, musical theater workshops, Studio and Mainstage productions. In its 35 years, Playwrights Horizons has presented over 350 writers and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Outstanding productions include Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, Kirsten Childs's The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey's James Joyce's The Dead, William Finn's March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, Christopher Durang's Betty's Summer Vacation and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Richard Nelson's Goodnight Children Everywhere and Franny's Way, Jon Robin Baitz's The Substance of Fire, Scott McPherson's Marvin's Room, A.R. Gurney's Later Life, Adam Guettel and Tina Landau's Floyd Collins, Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley's Violet, as well as four Pulitzer Prize winners: Doug Wright’s I Am My Own Wife, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss DaisyEmphasized and Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles. Playwrights Horizons was founded in 1971 at the Clark Center Y by Robert Moss, before moving to 42nd Street where it has been instrumental in the revitalization of Theater Row. André Bishop served as Artistic Director from 1981 to 1991, followed by Don Scardino who served through 1995. Playwrights Horizons' auxiliary programs include the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, which is affiliated with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Ticket Central, a central box office that supports the Off-Broadway performing arts community.”—Playwrights Horizons - About Playwrights Horizons, http://www.playwrightshorizons.org/about.htm, accessed October 22, 2006.
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