The Periodontal Blues
Other Plays by John Morogiello
Morogiello, John (American playwright, 19__-____), “The Periodontal Blues,”
a 10-minute _____ in English, set in _____, _____,
© ____ by John Morogiello;
• in Tami Canady, Polychronis Koutsakis, John Morogiello’s Ah, Here Comes Godot Now (Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada: One Act Play Depot, _____);
• script/rights available from One Act Play Depot, Box 335, Spiritwood, Saskatchewan S0J 2M0, Canada, telephone (home) 306-883-3130, fax 775-249-8151, http://oneactplays.net;
• contact playwright via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“What is the meaning of existence? Could it be as simple as flossing daily?”—Ah, Here Comes Godot Now @ One Act Play Depot, http://oneactplays.net/godot.html, accessed May 31, 2008.
“Two losers discuss the futility of existence as it relates to gingivitis.”—www.johnmorogiello.com, http://www.johnmorogiello.com/, accessed May 31, 2008.
• “John Morogiello is a playwright in residence at the Maryland State Arts Council. Prior to that he spent four years in residence at Baltimore's Center Stage. John's short play ‘MEN AND PARTS’ was a finalist for the 2002 Heideman Award at Actor's Theatre of Louisville, where the play was produced. The play was filmed in Los Angeles under the title Happy Hour, and will be released later this year. In 1996, he was named Baltimore Magazine's Best Up and Coming Playwright, and was awarded a Kennedy Center Fellowship of the Americas. Under the fellowship, John developed his drama Chancellorsville at Canadian Stage Company, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and the Kennedy Center. In 2001, another one-act, ‘THE MATCHMAKER'S GUIDE TO CONTROLLING THE ELEMENTS,’ appeared at the National Theatre in Washington, DC. John's adaptation of Gianni Schicchi has received numerous productions in New York and Maryland. A farce, The Answer, had an extended run off-off Broadway at the Belmont Italian American Playhouse in 1994. John has done dramaturgical and script work for Long Wharf Theatre, Arena Stage, Center Stage, and the Belmont Italian American Playhouse. John's essays have been published in American Theatre and Dramatics, as well as in study guides for Boston's Huntington Theatre Company.”—John Morogiello - One Act Play Depot, http://oneactplays.net/morogiello.html, accessed May 31, 2008.
• “John Morogiello is a Playwright in Residence at the Maryland State Arts Council and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. John's Stonewall's Bust was awarded the 2007 Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Playwriting Award and will be produced in Jennerstown, PA this summer. His Engaging Shaw was recently produced by New Jersey Rep. John's short comedies ‘Fashion Specifics’ and ‘Men and Parts’ were finalists for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where the latter play was produced. Happy Hour, a film adaptation of ‘Men and Parts,’ was named ‘Best Short Comedy’ at the 2003 New York Independent Film and Video Festival. John is a frequent collaborator with Martin Blanco, having worked under his direction as actor, author, and dramaturg at venues including Canadian Stage Company, Center Stage, the Kennedy Center, Rep Stage, Georgetown Theatre Company, and the Belmont Italian American Playhouse off-off Broadway. In 1996, John was named ‘Best Up and Coming Playwright’ by Baltimore magazine and received a Kennedy Center Fellowship of the Americas, during which he was in residency at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. That same year he was asked to write a sample script for Guiding Light. John's articles have been published in American Theatre and Dramatics magazines, and in programs and study guides for Long Wharf Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Everyman Theatre, and the Belmont Playhouse.”—www.johnmorogiello.com, http://www.johnmorogiello.com/, accessed May 31, 2008.
• “As a playwright, Mr. Morogiello has an incredibly unique voice . . . .”—Jim Luse, Long Wharf Theatre
• “Morogiello is a clever and facile writer, whose ability to entertain is matched by his ability to educate, combining historical accuracy with appealing characters and well-placed plots.”—Gail M. Burns, Gail Sez
• “Playwright John Morogiello has all the intellect and theatrical instincts to virtually assure success in his field. He has an exceptional ability to craft first-rate dialogue and compelling characters.”—Richard Gist, Aisle Say Internet Reviews
gingivitis, meaning of existence, parodontium.