Pielmeier, John (American playwright actor, television scriptwriter, 19__-____) “Pillow Talk,”
a ten-minute satire in English, set in _____, ____,
© 1984 by John Pielmeier;
• in More Ten-Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, edited by Michael Bigelow Dixon, 1st edition (New York: Samuel French, Incorporated, 1992), ISBN 0573693072, 289 pp., containing “Pillow Talk,” “A Ghost Story,” a __-minute drama, 2m1f; “A Gothic Tale,” a __-minute drama, 2m1f; or “A Witch’s Brew,” a __-minute drama, 2m1f;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 45 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429, http://www.samuelfrench.com; Samuel French, Inc. 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Dept. W, Hollywood, California 90046-2785, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570; fax 323-876-6822; Samuel French, Inc. 11963 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California 91604, U.S.A., telephone 818-762-0535, Samuel French (Canada) Ltd. 100 Lombard Street, Dept. W, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1M3, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416 363-1108; Samuel French, Ltd. 52 Fitzroy Street-Dept. W, London W1P 6JR, England, telephone (44207) 387-9373, fax (44207) 387-2161, http://www.samuelfrench-london.co.uk/sf/Pages/acted/sfactingeds.html.
• Cited in Play Index, 1988-1992: An Index to 4,397 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (____-____) (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1993), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 542 pp.
Mark (m), _____; Roger (m), _____; Tiffany (f), _____; Jaydeen (f), _____.
“Couple has bizarre encounter with marriage counselor.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 306.
• Premiered in Ten By Twelve: An Evening of 10-Minute Plays, Originally Commissioned and Produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A., August 26-27-28-29, 1998, directed by Jonnie Kilic, featuring Joe Reimers as Mark, Mary Toll as Tiffany, Dave Orvis as Roger, Laurel Ullman as Jaydeen.
• Not to be confused with Peter Tolan’s Stay Carl Stay; Best Half Foot Forward; Pillow Talk: Three One-Act Plays (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1991), 87 pp., LC 92-121951.
• “John Pielmeier [acted] at Actors Theater of Louisville, The Guthrie Theater, Milwaukee Rep, Alaska Rep, Baltimore’s Center Stage, and the O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference. . . . A co-winner of the 1979 Great American Play Contest, Agnes [of God] premiered professionally in March 1980 at Actors Theater of Louisville, followed by several regional productions and a seventeen-month run on Broadway. His other plays include ‘Courage,’ a one-man show about J M Barrie that premiered in Louisville, opened the new theater at the Lambs’ Club in New York City, and has been filmed by Kentucky Educational Television; Jass, presented at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference; Young Rube, a musical comedy (with music and lyrics by Matthew Selman) based on the formative years of cartoonist/inventor Rube Goldberg . . . ; and Willi, a one-man show based on the speeches of mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, presented (and performed by the author) . . . to great critical acclaim . . . . For Choices of the Heart, a television movie . . . about the slain American missionaries in El Salvador, he received a Christopher Award, the Humanitas Award, a Writers Guild of America nomination, and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He has written . . . movies for television, as well as the screenplay for the film Agnes of God (Writers Guild nomination). He is a member of The Dramatists’ Guild, The Writers’ Guild of America East, and an alumni member of New Dramatists. He is a past recipient of an N E A grant and a Shubert fellowship . . . . He . . . resides in Garrison, New York.”—John Pielmeier, http://www.broadwayplaypubl.com/pielmeier.htm, accessed June 29, 2002.
marriage, professional counseling.