Playwriting Resume

Frankenstein


First Produced by Pary Production Company, Chicago,  Illinois in 1981

Production won four Joseph Jefferson Citations, including Outstanding Overall Production

Subsequent productions, workshop productions and staged readings across the country.

Published by Heartland Plays.

The Family Room

Developed in Walnut Street Theatre's Playwright Circle, 1991

Workshop production of revised version at Open Stage of Harrisburg, 2002

Nominated for the Weissberger Prize by Open Stage of Harrisburg, 2002

Winner of the Pennsylvania Playwright Award, 2003

The Boys Club

Staged Reading at Mount Gretna Cicada Festival, 2009
Winner of TNT Pops! 2012 National Playwriting Competition

Final Three, Scrap Mettle Arts Emerging Playwrights Project, 2016

Final 100, PlayPenn 2013 and 2018
Finalist  CSC Women Playwrights Series, Centenary Stage Company, 2016
Finalist, HRC New Play Compeition, 2015


Short Playwriting Credits

Blind Date
Winner PYMT Short Play Contest 2002
Dora's Dynamic Dates
Part of "Nine Winning Plays", The Group Rep, North Hollywood, CA, 2016
Part of  "Colonial Quickies", Colonial Playhouse, Aldan, PA, 2018

A Date With Jesus

Part of Carrollwood Players One Act Weekend, Tampa, FL 2015

Commissions

The Laws of War
Gamut Theatre Group, 2011
Another Conversation
Gamut Theatre Group, 2015
Published by Dramatic Publishing as part of the anthology, "As She Likes It"

Reviews

"Almost a year from the time a large new production of 'Frankenstein' was a nearly $2 million flop on Broadway, the struggling little Pary Production Company on Thursday night opened its own $5,500 adaptation of the classic Mary Shelley novel. This one will not be a flop. It's a small miracle of production."

Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune


"What is so impressive about Pary Production Company's 'Frankenstein is it's blend of chill and sensitivity...If all you know about 'Frankenstein' is Boris Karloff and the movie version, you will find many surprises in this intelligent adaptation by Marjorie Bicknell.

Glenna Syse, Chicago Sun-Times