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Norman Beim

Norman Beim, a life time member of the Dramatist Guild, is a prize-wining playwright, veteran actor and director. His plays have been produced nationally and internationally and won a number of awards including the Robert J. Pickering Award (Coldwater Theatre), the David James Ellis Award (Theatre Americana), the Maxim Mazumdar Award (Alleyway Theatre) as well as the Samuel French Short Play Award with The Deserter.  His comedy, Pygmalion and Galatea received a production in the Netherlands with two major stars, as did his comedy-drama, Success, which ran for over a year, and was produced in Brugge, Belgium. Two of Mr. Beim's novels have been published as well as ten collections of his plays. Two of his play collections have been used as textbooks for an English course at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. His plays are published by Samuel French and can be found on the shelves of public libraries throughout the country, and his work has received endorsements from Horton Foote, Jerry Stiller, Tony Randall, Katharine Hepburn, Rosemary Harris, and Mario Fratti. Recent New York productions of Mr. Beim's work have run Off Broadway at Turtle Shell Theatre where, for two seasons he was resident playwright. They include Stranger Than Fiction, the prize winning play about the McCarthy era On a Darkling Plain, and the unique musical, Fritz and Froyim which deals with German guilt in regard to the holocaust. His plays continue to be produced at theatres around the country.


Samuel French Titles by Norman Beim