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Yale M. Udoff

Mr. Udoff is a playwright and screenwriter. The NY Times said of his A GUN PLAY, which premiered at The Hartford Stage Company, directed by Paul Weidner, “Mr. Udoff is a discovery. It is clear he has a comic vision, verbal facility and a contemporary consciousness.” A new production followed @ New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre with Tony Musante and Gene Troobnick, directed by Gene Frankel. He has twice been selected to participate in the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and honored with The Stanley Drama Award for his first play, THE LITTLE GENTLEMAN; he is also the recipient of a Charles MacArthur Playwrighting Award. Additionally, his work has been seen in New York @ Playwrights Horizons, the Circle Repertory, as well as at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, Los Angeles’ Melrose Theatre and theatres in Paris, Argentina, England and Poland. Most recently, a pair of his one-acts (THE LITTLE GENTLEMAN and NEBRASKA) was produced under the umbrella title STATES OF MIND at Hollywood’s Laurelgrove Theatre to high critical acclaim. A partial listing of his plays would include the oft-published THE LITTLE GENTLEMAN, as well as the full-lengths, BRING BACK DORIS DAY, MAGRITTE SKIES and FIRST DRAFT. SHADE, a one-act play, so impressed Samuel Beckett when it was produced in Paris that he thought of translating it into French (alas, this never happened); it also prompted a letter from Michelangelo Antonioni, who lauded the work for “its bitter abstract desperation.” He currently has several full-length plays ready for production. Mr. Udoff is a graduate of Michigan State University, attended Georgetown Law School and served as an officer in the United States Infantry.


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