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Gino DiIorio
Gino DiIorio

Gino DiIorio

Gino DiIorio is a Playwright and Professor of Theatre at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. (www.clarku.edu/departments/clarkarts/theater/). Plays include: The Jag (winner, 2010 Firehouse Theatre’s Great American New Play Award; finalist, 2011 Laurents Hatcher Award Competition and 2010 Kean University Premiere Playwright’s Contest); Reparation (winner, development grant, Clark University, 2008-09; winner, 2011 E. Desmond Lee Playwriting Prize, University of Missouri-St. Louis; finalist, 2010 Yale Drama Series; world premiere, Luna Stage, February 2012); Dead Ringer (world premiere, New Jersey Rep in 2009; 2nd production, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre; 1st place, BBC’s 2005 International Playwriting Competition; performed on BBC Radio; published by Samuel French); Release Point (finalist, for the 2011 Thomas Barbour Memorial Playwright’s Award and HotCity Theatre’s Greenhouse New Play Festival); Darwin at Down (2nd place, 2007 Julie Harris Playwriting Competition; staged readings at the Urban Stages Theatre and the International Theatre Festival in Timisoara, Romania); Centennial Casting, co-written with Nancy Bleemer (Penguin Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Arclight Theatre in NYC; upcoming, Seven Angels Theatre, CT, February 2012); Apostasy (world premiere, New Jersey Rep, July 2006; NY premiere, Urban Stages Theatre, April 2007; published by Samuel French); Are You the Wife of Michael Cleary? (NY premiere, Irish Arts Center, January 2008; produced throughout Ireland); and Sandbox (Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford, Ireland). Mr. DiIorio has also written The Key, a one man show addressing teen depression (developed, Educational Theatre of New England and Boston Children’s Hospital; high school tour, 2009-10). Additional awards include the 2007 Urban Stages Emerging Playwrights Award, a 2003 Berrilla Kerr Playwriting Award, and a 2001 Higgins School Grant. His plays have been finalists at the O’Neill Center, the Humana Festival and New Dramatists. Other plays include: Winterizing the Summer House ( top ten plays, 2002 Writer Digest; main-stage, New Jersey Repertory Theatre, 2003); his first play, White Noise (2nd prize, Delaware Theater Company’s “Connections” Contest for plays dealing with racial themes; 1st public reading starred Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham; winner, Pilgrim Project Grant for Development and Production; additional readings, 12 Miles West Theatre Company, NJ, and Chicago Dramatists; main-stage, Turnip Theatre Company, NYC); The Pigeon Tree (Metropolitan Playhouse, “East Village Chronicles” Serie, January 2005); his short play, Green Waits on Blue (published, Near South, a poetry journal); and Sleeping Dogs (public reading, 78th Street Theatre Lab, featuring Arthur Nascerella and Frank Vincent). Mr. DiIorio has written a number of screenplays, including Fatboy and Morally Straight (semifinalist, 2002 Austin Film Festival; reading, The Actor’s Playground, NYC, featuring Norbert Leo Butz). Mr. DiIorio has won a number of awards for his teaching including a Logan Faculty Fellowship and a Hayden Junior Faculty Fellowship. He has also taught at The New School for Social Research, NYU, Rockland Community College, and Acteen at the Weist Barron School. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

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