John Morogiello is a Playwright in Residence at the Maryland State Arts Council and a member of the Dramatists Guild. His comedy The Consul, The Tramp, and America's Sweetheart won the 2015 Julie Harris Playwright Award, the 2015 Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, and was a finalist for the Christopher Brian Wolk Award from Abingdon Theatre Company. The play was produced at Oldcastle Theatre Company and Theatre 40. His one-act history of the TS Alliance, Four Decades One Community premiered in Manhattan, starring Kate Flannery, Mo Collins, and Jim O'Heir. Other plays include Engaging Shaw, Blame It On Beckett, Irish Authors Held Hostage, Play Date, Civilizing Lusby, Jack The Ticket Ripper, Stonewall's Bust, Men And Parts, and Gianni Schicchi, a full-length, farce adaptation of Puccini's opera. Mr. Morogiello has written articles for American Theatre, Dramatics, The Washington Independent Book Review, and DC Theatre Scene. He has contributed sketches to Flagpole Radio Cafe in Newtown, CT, and has written program notes and study guides for Long Wharf Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Everyman Theatre, Rep Stage, and Belmont Italian American Playhouse. He has worked as a Playwright Mentor for Center Stage's Young Playwrights Festival and served as Co-Artistic Director of J.T. Burian Theatricals. Awards include: 2015 Boomerang Fund for Artists Grant, Kennedy Center Fellowship of the Americas, Holland New Voices Award (Civilizing Lusby), Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Playwriting Award (Stonewall's Bust), Baltimore Magazine's Best Up and Coming Playwright, and three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. Mr. Morogiello is also a staff member of the Teaching Artists Institute, under the auspices of Young Audiences/Arts For Learning and the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance.