Playwrite Frank Gagliano


TWELVE SEASONS OF CARNEGIE MELLON’S
 “SHOWCASE OF NEW PLAYS”

Artistic Director/ FRANK GAGLIANO

(1987-1998)


FIRST SEASON
(Summer, 1987)

(Studio Theatre)

“Blood Of The Panther”
Playwright, Michael Winks
Director: Mary G. Guaraldi

“The Dykes Of Dunkirk”
Playwright, Bill McCardell
Director: Scott T. Cummings

“From The Bodoni County
Songbook Anthology”

Original text and lyrics: Frank Gagliano
Music: Claibe Richardson
Director: Larry Arrick
Music Director: Keith Lockhart

“Classic Mistakes”
Playwright: Anthony McKay
Director: Anthony McKay
    and
“A Thousand Miles of Coleslaw”
Playwright: Dennis Danziger
Director: Brook Garrett

SECOND SEASON
(Summer, 1988)
(Studio Theatre)

“A Credit To The Family”
Playwright: Anthony McKay
Director: Rick Davis

“Intensive Care”
Playwright: Margaret Kelso
Director: Mary Guaraldi

“Brummagem”
Playwright: Ann Harson
Director: Barbara MacKenzie-Wood

“Pretty Ugly”
Playwright: Bill McCardell
Director: Scott T. Cummings

THIRD SEASON
(Summer, 1989
(Kresge and Studio Theatres)


“Love And Murder” (Kresge)
Playwright: Arthur Giron
Director: Scott T. Cummings

“The Break” (Studio)
Playwright Jay B. MacNamee
Director: Mary Guaraldi

“Congo Square” (Kresge)
Original book and lyrics: Frank Gagliano
Music: Claibe Richardson
Director: Daisy Prince

“Shooting Gallery” (Studio)
Playwright: Pamela Blake
Director: Elisabeth Orion

“Devious Means” (Kresge)
Playwright: Bruce Graham
Director: Michelle Macau

“Rushmore”
Playwright: Anna Theresa Cascio
Director: Rick Davis

“In Flight” (Kresge)
Playwright: Robert Gordon
Director: Jeanine Howe

“Hostages” (Studio)
Playwright: Joseph L. Guindi
Bob Hoffman

FOURTH SEASON
(Summer, 1990)
(Kresge and Studio Theaters)

“The Duck Sisters” (Kresge)
Playwright: Sheldon Rosen
Director: Michelle Macau

“The Closer” (Studio)
Playwright: Willy Holtzman
Director: Brian Kulick

“Spinning Into Blue” (Kresge)
Playwright: Sally Nemeth
Director: Rick Davis

“Steel Kiss” (Studio: Canadian Slot)
Playwright Robin Fulford
Director: Jed Allen Harris

“The Gravity Of Honey” (Kresge)
Playwright: Bruce E. Rodgers
Director: Brian Kulick

“The Battle of Shallowford” (Studio)
Playwright: Ed Simpson
Director: Mary Guaraldi

“Accelerando” (Kresge)
Playwright: Lisa Loomer
Director: Jed Allen Harris

“Connemara Dreaming” (Studio)
Playwright: Jack Gilhooley
Director: Bob Hoffman

 

FIFTH SEASON
(Summer, 1991)
(Kresge and Studio Theaters)

“Static”  (Kresge)
Playwright: Ben Siegler
Director: Jim Niesen

“Haircut” (Studio)
Playwright: James McLure
Director: Larry John Meyers

“Personal Effects” (Kresge)
Playwright: Douglas Post
Director: Rick Davis

“Generations” (Studio)
Playwright: Glyn Jones
Director: Michele Macau

“The King Of King Of Prussia” (Kresge)
Playwright: William Burrison
Director: Jeanine Howe

“Four Men From Annapolis” (Studio)
Playwright: Ron Wood
Director: David Shookhoff

“Early Sarah, Late Bernhardt” (Kresge)
Playwright: Jose Verona
Director: Michael Montel

“Writing With Our Feet” (Studio: Canadian slot)
Playwright: Dave Carley
Director: Jed Allen Harris

SIXTH SEASON
(Summer, 1992)
(Kresge and Studio Theaters)


“What Comes To Those Who Wait” (Kresge)
Playwright: Jean-Marie Besset
Director: Michael Montel

“To My Chagrin” (Studio)
Playwright: Ben Siegler
Director: Geoffrey Hitch

“The Rehearsal” (Kresge: Canadian Slot)
Playwright: Dominic Champagne
Director: Mladen Kiselov (Translater: Shelley Tepperman)

“Security” (Studio)
Playwright: Barbara Garson
Directed by Barbara MacKenzie-Wood

“Joined At The Head” (Kresge)
Playwright: Catherine Butterfield
Director: Rick Davis

“Bodies In The Garden” (Studio)
Playwright: Gary Webster
Director: Jed Allen Harris

“Monte Carlo” (Kresge)
Playwright: Lydia Stryk
Directed: Michelle Macau

“The Living” (Studio)
Playwright: Anthony Clarvoe
Director: Brian Kulick

“Punch and Judy” (Kresge)
Playwright: Bill Svanoe
Director: Sherry Landrum

SEVENTH SEASON
(Summer, 1993)
(Kresge and Studio Theatres)

“Marie Hasparren” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Jean-Marie Besset
Director:  Brian Kulick

“Watbanaland” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Doug Wright
Director:  Christopher Ashley

“Children” (Kresge: Canadian Slot)
Playwright:  Lawrence Jeffrey
Director:  Jed Allen Harris

“What Are Tuesdays Like?” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Victor Bumbalo
Director:  Marc Masterson

“Graffiti” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Nilo Cruz
Director:  Mladen Kiselov

“The Boundary” (Studio)
Playwright-In-Residence:  Tammy Ryan
Director-in-Residence:  Seth Gordon

EIGHTH SEASON
(Summer, 1994)
(Kresge and Studio Theatre)

“Hotel Europa” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Howard Marc Solomon
Director:  Mladen Kiselov

“Confessions of a Plumber” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Dennis Kennedy
Director:  Michael Montel

“F-64” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Christina de Lancie
Director:  Rick Davis

“Hunters of the Soul” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Marion Isaac McClinton
Director:  Claude Purdy

“Three in the Back, Two in the Head” (Kresge: (Canadian Slot)
Playwright:  Jason Sherman
Director:  Brian Kulick

“The Buckland Canticle” (Studio)
Playwright-In-Residence:  Brian Silberman
Director:  Jed Allen Harris

NINTH SEASON
(Summer, 1995)
(Kresge and Studio Theatre)


“Wedding Day at the Cro-Magnons” (Kresge: (Canadian Slot)
Playwright:  Wajdi Mouawad
Director:  Michael Montel

“Once in Elysium” (Kresge)
Playwright:  David Grimm
Director:  Gregory Lehane

“The Farewell Concert of Irene and Vernon Palazzo” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Frank Gagliano
Composer: Bill Young
Director:  Michael Montel

“The Lodger”  (Kresge)
Playwright:  Simon Burke
Director:  Stephen Bennett

“Sabina” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Willy Holtzman
Director:  Melia Bensussen

“Marian Visions” (Studio)
Monday Night Readings
Playwright:  Ted Hoover
Director:  Paul Zablocki

“When Lucy Ran Away” (Studio)
Monday Night Readings
Playwright:  Stanton Wood
Director:  Paul Zablocki

“Shepherd’s Bush” (Studio)
Monday Night Readings
Playwright:  Scott C. Sickles
Director:  Paul Zablocki

“Sacred Cows” (Studio)
Monday Night Readings
Playwright:  Joanna Downey
Director: Paul Zablocki

TENTH SEASON
(Summer, 1996)
(Kresge and Studio Theatre)


“Playback” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Charlie Peters
Director:  Leslie Ferreira

“The Last American Convertible” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Donna DeMatteo
Director:  Glenn Paris

“Down the Drain” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Stanton Wood
Director:  Paul Zablocki

“Shepherd’s Bush” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Scott C. Sickles
Director:  Seth Gordon
 
“A View From The Roof” (Kresge: Canadian Slot)
Playwright:  Dave Carley
Director:  Michael Waller

“Dimly Perceived Threats To The System” (Kresge)
Playwright:  Jon Klein
Director:  Peter Frisch

“Raymond’s Hero” (Studio)
Monday Night Reading
Playwright:  Steve Gaydos
Director: Micki Selvitella

“The Last Bridge” (Studio)
Monday Night Reading
Playwright:  Melissa Martin
Director:  Denise Pullen

“Two Tribes” (Studio)
Monday Night Readings
Playwright:  Steve Hayworth
Director:  Micki Selvitella

“Vegetable Love” (Studio)
Monday Night Readings
Playwright:  Tammy Ryan
Director:  Denise Pullen

“American Haiku” (Studio)
Monday Night Readings
Playwright:  Braden Phillips
Director:  Micki Selvitella

ELEVENTH SEASON
(Summer, 1997)
(Kresge and Studio Theaters)

“Two Tribes” (Kresge)
Playwright: Steve Haworth
Director: Dan Green

“Last Lists Of My Mad Mother” (Kresge)
Playwright: Julie Jensen
Director: Marc Masterson

“Picasso Does My Maps” (Kresge)
Playwright: Carter W. Lewis
Director: Sara Chazen

“The Hole” (Kresge Theatre)
Playwright: Wendy Hammond
Director: Seth Gordon

“My Chekhov Light” (Studio)
Monday Night Reading
Playwright:  Frank Gagliano
Reading performance by Frank Gagliano

“Enquiring Minds” (Studio)
Monday Night Reading
Playwright: Colin Doty

“Saloon” (Studio)
Playwright: Mickey Kessler
Director: Jonathon Rest

“The Chimes of War” (Studio)
Playwright: J.R. Hall
Director: Denise Pullen

“Leap Before You Look” (Studio)
Playwright/Lyricist: Steve Gaydos
Music: Scott Cohen
Director: Bruce Wallace Hostetler

TWELFTH SEASON
(Summer,  1998)
(Kresge Theatre)


July 3, 4, 5
ELSIE’S BOTTOM, by Stanton Wood;
Directed by Paul Zablocki

July 17, 18, 19
FOUR, by Christopher Shinn;
Directed by Jed Allen Harris

July 24, 25, 26
TWO SHIPS PASSING, by Dave Carley;
Directed by Sally Han

July 31/ August 1, 2
THE CHOSEN, Adaptation Posner/Potok;
Directed by Marc Masterson

(The Studio Series)
JULY 5
EATING DIRT, BY Stanton Wood
Directed by Daniella Topol

JULY 10, 11, 12, 13
A GAGLIANO RETROSPECTIVE
(Four consecutive evenings of the plays of Showcase Artistic Director Frank Gagliano--mostly from the 1960’s--when Frank was part of the Off-Broadway movement.)  Directed by Bruce Wallace Hostetler
        
    July 10/ FATHER UXBRIDGE WANTS TO MARRY
    JULY 11/BIG SUR
    JULY 12/ THE TOTAL IMMERSION OF              MADELEINE FAVORINI
    JULY 13/  (double bill) CONERICO WAS HERE TO STAY & MY  CHEKHOV LIGHT

JULY 20
MIDNIGHT MADNESS, by Dave Carley

JULY 27
ANOTHER ROUND, by J. Adam Russell, Directed by Denise Pullen