Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Playwright

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s recent productions include the Off-Broadway run of BASED ON A TOTALLY TRUE STORY at the Manhattan Theatre Club, THE VELVET SKY at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington and DARK MATTERS at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York. Other plays include THE MUCKLE MAN (which received its premiere in Washington at Source Theatre), SAY YOU LOVE SATAN and THE GOLDEN AGE. THE MUCKLE MAN received two Helen Hayes nominations including The Charles MacArthur Award for Best New Play.

Aguirre-Sacasa is the recipient of fellowships from the
Organization of American States, the Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the Eugene O’Neill Scholarship, and the ASCAP Cole Porter Award. His work THE MYSTERY PLAYS received the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays and was presented in England as part of the Old Vic/New Voices series. The world premiere of THE MYSTERY PLAYS, a co-production between Second Stage Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre, won the Connecticut Critics’ Award for Outstanding Play/Production. THE GOLDEN AGE and SAY YOU LOVE SATAN were both nominated for GLAAD Media Awards.

Upcoming projects include GOOD BOYS AND TRUE, a drama set at a prep school; KING OF THE SHADOWS, an urban thriller; commissions for Arena Stage and Second Stage; and THE NIGHT PEOPLE, a horror screenplay for Warner Brothers. For Marvel Comics, he is the Harvey Award-winning writer for THE SENSATIONAL SPIDERMAN and has previously written for THE FANTASTIC FOUR and NIGHTCAWLER.

-From Co-Artistic Director, Randy Baker

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