John Morogiello

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John Morogiello is a Playwright in Residence with the Maryland State Arts Council and the Artistic Director of Best Medicine Rep Theater Company. His plays include Engaging Shaw, Blame It On Beckett, The Consul, The Tramp, and America's Sweetheart, Play Date, Stonewall's Bust, Irish Authors Held Hostage, In the Gutter, Roaring, Die, Mr. Darcy, Die!, Gianni Schicchi, and Men and Parts. His one-person show Stories I May Not Tell is available for tours. For more information, please visit

“Play Date is a new step in theatrical evolution — a serio-comic farce. It is funny, certainly, but also rich, deep and even poignant. All of these characters provide compelling insights into how parenthood changes people. It is definitely worth seeing.”
—Jennifer Georgia, DC METRO THEATER ARTS

“This show is genuinely funny. We need more laughs—and these were laughs of the best kind: Play Date skewers pretensions, misapprehensions, and the insularity of people, but it never skewers the humans trying to find their footing and purpose.”
—Mary Ann Johnson, MD THEATRE GUIDE

—Debbie Minter Jackson, DC THEATRE SCENE

“Playwright John Morogiello is a newly emerging master of short plays, and his farce Play Date delivers a fun time for any audience."

Best Medicine Rep Theater Company:
Engaging Shaw:
Blame It On Beckett:
Stories I May Not Tell:

Author's Plays