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Gino DiIorio

GINO DIIORIO

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Elaine Devlin Literary, Inc.  

Gino DiIorio has written a number of screenplays, including "Fatboy" and "Morally Straight", a 2002 Austin Film Festival Semifinalist. "Morally Straight" was given a reading by the actor's Playground in NYC, featuring Norbert Leo Butz in the lead role. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the association for Theatre in Higher education, as well as the Chicago Dramatists Playwrights' Network. He is also a member of SaG, aFTRa, and aeA. Gino lives in NYC with his wife and two sons.

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below is a list of Gino DiIorio's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Apostacy         Are You the Wife Of Michael Cleary?         Beckett's Dinner With Andre The Giant         Centennial Casting         CRIB         Darwin At Dawn         Dead Ringer         Green Waits         Hard Way, The         Jag, The         Pigeon Tree, The         Release Point         Reparation         Sandbox         Sleeping Dogs         White Noise         Wife Of Michael Cleary, The         Winterizing the Summer House



Apostacy

Apostacy
a successful middle-aged businesswoman reaches a crossroads in her life leading her to question her faith and to turn to a charismatic evAngelist for guidance. Her only daughter is greatly threatened by her mother's new relationship and abandonment of her previous way of life.

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Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Are You the Wife Of Michael Cleary?

Synopsis:
Are You the Wife of Michael Cleary? tells the story of Bridget Cleary, the legendary Irish figure. Bridget Cleary was a 28-year-old seamstress who was murdered in March of 1895 at the hands of her husband and family members. She was very much interested in legends and fairy beliefs and after repeated visits to what was thought to be forbidden land, Bridget took ill. Her condition did not improve and she was given last rites by a priest. as she worsened, her husband became increasingly delirious, believing that his wife had become a 'fairy changeling'. Frustrated at the inability of modern science to cure his wife, Michael Cleary and his family conducted a 'fairy trial' after which his wife was burned to death, supposedly to rid him of this changeling. eventually, Michael Cleary and others involved were made to stand trial for the crime. But their explanations in court only served to offer more questions than answers.
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1st Produced:
Abymill Theatre, Fethard, Tipperary, Ireland    2006

Organisations:
Stagemad Theatre Company

1st Published:
http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/are-you-the-wife-of-michael-cleary   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama 120 min

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Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Beckett's Dinner With Andre The Giant

Synopsis:
Playwright Samuel Beckett meets Andre the Giant

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1st Produced:
Rehearsed Reading At The Cell, New York    24 Jan 2014

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Centennial Casting

Synopsis:
For Vincent Didonato, the family's metal casting shop holds only bolts and nuts. Including the ones he works with. then a series of photos from lovely New York actresses mistakenly start pouring into his office and he finds one hopeful blonde too irresistible to let slip away. a madcap plot is hatched when he sets up a fake "casting" for a fictitious film. a hilarious double life begins as show business and sheet metal collide. a clever new comedy that proves sometimes sparks fly in the most unexpected places.
- nytheatre.com

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written by Gino Diiorio And Nancy Bleemer. Penguin Repertory theatre (reading), 2005

1st Produced:
Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71St Street, New York, Ny 10023    11 Jun 2010

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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CRIB

Synopsis:
Rajon is the star basketball player but he is accused of plagiarism and threatened with expulsion. It is academics versus athletes

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1st Produced:
Rehearsed Reading At Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles    07 Jun 2014

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Darwin At Dawn

Synopsis:
It is 1849 and Charles Darwin is in the beginning stages of his famous book, On the Origin of the Species. If we challenge the natural order of the Universe, will God exact his revenge?

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Darwin at Down won 2nd place in the 2007 Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. The play has been given staged readings at the Urban Stages Theatre, and the International Theatre Festival in Timisoara, Romania. The play has never been produced.

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Genre:
biographical play 120 min

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer
the action of the play takes place in 1885 in Sunset Valley, Texas where Tyrus Cole, a crusty, ill-tempered horse trainer lives on a ranch with his invalid sister, Mary. Because he is unable to watch her during the day, Mary is confined to a root cellar. enter Dwight Foley, a young stranger seeking help with his horse. His arrival soon upsets the delicate balance between brother and sister, and the three find themselves trapped in a complex web of intrigue, greed and secrets.
- nytheatre.com

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Winner! 2005 BBC International Playwriting Contest

1st Produced:
Long Branch, New Jersey    17 Oct 2009

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New Jersey Repertory Company, NY

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Green Waits

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in "Near South", a poetry journal,    -

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Short Play One act

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Hard Way, The

Synopsis:
Texas 1885. a cowboy has some trouble with his horse and stops at the home of brother and sister Tyrus and Mary. Mary is an invalid and has been confined to the cellar by her brother

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won 1st place in the BBC's 2005 International Playwriting Competition, broadcast 2005

1st Produced:
New American Playwrights Project    2005

Organisations:
Utah Shakespeare Festival

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Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Jag, The

Synopsis:
Chick Chicarella a seventy year old has one prize possession - a 1966 Jaguar Sedan. With his son Bone he decides to renovate the car and sell it. It proves to be a bit beyond them and they hire a body work mechanic Carla. Old family wounds start to surface

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1st Produced:
Firehouse Theater Great American Play Festival    2010

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Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Pigeon Tree, The

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as part of their "east Village Chronicles" Series

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Metropolitan Playhouse    2005

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Release Point

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Release Point asks the questions: Is there a place at the table for those who have done us great harm? Is there truly the possibility of redemption for all? Can we forgive the unforgiveable? a Father and daughter confront these issues and more while trying to mend their relationship through the one thing that connects them. . .baseball.

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New Jersey Repertory Company
179 Broadway, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740    16 Aug 2012

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Male:  1            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Reparation

Synopsis:
An African-American investment banker wants to invest in a new development but then discovers it is to be built on a former lave cemetery

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Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Sandbox

Synopsis:
In Sandbox, three American soldiers find themselves caught in the no man's land of ambush alley, near the border of Iraq and Syria . Ted McClain and Jason Platt are fast tracking soldiers, looking for action and quick promotions. they convince Ramona Valdez to join them in an attempt to capture a supposed insurgent near the Syrian border, while also lining their pockets with anything they can steal. after a firefight goes horribly wrong, the wounded three find themselves trapped with Hassan, a suicide bomber, determined to kill himself and the infidels who have invaded his country. Sandbox is the story of young people at war, prisoners of their situation as well as their own beliefs.

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part of the Imagine Festival: Stagemad Theatre Co

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http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/sandbox   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama 90 min

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Sleeping Dogs

Synopsis:
Dominic is an Italian American and confused about his identity. He returns home to attend a funeral and meets his Uncle Vinnie who because of his eccentricities has been ostracised by the family. Dom and Vin are drawn to each other. Dom determines to discover his Uncle's past

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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White Noise

Synopsis:
Kim and Rick loose their jobs and a black employee takes over from them. they believe they are victims of affirmative action and Rick turns to White Man's Defence League for help

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Turnip Theatre Company In NYC    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  assorted voices

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Wife Of Michael Cleary, The

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1st Produced:
Lismore Theatre In Clonmel, Ireland    2006

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Winterizing the Summer House

Synopsis:
Photography professor Steven spends his summer in Martha's Vineyard trying to improve his portfolio. He is helped in the dark room by Abbi a twenty year old who is enamoured of Steve - who does not realise this. An old drinking buddy of Steven arrives

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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