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Mariah MacCarthy

MARIAH MACCARTHY

  

Nationality:    USA
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Mariah MacCarthy won the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, the Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, the Indie Theater Hall of Fame and was a PoNY nominee. Her work has been developed/presented at: EST, Rattlestick, Primary Stages, Culture Project, New Dramatists, La MaMa, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, The Brick, Atlantic Stage 2, Fringe NYC. She is Executive Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre, Associate Artistic Director of The Brick, writer-in-residence of The Propulsion Lab, and a member of EST/Youngblood and Lather/Rinse/Repeat.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        All About a Boy         All-American Genderf*Ck Cabaret, The         Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story         Avenging of Kruppcake, The         Dismemberment         Do You Like Doritos?         Drop of Cream, A         Foreplay Play, The         Go Away Come Here         Incitement         l'esprit de l'escalier         Lysistrata Rape Play         Magic Trick         Man of His Word, A         Mrs. Mayfield's Fifth-Grade Class of '93 20-Year Reunion         Painted         Three Sisters New York         Until She Claws Her Way Out         You'll Have to Wait         You'll Thank Me Later, Part Deux



All About a Boy

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All-American Genderf*Ck Cabaret, The

Synopsis:
In this intimately outrageous cabaret, gender stereotypes are plucked straight from pop culture: a Girly Girl, a Manly Man, a Nice Guy, a Gay Best Friend, a Slut, a Feminist Lesbian, and a Tomboy. Guided by an androgynous, omnipotent MC intent on their redemption, they embark on eight sexy, hilarious journeys from stereotypes to Human Beings. along the way, hearts are broken, Pomeranians are purchased, the Pussies of America make their stand, and everyone does the "Single Ladies" dance. Biting yet compassionate, this epic ensemble piece skewers everything from feminism to sexting; from acquaintance rape to infidelity; from homophobia and assault, to loneliness and the bass-ackwards ways we seek affection-just to name a few. the sharp edges of caricature soften; connection replaces spectacle; and men, women, and none-of-the-aboves discover that in a polarized world of pink versus blue, everyone deserves Technicolor.
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Rapscallion Theatre Collective

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Genre:
Cabaret. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

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Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story

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a prissy Beauty Queen falls in love/hate with a guitar-wielding firebrand. Is there room for this bad romance in Verona, Iowa? Or will Juliet stay in her walk-in closet? an award-winning pop-folk musical, with drag queens.

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1st Produced:
New York International Fringe Festival    Aug 2011

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Purple Rep

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2h 30m Musical Drama

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Avenging of Kruppcake, The

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Dismemberment

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part of Shortened Attention Span Horror Fest

1st Produced:
Players Theatre, NY    2008

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Shortened attention Span

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Short Play

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Do You Like Doritos?

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The execution of the Blood Brothers races closer and their captor, Doctor Queen, has vowed that she will break their minds before she destroys their bodies. So while she's away, that means exposing the boys to some of the ugliest, most rancid stories the hospital has to offer.

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part of Bedlam Nightmares: Shock Treatments

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Blood Brothers Productions

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http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/bedlam-nightmares-shock-treatments   -

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Drop of Cream, A

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short play

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Foreplay Play, The

Synopsis:
A straight couple comes to a lesbian couple's apartment for dinner, drinks, and a foursome. Things do not go as planned.

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part of Foreplays 2011. FullStop Collective presents A "seductive night of bold theater, short films, And live music" created by four playwrights, twenty?six Actors, short films, And A Brooklyn?born indie pop band. Featuring the plays the Foreplay Play by Mariah MacCarthy, directed by Leta Tremblay; the Push to Mate by Patrick Shaw, directed by Megan Weaver; Rank Jumping by Brent Lengel, directed by Brian Hashimoto; And Sausage Fest written And directed by Alexandra Bassett. The full-length version of The Foreplay Play was first presented site-specifically at a Brooklyn apartment in 2012 by Caps Lock Theatre

1st Produced:
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211    24 Feb 2011

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FullStop Collective

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Genre:
LGBT short play 75 min

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Go Away Come Here

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Incitement

Synopsis:
In the custody of a physician as sinister as they are, the Blood Brothers fill their last days feeding on the surreal stories of their fellow inmates. A wedge driven between them by the cunning Doctor Queen, the Brothers wrestle with life in Hospital One.

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part of Bedlam Nightmares: Losing Patients

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Blood Brothers Productions

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http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/bedlam-nightmares-losing-patients   -

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short play

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l'esprit de l'escalier

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Lysistrata Rape Play

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Magic Trick

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Bana: Beautiful, paraplegic, missing. Eric: her (ex?) boyfriend, looking for her. Clara: That burlesque dancer they almost took home. Bana's donning pasties, Eric's losing his sh*t, and Clara gets naked and won't leave. a love story with burlesque.

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Venue #18: Here Mainstage Theater, Fringe NYC, NY    18 Aug 2012

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Caps Lock Theatre

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2h 40m Drama Vaudeville/Sideshow/Magic/Burlesque

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Man of His Word, A

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Mrs. Mayfield's Fifth-Grade Class of '93 20-Year Reunion

Synopsis:
Mrs. Mayfield is a rollicking yet compassionate multi-layered look at what happens when a group of former classmates hovering in their 30s reunite for an evening of partying and reminiscing. Immersively staged and intimately drawn, audience party-goers eat chili and drink beer as calamities, revelations, and battles for affection, power and ownership of memories unfold around them. Awesome 90s music and dance breaks included.

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Written by Mariah MacCarthy in collaboration with Trent Anderson, Lindsey Austen, J. Stephen Brantley, Scott Rad Brown, Brian Dunlop, Jesse Geguzis, Lauren Hennessy, Adam La Faci, Nicki Miller, Christopher Norwood, Diana Oh, Elizabeth Seldin, Gwenevere Sisco, Jordan Tierney, and Leta Tremblay

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Caps Lock Theatre, NY    31 May 2014

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An immersive party play, site specific

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Painted

Synopsis:
Michelle, with the help of a paintbrush and her girlfriend Lola, finds a way to make peace with her dying mother.

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part of "Mortality"

1st Produced:
Source Festival, Washington Dc    27 Jun 2014

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10 min play

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Three Sisters New York

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Until She Claws Her Way Out

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In Elissa's head, she and Max will always be dancing. And no matter what anyone said, she broke her own rib.

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The 35th Marathon Of One-Act Plays

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one act

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You'll Have to Wait

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You'll Thank Me Later, Part Deux

Synopsis:
exploring the possibility of the Mayan Apocalypse

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The Challenge: In light of the Mayan apocalyptic belief that we have another eight months to live, writers were asked to create a 2-minute monologue based upon this theme from the perspective of either a child, politician, religious leader, or scientist.

1st Produced:
Jimmy's No. 43    06 May 2011

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in "Detention #11: End of Days", http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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Genre:
ten min play

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