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Rob Rosiello

ROB ROSIELLO  (1972 - )

Nationality:    USA
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below is a list of Rob Rosiello's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Best Wishes, Zelda Zonk         Damning of the Doves, A         Dance of the Midnight Angel         Die-Nasty         Fast Forward, Rewind         Hay Days         Pandora         Priceless         Quarter Scene, The         Running from the Horizon



Best Wishes, Zelda Zonk

Synopsis:
It is the fall of 1962 and First Lady Jackie Kennedy goes to confession, seeking absolution for her sins and her guilt surrounding the death of screen legend Marilyn Monroe. The film icon pays her own homage to the First Lady as both women struggle to achieve the ever elusive ideal - personal peace.

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Genre:
Drama One Act

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Damning of the Doves, A

Synopsis:
Set in West Hollywood in the early 1990's, the plot revolves around the owner and residents of a run down hotel that plays host to everyone from a reclusive Oscar Winner to a Televangelist constantly on the prowl. A tabloid journalist invades the secret oasis, interviewing the hotel owner, an alcoholic former tennis pro, setting off a chain events that lead to a series of startling discoveries while testing the true strength of family and friendship.

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Trenton, NJ    1992

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Dance of the Midnight Angel

Synopsis:
A modern re-telling of Poe's Fall of the House of Usher set in late 1990's West Hollywood, where Michael McGovern returns and falls under the spell of Danny, a sexy go-go dancer. Life would seem prefect if Michael wasn't being stalked by his twin sister Jennifer, who can't forgive and won't forget. Michael is granted one wish by his unlikely fairy godmother, the Media Golden Girl in relentless pursuit of her own story and personal redemption. Before his wish can be granted, however, Michael must triumph over the ghosts that haunt his waking moments and torture his dreams. Danny eventually gets pulled into Jennifer's dangerous game. Michael is forced to take one last stand, ready to slay the beast that threatens all happiness, the ugly monster that feeds on guilt and regret. Can they all live happily ever after? By the light of a single, deadly candle, the final battle between good and evil will be waged to determine if happiness can live ever after.

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Staged Reading- Provincetown Fall Playwrights Festival    2003

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Die-Nasty

Synopsis:
From the Legendary Moldavia Massacre to the Infamous Cat Fight in the Lily Pond, this comedy spoofs the decade defined by big hair and shoulders. Blake has been cleared of murder after the return of his first wife, Alexis, who claims that she, not Krystle, is his legal wife. Blake issues the women a challenge- he has sold his oil empire and bought a fashion house. The woman who designs the best fashion line will be his wife. The two vie for the attention/help of recently back from the dead gay son Steven. Nympho Fallon is insulted no one wants her help and always eager to please yet dull as dishwater Adam volunteers to help his mother Alexis. Meanwhile, Sammy Jo enlists the aide of a drag queen to impersonate and kidnap Krystle during the big show. During the fashion show Fallon disappears, Adam is hysterical and Steven saves the day, but not before the Carrington's crazed maid almost ruins everything. The story spins wildly from there with long lost children, a Dramatic plane crash in the jungle, a Royal Wedding, a re-cast Steven and of course, cat fights galore!

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Show originally staged with women's roles performed by men in drag. Some roles can be cast with women; Also- cast can be larger- but five Actors were used in original production

1st Produced:
Provincetown, MA    2005

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Crown and Anchor

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Genre:
comedy/spoof Comedy. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Fast Forward, Rewind

Synopsis:
This one man show chronicles the rise and fall of gay porn star Ryan Layne and his bastardized pursuit of the American Dream. It traces his rise from street hustling to Gay Porn Legend. Inspired by the life and untimely death of Gay Porn Icon Joey Stefano in the early 1990's.

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Shubin Theater, Philadelphia, PA    1997

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Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hay Days

Synopsis:
Every person has a beginning, a birth. It isn't until they are realized does their journey truly take flight. This is the story of that genesis. A solo work about a single man who united a community, who gave a voice to those who could not remain silent any longer. From the creation of the Mattachine Society in 1948, to the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955, to a moment of national and international change in 2008- This is the story of a man- The troubled and conflicted man behind the legend. . .Before there was Harvey Milk. . .Before there was Stonewall. . .There was Harry Hay.

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Pandora

Synopsis:
The play takes place in the home of Sasha Bennett- a transgender cabaret performer in San Francisco. She has invited two couples to celebrate her birthday- Darren & Kent and Hollie & Anne. As the party begins, an unexpected guest from Sasha's past in the form of a wooden box appears. Sasha takes the box and locks herself in the basement, the site of a notorious sex club called The Vault back in the 1970's. Back at the party, Sasha's guests encounter a mysterious stranger who has ties to more than one person at the party. This stranger unfolds the disturbing and dark history of the box. We also begin to learn Sasha's story through her cabaret show, Tomorrow is Today, based on her favorite classic meloDrama movie by the same name. We learn of the tragic set of events that began thirty years prior when the box last surfaced. It becomes a race against time and events to unlock the secret of the box before the tragedies of the past threaten to be repeated.

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  1 role that can be played by a woman or a man who can play a woman's role

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Priceless

Synopsis:
It is 1986 and Vincent Price joins Bette Davis and Lillian Gish on Cliff Island off the coast of Maine to film The Whales of August. This play explores his time there and begins with a disturbing nightmare he has his first night on the island- a dream where he has died and is confronted with his life's successes and subsequent shortcomings. Upon waking from this dream he tries to understand the cryptic messages and images within, from the oversized hourglass to the disembodied voice that taunts him with a puzzling riddle. Filming soon commences on the movie, but so do the dreams as he struggles for answers and clarity in both his waking and sleeping worlds.

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Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Quarter Scene, The

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A Playwright has two obsessions- Tennessee Williams and his own failure. This mysterious stranger enters New Orleans and the lives of four people when he wanders into the political headquarters for a young State Senate Candidate, Nicholas Whitmore. The campaign is run by his controlling father, Alexander, who has just arranged a marriage between his son and Leanna Lorenzo, a local girl with a definite wild streak that no one, not even her own sister, Kat, can tame. The playwright wanders into this mix and befriends the young couple. Family secrets abound on both sides as the past begins to unwind the present and the mysterious stranger that has wandered into their world begins writing his new play, using these four strangers as the basis for his greatest work, an ambitious and seemingly absurd attempt to write the sequel to Williams' STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.

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Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Running from the Horizon

Synopsis:
A modern fairy tale, circa Hollywood, late 1980's. The setting is a run down Schwab's-like drug store where 9 strangers pass through, each running from something, each with a secret to hide. An abused Hollywood Superstar finds an unlikely friend in a troubled comic book artist, all under the watchful and insightful eye of a faded beauty queen, Miss Los Angeles 1949.

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Trenton, NJ    1991

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  6            Other:  -

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