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Richard Vetere

RICHARD VETERE

  (1952 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Richard Vetere is a playwright, novelist, published poet, film, TV writer and actor. He wrote the novel the Third Miracle published by Simon & Schuster which is now in several languages and co-authored the screenplay adaptation produced by Frances Ford Coppola starring Ed Harris. His other plays include Machiavelli, Caravaggio, Gangster Apparel, the Marriage Fool and his Pulitzer-nominated One Shot, One Kill. He's a member of the Writer's Guild, the Author's Guild, Dramatist Guild, Poets & Writers and the NY Playwright's Lab. He holds a master's degree from Columbia University and teaches a master screenwriting class at NYU and Queens College. He lives in New York City.

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        Benedict Arnold         Caravaggio         Classic, The         Coupla of Bimbos Sittin' Around Talkin', A         Engagement, The         Epic Story Of Love And Sex In Ten Minutes, An: Chapter One         Ersatz         First Love         Gangster Apparel         Hale the Hero!         How To Go On A Date In Queens         Hundred Years into the Heart, A         I Met a Lady         Kids Menu, The         Lady Macbeth And Her Lover         Last Day         Machiavelli         Marriage Fool, The         Meatball Hero         One Shot, One Kill         Vows of Penelope Corelli, The



Benedict Arnold

Synopsis:
about the the infamous traitor

Notes:
book by Richard Vetere, music by Jeffrey Lodin and lyrics by William Squier

1st Produced:
Staged Reading Presented At The Spirit Of Broadway Theater, Norwich, Ct    12 Sep 2013

Organisations:
Spirit of Broadway Theater

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Caravaggio

Caravaggio
Michelangelo Caravaggio is on the run having killed a man in a brawl. He escapes from Italy to Malta but after a falling out with the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta flees to Naples.

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  extras

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Classic, The

Synopsis:
Michael, a novelist believes that a great writer does not marry and have children. Numerous women throw themselves at him

Notes:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company,    -

Music:
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Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Coupla of Bimbos Sittin' Around Talkin', A

Synopsis:
Three tarty young women are hanging around waiting for their boyfriends to arrive and take them on holiday. A partner has been arranged for a fourth male friend and she arrives - very prim and proper. To her amazement the other girls talk about the Hundred Years War, the Poll Tax, Napoleon and the Franco-Prussian War.

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company,    -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Engagement, The

Synopsis:
Four bachelor friends - they have been together for years. When one of them announces he is to be married what lengths will the others go to stop it?

Notes:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company,    -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Epic Story Of Love And Sex In Ten Minutes, An: Chapter One

Epic Story Of Love And Sex In Ten Minutes, An: Chapter One
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Notes:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
in 2009: the Best 10-Minute Plays for Two or More Actors, Smith & Kraus (December 1, 2009)   978-1575257594

Music:
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  5 or 6 actors

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Ersatz

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Barrow Group, New York    2010

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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First Love

First Love
Dot a widow of ten years and her friend recently widowed Sunny plan to move to Las Vegas and start a new life. the Dot's first love Bill turns up

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company,    978-0871298140

Music:
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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Gangster Apparel

Gangster Apparel
Louie believes that clothes makes the man. He insists that he and Joey are smartly dressed when they pull off a robbery. However, they are recognised and the witness remembers the yellow handkerchief Louie had in his top pocket. He does not want to spend twenty years in an orange prison suit - so he tells the authorities about their boss. they are both put in to witness protection - in rural Arizona - were the dress code is jeans and a check shirt

Notes:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company,    978-0871297334

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hale the Hero!

Hale the Hero!
Captain Hale the hero of the American War of Independence, but was he actually running home to mother when the British captured him?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company,    978-0871297167

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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How To Go On A Date In Queens

Synopsis:
After Artie's wife dies his friend Stan sets up a double date for the. But Artie has not dated in years and gets everything wrong but he does make a hit with the waitress

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company,    -

Music:
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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Hundred Years into the Heart, A

Synopsis:
the authors weave together several different love stories representing many types of love. Is one type of love greater than another or are they simply different? Is one s destiny set or is it possible to tempt fate and perhaps even change the course of events by doing so?
Jocelyn Szabo, nytheatre.com

Notes:
based on true events from the life of writer Richard Vetere (music And lyrics Are by Jeffrey Lodin And William Squier, respectively)

1st Produced:
New York    2004

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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I Met a Lady

Synopsis:
Has-been film maker Nicky's hit film of 20 years ago, is now going to Blu-Ray! What's more, a French film student, a EurAsian architect and a former Russian prostitute, all daughters of women he used to know, show up to claim him as their Dad but he has no memory of any of them.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Reading At Gloucester Stage Company    01 Aug 2011

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
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Kids Menu, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
the Best 10-Minute Plays Of 2012. Published by Smith and Kraus, Inc.    -

Music:
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Genre:
ten min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lady Macbeth And Her Lover

Synopsis:
Lovers Corrine and Hope make a suicide pact. One poet lives and one wins the Pulitzer, posthumously. Years later, the dead woman's daughter knocks on Corrine's door demanding she be her literary mentor. World premiere from acclaimed playwright Richard Vetere.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
VENUE #11: 64E4 MAINSTAGE, NY    19 Aug 2015

Organisations:
Iron Spike Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Drama 1h 40m

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Last Day

Synopsis:
a dark, delicious love story set in a Long island cemetry where not all the secrets are underground.

Notes:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Machiavelli

Synopsis:
Set in Florence, Italy, in the early 1500s, Machiavelli is a new comedy by Richard Vetere about the great political thinker and his equally clever wife, Marietta. Within a constantly changing world of intrigue, they must use their wits to navigate the outrageous whims and violent behavior of the Medicis [Italy's ruling family], as well as their own daughter's shocking rebellion. Should Machiavelli help his sworn enemy in order to help his own family survive to fight another day. . . or confront them, and put all their lives in jeopardy?
Press Release

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Arclight Theatre, NY    2006

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing, 2007   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Marriage Fool, The

Marriage Fool, The
His wife of forty years has died when Frank meets Florence at a dance. Later much to his son's horror he announces he will marry her.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company,    978-0871297310

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Meatball Hero

Meatball Hero
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Notes:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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One Shot, One Kill

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Vows of Penelope Corelli, The

Vows of Penelope Corelli, The
Five years ago Sam went out for a packet of cigarettes and never came back. Now when his wife Penelope wins the lottery he returns.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company, 1998   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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