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Bio

I am a mid-career playwright, director, producer, actor, and dramaturg. My play Ghosts won the Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award. A later play, Oatmeal and a Cigarette was awarded Critics' Pick at the 2008 Cincinnati Fringe and subsequently published by Broadway Play Publishing.

 

My most recent play is Night Witch, a solo one-act about a regiment of courageous WWII Russian women fighter pilots (the first ever, anywhere) who flew hair-raising nightly missions against the Nazi war machine.

Several of my shorter plays have appeared in recent “Best of” anthologies. 

 

In response to new playwrights colleagues asking me about my development experiences, I wrote the how-to book Workshopping the New Play: A Guide for Playwrights, Directors, and Dramaturgs (published by Globe Pequot Books). 

For the past ten years I have produced and hosted the podcast Onstage/Offstage, featuring interviews with theatre professionals from around the world and live readings of new short plays. 

And because I believed that Ithaca, NY, desperately needed new and exciting theatre blood, I co-founded and served as the artistic director of the Ithaca Fringe Festival (2013-2017).

Websites:

OnstageOffstage podcast: www.onstageoffstage.org
NPX: https://newplayexchange.org/users/785/george-sapio

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