JOHN MOROGIELLOJOHN MOROGIELLO (Playwright, Blame it on Beckett) is a Playwright in Residence at the Maryland State Arts Council and a member of The Dramatists Guild.

His plays include Engaging Shaw (English Theatre of Vienna, Austria, Old Globe in San Diego, Abingdon Theatre in Manhattan, New Jersey Rep, Oldcastle Theatre), Blame It On Beckett (Abingdon), Stonewall's Bust (Mountain Playhouse), Irish Authors Held Hostage (Greenwich Street Theatre, Warehouse Theater, Bedlam Theatre in Edinburgh), Men and Parts (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shadowbox Cabaret), Gianni Schicchi (Rep Stage), and The Matchmaker's Guide to Controlling the Elements (2Co's Cabaret, Alleyway Theatre).

Happy Hour
, a film adaptation of Men and Parts, was named Best Short Comedy at the 2003 New York Independent Film and Video Festival and distributed in Europe by Britshorts.

John is a regular contributor to Flagpole Radio Cafe in Connecticut.

His articles have been published in The Washington Independent Review of Books, American Theatre, and Dramatics. Other publications include Blame It On Beckett (Samuel French); Jack The Ticket Ripper, Larry's Resolution, The Periodontal Blues, and The Little Farmer (One Act Play Depot); and in various anthologies published by Smith and Kraus.

August, 2012