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  • Francesco Pugliese


    Frank Pugliese is a graduate of Cornell University where he won the Forbes Herman award for playwriting and was Artistic Director of the Whistling Shrimp Theatre Co. He received his MFA from the NYU Dramatic Writing Program, where he was named "Graduate Student of the Year," and was NYU's playwright in residence at the Royal Court in London. Mr. Pugliese was honored by New York University's Tisch School of the Arts fifteenth anniversary as an outstanding alumnus in the field. He is a proud member of Naked Angels, Drama Dept., and is co-founder of both The Writer's Group and The Screenwriter's Collective. He is also a consultant for the Cherry Lane/Alternative Mentor program for young playwrights and currently sits on the artistic committee for Naked Angels. Mr. Pugliese teaches screenwriting and playwriting at Columbia University, and is currently the Chair of the Graduate Playwriting program at The New School. A collection of his plays was published by Broadway Play Publishing in 2001. Plays include: Aven'U Boys (Obie Award), The King of Connecticut, The Talk, The Alarm; Matty's Place, The Summer Winds; "Hope" is the Thing with Feathers, and The Talk. Screenplays include: Aven' U Boys; 29th Street; Born to Run; Dion; Infamous; Shot in the Heart; and Italian.