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The Grandma Show

In the early 20th century, boatloads of Italians emigrated to New York State to start a new life in the land named after one of their own. "The Grandma Show" flashes forward nearly a century to the de ...
Author: , Peter Marino and Tom EcobelliCast (at least 6): The play requires a cast of 6 playing 13 characters of either gender. The approximate running time is 80 minutesFull-Length.
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Peter Marino and Tom Ecobelli


Peter Marino is an English professor at Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, New York where he teaches writing, speech, and the occasional literature class. He is the author of two full length plays and several one-acts. His ten-minute “Ralph Smith of Schenectady, New York Coming-Out-To-His-Wife Options,” has been produced in ten minute play festivals around the country. His first young adult novel about a fat and self-conscious but very funny high school sophomore, will be published by Holiday House in June of 2005. Tom Ecobelli's feature film project, Chickadee, written with Lora Lee Ecobelli is in development with Arthur Allan Seidelman directing, David Amram composing the score and Julie Kavner and Chris Cooper attached as actors. Tom has two other feature projects in development co-written with award-winning writer, Susan Touchbourne. X-Ray, a horror/thriller and Prairie Bones, a family drama are in pre-production with exciting director and actor attachments. He and Susan, along with casting directors Carolyn Long and Concetta Di Matteo have formed the new production company, IsWas (It Starts With a Story) Productions to facilitate bringing these and other scripts to the screen. Tom’s play The Mouse, also co-written with Susan Touchbourne, was a finalist in the Edward Albee Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. Another of their plays, Slow Critters - Fast Food, was produced in Los Angeles at First Stage in Hollywood. The Grandma Show, written with Peter Marino, about the freakish bond between a ninety-three year-old Italian grandmother and her success-challenged grandson, has been produced in New York, Los Angeles and regionally, receiving wonderful audience response. Tom & Peter are now developing it as a screenplay. As an actor, Tom attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and studied with the Groundlings in Hollywood and Second City in New York. He’s performed in regional theatre, independent films, improvisational comedy, sitcoms and national commercials. His most recent appearances were guest-star roles on the CBS sitcom, Still Standing and Disney's, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. .

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