ABOUT Louis Mascolo

Writer, playwright, Louis Mascolo, has been writing professionally for over three decades. He is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University receiving a M.F.A in theater and media. He studied acting for two years with Olympia Dukakis (Academy Award for Moonstruck), directing with two Broadway Directors, Mel Shapiro (House of Blue Leaves), play writing with internationally known playwrights such as Israel Horovitz, John Guare and Leonard Melfi, set Design and Lighting and Stage Management with working Broadway professionals.

 

 

He has worked at ABC-TV in New York City as a video engineer/editor on shows such as Wide World of Sports, ABC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and several soap operas such as All My Children and One Life to Live.

 

While living in New York City he founded his own loft theater, Studio 17, located off Union Square in NYC where he produced and directed live theatrical productions.

 

He was also the stage manager for the Broadway show, Paul Robeson, starring James Earl Jones at the Lunt-Fontanne and Booth Theaters. He toured with the show extensively for six months during its pre-Broadway run in theaters across America and in London, England. He also stage managed the original production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide... at Broadway's Booth Theater for Joe Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.

 

He was the Assistant Director, acting coach and additional writer on NewYork director, Abel Ferrara's, cult classic, Driller Killer and appeared in the film.

 

He later founded Multimedia Arts Productions, Inc., and independent production company which wrote, produced and sold training material in print and video to major pharmaceutical companies such as Roche, Schering-Plough, Merke and Bayer and were marketed and sold worldwide.

 

He was a publisher, founding local newspapers and publications such as the Buena Times, The Gazette of Atlantic & Cumberland Counties, Pennsylvania Home Magazine, Iron Biker News, Vid-bits and Jersey Sporting Life Magazine. His articles have been published in New Jersey Magazine and Atlantic City Magazine.

 

His play, The Year the Phillies Blew the Pennant, was written in 2013 and staged as a workshop in June of 2014 at the Ashley McCormick Theater in Bridgeton, NJ.  Subsequently, the play was revised and renamed Back to the Warning Track and  a staged reading of the play was done at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, NJ as part of the Eagle Theatre New Works Development Series in 2016. It is now scheduled for a 2020 World Premiere at the Eagle. 

 

His next play, Dying Like Ignacio, was staged at the Workshop Theater's  Main Stage in New York City by Award winning director, Susan Case Cook, in the Spring of 2016.

 

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