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Piss Play is about Minorities So It's Really Important

Broadway World: Winner of The Golden Pineapple for Best Play



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Books/Essays/Articles

Bent But Not Broken
Heliotrope Books, 2019
Published excerpt, Epiphany Literary Magazine                                                     
Brooklyn Reading Works                                         
Revision Workshop, Yale Writers’ Conference

Interview Magazine, Wolfe Tracks                                                 

Open Trench, Memoir and Other Stories, Readings
Sit ‘N Spin, Comedy Central, Los Angeles                       
E.S.T.L.A. True Story
Tell It!, Los Angeles                           
Personal SPACE, Pasadena
Brooklyn Reading Works          
Art by the Ferry Festival, Staten Island
A Different Light Bookstore, Los Angeles   

Theatre

The Water Tribe (full-length drama)
Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles, Development                                        
VS. Theater Company, Reading
Developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre Playwrights Unit

The Horse Latitudes (one-act)
Developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre Playwrights Unit

Don’t Touch the Orangutan! (one-act)
Developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre Playwrights Unit

Solid Joints (one-act)                               
Ruskin Group Theatre, Café Plays

A Good Smoke  (full-length dramatic comedy)
New Jersey Repertory, Directed by Austin Pendleton, Reading
Ensemble Studio Theatre, Directed by Austin Pendleton, Reading
Primary Stages, Reading
Optioned for Broadway by Eric Falkenstein/Alan Marks
The Public Theater, Reading, Meryl Streep & Debra Monk, New York
Directed by Pam MacKinnon
The Production Company, 99-Seat Contract, Los Angeles
Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist
L.A. Stage Scene Award for Best Actress

Live Work Space (full-length dramatic comedy)
Ruskin Group Theatre, Reading, Los Angeles
The Production Company, Reading, Los Angeles
West Coast Ensemble, Reading, Los Angeles
The Road Theatre Company, Reading, Los Angeles

The Winner (one-act)
Published, Post Road Magazine, Issue 25
Finalist, Heideman Award, Actors Theater of Louisville
West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles, Festival of Short Plays

Exempt (one-act)                                                                                              
Developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre Playwrights Unit

The Fat of the Land (full-length dramatic comedy)
Excerpt published, The Coachella Review
Maieutic Theatre Works, New York, New Born Series Reading
The New Theatre, Los Angeles, 99-Seat Contract
Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Featured Actor
Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York, Octoberfest
One of fifteen finalists for the Kaufman & Hart Prize for New
American Comedy awarded by Arkansas Repertory Theatre                

Piss Play Is About Minorities So It’s Really Important (one-act)
Producers Club, New York, Cringe Festival
Golden Pineapple (First Prize), Cringe Festival
First runner up lead actor award
West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles, Festival of Short Plays

 I’m Really Different (Now)!
 Largo, Los Angeles, Original Music by Don Cummings w/ Karen Kilgariff

Feed the Children (one-act)
The Production Company, Los Angeles, Summer Sizzle Festival of Plays

A Good Smoke (one-act)
Turnip Theatre Festival, New York, Festival of Short Plays
Moving Arts Theatre, Los Angeles, Festival of Short Plays

Stark Raving Mad (full-length comedy)
Tamarind Theatre, Los Angeles, 99-Seat Contract

American Air One-Man Show (full-length dramatic comedy)
HBO Workspace, Aspen Comedy Festival Series, Los Angeles
Powerhouse Theatre, Theatre/Theater, Two Roads Theatre Company,
Los Angeles, 99-Seat Theatre Contract

What Do Men Live By? One-Man Show (full-length dramatic comedy)
Soho Repertory Theatre, New York, Equity Showcase Contract

Two Birds in the Hand (ten-minute monologue)
Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York, American Series


Film/Television

Box
Toronto Independent Film Festival, Dam Short Film Festival
New Filmmakers New York, Twin Rivers Media Festival
Distributed by Shorts International
Principal Photography, starring Mink Stole, supported by SONY

The Buzz Kill, Accidental Mexican Book Club Murder
Oh, The Horror! Alternative lifestyle Zombie movie
Money  Multi-generational one hour drama pilot
Sons and Mothers Half hour comedy pilot
The King is Always Right  Half hour comedy pilot
Miss Teen USA, 1999 Writer/Segment Producer with Host Carson Daly


Affliations

Member, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles
Member, Ensemble Studio Theatre Playwrights Unit, New York
Member, Spoke the Word Writers Group, Brooklyn, New York
Professor, Contemporary Drama, William Paterson University, New Jersey
Literary Judge, Literary Death Match, Club Oberon, A.R.T., Harvard University
Advisory Board, VS. Theatre Company, Los Angeles                          
Member, Dramatists Guild
Member, Authors Guild
Member, SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity Association


Education

The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, Graduate two-year program
Tufts University, BS-Biology/Pre-Medical requirements
Schola Cantorum, Paris, France, Music Composition
Manhattan Punch Line Theatre Comedy Corps
New York State School of the Arts, School of Choral Studies, Fredonia, New York

DonCummings.net

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