SINNER-MAN

Dorian Gray is rich, beautiful, and worshiped by all who meet him, especially other rich, beautiful people. Ensconced in a gilded world of lavish parties, gardens, narcotics, and the fine arts, Dorian goes to extremes to preserve his glorious youth and privilege. But nothing really lasts forever--not even metaphysical pacts with the devil--and Dorian and his entourage must contend with the rapidly changing...
Dorian Gray is rich, beautiful, and worshiped by all who meet him, especially other rich, beautiful people. Ensconced in a gilded world of lavish parties, gardens, narcotics, and the fine arts, Dorian goes to extremes to preserve his glorious youth and privilege. But nothing really lasts forever--not even metaphysical pacts with the devil--and Dorian and his entourage must contend with the rapidly changing world knocking on their doorstep. An impertinent, feminist deconstruction of Oscar Wilde's novel, SINNER-MAN searches for the absurd humor in the world's absurd imbalance.
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SINNER-MAN

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  • Shannon Musgrave:
    7 Jun. 2016
    SINNER-MAN was a finalist for the 2016 Salt Lake Acting Company/David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists grant. This clever adaptation taps into gender roles, privilege, and art in surprising and theatrical ways. Liz's writing is funny and engaging, and this script presents great potential for imaginative, non-traditional casting and staging.
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    17 Feb. 2016
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Liz Maestri and their play "Sinner-Man" as a finalist for our 2015 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 59 finalists out of more than 1,300 submissions, it is the value of the page that has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process. Our readers found this an engaging commentary on the persistence of white male privilege, an imaginative adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic story.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Team Awesome Robot
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    2017
  • Reading
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    E.M.P. Collective
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    2015

Awards

Finalist
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Core Apprenticeship
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The Playwrights' Center
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2018
Second Rounder
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Austin Film Festival
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2017
Semi-Finalist
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The Princess Grace Award
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2016