Ed Malin

Ed Malin

Ed Malin’s work has been anthologized in Plays and Playwrights 2015 and in the Spontaneous Combustion Anthology, and performed at Theater for the New City, Nylon Fusion, Samuel French, The Brick, Wide Eyed, New York Madness, Dixon Place, Frigid NY and ManhattanTheatreSource. His play Generic Magic Realism received a 2013 NYITA nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance for Nat Cassidy. Ed's plays are...
Ed Malin’s work has been anthologized in Plays and Playwrights 2015 and in the Spontaneous Combustion Anthology, and performed at Theater for the New City, Nylon Fusion, Samuel French, The Brick, Wide Eyed, New York Madness, Dixon Place, Frigid NY and ManhattanTheatreSource. His play Generic Magic Realism received a 2013 NYITA nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance for Nat Cassidy. Ed's plays are available from www.indietheaternow.com and www.temeritytheatre.org. He has also written for nytheaternow.com and theaterinthenow.com

Plays

  • Generic Magic Realism
    What happens when the magical world of an average South American is transplanted to the less magical north? Join Octavio as he discovers poetry, satire, love, birds, chocolate, hippies, and explosives on his journey from the Andes to San Francisco during the fragrant 1960s. This one-man show is a loving tribute to a literary genre.
    Actor Nat Cassidy was nominated for a 2013 New York Innovative Theater...
    What happens when the magical world of an average South American is transplanted to the less magical north? Join Octavio as he discovers poetry, satire, love, birds, chocolate, hippies, and explosives on his journey from the Andes to San Francisco during the fragrant 1960s. This one-man show is a loving tribute to a literary genre.
    Actor Nat Cassidy was nominated for a 2013 New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for his role in Generic Magic Realism.
  • Judge Yuri & Executioner
    Zack is an 85 year-old masochist who prefers older women. His girlfriend just left him. Where can he find a kinky senior citizen now? Time to tell his darkly funny life story!
  • Óscar Tango-Bravo
    A comic look at conspiracy theories and the people who believe in them. We learn more about the Cuban Sandwich Crisis, the meeting of Ras Kolnikiv and Ras Tafari, and the mysterious man, Óscar Tango-Bravo, who could be the missing link.
  • The Addicts
    The Jewish Supporters of Christ realize they have no black people, and start knocking on different doors. A Minister and a Jew of Color figure out that they knew, and loved, each other in the past. Meanwhile, Canada becomes a belligerent superpower while the U.S.A. chills out and learns how to love. Why do we make radical life changes, and does anything change?
  • Inversion of the Baby Snatchers
    What if white American babies were being kidnapped and sold on the black market to the nouveau-riche of the developing world? That kind of inversion of the actual situation might raise consciousness, huh?
    In this story, two California computer programmers lose their jobs but realize that said jobs have merely gone into an alternate universe known as India. Reasoning that the Starfleet India fan club...
    What if white American babies were being kidnapped and sold on the black market to the nouveau-riche of the developing world? That kind of inversion of the actual situation might raise consciousness, huh?
    In this story, two California computer programmers lose their jobs but realize that said jobs have merely gone into an alternate universe known as India. Reasoning that the Starfleet India fan club should have more information, they discover alternate versions of themselves. Only these computational brothers can help find a missing baby and fight global child trafficking. Sci-fi and mathematical flourishes abound.
  • American Jātaka Tales
    The Buddha takes a trip down south. To be reincarnated as something better, you need to learn something in this lifetime. No challenge is too great for this bunch of Americans! The classic Indian Buddhist stories retold for your amusement.
  • Queers For Fears
    Queers for Fears is a program of two companion plays about the spiritual dangers of not coming out of the closet as well as the physical dangers of coming out.
    - Part One: Biplanes: Aviation pioneer men in love circa 1900.
    - Part Two: The Christ of Monte Cunto: Female roommates in the East Village who go to the opera to escape Freud, but instead see Jesus in all divas.
  • I Shall Not Be Suede
    A blind convict in a wheelchair has escaped from prison...using sonar. His young relative, a runaway from a circus family, may find it hard to avoid his orbit. How long can a couple put off their divorce? Visit Rhode Island and find out.
  • The Troubadour Struck By LIghtning
    A racy look at the music, poetry, heretics and sexual deviance of the South of France circa 1325. A play with music, which asks questions about the origins of today’s culture of love. In the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries, one million Christians were killed in Provence by Catholic armies during the “Albigensian Crusade” . Join Manfred son of Manfredo, a singer who finds out the hard way why these things...
    A racy look at the music, poetry, heretics and sexual deviance of the South of France circa 1325. A play with music, which asks questions about the origins of today’s culture of love. In the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries, one million Christians were killed in Provence by Catholic armies during the “Albigensian Crusade” . Join Manfred son of Manfredo, a singer who finds out the hard way why these things happened and how religious tolerance and freedom of love can survive.
  • Doctor Life
    Some day soon, American women may be requiring the services of that vanished profession: the underground abortionist. Let's see what stories Doctor Life will be telling in a few years. This play was inspired by an interview with legendary satirist Tom Lehrer, who, when asked why he wrote a song about the local dope peddler, replied that he couldn't get away with writing about the neighborhood abortionist.
  • The Inconstant Infection
    A lost play written by a woman in 1699 is discovered in 1985. The first production proves comically disastrous, and causes all involved to consider how far women have come in 300 years.
  • Return of the King
    In August of 1977, two new college students become roommates. One is an Elvis fan, while the other lives his life as though he were a character in Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings". They dislike each other, but when Elvis suddenly dies they find solace in Elven religion and hope for a return of the King. Priscilla Presley, future actress and controller of the Graceland mythos, narrates. What is...
    In August of 1977, two new college students become roommates. One is an Elvis fan, while the other lives his life as though he were a character in Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings". They dislike each other, but when Elvis suddenly dies they find solace in Elven religion and hope for a return of the King. Priscilla Presley, future actress and controller of the Graceland mythos, narrates. What is it about most versions of the Nibelunenlied/Wagner/Volsungasaga/Edda story that encourage misogyny? What sets Tolkien--and the nerd protagonists--apart?
  • Film Noix
    International intrigue turns interplanetary when gangsters stalk an astronomer and the women who love him.
  • VANDALUSÍA (A LOUVRE STORY)
    What is personality? Can an emerging actress with multiple personality disorder get a handle on her life?
    Was she born in the Delivery Room or in the Dominican Republic? Can the renowned guru, Yogi Carmichael, be of assistance? Was Andalusia in Southern Spain named after the Vandals? If so, does holding on to cultural identity help you to survive?
  • Presumed Retarded
    It is 1985 at the Jamaica, Wisconsin Home for Women Finding Themselves. The management realize that if they cure their patients, they will go out of business. To keep afloat, they hire an old doo-wop singer, Fats Forward, to teach the inmates to sing in harmony, hopefully causing more friction and psychological problems. Meanwhile, two divorced WWII-era crooners continue their media feud. Do they know that...
    It is 1985 at the Jamaica, Wisconsin Home for Women Finding Themselves. The management realize that if they cure their patients, they will go out of business. To keep afloat, they hire an old doo-wop singer, Fats Forward, to teach the inmates to sing in harmony, hopefully causing more friction and psychological problems. Meanwhile, two divorced WWII-era crooners continue their media feud. Do they know that their child is about to take over the Jamaica, WI Home for Women Finding Themselves?
  • The Color Brunette
    Brunette isn't a color, it's a form of hair discrimination. Follow the threads of a tapestry of sketches on color and difference. See: Kandinsky the color savant, "Latvian Colonies in the New World", "Hitler Old", "Madame Rachilde, My Guidance Counselor", "Lobbyists in Bed With..." and more
  • Cabaret Sauvignon
    A collection of absurd and spooky tales involving hotels and restaurants:
    Cabaret Sauvignon is a bistro in Vienna where Knaz, the son of a Slav, is stuck in a timewarp with Rudiger, son of a WWI Imperialist.
    Sheraton LeFanu is a hotel in Denver where can be found a werewolf and the SIlver Bullet.
    Collard on the Green is the best restaurant in Atlanta, in a world where the Confederacy won...
    A collection of absurd and spooky tales involving hotels and restaurants:
    Cabaret Sauvignon is a bistro in Vienna where Knaz, the son of a Slav, is stuck in a timewarp with Rudiger, son of a WWI Imperialist.
    Sheraton LeFanu is a hotel in Denver where can be found a werewolf and the SIlver Bullet.
    Collard on the Green is the best restaurant in Atlanta, in a world where the Confederacy won the Civil War.
    Moesia Inferior is a short musical about a jock who needs help with history and a special young woman who teaches him the story of Bulgaria from Roman times to the present.
  • Girl = Mass x Anorexia
    A thin, anorexic young woman who is the daughter of a fashion publisher has an existential crisis when she is kidnapped by three real-sized goddess agitators called The Clitoral Hoods.
  • Huma nism
    In the 16th Century, Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe observes what he thinks is a brand-
    new star (a “nova”), proof that Aristotle’s fixed star order of the universe is false.
    However, a Chinese astronomer appears to inform Tycho that his people have seen such
    phenomena (in Chinese, “guest star”) for centuries.
    The Guest Star and Tycho make a wager to study “Huma Nism”, interview key...
    In the 16th Century, Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe observes what he thinks is a brand-
    new star (a “nova”), proof that Aristotle’s fixed star order of the universe is false.
    However, a Chinese astronomer appears to inform Tycho that his people have seen such
    phenomena (in Chinese, “guest star”) for centuries.
    The Guest Star and Tycho make a wager to study “Huma Nism”, interview key people,
    grade each scene, and, with help from ceaselessly innovative jazz giant Miles Davis,
    determine whether Western Civilization did more good than bad for the world.