Bill D'Agostino

Bill D'Agostino

Bill D’Agostino is playwright, educator, and arts administrator. Bill was the producer of "The White Mountains," a theatre project based on the industrial legacy of Ambler, Pennsylvania, which received a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award. His plays for young audiences include the five "Murray the Elf" mysteries" Sleeping Handsome" (Act II Playhouse), "Fairy Tale High School,...
Bill D’Agostino is playwright, educator, and arts administrator. Bill was the producer of "The White Mountains," a theatre project based on the industrial legacy of Ambler, Pennsylvania, which received a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award. His plays for young audiences include the five "Murray the Elf" mysteries" Sleeping Handsome" (Act II Playhouse), "Fairy Tale High School," "Robin Hood," "Teen Sherlock" (Montgomery Theater), and "Making Gnocchi with Grandma," which was named a semifinalist in the 2015 Write Now competition. Bill is the Communications and Education Director for Act II Playhouse. He received his MA in Theatre from Villanova University, and his bachelor’s degree in theatre from Brown University. He is a graduate of Philadelphia's Foundry.

Plays

  • Making Gnocchi with Grandma
    MAKING GNOCCHI WITH GRANDMA is the story of one afternoon that Zoe, 11, spends with her 72-year-old grandmother, Josephine. They make gnocchi together, walk around Josephine’s neighborhood, and dance in the kitchen. Josephine is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, and has recently stopped driving. The disease is causing unspoken tension between them, until an unexpected turn forces them to speak aloud...
    MAKING GNOCCHI WITH GRANDMA is the story of one afternoon that Zoe, 11, spends with her 72-year-old grandmother, Josephine. They make gnocchi together, walk around Josephine’s neighborhood, and dance in the kitchen. Josephine is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, and has recently stopped driving. The disease is causing unspoken tension between them, until an unexpected turn forces them to speak aloud their feelings about the disease and their changing relationship.
  • Sleeping Handsome
    A magical new twist on the Sleeping Beauty story. Two actors play all the roles, including a loyal dog, magical fairies, a queen, a prince in danger, and brave girl in this modern, hip quick-change comedy for families.
    "It is an imaginative show full of fun and whimsy, and will be enjoyed by children and adults alike." -BroadwayWorld
  • Fairy Tale High School
    What if your favorite fairy tale characters were all students in the same high school? Jack's best friend Jill encourages him to sell his beloved toy cow on the internet. Cindy is teased by her step-sisters when she tries out for track team. And what's with all the rumors about the mysterious Wolf Man? Narrated by the bumbling Principal Grimm, this fast-paced comedy concludes, of course, with the...
    What if your favorite fairy tale characters were all students in the same high school? Jack's best friend Jill encourages him to sell his beloved toy cow on the internet. Cindy is teased by her step-sisters when she tries out for track team. And what's with all the rumors about the mysterious Wolf Man? Narrated by the bumbling Principal Grimm, this fast-paced comedy concludes, of course, with the "Happily Ever After Dance."
  • Disclosure
    A new play premiering at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, as part of #CocktailPlays.
  • Murray the Elf and the Case of the Missing Mistletoe
    The first in a series of five Christmas quick-change comedies for families. Someone has stolen the missing mistletoe. Mrs. Claus calls Murray the Elf to the North Pole to solve the case - but he'll need the audience's help to save Christmas! Two actors play all the roles in this mash-up mystery.
  • My Very Own Polar Bear
    A new comedy about the friendship between a little girl and her (real-to-her) polar bear! "My Very Own Polar Bear" is a hilarious and heartwarming story about a life-changing Christmas present. Inspired by such classics as Calvin and Hobbes, Corduroy, and Knuffle Bunny.
  • Robin Hood
    Think you know the classic story of Robin Hood? Think again. This original adaptation puts a modern spin on the classic swashbuckling adventure. The Sheriff is mistreating the people of Nottingham, and it's up to Robin Hood and his Merry Men to save the day. But Maid Marian wants to join the fight, and the Sheriff has problems of his own, raising a headstrong teenage daughter. Combining action, romance and...
    Think you know the classic story of Robin Hood? Think again. This original adaptation puts a modern spin on the classic swashbuckling adventure. The Sheriff is mistreating the people of Nottingham, and it's up to Robin Hood and his Merry Men to save the day. But Maid Marian wants to join the fight, and the Sheriff has problems of his own, raising a headstrong teenage daughter. Combining action, romance and original music, Robin Hood will delight and amuse all ages. Join us for this fun and lively world premiere, from the author of Fairy Tale High School.
  • Teen Sherlock
    In this hip, fun, silly detective story, a teenage Sherlock Holmes gets his first case. . . in the halls of his high school.
  • Kindling Spirits
    Two friends meet in the forrest for a fire ritual. Will they find healing?
  • Message from the Future
    Greg Williams V comes bearing a message from the future.