Bill D'Agostino

Bill D'Agostino

Bill D’Agostino's plays for young audiences include "My Very Own Polar Bear," the five "Murray the Elf" mysteries, "Sleeping Handsome" (Act II Playhouse), "Imaginary," "Fairy Tale High School," "Robin Hood," "Teen Sherlock" (Montgomery Theater), and "Making Gnocchi with Grandma," which was named a semifinalist in the 2015 Write...
Bill D’Agostino's plays for young audiences include "My Very Own Polar Bear," the five "Murray the Elf" mysteries, "Sleeping Handsome" (Act II Playhouse), "Imaginary," "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 was the producer of "The White Mountains," a theatre project based on the industrial legacy of Ambler, Pennsylvania, which won a Philadelphia Geek Award. He received his MA in Theatre from Villanova University, and his bachelor’s degree in theatre from Brown University.

Plays

  • @MyItalianGrandma
    Forced by circumstances, Steven moves in with his Italian grandma. At first, they tussle over faith and privacy. As they get closer, he begins surreptitiously quoting her on social media. After the secret account goes viral, Steven must confess his sins and attempt reconciliation.
  • Just the Two of Us
    "Just the Two of Us" tells the story of one couple’s fertility challenges through the lens of absurdism. As they attempt to have a baby, language, time, and meaning break down.
  • Sleeping Handsome
    A magical new twist on the "Sleeping Beauty" story that'll delight and enchant your whole family.
  • Teen Sherlock
    New kid Sherlock arrives at Baskerville High School just in time to solve the mystery of the missing hamster, Conan. Can he and his new friend Jane Watson figure it out before it is too late? Cheetos, jokes, and misdirection are all involved in this fast paced mystery.
  • Imaginary
    Kids may forget about their imaginary creatures - but their imaginary creatures never forget them. In this silly yet heartfelt show, a ragtag group of forgotten imaginary creatures band together to awaken the imaginations and help out their beloved kids.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Murray the Elf and the Case of the Missing Mistletoe
    Murray is a shopping mall elf who is called up by Mrs. Claus to the North Pole to solve "the case of the missing mistletoe." But things in Toyland are never what they appear to be.

    The first of six Toyland Mysteries.
  • Disclosure
    A new play that premiered at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, as part of #CocktailPlays.

    "In a plot that’s ripped from today’s headlines, Bill D’Agostino’s 'Disclosure' considers the ramifications of corporate cover-ups and employee whistle-blowing, with a suspenseful script that has the characters uttering half-finished sentences and leaving as much unsaid as spoken." -DC Theatre Arts
  • Kindling Spirits
    Two friends meet in the forrest for a fire ritual. Will they find healing?
  • Out of Time
    "A tender and telling portrayal of old-age dementia, it sees a man entering a place he believes is a long-past bar." -Phindie

    REVIEW:
    http://phindie.com/18056-18056-cocktail-plays-juniper-productions-2018-fringe-reviews/