Anthony L. Mariani

Anthony L. Mariani

Anthony is a Baltimore born playwright and screenwriter and director of Film and Stage. Published, "I GOT YOU, BABE." in the Smith and Kraus anthology, The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2018 by Lawrence Harbison. "The Liberty Well" One Act Published by Drama Notebook. Anthony is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Writers Guild of Great Britain. He now lives Little Rock, Arkansas and...
Anthony is a Baltimore born playwright and screenwriter and director of Film and Stage. Published, "I GOT YOU, BABE." in the Smith and Kraus anthology, The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2018 by Lawrence Harbison. "The Liberty Well" One Act Published by Drama Notebook. Anthony is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Writers Guild of Great Britain. He now lives Little Rock, Arkansas and when he can stay in Pimlico, London. MFA Theatre and Film Directing – California Institute of the Arts.
BA – Mass Communications University of the Ozarks, His plays have been produced in NYC, London, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Fair Fax VA, Chesterton IN, Little Rock AR.

STAGE: HONORS/AWARDS
Winner Southwest Theatre Productions Playwriting Competition Austin, TX., 2019
Semi-Finalist, ROBOCALLS, Town and Country Players One Act Festival, 2019
Winner, BEST 10-MINUTE PLAY, I GOT YOU, BABE. The 10x10x Infinity Stage Festival. Fair Fax, VA., 2018.
Semi-Finalist, I GOT YOU, BABE. The Edge Fest Eight-The Birdhouse Theatre, Milledgeville, GA 2018
Winner, CAMOUFLAGED NAILS, 5th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, 4th Street Theater Chesterton, IN.2018.
Honorable Mentions, CAMOUFLAGED NAILS. STAGE IT Festival, Bonita Springs CA, 2018.
Shortlisted the British Theatre Challenge SCRUB NUTS . Sky Blue Theatre, London, 2018.
Shortlisted the British Theatre Challenge I GOT YOU, BABE. Sky Blue Theatre, London, 2017.

Anthony was also lucky enough to be invited to speak at the Royal Court Theatre in London, as part of the Writer Guild of Great Britain's Olwen Waymark Theatre Encouragement Awards. Speaking a few words about his friend, London Actor Jon McKenna, whom he recommend for the honor.

FILM AWARDS

REMI WINNER- DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME, the 49th WorldFest International Film Festival 2016.
The Maple Leaf Award DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME, Best Short film Canada Film Awards 2016.
Best Screenplay DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME, NYC INDIE Film Awards 2016.
Best Director DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME, NYC INDIE Film Awards 2016.
Best Short Film DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME, NYC INDIE Film Awards 2016.
Best Screenplay DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME, the LA Shorts Film Awards 2015.

Plays

  • ANNE LUNA
    Anne Luna, a Hollywood starlet, who’s career and life is spiraling out of control. She has just broken up with her boyfriend Ian, and the paparazzi is all over her. It’s Halloween and She has just struck a man dressed in suit and a bunny helmet, with her car. She drags him into her house and finds out he has amnesia. She needs to keep him in her house and figure out who he is by the morning. With the help of...
    Anne Luna, a Hollywood starlet, who’s career and life is spiraling out of control. She has just broken up with her boyfriend Ian, and the paparazzi is all over her. It’s Halloween and She has just struck a man dressed in suit and a bunny helmet, with her car. She drags him into her house and finds out he has amnesia. She needs to keep him in her house and figure out who he is by the morning. With the help of her assistant, they figure out that the man she has hit real identity is Tres Harrison, a notorious paparazzi reporter. Now they have to figure out dose he really have amnesia or is he on the scoop of a lifetime.
  • THE MORNING CHAIR
    Chris Flower is removed as the co-anchor of a network morning show just before going on air. Sabastian the show’s producer has to hold internal office investigation trying to find out the truth about the accusations. With grey lines crossed becomes a case of he said she said, which leads to chaos during the breaks of the next morning’s show. Winner Southwest Theatre Productions Austin, TX Playwriting...
    Chris Flower is removed as the co-anchor of a network morning show just before going on air. Sabastian the show’s producer has to hold internal office investigation trying to find out the truth about the accusations. With grey lines crossed becomes a case of he said she said, which leads to chaos during the breaks of the next morning’s show. Winner Southwest Theatre Productions Austin, TX Playwriting Competition, 2019. Workshop- Southwest Theatre Productions Austin, TX 2019.
  • The Rooster Rebellion
    Reese Anne, a London teenager, runs away from home to help her now a homeless Ex-History teacher, Shell. They busk by day in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. At night, they live in ghost station, an underground abandoned tube station, where she tries to create a utopia homeless society, which falls apart on the eve of the Brexit vote.
  • THE RED THIRST - A Play with Cletic music.
    Based on the Celtic Legend of The DEARG DUE, THE RED THIRST is A play with Celtic Music. After suffering greatly at the hands of abusive men, a young woman's spirit rises from beyond the grave to stalk the men of a small Irish village, her thirst for revenge unquenchable.
  • THE RAFFLE TICKET
    A small border town is thrown into turmoil when LUIS ORTIZ wins the Chamber of Commerce raffle and the prize of a new bass boat. The search begins for who among them sold the Mexican, the winning ticket.
  • THE WHIZ-BANG WATCH
    Marcus inherits a magical watch which allows him to travel back in time. Starting with Teagu, a slave in a Baltimore slave jail, Marcus Travels through time back to the present, meeting, Harriett Tubman, The Buffalo Soldiers, Bessie Coleman, The Tuskegee Airmen, Rosa Parks, a young John Lewis, and Trayvon Martin along his journey.
  • I Got You, Babe - 10-minute - Romantic Comedy
    Published - Lawrence Harbison's Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2018.
    Winner: 10 x 10 Infinity Stage Best short play 2018
    Semi-Finalist, Edge Fest, The Birdhouse Theatre, Milledgeville, GA. , 2018
    Short List The British Theatre Challenge 2017
    -A Dark Comedy 10- Minute Play " A modern-day A Doll's House." Fredric has built his perfect android girlfriend Leslie,...
    Published - Lawrence Harbison's Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2018.
    Winner: 10 x 10 Infinity Stage Best short play 2018
    Semi-Finalist, Edge Fest, The Birdhouse Theatre, Milledgeville, GA. , 2018
    Short List The British Theatre Challenge 2017
    -A Dark Comedy 10- Minute Play " A modern-day A Doll's House." Fredric has built his perfect android girlfriend Leslie, except for one flaw. She Keeps breaking up with him.
    Premiere: April 7th & 8th, 2017 at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre.
    Fredric was played by, Walter Michael DeForest.
    Leslie was played by, Ruth Solorzano.
  • Camouflaged Nails - 10-minute - Homeless Female Veteran Play
    5th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival at 4th Street Theater in Chesterton, IN., 2018,Honorable Mention, Stage It! 10-Minute Plays Competition, Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 2018: Lisa is one of the thousands of female veterans who live couch surfing or in their cars on the streets. Camouflaging the fact that they are homeless. Lisa has to move her car for the cities Memorial Day Parade.
    *THIS PLAY...
    5th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival at 4th Street Theater in Chesterton, IN., 2018,Honorable Mention, Stage It! 10-Minute Plays Competition, Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 2018: Lisa is one of the thousands of female veterans who live couch surfing or in their cars on the streets. Camouflaging the fact that they are homeless. Lisa has to move her car for the cities Memorial Day Parade.
    *THIS PLAY IS FOR ALL THE WOMEN VETERANS WHO ARE CAMOUFLAGING THE FACT THAT THEY ARE HOMELESS. MAY YOU FIND A HOME - ANTHONY L. MARIANI.
  • The Pit - 10-minute - drama
    Chris, a town sheriff with amnesia since his youth, has called a meeting with his long-time friend Rick, at their childhood fort, a pit in an abandoned lot. They are there to solve the cold case of a missing neighborhood boy whose body has just been discovered, decades later.
  • Diana's Ark -10-minute - Dark Comedy
    Darcy, a twin-less twin, breaks into The City Zoo and with a knife holds a Panda Bear Hostage. She demands that The City Zoo build a Noah’s Ark Memorial to lost her lost sister, Diana.
  • TEENAGE ANCESTRY
    Phoenix Grandville, in his 50s’ is unexpectedly thrown into a prison holding cell where he is reunited with childhood friends and unlocks the mystery why they have been arrested.
  • ON ACCOUNT - Ten-Minute play
    Mike unexpectedly shows up at Louise's house with his newly purchased A Green 1968 390 V8 Ford Mustang fastback. She sees the car and his spur of the moment purchase as a sign that he wants his freedom and wants to break up their romance. Little does she know that could be the furthest thing from the truth. This is a cute little Romantic Comedy that I wrote with the idea for Valentine’s Day Festival...
    Mike unexpectedly shows up at Louise's house with his newly purchased A Green 1968 390 V8 Ford Mustang fastback. She sees the car and his spur of the moment purchase as a sign that he wants his freedom and wants to break up their romance. Little does she know that could be the furthest thing from the truth. This is a cute little Romantic Comedy that I wrote with the idea for Valentine’s Day Festival submissions. It's simple to stage two chair and a few car sound effects. Short and sweet with a few good laughs along the way.
  • SCRUB NUTS 10-minute - Transgender play
    Finalist, The British Theatre Challenge, The Sky Blue Theatre , 2018: Bailey a female star wide receiver on the football team, has just come out as transgender boy in a mass email to the elite private high school. He now looks to his coach for support as he awaits the fall out in his office.
  • STAND?
    Bobby Sears and Vic Kavanaugh are Professional football players, who are giving the ultimatum by the teams Head Coach, to stand during the National Anthem. Bobby and Vic are then forced to decide whether to stand or kneel during the playing of the anthem.
  • Robocalls - 10-minute - Comedy
    Sam frustrated by not being able to track down the source of his robocalls. He stalks an elevator of a voiceover management building, listening for that voice that keeps calling him. Little did he know meeting Derek would be his worst nightmare.
  • The Hole In The Wall -10-minute - Deportation/ Border Play
    Sacred Fools Theatre, LA :" We The People" Project. July 9th , 2018, Maria, sits on a wall hoping to see her son who is 400 miles away. Instead she finds a young Space Alien lost in the desert and who is mourning the loss of his mother.
    Produced for Sacred Fools Theater Company by Kimberly Atkinson and Amir Levi
    Directed by Amir Levi and Marianne Davis Rago, Martin......Jerome Cruz,...
    Sacred Fools Theatre, LA :" We The People" Project. July 9th , 2018, Maria, sits on a wall hoping to see her son who is 400 miles away. Instead she finds a young Space Alien lost in the desert and who is mourning the loss of his mother.
    Produced for Sacred Fools Theater Company by Kimberly Atkinson and Amir Levi
    Directed by Amir Levi and Marianne Davis Rago, Martin......Jerome Cruz, Maria.......Marta Portillo.
    Produced for The Weekend Theatre, Little Rock, AR "Playwrights Week".
    Directed by Elizabeth Reha, Martin.....Antwon Staton, Maria.....Karen Valentino.
  • " THE LIBERTY WELL" ONE ACT -PUBLISHED BY DRAMA NOTEBOOK
    Emma falls down the shaft of an old New England Well. She soon finds out she is not alone in the well and she must find a way to liberate, Samuel Garrick, a ghost of a colonial boy, wrongfully cursed as a traitor and to live out eternity at the bottom of the Liberty Well. Publish in Drama Notebook's Script Library.