Paul Stroili

Paul Stroili

A Resident Artist at Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre, Paul's plays include Straight Up with a Twist (which enjoyed over 1000 performances nationwide, including a twice-extended Off Broadway run ) Last Call at the Aardvark, Cheese Louise, Plane Crazy, My Dinner with Arlecchino and The Day the Arts Stood Still. His play, A Jukebox for the Algonquin, will enjoy a World Premiere at The Purple Rose...
A Resident Artist at Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre, Paul's plays include Straight Up with a Twist (which enjoyed over 1000 performances nationwide, including a twice-extended Off Broadway run ) Last Call at the Aardvark, Cheese Louise, Plane Crazy, My Dinner with Arlecchino and The Day the Arts Stood Still. His play, A Jukebox for the Algonquin, will enjoy a World Premiere at The Purple Rose Theatre in their upcoming 2020/21 (30th Anniversary) Season. His writing has also appeared in Los Angeles Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, NY Blade Magazine and for the LA Stage Alliance. As an actor, his television credits include Empire, Chicago P.D., and Undercover Bridesmaid along with Malcolm in the Middle, Brother’s Keeper, Getting Personal, Chance of a Lifetime and The Untouchables, as well as the films Only Dance Can Save Us, The Beating, Gratitude, Cold Justice, The Wrong Profile and The Real Whatever. Recently, Paul appeared in and served as Executive Producer for the award-winning feature film WAKE. His stage credits include Doll's House Part 2, God of Carnage, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Souffle´, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear, Ghosts, Wonder of the World, Confessions of a Catholic Child, Under Milkwood and A Flea in her Ear. A native of Connecticut, he attended the State University of New York at New Paltz. A former faculty member in the UCLA Entertainment Studies program, he currently resides in Chicago.

Plays

  • Plane Crazy
    Co-written by Cissy Conner - An interactive play spoofing air travel.
  • A Jukebox for the Algonquin
    At a senior living community in Upstate New York, a small group of residents decide they’re not quite ready to go gentle into that good night. A Jukebox for the Algonquin is the story of sex, drugs, rock and roll and the early bird special.

Recommended by Paul Stroili

  • Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear
    10 May. 2019
    Conan Doyle would be proud! Wonderful "tongue-in-cheek" social commentary, and funny as hell. Sherlock Holmes aficionados will love it, but one needn't be to have a great time at this rollicking, swordfighting romp - with Vincent Van Gogh and Oscar Wilde thrown in for good measure!
  • Never Not Once
    18 Nov. 2017
    I was lucky enough to attend the reading at The Purple Rose Theatre, and mark my words - this play is a diamond waiting to be mined. Poignant, provocative, funny and timely - honest, fully-drawn characterizations plus dream roles for actors. Read it and you'll see for yourself. I've followed Carey Crim's work for awhile (Morning After Grace, Wake) and I truly think this is among her best in a body of already outstanding work.