Michael Puzzo

Michael Puzzo

Michael Puzzo is a playwright, actor, producer, director and member of LAByrinth Theater Company since 1997. Productions of Mr. Puzzo's plays include; SPIRITS OF EXIT ELEVEN (The Lion Theater @ Theater Row, NYC), THE SLASHER'S LAMENT (The New Ohio, NYC), LYRIC IS WAITING (Irish Repertory Theater, NYC), MY SOUL THE PAVEMENT (Prithvi Theater, Mumbai) THE 11a.m GIRL SAYS "GOODNIGHT" (Access...
Michael Puzzo is a playwright, actor, producer, director and member of LAByrinth Theater Company since 1997. Productions of Mr. Puzzo's plays include; SPIRITS OF EXIT ELEVEN (The Lion Theater @ Theater Row, NYC), THE SLASHER'S LAMENT (The New Ohio, NYC), LYRIC IS WAITING (Irish Repertory Theater, NYC), MY SOUL THE PAVEMENT (Prithvi Theater, Mumbai) THE 11a.m GIRL SAYS "GOODNIGHT" (Access Theater, NYC) 5 SANDWICHES (Medicine Show, NYC) , THE DIRTY TALK (CSNY & Edinburgh Fringe) and most recently his modern-day adaptation of Uncle Vanya commissioned by Hudson Theater Works (HTW, Weehawken, NJ) His work has been published by Dramatist Play Service, Applause Books, Smith & Kraus, Indie Theater Now and New York Theater Experience. Acting includes: John Patrick Shanley's PIRATE! (New York Stage & Film) & DIRTY STORY (Harold Clurman Theater), Stephen Adly Guirgis' IN ARABIA WE'D ALL BE KINGS (directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, CSNY) , the Pulitzer prize-winning BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY (Second Stage, NY) PHILIP ROTH IN KHARTOUM (The Public Theater) and as Father Sherman in the film DOUBT.

Plays

  • THE DIRTY TALK
    Lino and Mitch, an outrageously mismatched pair of strangers, find themselves stranded in a hunting cabin—in the mountains of New Jersey—during a ferocious storm. Unable to leave (the phone's dead, the car's engine is flooded—its windshield wipers are gone) we gradually find out these men aren't exactly here by mere happenstance. During their tumultuous day together, the two explore what defines...
    Lino and Mitch, an outrageously mismatched pair of strangers, find themselves stranded in a hunting cabin—in the mountains of New Jersey—during a ferocious storm. Unable to leave (the phone's dead, the car's engine is flooded—its windshield wipers are gone) we gradually find out these men aren't exactly here by mere happenstance. During their tumultuous day together, the two explore what defines being a man, the value of emotional intimacy, the lies we tell each other and most devastatingly the lies we tell ourselves.
  • Uncle Vanya: Scenes from a Jersey Life in Four Acts
    Puzzo's modern-day adaptation of Chekov's classic play is set in an over-crowded Jersey shore bed and breakfast in the hopeful early months of 2016.
  • Lyric is Waiting
    A darkly comic drama that follows the romance of Lyric & Ned a mismatched couple whose desperate need for love can not overcome Lyric's creeping descent into madness. Throw in a mysterious sexy Librarian and a nocturnal visit from Bigfoot, this dream-like play will resonate with anyone who's ever found themselves in a passionate but codependent relationship.

  • Spirits of Exit Eleven
    Michael Puzzo's "Spirits of Exit Eleven" tells the darkly comic tale of a ragtag crew of outcasts struggling to keep their dignity intact and their livelihood afloat, at a rundown New Jersey Strip club/pizza parlor.
  • The Slasher's Lament
    Gabby always seems to go for guys who are no good for her. But she's finally met someone online who seems to really get her...and his name is Jason Vorhees.
  • 5 Sandwiches
    As the Spirit of St. Louis flies across the Atlantic to Paris, a severely sleep-deprived Charles Lindbergh is haunted by the doubt and dread of the unforeseen. A true ghost story.