Marie Biondolillo

Marie Biondolillo

Marie Biondolillo is a Portland-based writer from Northwest Washington. Her plays have received readings or productions at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Theatre Off Jackson, the Idiom Theatre, and the Eclectic Theater. Her video work has appeared at Northwest Projections, Ladyfest, and on XRAY TV.

Her pilot "Guess It Just Goes to Show" was a 2018 CineStory Original Comedy finalist and...
Marie Biondolillo is a Portland-based writer from Northwest Washington. Her plays have received readings or productions at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Theatre Off Jackson, the Idiom Theatre, and the Eclectic Theater. Her video work has appeared at Northwest Projections, Ladyfest, and on XRAY TV.

Her pilot "Guess It Just Goes to Show" was a 2018 CineStory Original Comedy finalist and her script “Ashley’s Party” was nominated for “Best Comedy Short Screenplay” at the Austin Short Comedy and Portland Comedy Film Festivals. In addition, her fiction has been published by The Toast, VoiceCatcher, Beacon Quarterly and Waxing & Waning.

Plays

  • Lay Me Gently on the Floor
    A satire of the female-focused melodramas of the 1940s and 1950s, such as "Mildred Pierce," "His Girl Friday," and "Imitation of Life," "Lay Me Gently on the Floor" is about driven women with big dreams, fighting for relevance in a mythological version of the janitorial & sanitation industry.

    This play is set in a surrealized version of the Northwest...
    A satire of the female-focused melodramas of the 1940s and 1950s, such as "Mildred Pierce," "His Girl Friday," and "Imitation of Life," "Lay Me Gently on the Floor" is about driven women with big dreams, fighting for relevance in a mythological version of the janitorial & sanitation industry.

    This play is set in a surrealized version of the Northwest in the present day and the plot is loosely based on "King Lear". Because it is a satire, the teenage roles work better if played by actors in their twenties or thirties, and indeed none of the roles requires realistic age casting.
  • The Chapbook
    A tragedy in one act about a sensitive young poet who can't seem to finish his first chapbook.
  • For the Children
    An older woman’s first day at her nonprofit job quickly devolves into a nightmare of fiscal desperation and passive-aggression. Can she prevail against her millennial coworkers?
  • The Little Babies Who Tried
    A surreal five-minute play about millennials and the job market.
  • Love Makes All Your Wishes Come Out
    When an older woman's adult daughter gets a new boyfriend, her other daughter gets very jealous. Meanwhile, the new guy may be even odder than he seems ...
  • Power Couple
    Tim loves superhero movies. Sarah doesn't. Can their marriage survive?