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 TV pilot "Guess It Just Goes to Show" was a 2018 CineStory Original Comedy finalist...
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 TV pilot "Guess It Just Goes to Show" was a 2018 CineStory Original Comedy finalist and her full-length comedy "Lay Me Gently on the Floor" made it to the second round of the Austin Film Festival's 2019 Playwriting Competition. Her "You're the Worst" spec script “Real Jimmy, Real Gretchen” qualified for the second round of the 2019 Austin Film Festival's Screenwriting Competition. In addition, her fiction has been published by The Toast, Points in Case, 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.
  • Caring More by Caring Less
    Dee, a self-help author/influencer, is very proud of her progressive values … until a schizophrenic homeless man named Tom crashes her barbecue and they’re actually put to the test. Exploring themes of gentrification, infidelity and class tension, “Caring More by Caring Less” is a black comedy about liberal hypocrisy.
  • A Highly Sensitive Person Copes with the Apocalypse
    A highly sensitive Portland woman seeks to fend off post-apocalyptic threats using trendy modern coping skills, like positive affirmations and I-statements. When a cannibal and a warlord’s henchman arrive to kidnap her, Jeanine must use the power of her neuroticism to convince them that she would make neither a good concubine nor a tasty dinner.
  • The Chapbook
    A tragedy in one act about a sensitive young poet who can't seem to finish his first chapbook.
  • Easter Sunday, 1978
    Best friends Bill and Ron sneak away from a family party, but are pursued by Kathy, Bill's needy teenage daughter.
  • Crime(s) of Passion(s)
    A neo-noir that plays with time. Call it a poor man's "Memento"!
  • 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?
  • 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 ...
  • The Little Babies Who Tried
    A surreal five-minute play about millennials and the job market.
  • I Am in Your Blood
    Three vegan roommates lose their minds when they discover a packet of sausages in their apartment.
  • Power Couple
    Tim loves superhero movies. Sarah doesn't. Can their marriage survive?