Julie Marino

Julie Marino

Julie Marino is a member of Theatre Now New York, in New York City. Her play "Welcome to Paradise," a 2014 NPC semi-finalist, can be seen at the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea, Michigan from June 28 through August 31, 2019. Julie lives in Manhattan. Her most recent project is Synesthesia Radio Theater, which offers epic dramatic stories in tidy little podcast-sized episodes. You can find it on her...
Julie Marino is a member of Theatre Now New York, in New York City. Her play "Welcome to Paradise," a 2014 NPC semi-finalist, can be seen at the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea, Michigan from June 28 through August 31, 2019. Julie lives in Manhattan. Her most recent project is Synesthesia Radio Theater, which offers epic dramatic stories in tidy little podcast-sized episodes. You can find it on her website, juliemarino.nyc.

Plays

  • Round Robin
    Through eight short scenes, this one-act play looks at the random ways in which people's lives intersect with others.
  • Wildifire Season
    Former political activist Janel Lofton saw the meaning drain out of her life, and the life
    drain out of her marriage, when her son was killed in Africa while working at a medical
    aid station. Now itʼs three years later and sheʼs trying to get her life back together. But
    itʼs an enterprise fraught with challenges. The contractor she hired to renovate her
    kitchen has disappeared,...
    Former political activist Janel Lofton saw the meaning drain out of her life, and the life
    drain out of her marriage, when her son was killed in Africa while working at a medical
    aid station. Now itʼs three years later and sheʼs trying to get her life back together. But
    itʼs an enterprise fraught with challenges. The contractor she hired to renovate her
    kitchen has disappeared, leaving her with a half-finished mess. Her best friend and
    protegee is pushing her to get back into the political fray. The rebel commander believed
    to be responsible for her sonʼs death is back in the news, stirring up painful memories.
    Meanwhile, itʼs wildfire season and the flames keep cropping up just beyond the
  • Welcome to Paradise
    Evelyn thinks this may be her last solo trip to her Caribbean beach house before encroaching old age and interfering children dictate otherwise. Global vagabond Rory is just looking for a warm, congenial pit stop. Taking up Evelyn’s offer of a place to stay a night, maybe two, Rory finds himself feeling more and more at home at Evelyn’s place. She meanwhile is unexpectedly delighted to have an agreeable,...
    Evelyn thinks this may be her last solo trip to her Caribbean beach house before encroaching old age and interfering children dictate otherwise. Global vagabond Rory is just looking for a warm, congenial pit stop. Taking up Evelyn’s offer of a place to stay a night, maybe two, Rory finds himself feeling more and more at home at Evelyn’s place. She meanwhile is unexpectedly delighted to have an agreeable, helpful young companion around. They both realize that their friendship is offering more than they expected.

    The premature arrival of Evelyn’s son Greg and his family upends the tropical tranquility and reopens old family wounds. Uncomfortable with change, and anxious to make sure his aging mother is “taken care of,” Greg is suspicious of Rory’s presence and resentful of the unfamiliar, freewheeling atmosphere at his family retreat. He watches with mounting frustration as his mother and her young house guest share a comfortable camraderie he finds unsettling, to say the least.

    Tired of acting as the buffer between her abrasive husband and the rest of the world, Trish stands back and lets Greg dig himself an ever deeper hole, while their teenage daughter Sydney tries to put the moves on Rory, if only out of boredom and the desire to stick it to her dad. The tangle of competing interests, loyalties and affections forces everyone to re-examine their comfortable assumptions about time, age, love and acceptance. And when Greg makes a final desperate attempt to return things to “normal,” Evelyn takes the initiative and make some surprising choices about how she wants to live the rest of her life.