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Anthony P. Pennino

Anthony P. Pennino received a 2005 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. In 2008, he served as visiting professor in drama and literature at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey as part of the Fulbright Scholars Program. He has written the f...

Biography

Anthony P. Pennino received a 2005 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. In 2008, he served as visiting professor in drama and literature at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey as part of the Fulbright Scholars Program. He has written the following plays (produced in New York or London): The Devil and Tom Walker, Toby, Story of an Unknown Man; Survivors; Meditations from North America; The Long, Twilight Struggle; Italian-American Cantos; and Children's Crusader (about early twentieth-century Progressive Florence Kelley). Currently, he is working with composer/lyricist Nate Chura on a new musical entitled Abracadabra. His one-acts have appeared in theAtrainplays at The Neighborhood Playhouse. He authored the radio play The City of Shadows, which played on NPR. For the Metropolitan, he developed and has written for East Village Chronicles, an annual production of one-acts that celebrates New York's Lower East Side. Story of an Unknown Man as well as his Forgeries of Jealousy has been published by New York Theatre Experience. Through his company JADE Productions, he has managed off-Broadway productions and is working on developing projects similar to The East Village Chronicles for other communities. He and his Devil collaborators are currently in development of a new musical based on Louisa May Alcott's novel Work. In addition, he has begun exploring the world of film and video with Fangs of New York and A Toby Prepares. Dr. Pennino is also a director and won an OOBR Award for his work on A Soldier's Death. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Columbia University, an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Dramatic Literature from the University of London. Currently, he teaches Drama and Literature at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ where he is also developing a new theatre program. Memberships: DGA, SSDC, MLA, and The Players.

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