Timothy Mooney

Timothy Mooney, author of the new acting textbook Acting at the Speed of Life, as well as The Big Book of Moliere Monologues, has given over a hundred thousand students their first introduction to Moliere through his one-man play, Moliere Than Thou. He also presents one monologue from every Shakespeare play in his one-man show, Lot o' Shakespeare, along with his collection of great speeches, The Greatest Speech of All Time. Mr. Mooney is the former founder and editor of The Script Review and was the Artistic Director of Chicago's Stage Two Theatre, where he produced nearly fifty plays in five years, which eventually included many new versions of the plays of Moliere, with Mr. Mooney's impish sense of rhyme. He has now written seventeen iambic pentameter variations of the plays of Moliere, produced around the world. High School productions of Mr. Mooney's The Misanthrope, The Miser, The Imaginary Invalid, and Tartuffe have gone on to state finals in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama, with Mooney's The Learned Ladies winning "Best Play" in Connecticut's "Halo Awards," while his Doctor in Spite of Himself, took third place in the Scottish Community Drama Association National Festival. Mr. Mooney continues to present his one-man shows across North America and has presented both Moliere Than Thou and Lot o' Shakespeare at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Plays by Timothy Mooney