RICHARD MARTIN HIRSCH
PLAYWRIGHT

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272   
hah1@aol.com

Playwright-in-Residence, The Production Company at the Chandler Studio Theatre
Member, Ensemble Studio Theatre (L.A.) Playwrights Unit
Former Artistic Committee Member, Theatre 40 Theatre Company
Member, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights
Member, Los Angeles Stage Alliance (Ovation Voter 2008-2009 Season)
Member, Association of Jewish Theatres
Associate Member, The Dramatists Guild



BODY OF WORK (Amended List)

PLAYS

The Concept of Remainders (aka “Proclivities”)
Full length comedy
Production: The Production Company/Chandler Studio Theatre, Valley View CA, April, 2008 

Nominated for a 2008 LA Weekly Theatre Award for Playwriting (World Premiere Play)
Nominated for a 2008 OVATION AWARD for Playwriting (World Premiere Play)

FIRST PRIZE - 2005 Writers' Digest Magazine Writing Awards (Stage Category)
NOMINATED for the 2004 Kaufman and Hart New American Comedy Award (Arkansas Repertory Theatre) 
Selected for "Livingroom Series" staged reading at Blank Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA (October 16, 2006)

Quality Of Light
Full length drama
Production: Long Beach Playhouse, March - April 2006)

Nominated for a 2006 OVATION AWARD for World Premiere Play (Playwriting)

2006 Garland Award Honorable Mention (Playwriting)
Critic's Choice:  Los Angeles Times… Backstage West… and LA Weekly Newspaper.

FIRST PRIZE - 2005 Hidden River Arts Literary Magazine National Playwriting Competition
FIRST PRIZE - 2005 Chameleon Theatre Circle New Play Festival
WINNER - Long Beach Playhouse's 2005 Annual New Works Festival  FINALIST / HONORABLE MENTION -- Writers Digest 2003 Writing Awards (Stage Category)
RUNNER-UP - Alarm Clock Theatre's National Playwriting Contest

Atonement
Full length drama
Production: Theatre 40, Beverly Hills, CA,  March 2007

Nominated for a 2007 LA Weekly Theatre Award for Playwriting (World Premiere Play)

SEMI-FINALIST 2006 Albert and Mildred Panowski Playwriting Competition
Selected ALAP (Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights) New Works Lab (for April, 2005)

The Monkey Jar
Full length drama
Production: Theatre 40, February, 2008

SEMI-FINALIST 2007 O’Neill Theatre Conference
SEMI-FINALIST 2007 PLAYLABS, The Playwrights Center
Selected 2006 Ensemble Studio Theatre (LA) Winterfest
FINALIST 2005 Boston Theatre Works "Theatre Unbound" New Works Festival
FINALIST 2005 Reverie Productions "Next Generation" Playwriting Contest
Abingdon Theatre New Works Staged (Reading)
Winner ALAP (Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights) New Works Lab (for April, 2005)

London Scars (aka Regarding Those Responsible)
Full length drama

FIRST PRIZE, Reverie Productions 2008 Next Generation Playwriting Competition.
SEMI-FINALIST 2008 O’Neill Theatre Conference
SEMI-FINALIST 2008 Stanley Drama Award
Ensemble Studio Theatre (LA) 2008 Winterfest (Reading)
Great Plains Theatre Conference 2008 (Reading)
Blank Theatre Livingroom Series/New Works (Reading)
Rogue Machine Theatre Ensemble New Works Series (Reading)
Long Beach Playhouse New Works (Reading)

Memorizing Rome
Full length comedy

Abingdon Theatre (NYC), August, 2007 (Reading)
Selected, Theatricum Botanicum "SEEDLINGS" New Works Program, June, 2007 (Staged Reading)
Selected, Alliance of L.A. Playwrights New Works Lab (February, 2007), Moving Arts Theatre.

Into the Land of Nod
Full length dramedy

Ensemble Studio Theatre (LA) 2009 Winterfest
Selected, Alliance of L.A. Playwrights New Works Lab (August, 2006), Met Theatre.

The Restoration Of Sight
Full length drama

Blank Theatre Livingroom Series/New Works, March 2009 (Reading)

Fast Light and Brilliant
One Act drama
Productions: The Access Theatre (Madair Productions), New York City, September, 2007; Emerging Artists Theatre Spring EATfest, April, 2008; Raconteur Theatre Company, Columbus, Ohio, 2009; AbbieFest Short Play Festival, Mary-Arrchie Theatre, Chicago, 2009.

Noir Lite
One Act comedy
Productions: 2005 Spokane Civic Theatre Playwrights' Forum Festival; Theatre 40, 2007; Madlab Theatre, 2008; Dragon Lady Players, 2009
Selected, Playwrights' Circle, Palm Springs, CA, December, 2005 (Staged Reading)

Confection Perfection
One Act comedy
Productions: The Access Theatre (Madair Productions), New York City, December, 2008.  Production: Write Act Repertory Company, Los Angeles, December 2008.

In the Divine Light of a Walk-off Homerun
10 Minute play
Productions: 2005  Fullerton College Directors' Festival, Fullerton, CA, June, 2005; Secret Rose Theatre 10 Minute Play Festival, North Hollywood, CA, October, 2005. 

*The Secret Rose Production was directed by Paul Kreppel, Tony Winner for his co-direction of The Two and Only on Broadway.

The Bear Claw Solution
One Act Play

FIRST PRIZE - 2005 George R. Kernodle National One Act Playwriting Contest.

Stella Adler Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Ten Minute Play
Production: Fire Rose Productions ACToberfest, Secret Rose Theatre, October, 2006.

Peripheral Vision
One Act comedy
Production, FIRST PRIZE, The Attic Theatre Ensemble's 2004 One-Act Marathon

RUNNER-UP - 2004 Little Theatre of Alexandria Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition.

Hippocrates Reinvented
One Act Play

SEMI FINALIST - 2005 Dubuque One Act Playwriting Competition Selected, 2005 Playwrights Circle, Palm Springs, CA, 2005 (Staged reading)

Morning Glories (Full-length comedy) Production: Deja Vu Theatre/Coffeehouse, Hollywood, California, 1978

1979 L.A. DRAMALOGUE THEATRE AWARD for "Outstanding Playwriting"



SCRIPTS

The Hobbyist
Screenplay

FIRST PRIZE (Drama) -- 2004 Fade-In Magazine Screenplay Competition

Russell's Luck
Screenplay

FINALIST, Diane Thomas Screenwriting Awards

Strange Luck (aka "Russell's Luck")

SEMI-FINALIST, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.

The Mary Incident
Screenplay

SEMI-FINALIST, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.


EDUCATION/TRAINING/WORKSHOPS

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude, U.C.L.A.
MFA Writers' Program, U.C.L.A. 
Playwrights’ Unit, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles
Playwrights Workshop, Theatre 40 (Beverly Hills, CA)
Coronet Theatre Writers' Lab
Miguel Pinero's Playwrights' Workshop, L.A. Actors' Theatre
Neil Flanagan's Workshop for Actors and Playwrights


 
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