About The Playwright

The Mad Ones are a New York City-based company that creates ensemble-driven work through the ongoing collaboration of co-Artistic Directors Marc Bovino (writer/performer), Joe Curnutte (writer/performer), Michael Dalto (writer/performer), Stephanie Wright Thompson (writer/performer) and Lila Neugebauer (writer/director). The Mad Ones’ full-length plays include Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie (Ars Nova), Miles for Mary (The Bushwick Starr, Playwrights Horizons), The Essential Straight and Narrow (New Ohio Theatre), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (The Brick, Ars Nova, New Ohio Theatre), and The Tremendous Tremendous (The Brick). The Mad Ones have received multiple Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominations and multiple New York Innovative Theatre Awards. The Mad Ones have been company-in-residence at Ars Nova and were the inaugural recipients of the Archive Residency through New Ohio Theatre/IRT. The Mad Ones are part of Residency 5 at Signature Theatre.

Company Designers include Laura Jellinek (Scenic Design), Ásta Bene Hostetter (Costume Design), Mike Inwood (Lighting Design) and Stowe Nelson (Sound Design). The Mad Ones company Dramaturg is Sarah Lunnie.

Photo by An Rong Xu for The New York Times

To meet the Mad Ones’ founders… is to quickly see that being a real collective is intrinsic to their work. They look and sound like a bunch of affable graduate students who share the same dry sense of humor.”

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