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Catherine Pelonero is an author and playwright whose work has been produced across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Pelonero is originally from Buffalo, New York, where she studied playwriting with Emanuel Fried. Published in March by Skyhorse, it recently landed her on Amazon's list of Top Ten Most Popular Authors in Biography and Memoir (Amazon Author Rank, September 7, 2014.) Pelonero spent six years researching the facts and personalities at the heart of the story. Catherine Pelonero is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Actors Studio Playwrights & Directors Unit, and a Vice Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, hockey broadcaster Josh Brewster, and their two sons. At our November meeting, Pelonero will discuss the entire process of writing a true story: from concept to book proposal, pitching publishers to the actual writing of the book, as well as post-publication marketing and ongoing publicity.
About Catherine Pelonero
Catherine Pelonero's plays have been performed in theatres throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her first play, Modern Maturity , premiered at Alleyway Theatre in Western New York and won the Emanuel Fried Award for Outstanding New Play. New York City productions include the one-acts Romantically Incorrect and Family Names , winner of the 1994 Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival and published by Samuel French, Inc. Recipient of a Western New York Arts Council Fellowship for Drama, Ms. Pelonero's plays include Still Life in Watercolor and the comedy Joe's Last Confession . Her one-act play Pioneers in Paradise premiered in Los Angeles at Theatre West in September of 2004. Ms. Pelonero is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.
*Catherine Pelonero is an author and playwright whose work has been produced throughout the United States and Canada.
Her first play, Modern Maturity, premiered at Alleyway Theatre and won the Emanuel Fried Award for Outstanding New Play. She served as Playwright in Residence at Alleyway, debuting other plays such as the comedy Cats & Hamsters and the social satire Babies on Ice, which received an Artie nomination for Best New Play. Several of Ms. Pelonero's one-act plays received their premiere productions at Off Broadway venues such as the Nat Horne Theatre. New York premieres include Romantically Incorrect and Family Names, winner of the Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival and published by Samuel French, Inc. Recipient of a Western New York Arts Council Fellowship for Drama, Ms. Pelonero's other plays include Pioneers in Paradise, Joe's Last Confession, and Puppies with Papers, a finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her newest plays are the drama Essence of the Earthworm and the one-act Rupture. Ms. Pelonero's short screenplay Preservation Society won the Yale University Screenwriting Competition and was filmed in the summer of 2006. As a prose writer, her short stories have appeared in arts and literary periodicals and in the anthology The Workplace. Ms. Pelonero has been a featured speaker at universities and served as a symposium panelist at the 2003 Playwrights Expo in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild as well as the Actors Studio West Playwrights & Directors Unit and currently serves as a Vice Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP).
Playwright: Catherine Pelonero, www.catherinepelonero.com
Don't miss this week's other BLOCKBUSTER edition with Catherine Pelonero, an author and playwright who is the author of the new book, Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences.