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Rosemary Parrillo

Playwright 

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Full-length Plays

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Ten-minute Plays

The Backstory

Ascension Day

One-Act Plays

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More One-Act Plays

The Elephant Pit

The Balinese

Screenplays

Works
Bio

Bio

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Rosemary Parrillo (she/her) is a New Jersey playwright and journalist. Her work centers on people caught in the crosshairs of calamity and self-doubt. Her post-9/11 play, “The New Normal Trilogy,” was selected as a semifinalist for the 2017  Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference. Parrillo’s play, “The Nature of Stars,” was selected as a 2024 finalist for the Tennessee Williams One-Act Contest, making it her fourth placement in the New Orleans competition. Her play, "On the Road to Tikrit," was recently performed at the 8 Tens @ 8 Festival at Actors Theatre in Santa Cruz, Ca., and "Cent’Anni" was staged at the Strand Theatre’s 2024 Festival of One-Acts in Hudson, N.Y.  Her play, “Grind City,” won the 2017 Dubuque One-Act Contest in Iowa. In addition, her screenplay, “Bella Vista,” based on the true story of Italian nationals interned at a prison camp in Missoula, Montana, during WWII, was selected as a semifinalist for the 2023 Philadelphia Off Page Film Festival.  Parrillo is a member of the Dramatist Guild, the New Play Exchange, The Playwrights Group, The Philadelphia Dramatists Center,  Honor Roll Playwrights, The Theater Project, Playwrights' Center, The International Centre for Women Playwrights, and New York Women in Film and Television.  

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In The Press

Reviews

The New Normal Trilogy perfectly captures how fear has radicalized and ramped up racism and changed the culture of our society. While things will never be the same, hopefully we'll remember the kind of community that is us at our best. Great work! 

Cheryl Bear
NEW PLAY EXCHANGE

Shelter is chockablock with forceful and sometimes violent scenes as it unravels the tale of a vulnerable young woman driven to commit a desperate act ...

Parrillo writes strong stuff and deserves every encouragement.

Nels Nelson
THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS

Parrillo shows an understanding of people on society's underside and of how they talk. She also demonstartes that she can write dialogue and present situations theatrically.

Douglas J. Keating
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

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Contact

roe2116@gmail.com  /  856-816-3951

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