George Sapio is an award-winning playwright, director, producer, and dramaturg. His most recent play is The Viking Suicides, in which a teenage group suicide attempt sparks off a series of events leading to the formation of a women’s refuge society with deadly goals. Selected other works include Oatmeal and a Cigarette, a one-act alternative family dramedy (awarded the Critics’ Pick at the 2008 Cincinnati Fringe Festival and now published by Broadway Play Publishing), And They Lived Happily Ever After (commissioned by the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, NY); Ghosts, winner of the 2001 Mildred and Albert Panowski Award; and Headstrong, a comedy about Middle English, impotence and dismemberment.
He also produces and hosts Onstage/Offstage, a monthly radio show/podcast now in its sixth year featuring interviews with theatre professionals of all walks and live readings of hot-off-the-printer plays.
His book, Workshopping the New Play: A Guide for Playwrights, Directors, and Dramaturgs, a how-to book for playwrights and directors, is published by Globe Pequot Press--and available at all independent bookstores!
He was the artistic director of the Ithaca Fringe Festival; and founder of both Wolf’s Mouth Theatre Collective, and Bad Dog! Productions.
He received his M.F.A. in creative writing/playwriting from Goddard College. He is also a photojournalist who has published a book, Collateral Damage, which features his pictures from two trips to Iraq in 2003.