JOE PINTAURO (Playwright) Pintauro's play, Snow Orchid was a selection of the Eugene O'Neill conference. Circle Rep produced it with Olympia Dukakis and a recent revival in London, starred Jude Law and Paola di Ognisotti. Moving Targets, a number of short plays, was produced by the Vineyard Theatre in New York City. Other plays are: Beside Herself, Circle Rep. with William Hurt and Calista Flockhbart, and Lois Smith. Raft of the Medusa at the Minetta Lane and London's Gate Nottinghill. Men's Lives, a dramatic adaptation of Peter Mattheissen's non fiction book, Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. The Dead Boy, work-shopped at London's Royal Court with Ian McKellan, Sean Mathias directing. Pintauro directed it in a Netherlands production entitled, Dode Jongen, in Dutch language. It was also recently produced in Los Angeles. His collection of twenty sevens short plays called Metropolitan Operas have been produced in various languages. The trilogy By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea, was produced at The Bay Street Theatre and later at The Manhattan Theatre Club. Pintauro taught fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence and N.Y.U., film making at Marymount College and The School of Visual Arts, N.Y., and playwrighting at Southampton College where he headed the summer writers conference. The Dead Boy was a recent selection of the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference. His novel, Cold Hands, was singled out by the New York Times as one of the best novels of the year. State of Grace, his second novel, was published by Times Books and well reviewed. Pintauro has studied cinematography, (Columbia University) has a B.B.A. from Manhattan College, a B.A. in Philosophy and he completed full time study in Major Theology. He was awarded the Margaret Hill inaugural chair in theatre at Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame, 2001.

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