Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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The Tale of Tales: the highly customizable, mix and match commedia style fairy tale play OF YOUR DREAMS

The Tale of Tales: the highly customizable, mix and match commedia style fairy tale play OF YOUR DREAMS

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Goosed, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Myrtle, The She Bear, Vardiello | 0 comments

What is The Tale of Tales play? Around this time last year, I announced the premiere of a brand new play, The Tale of Tales. Considering I’m in the midst of a many year project of adapting Giambattista Basile’s Tale of Tales collection in a dozen different ways, people were confused as that could be the title of a lot of different things...

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New plays coming soon for perusal and world premieres!

New plays coming soon for perusal and world premieres!

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways | 0 comments

While I know a lot of you have already gone back to school, we don’t start until after Labor Day over here so my kids and I are still squeezing every last second out of summer while we have the chance. But I’ve also been burning the midnight oil (sort of literally since my working hours are 11 PM – 1 AM these days) and have a bunch of new...

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New Hosting!

New Hosting!

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways | 0 comments

If you noticed the site being a bit wonky and a lot, um, down the last week, that’s because I finally switched web hosts, a thing I have been meaning to do for over a decade. I had been with GoDaddy in one form or another since 2005 and while there were things I liked about them, there was a growing list of things I didn’t. Add to this that my...

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Lit on Fire, a comic anthology of school reading list parodies, available now from YouthPLAYS

Lit on Fire, a comic anthology of school reading list parodies, available now from YouthPLAYS

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved | 0 comments

Remember all those annoying books they made you read in high school? Well, they’re getting the roast they deserve in this new collection from YouthPLAYS called Lit on Fire! Full of funny shorts for classrooms, competitions and forensics, the plays can also be performed in any combination for a full length evening. Featuring some of the most popular...

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The fantastic premiere production of The Tale of Tales at Rutgers Prep

The fantastic premiere production of The Tale of Tales at Rutgers Prep

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Goosed, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Love of Three Oranges, The Myrtle | 0 comments

Since early 2003, you’ve been hearing me talk about my project adapting the Italian fairy tale collection, Giambattista Basile’s The Tale of Tales aka the¬†Pentamerone, into a whole bunch of plays. There are six tales plays from this project finished so (of what I think will eventually be twelve tales total), this fall, I wrote material that...

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Introducing Script Sort, the easiest way to find the play that best fit your needs

Introducing Script Sort, the easiest way to find the play that best fit your needs

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Evergreen | 0 comments

Especially this time of year with schools and community theatres setting up their seasons, planning for the school year ahead or looking for competition friendly pieces, I get a lot of emails from groups who need a recommendation for which play of mine best fits their needs when it comes to casting, length and content. While I’m always happy to help,...

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