Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of

The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Evergreen, Goosed, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, The Myrtle, The She Bear, Vardiello | 0 comments

Here’s something exciting: The Fourth Orange and Other Fairy Tales You’ve Never Even Heard Of is finally ready to share with the world! This play has been 6 years in the making* and is without a doubt the most complicated thing I have ever attempted to write** but, dang, it was worth it. How I love this weird and wild little piece of theatre!...

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I’m now officially available for speaking engagements and writing workshops

I’m now officially available for speaking engagements and writing workshops

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways | 0 comments

Photo courtesy of The Nutley Public Library For a long time now, I’ve offered talks and workshops to schools, libraries and writing groups on a variety of topics year-round from beginners who were just getting started with writing and playwrighting to more advanced topics like networking with bookstores and author branding to rave reviews from hosts...

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Did you know I offer free visits and video chats for schools doing my plays?

Did you know I offer free visits and video chats for schools doing my plays?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Evergreen | 0 comments

Photo courtesy of Rutgers Prep Are you performing one of my plays? I am happy to offer visits (either in-person or via video chat) to student groups of any age who are currently producing any of my plays free of charge. It’s a great opportunity for the cast and crew to ask questions about the play and their individual roles during the rehearsal...

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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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