Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Authors
George C. Fosgate (Email me!)
Fosgate hopes to eventually polish up some old unpublished scripts that he has (a musical version of his Reluctant Dragon — which Pioneer Drama Service is pleased to publish — and The Twin Brothers, based on Plautus' Menaechmi) as well as turn out some new adaptations of the classics.
Born and raised in California, Fosgate got his undergraduate degree at Chico State College, and his PhD in theatre from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. It was there that he originally adapted his version of The Reluctant Dragon.
As a member of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, he served for several years on the Regional and National Playwriting Committees. He has also held memberships in the Theatre Communications Group, the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, and the Society of American Fight Directors — the latter having nothing to do with Mike Tyson, but everything to do with safe and effective stage violence.
On various leaves and sabbaticals as a college professor, Fosgate worked at such theatres as the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, the Magic Theatre and One Act Theatre in San Francisco, The Berkeley Jewish Theatre, and Concord Citi Arts. He also has the dubious honor of having appeared in the film Howard the Duck. More recently, he has had featured roles in Final Justice (with Annette O'Toole and Michael McKean), Take My Advice (with Wendie Malick), and Raising Flagg (with Alan Arkin, Austin Pendleton, and Richard Kind). Thousands of Portland theatre-goers saw him perform in Tony n' Tina's Wedding, in which he played (mostly) Father Mark for over a year.
George Fosgate currently resides in Aloha, Oregon with his wife Pat and cat Tony. He has two grown children, Laurie and Eric. For more information, visit George's website.