Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Authors
Craig Sodaro (Email me!)
Chicago-born playwright Craig Sodaro wrote his first play in grade school, and he admits it would have closed after the first night — if it got that far. But persistence paid off: by high school he was penning experimental dramas with titles like The Dismembered Pencil. At Marquette University he studied playwriting and had several shows produced by the university theater company, shows that didn’t close after the first night.
With a degree in journalism and English, Sodaro began a thirty-three year teaching career that included a lot of writing for and directing student and amateur adult productions. While working summers as an interpreter at a national historic park, he formed the Frontier Outlaw Troupe to present weekly melodramas at the park. The first of the popular comedies was Forlorn at the Fort, and that became Sodaro’s first published play when it appeared in Plays Magazine.
Shortly after that, Sodaro sold his first full-length play, Tea and Arsenic, and since has written over 150 plays published by various publishers throughout the country. His works have been translated into several languages and have been produced in every state and many countries around the world.
Now living in Phoenix with his wife Sue, Sodaro writes full time.
Check out more about Craig Sodaro at www.craigsodaro.com
Titles by Craig Sodaro:
Alice in Zombieland
The Beatles Slept Here
Camp Twilight: The Musical
Curse of the Cobra’s Kiss
Dead Man’s Chest
Diary of a Wallflower
Don’t Stop Believin’!
Drama Queens Gone Wild!
Gee Girls, G-Men
Harry Mason and the Case of the Anxious Alien
Have I Got News for You!
Hickory Dickory Dead
High School Enquirer
Hippie Flower Power!
Holmes on the Range
Hound of the Clackervilles
I Was a Teenage Zucchini
Invasion of the Student Body Snatchers
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Nerdman?!
Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen
Just Like Us
Lady Pirates of the Caribbean — The Musical
Lucky, Lucky Hudson and the Star of Delhi
Make It Mystery
Murder at Rundown Abbey
Murder at the Dude Ranch
Murder by the Book
Murder Most Fowl
Murder on Denial
Night at the Wax Museum
Night at the Wax Museum — The Musical
Night of the Teenage Zombies
One in a Million
Par for the Corpse
Peter Pan — A Musical Adventure
Phantom of the Campfire
A Pirate’s Life for Me
The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: Vampire Hunter
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Touchtone M for Murder
The Veggie Villain
The Villain Took a Chip Shot
Wait ’Til the Sun Shines, Nellie
Who Killed Elvis?
Who Poisoned His Meatball?
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Prince?