Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Authors
Jules Tasca (Email me!)
He was the national winner in New York’s Performing Arts Repertory Theater Playwriting contest for his libretto, The Amazing Einstein, which toured the country and played at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He has adapted the stories of Oscar Wilde, Guy de Maupassant, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Saki and has modernized Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusae (Women in Congress). He has published new versions of Hamlet and Macbeth.
Tasca’s libretto for C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe had its world premiere in California and played in London and New York and is currently touring nationwide. For his play, Theatre Trip, he was the recipient of a Thespie Award for Best New Play, and Old Goat Song won a drama critic’s award in Los Angeles. His plays, The Spelling of Coynes, The Death of Bliss and Deus-X, have been included in the Best American Short Plays Anthology. His tragic piece, The Balkan Women, won the prestigious Barrymore Award for Best Play. His play, The Grand Christmas History of the Andy Landy Clan, was broadcast on 47 national Public Radio Stations.
Mr. Tasca received a grant from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts to develop a new theatrical form, the Eurhythmy, a system of movement of language, music and sound. His tragedy, Judah’s Daughter, received the Dorothy Silver International Playwriting Award. He won first prize in the Bucks County Writers’ Club Screenwriting Contest. His piece, Live Drawing is about the relationship between Leonardo Da Vinci and the Mona Lisa, and has been published by the Dramatic Publishing Company. Mr. Tasca’s play, The Mission, which played at New Theatre in Florida, received a Silver Palm Award from the South Florida Theatre League for best new play. Art Lover, the story of the theft of the Mona Lisa was produced as part of the 2011 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. His latest anthology, Chekhov’s Ladies, has been accepted for publication by Samuel French Inc. The author is a member of New York’s Dramatist Guild.