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Nicholas Priore

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREE

When Jack and Desiree return from a vacation, her sister Amanda confronts him about spoiling Desiree.

ANTIQUITY

When Franky and Jesse see an old doll of theirs on Antiques Roadshow and find out what it’s worth, they go on a mission to get it back.

BETTER THAN NOTHING (OR) BAD BLOOD

Mother has called upon Father Murray to save her terminally ill son Theodore’s soul before it’s too late.

BROKEN RECORD

Ma is old and tired and must see to it that her mentally ill son Daniel will be taken care of after she’s gone.

FEARING: TALE OF A DREADFUL TOWN

The once peaceful people of Fearing have been stricken with a disease that is causing them to tear themselves and each other apart.

ILLUMINATION

A series of vignettes on the topic of a secret society that seeks to enslave us all.

IMMACULATE (OR)THE SON

The untold story of Jesus Christ…the greatest story never told.

LAUGHING MAN

The origin story of our favorite villain.

OD (OR) VICE VERSA

Nick Jr wakes up in a hospital bed after an overdose, trying to convince the sitter that he is not suicidal.

ONE AND A HALF STEPS

Tony cannot stand to stay and watch his wife, Kris, deteriorate…but how can he possibly leave her behind in that state?

PASSION: REINCARNATION OF THE MARTYR

Renee Falconetti gave the greatest performance ever recorded in The Passion of Joan of Arc, but in doing so, became a martyr in her own right, driven mad by her director, Carl Dreyer, who would stop at nothing to push her into character.

PENNYSAVER

Tommy has finally found Penny, and whether she likes it or not, he will never let her go.

SACREBLEU!

After one hell of an awful night in Montmartre, Zach returns to his hostel with a garbage bag around his waist, appealing to the mercy of the front desk clerk, who will not let him in without a room key, which is in Zach’s pocket, which is in his pants, which are somewhere on the streets of Paris, so he must relay his story in order to convince the clerk to let him upstairs before his friends come down and see him like that.

SMALL TALK

Gary just wants to be left alone, and Clarence just wants to talk.

SNEAKY JOHNNY

When a recently deceased studio head leaves all of his estate to the church instead of his son, Caleb, and wife, Nicole, they hatch a plan to change his will by having the butler, Gianni, pose as the old man.

TEENIE

Nick and Tammy visit their eighteen year old daughter for the first time since injuring her as an infant.

TURN 22

Bruno turns 22 today, and his only wish is that he doesn’t turn into his mentally ill mother, a once bright and promising young woman who lost her mind at his very age.

UNEARTHING THE TRAMP

Two Slavic refugees exhume the mortal remains of a recently deceased celebrity in order to collect a ransom.

WITH A SHRUG

Shelley is cleaning out her old childhood home after the death of her estranged and reclusive father, when Chris, a boy from up the street, comes by to retrieve something he had let her father borrow.

Nicholas Priore was born and raised in Utica, NY, where he endured a Catholic education and graduated from Notre Dame High School. He studied fiction and poetry for four years at SUNY, Purchase, earning a BA in Creative Writing, and went on to study playwriting at the Actors Studio Drama School, where he graduated with an MFA in Theatre. He was a member of the Actors Studio's Playwright Directors Unit and Workshop, where he has developed his work. Nicholas taught Communications at St. Francis College in Brooklyn and was the director of their theatre group, The Troupers. One of his acting students has gone on to star on Saturday Night Live. Nicholas edited and directed the off-broadway run of That Other Woman for La Muse Venale, Inc. and has produced much of his own work in and around Manhattan. Festivals include the American Globe 15 minute play festival, the Samuel French OOB festival, and FringeNYC. Upon returning home, he was the first local playwright to be produced by the historical Players of Utica, the very start of what has become an annual summer showcase for local artists. Most of his portfolio is published digitally on Indie Theater Now, from which a handful of monologues have been published in print by Applause Books and Smith and Kraus, the latter of which has a permanent place for his playwright page on their website. He has taught acting classes for children and teens at Utica Dance and Mohawk Valley Community College, and is now a theatre professor at Utica College...continuing to write act and direct in his hometown...