Douglas Post

Playwright, Lyricist & Composer
Production History

Douglas Post’s plays include Shaw vs. Tunney (Grippo Stage Company in Chicago); By My Will (Atlanta Shakespeare Company in Atlanta); Miranda’s Offering (Advice to the Player’s Studio Series in New Hampshire); A Spy in Spite of Himself (Heartland Theatre Company’s The Play’s the Thing in Illinois); Howards End (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company in Chicago); Bloodshot (Stephen Joseph Theatre in England, Watermill Theatre in England, Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago, Vertigo Theatre in Canada, St. James Theatre in London, Vienna's English Theatre in Austria, Nuffield Theatre in England and British Tour); Cynical Weathers (Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago); Blissfield (Victory Gardens Theater); Somebody Foreign (City Lit Theater in Chicago, Stage Left Theater's LeapFest in Chicago, Prop Thtr's Midwest New Plays Festival in Chicago); Forty-Two Stories (City Lit Theater in Chicago, Raven Theatre's Working Title Series in Chicago); Drowning Sorrows (Third Stage in Los Angeles, Victory Gardens Theater, Shelykova Playwrights Conference in Russia, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference in Connecticut); Personal Effects (Circle Theatre in Chicago, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, Carnegie Mellon Drama Showcase of New Plays in Pittsburgh); Earth and Sky (Second Thought Theatre in Dallas, Circle Theatre, Nuffield Theatre and British Tour, Copperview Theater Company in Los Angeles, Actors Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, Victory Gardens Theater, Second Stage Theatre in New York, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference); Suffering Fools (Commons Theatre in Chicago, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference); Murder in Green Meadows (Shanghai Yihai Theatre in China, Bickford Theatre in New Jersey, Vertigo Theatre in Canada, Studio Arena Theatre in New York, Vienna's English Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse in Pennsylvania, Horse Cave Theatre in Kentucky, Contemporary American Theatre Company in Ohio, English Theatre of Hamburg in Germany, Circle Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Theatre on the Bay in South Africa, Stamford Theater Works in Connecticut, Nuffield Theatre); Detective Sketches (Lincoln Center Theater Lab in New York, Theater-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, Organic Lab Theater in Chicago); and Belongings and Longings (Thirteenth Street Repertory Company in New York, Organic Lab Theater).

His musicals include Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits (Citadel Theatre in Illinois); The Kingdom of Grimm (Chicago Playworks in Chicago); God and Country (Victory Gardens Theater); The Real Life Story of Johnny De Facto (Goodspeed-At-Chester in Connecticut, National Alliance For Musical Theatre Festival of New Work in New York, O'Neill National Music Theater Conference); Songcycle: The Other Wise Man, Gethsemane and Everyman (Cafe Voltaire in Chicago, Bailiwick Repertory in Chicago, Leo A. Lerner Theatre in Chicago); and The Wind in the Willows (Theater Off Park in New York, Cleveland Play House, Organic Lab Theater in Chicago, and other productions at over 250 theatres across the country).

His radio and television work includes Forty-Two Stories (Chicago Theatres on The Air, L.A. Theatre Works); Drowning Sorrows (Chicago Theatres On The Air); Earth and Sky (XM Satellite Radio, National Public Radio, L.A. Theatre Works, Chicago Theatres On The Air); and a one-act version of Murder in Green Meadows (with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company for the NBC Chicago Playwrights Festival). He has also been commissioned to write screenplays for Warner Bros. and NBC.

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Professional Associations
Member – The Dramatists Guild of America
Member – The Writers Guild of America, East
Member – ASCAP