Ed Malin is a playwright interested in language and history. After interning at The Women's Project in the 90s, Ed has enjoyed the diverse theater scene of New York and beyond. Japanese theater is another favorite. In 2010, Ed was the MC of No Shame at The Tank. Plays include The Inconstant Infection, Film Noix, Presumed Retarded, Dog Spelled Backwards Is Krishna, The Pithecanthropist, Vandalusia-A Louvre Story, Bolívar luvs San Martín, L’aardvarcchio, Le Chakra du Printemps, I Shall Not Be Suede, Judge Yuri & Executioner, Sexy Monk, Inversion of the Baby Snatchers, The Addicts, Mesculun-Feminine, The Troubadour Struck by Lightning, and Girl = Mass x Anorexia. His work has been performed at FringeNYC (’97, ’05, ’06, '09), The Samuel French Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source, the Brecht Forum, Galapagos, the Wicked Ren Faire and the Nuyorican Poets Café. Ed edited the Spontaneous Combustion Anthology for Manhattan Theatre Source and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
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Plays by Ed Malin on Indie Theater Now
AMERICAN JATAKA TALES
The Buddha is reborn as an American, and following the ancient tales, he must "learn something" in order to be reborn.
Deadly spy women, jaded aristrocrats, mobsters and astronomers vie for world supremacy.
GENERIC MAGIC REALISM
What happens when the magical world of your average South American person is transplanted to a more northern, less magical, more real location?
I SHALL NOT BE SUEDE
A mysterious criminal transaction involves the children of those involved, including a young runaway from a circus family.
JUDGE, YURI & EXECUTIONER
Zack, an 85 year-old masochist who prefers older women, takes a moment to tell his life story.
A comic look at conspiracy theories and the people who believe in them, in light of 20th Century events like the Cuban Sandwich Crisis.
A dark comedy about why people make serial, radical life changes, and how the global version of this intimately relates to the personal.
THE ADVENTURE OF BARRY SACHS
In a Midwestern town, Private Detective Barry Sachs solves a murder related to hypnosis.
THE COLOR BRUNETTE
Short comic scenes on the theme of color, both regarding racial discrimination and "difference" in general, and scientific discussion of optics.
THE INCONSTANT INFECTION
A lost play from the gender-fluid 1690s is performed in 1985, leading to mayhem and prompting the participants to re-examine their lives.
Current and Upcoming Productions in NYC
THE ADDICTS (Apr 16 - May 3)
Venue: Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave
Latest News About Ed Malin
ED MALIN ON R & J & Z
Well, sleeping-dead looked real enough to me. So says Romeo to Juliet by way of an explanation for his suicide over her inanimate body. Romeo says this after he, Juliet, Paris, Tybalt and other beloved casualties of Shakespeare’s classic suddenly rise from the dead.
Apr 7, 2015
ED MALIN ON THE CHURCH OF WHY NOT
There's a phenomenon on the rise in New York: a church or other traditional space that, due to true love of humanity or economic necessity, hosts everything from a spectrum of religious congregations, to Alcoholics Anonymous, school tutoring, tax preparation, pilates, arts and just about everything else that brings people together in a non-judgmental way for the greater good. Look up "catholic" in the dictionary and you'll get the idea.
Mar 13, 2015
ED MALIN ON SHIRLEY GNOME: REAL MATURE
Shirley Gnome is on tour from Vancouver. Everyone who saw her play in the Frigid Festival at Under St Marks this Saturday night laughed hysterically at her brave musical explorations.
Mar 8, 2015
ED MALIN ON BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS
Examining the unmentionable seems to be the theatrical mission of Little Lord.
Mar 8, 2015
ED MALIN ON QUIT THE ROAD, JACK
How do you feel about yourself, your family, your neighbors? Do you think of the North American Free Trade Association and laugh? What would be your reaction to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership? How does free will play into all of the above?
Mar 7, 2015
ED MALIN ON WOYZECK, FJF
No-Win Productions presents Woyzeck FJF, Jeremy Duncan Pape and D.L. Siegel’s adaptation of the dark, experimental German play by Georg Büchner. Unfinished at the author’s death in 1837, Woyzeck has been reshaped over the years by adventurous dramatists, opera dudes, Tom Waits, etc.
Mar 7, 2015
ED MALIN ON THE TEMPLE
"Sacrifices must be made." These are the reported last words of Otto Lilienthal, the German aviation pioneer who tragically almost flew. Contrast Otto with the crew of a German Unterseeboot that submerges well enough but may never rise again. This tense, literally breathtaking situation is the stuff of a story by 20th century visionary H.P. Lovecraft and of an even better dramatization by Nat Cassidy.
Feb 25, 2015
ED MALIN ON BI, HUNG, FIT... AND MARRIED
Thank goodness for men who share, and for wives who listen. If you'd prefer not to see this kind of direct spouse-on-spouse communication and intimacy, you have your choice of Real Housewives shows to watch. However, if you'd like to see how an adventurous couple learns to grow together, and you don't mind dealing with the hard questions, I recommend the play Bi, Hung, Fit… and Married, written and performed "bi Mark Bentley Cohen".
Feb 25, 2015
ED MALIN ON ERIK
It’s good to know that creepy is still funny. The carnival freak in all of us will find something to enjoy about Erik by John Patrick Bray, directed by Jerrod Bogard.
Feb 21, 2015
ED MALIN ON POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL
Post-Traumatic Super Delightful is the new show written and performed by Antonia Lassar and directed by Angela Dumlao for Frigid 2015 and is thereafter bound to tour Edmonton Fringe, college campuses, and more. It’s a serious subject, powered by one actress playing multiple characters, and yet it invites us in with a red-nosed, flatulent Clown.
Feb 19, 2015
ED MALIN ON IT AIN’T GOING TO BE NORMAL
Artem Yatsunov and Henry Vega return to this year's Frigid Festival to present It Ain't Going To Be Normal. It's an evening of storytelling. Tonight's theme: relocation. No two shows are the same.
Feb 19, 2015
ED MALIN ON THE SINGAPORE MIKADO
Theater 20/20, a class act in the presentation and reinterpretation of the classics, is now offering The Singapore Mikado in the beautiful Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights. Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta The Mikado, 130 or so years young, is revitalized and seen through the lens of some cheeky British expats in Singapore who, in December of 1941 no less, deal with their fear of the burgeoning Japanese Empire ...
Feb 17, 2015
ED MALIN ON THE LISTENERS
There are some plays, such as The Listeners by Matthew Freeman, that you just want to see again. The Brick Theater is still a laboratory of dreams. That said, I didn't see anyone in the audience who wasn't surprised when they walked into the space and saw chairs set up on the outside of the four walls of the set, with slits in the walls through which to view the action taking place in the living room world of the play.
Feb 8, 2015
ED MALIN ON 6TH ANNUAL FIRE THIS TIME 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
Horse Trade and a devoted group of artists (Kelley Nicole Girod, Kevin R. Free, Keila Fontanéz LaSalle, Angelica Chéri, A.J. Muhammad, James Masciovecchio) present the Sixth Annual The Fire This Time Festival. Leading up to Black History Month, you can see new full-length plays, shorts and readings of universal importance, focused on African-American themes. I saw the program of seven diverse ten-minute plays.
Feb 1, 2015
ED MALIN ON BONEDIVE SCROUNGER
Bonedive Scrounger is a new play written by Fred Backus and directed by Maggie Cino, now playing at The Brick. You may have seen the powerful 2014 FringeNYC show Warm Enough For Swimming, written by Cino and directed by Backus. You now have two weeks or so to come see this delightful, dream trip into a dive bar circa 1992, or perhaps some other time. It depends if you believe in the myth of progress, and if you like to be entertained.
Jan 28, 2015