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Ed Malin

AMERICAN JATAKA TALES

The Buddha is reborn as an American, and following the ancient tales, he must "learn something" in order to be reborn.

FILM NOIX

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.

OSCAR TANGO-BRAVO

A comic look at conspiracy theories and the people who believe in them, in light of 20th Century events like the Cuban Sandwich Crisis.

QUEERS FOR FEARS

Two short plays about the dangers of coming out and of not coming out.

THE ADDICTS

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.

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.


Latest News About Ed Malin

ED MALIN ON KILL SISTER, KILL! A MUSICAL
1970s exploitation films can be dramatic. So when I heard about Kill Sister, Kill!, a stage musical homage to the age of badass female avengers, I was intrigued.
Aug 28, 2015

ED MALIN ON THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE SCIENCE OF NERDS
For a good time in the world of superheroes, galactic empires and savage costumed beasts (“kaiju”), look no further than Shyaporn Theerkulstit’s clever performance lecture The Absolutely True Science of Nerds. It’s so good, so scientific, it’s just plain hilarious.
Aug 23, 2015

ED MALIN ON SHAKE THE EARTH
The one-woman show Shake The Earth written by Lousine Shamamian and directed by Misti Wills tells stories of Lousine’s family’s survival of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and subsequent life in Brooklyn, as well as her coming out as a lesbian in the 1980s.
Aug 22, 2015

ED MALIN ON LAND OF BROKEN TOYS
Land of Broken Toys is a gripping play written and directed by Yasmine Lever, with original music by Or Matias.
Aug 20, 2015

ED MALIN ON MAYBE TOMORROW
The play Maybe Tomorrow by Max Mondi, directed by Tomer Adorian takes a horrendous, incredible news item and turns it into a compassionate, meta-theatrical experience.
Aug 18, 2015

ED MALIN ON PARAPHILIA: EVERYONE HAS A SEXUAL DISORDER
Paraphilia (perversion), I hope, will bring us together. If no one’s sexual preferences are “normal”, then everyone is a deviant; what a relief.
Aug 18, 2015

ED MALIN ON GOD IS A WOMAN
Metaphors abound in God is a Woman, a new play by Mitchell Buckley, directed by Nicky Maggio.
Aug 16, 2015

ED MALIN ON AFTER TARTUFFE
Do you dislike hypocrites? If so, you have something in common with Judy Klass, Friedrich Nietzsche, and, of course, wisecracker playwright Molière.
Jul 25, 2015

ED MALIN ON I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT
The towering, multi-level set (designed by David Goldstein) brings us into the two-faced world of a prep school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It’s a place where college-bound students Vicky (Olivia Scott) and Roger (Alex Esola) are filmed having sex, but the consequences of such footage going viral on the internet hurt Vicky most.
Jul 20, 2015

ED MALIN ON I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT
The towering, multi-level set (designed by David Goldstein) brings us into the two-faced world of a prep school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It’s a place where college-bound students Vicky (Olivia Scott) and Roger (Alex Esola) are filmed having sex, but the consequences of such footage going viral on the internet hurt Vicky most.
Jul 20, 2015

ED MALIN ON THE FIREBIRD
Rising Sun Performance Company brings The Firebird by Tim Errickson to this year’s Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Brian Gillespie directs. This performance supports the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps injured veterans.
Jun 29, 2015

ED MALIN ON PUNK GRANDPA
There are so many happy memories of Grandpa Bob Pohlmann, who used to say certain behavior would put hair on your chest. Imagine his young granddaughter’s surprise to wake up in the morning and realize he had taped some of his hair to her chest.
Jun 24, 2015

ED MALIN ON EST MARATHON C 2015
Series C of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays has landed. How much control does the past exert on the future? To find out, come travel around the world in five very different plays.
Jun 17, 2015

THE NANOMAN
(Ed Malin recently saw this play and wanted to share his thoughts with our readers.) If you love science, if you remember the Nintendo Entertainment System and associated chic, or if you have a tragic sense of life, you should come to the small barroom stage of the Parkside Lounge to see a small character fight for a great big cause.
Jun 12, 2015

NEW INTERVIEW: ED MALIN
"Queers For Fears" in F*ckfest at The Brick
Jun 6, 2015

ED MALIN ON EST MARATON B 2015
Series B of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays invites you to come home. Is home a happy place? Is yours a home away from home? Would jail be better, or someone else’s life, or anarchy? You’ll find out, and you’ll like it.
Jun 5, 2015

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