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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.

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 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

ED MALIN ON IN FLIGHT
Travel writing can be considered literature. Everyone from Dumas to Che Guevara wrote travelogues. In our age, where airline magazines offer travel ideas albeit with a distinct agenda, it may be time to ask “is any of this stuff real?” I spent a couplet of hours enjoying Jenny Lyn Bader’s take on this in her new verse play In Flight, directed by Jessica Bauman.
May 24, 2015

ED MALIN ON THE BUTTER AND EGG MAN
This year on Red Nose Day, an occasion for raising money to help young people living in poverty, I went to see a classic play about theatrical swindling and other common practices. It’s Retro’s routinely excellent revival of George S. Kaufman’s 1925 comedy hit, The Butter and Egg Man, directed with gusto by Ricardo Rust.
May 22, 2015

ED MALIN ON EST MARATHON 2015
It’s very exciting to see what Ensemble Studio Theatre has selected for their 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays. I will be weighing in on all three programs this year, and hope the others will be as good as Series A.
May 22, 2015

ED MALIN ON LICKSPITTLES, BUTTONHOLERS AND DAMNED PERNICIOUS GO-BETWEENS
Boomerang Theatre Company is currently remounting a wonderful play by Johnna Adams which is delicious, nutritious and only a little bit pernicious. If you miss it, you’ll never know how good bad people can be. If you do see it, you’ll learn all about pandering, hot air ballooning, Dante’s inferno, other popular poetic formats, and Empress Josephine’s shopping habits, all from the mouths of Danes. The cast will have you eating out of their buttonholes, the costumes are dandy, and John Hurley’s direction is better than Montgolfier, Munchausen and Mozart put together.
May 8, 2015

ED MALIN ON SIX ROUNDS OF VENGEANCE
If you think about it, grindhouse films are in a fine state if Vampire Cowboys can give us something much more entertaining, onstage, with live humans and monsters. But why are you thinking about it? Just go to the New Ohio Theatre to see the new Qui Nguyen and Robert Ross Parker effort Six Rounds of Vengeance while you can.
Apr 29, 2015

ED MALIN ON RED FLAMBOYANT
Courage fighting AIDS. Courage fighting to get Han Dynasty China out of Vietnam. There are two exciting storylines at work in Red Flamboyant, a play and aerial experience written by Don Nguyen and directed by Laura Savia
Apr 29, 2015

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