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.
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.
COMING SOON:Presumed Retarded
Latest News About Ed Malin
ED MALIN ON FILM CHINOIS
If you like the Film Noir genre, you can now have it with a twist. Pan Asian Repertory presents Damon Chua’s new play Film Chinois which takes place shortly after World War II in a smoky, dangerous part of Peking (which all the Chinese characters remind us is pronounced “Beijing”). There are Maoists, there are chanteuses, there are guns, and nothing is what it seems.
Jan 20, 2015
ED MALIN ON DEAD SPECIAL CRABS
You should really take a hilarious road trip with Wide Eyed Productions. You know you want to. Dead Special Crabs by Daniel Kitrosser, directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann, is a nuanced journey between various crab-famous places from Maine to Florida. Blink at any time throughout and you will miss something really funny.
Nov 23, 2014
ED MALIN ON THE ERLKINGS
Well, Charles Manson is getting married to a young and sane-looking woman, and now at Theatre Row you can see The Erlkings , a play about the gentle side of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the 1999 Columbine High School murderers.
Nov 20, 2014
ED MALIN ON ASYMMETRIC
"Asymmetric" by Mac Rogers, produced by Ground UP Productions in association with Gideon Productions, is now playing at 59e59. This show, directed by Jordana Williams, was originally developed in episodic form through the Vampire Cowboys Saturday Night Saloon. I am familiar with the work of Mac Rogers, and at this point if you are not I am sure you will rectify that situation soon. More engrossing than the best sci-fi interrogation novel ever written ("The Demolished Man"), "Asymmetric" shows what happens when you love someone out of all proportion, and also have lots of weapons.
Nov 17, 2014
ED MALIN ON LIVIN' LA VIDA IMELDA / CHAIRS AND A LONG TABLE (MA-YI REP)
There is quite a debate going on as to whether Non-Asian ("white") actors might be cast in roles written for Asian actors. Are major arts institutions which consider such casting within their rights for color-blind casting, or discriminating against Asian actors, or just plain racist?
Ma-Yi Theater Company is presenting Han Ong's play on this subject, < i>Chairs And A Long Table, directed by Linsay Firman, in repertory with < i>Livin' La Vida Imelda.
Nov 7, 2014
ED MALIN ON BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY
The time has come to put the nightmare theater series The Blood Brothers Present to bed. Now, at the Brick, you can see the final collection of short plays by Nat Cassidy, Mariah MacCarthy, and Mac Rogers featuring these pale, bloody eyed, brutally honest, and generally brutal characters.
Oct 27, 2014