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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 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

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