Anthony J. Piccione, guest writer

Taking the lead on reviews and articles at OuterStage, is Anthony J. Piccione, an award-winning playwright, producer, screenwriter, critic, essayist, poet
and occasional actor based in New York City. Born in Rochester, New York and raised in Connecticut, Piccione’s eclectic canon of one-acts have been produced at NYC venues such as the Hudson Guild Theatre, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Midtown International Theatre Festival,
and Manhattan Repertory Theatre, as well as regional venues such as Playhouse on Park, Hole in the Wall Theatre, the Windsor Art Center, and Windham Theatre Guild, and have been published at JAC Publishing & Promotions, Heuer Publishing, and Off the Wall Plays. His full-length drama A Therapy Session with Myself – a semi-autobiographical work about living with social anxiety, depression, and Asperger’s syndrome – premiered in January 2019 at the New York Theatre Festival’s 2019 NYWinterfest, before transferring in May that same year to the Kraine Theater for an ongoing series of monthly performances. Additionally, his short drama What I Left Behind was named the NYWinterfest’s Best Short Play of 2018, and he was also nominated for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity’s Outstanding Playwright of an Experimental or Dance Piece award
for his avant-garde one-act 4 $tages.

In addition to his work as a playwright, Piccione has also worked as a contributing columnist and critic at OnStage Blog from 2015 to 2019, as well as a teaching assistant at Hartford Children’s Theatre and New Britain Youth Theater. He has also worked in the past as an actor, poet,
dramaturge, and in many other countless roles. He received his BA in Theatre (with minors in Writing and Film Studies) from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2016, and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. To learn more about Mr. Piccione and his writing, please visit http://www.anthonyjpiccione.com, and follow him on Instagram @anthonyjpiccione.