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JACK NEARY’s plays have been produced all over the United States, in Canada, in Paris and, most recently, Saudi Arabia. His most recent play, TRICK OR TREAT, was produced by Northern Stage in January of 2017, and featured Emmy Winner  Gordon Clapp. His AULD LANG SYNE, produced by the Peterborough Players and also starring Mr. Clapp, was the recipient of five New Hampshire Theater Awards, including best Professional Production. It has since been produced by New Century Theatre at Smith College and Gloucester Stage. His adaptation of DRACULA was commissioned by the Stratton Players and produced in the spring of 2016. Other recent plays are THE PORCH, produced by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, CityStage in Springfield, the Stoneham (MA) Theatre and the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, Massachusetts, and KONG’S NIGHT OUT, presented at the Lyric Stage in Boston, New Century Theatre at Smith College and the Meadow Brook Theatre in Michigan, featuring TV's Cindy Williams. KONG’S NIGHT OUT has just been published by the Dramatic Publishing Company. His romantic comedy, FIRST NIGHT, debuted professionally at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, subsequently enjoyed a long run at the Theatre Lobby in Boston, and was produced off-Broadway at the Westside Arts Theatre.  TO FORGIVE, DIVINE, which also debuted professionally at the MRT, was purchased for film by Walt Disney Pictures after a run at the Colony Theatre in Los Angeles.  JERRY FINNEGAN’S SISTER has played in various United States theatres and has successfully launched five theatre companies, and was produced in Paris under the title LA SOUER DE JERRY KING, featuring Arthur Jugnot and Ceclila Cara, who subsequently toured France with the play. Jack's adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN debuted at the Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College, and was produced at Radford University in Virginia, and his adaptation of THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER was staged at Mount Holyoke and Radford Colleges, and is published by Samuel French, Inc. His interpretation of the John Smith/Pocahontas story, entitled TRUST, was commissioned and produced by the Radford (VA) College Theatre Department.  Another recently-published play, FIVE NICKELS (now SENIOR CIRCUIT, Dramatic Publishing), was produced professionally at St. Vincent College, and his adaptation of THE TURN OF THE SCREW was introduced by the Stratton Players, produced professionally at New Century Theatre, and is published by Playscripts in New York.  He has written a number of produced plays for young audiences, including the series “THE MISDIRECTED THEATRE PRESENTS…” which features adaptations of ROBIN HOOD, THE UGLY DUCKLING, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS and RUMPLESTILTSKIN. His play for middle- and junior high schools, LUNCH MONEY, is winner of a Boston Public Schools Dramatic Development award, and is published by Heartland Press. His published work for young audiences are ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP and THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, both Samuel French publications.  His short story, THE BOSS, was named Best Short Story of 2006 by the Catholic Press Association, and his articles have appeared in a number of magazines. He is cofounder of New Century Theatre at Smith College, and the Greater Lowell (MA) Music Theatre.  As an actor, he has appeared in manh professional plays, and on television in SPENSER FOR HIRE, LAW AND ORDER and BROTHERHOOD, and on screen in THE TOWN and BLACK MASS.  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA.  He is the creator and manager of the web site STAGEADAPTATIONS.COM. His own web site is JACKNEARYONLINE.COM. 

 

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