Jack Neary's plays have been produced all over the United States, in Canada, in Australia and in Europe. His most recent play, The Stands, will premiere at the Players’ Ring in Portsmouth, NH in the spring of 2023. His Moonglow, was presented at the Players’ Ring in April, 2022, and will receive its AEA debut in October, 2023, at the Majestic Theatre in West Springfield, MA.. Previously, his Trick or Treat, written for and featuring NYPD BLUE Emmy Winner Gordon Clapp, debuted at Northern Stage in Vermont and was produced off-Broadway in 2019 at 59E59 Theaters. Auld Lang Syne, produced by the Peterborough Players and also starring Mr. Clapp, was the winner of five New Hampshire Theatre Awards, including Best Professional Production. It has since been produced by New Century Theatre at Smith College and Gloucester Stage. Other recent plays are The Porch, produced by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, CityStage in Springfield, the Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, Mass., and the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, Mass., and Kong's Night Out, presented at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, New Century Theatre at Smith College and the Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester, Mich., featuring TV's Cindy Williams. 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 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 Company in Burbank, Calif. Jerry Finnegan's Sister has played in various United States theatres and has successfully launched five theatre companies. In 2006-07, Jerry Finnegan's Sister was produced in Paris under the title La Souer de Jerry King, featuring Arthur Jugnot and Cecilia Cara, who subsequently toured France with the play. Neary'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 University and is published by Samuel French, Inc. Another recently published play, Five Nickels (now Senior Circuit, Dramatic Publishing Company), 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, Inc., in New York City. 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 Rumpelstiltskin. His published work for young audiences are Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp and The Little Match Girl, both Samuel French publications, and The Big Snore, his adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, released in 2023 by Next Stage Press. His short story, The Boss ,was named Best Short Story of 2006 by the Catholic Press Association.
As a theatre administrator, he was the Producer/Artistic Director of the Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College for two separate stints, from 1983-1986, and then from 1998-1999. He is cofounder of New Century Theatre at Smith College, Northampton, MA, and served as Producer/Artistic Director there from 1991-1996. He also co-founded the Greater Lowell Music Theatre in Lowell, MA, which was in residence at UMass Lowell from 2012-2015.
He is resident playwright at Acting Out Productions in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where his original plays for children have been produced since 2012.
His full Playwright's, Director's and Actor's resumes are available on his website.
He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA.
His website is www.jacknearyonline.com.
Member Dramatists Guild/Writers’ Guild (also SAG/AFTRA, AEA)
MOONGLOW, produced by the Players' Ring and Acting Out Porductions, Portsmouth, NH and Newburyport, MA, 2022.
TRICK OR TREAT, produced by Northern Stage, White River Junction, Vermont, January 2017 (featuring Gordon Clapp). Off-Broadway, 59E59 Theaters, January 2019
AULD LANG SYNE, produced by the Peterborough Players, 2012 (featuring Gordon Clapp) and by New Century Theatre, 2012. Gloucester Stage Company (featuring Paula Plum and Richard Snee), 2014
THE PORCH, produced by Stoneham Theatre, 2008; produced by Theater Project, the Majestic Theatre, West Springfield, MA, 2009
KONG’S NIGHT OUT, produced by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 2006, New Century Theatre, Smith College, 2007; Meadow Brook Theatre, Auburn Hills, MI, 2009 (featuring Cindy Williams). Published by the Dramatic Publishing Company.
THE TURN OF THE SCREW, adaptation commissioned and produced by the Stratton Players, Fitchburg, MA, 2005; professionally produced by New Century Theatre, Northampton, MA, 2007. Published by Playscripts, NYC.
BEYOND BELIEF, produced by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 2003; produced by CityStage/New Century Theatre/Ann Baker, Springfield, MA, 2004.
FAIRY HOUSES, produced by the Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, Maine, 2007, 2008, 2009. Book and Lyrics by Jack Neary, Music by Ken Clifton; based on the books by Tracy Kane.
FIRST NIGHT, produced at the Westside Theatre, New York City; at Theatre Lobby, Boston, Massachusetts; Tacoma Actors Guild; Merrimack Repertory Theatre; various theatres around the United States and Canada, specifics on request. Published by Samuel French, Inc.
TO FORGIVE, DIVINE, produced at New Century Theatre, Smith College, Northampton, MA; at St. Vincent Theatre, Latrobe, PA; Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, MA; various other theatres around the United States, specifics on request. Purchased for motion pictures by Walt Disney Pictures. Published by Dramatists Play Service.
JERRY FINNEGAN’S SISTER, produced by Fleabitten Productions, Los Angeles; at Foothills Theatre, Worcester, MA; Theater Project at the Majestic Theatre, Springfield, MA; Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College; St. Vincent Theatre; New Century Theatre, Smith College; Playwrights’ Platform, Boston; various other theatres around the United States and Canada, specifics on request. Produced in Paris, France, 2006, under the title LA SOEUR DE JERRY KING. Published in Dramatics Magazine, and by the Dramatic Publishing Company.
PRECIOUS DAYS, produced at New Century Theatre, 1995.
NIGHT OF THE BULLY, produced at New Century Theatre; by Play By Players Theatre Company, Lowell, MA.
THE BIG APPLE, produced at New Century Theatre, 1996; Image Theatre, Lowell, MA, 2006.
NUTSHELLS, produced by Play By Players; commercially produced by Sally Monroe as SEASHELLS in Boston; revised and produced as NUTSHELLS at New Century Theatre.
FRANKENSTEIN, adaptation produced by the Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College; Radford College, Radford, VA.
ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP, published by Samuel French, Inc., produced by Radford College, Radford, VA, and many times in amateur and children's theatres.
THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, published by Samuel French, Inc., and produced throughout the country by amateur and children's theatres.
SANDBAG, STAGE LEFT (as “John Anthony”), produced at Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College; published by Samuel French, Inc. Produced many times nationally by amateur theatres.
FIVE NICKELS, produced at the Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College (as Senior Circuit); St. Vincent Summer Theatre; published by the Dramatic Publishing Company.
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, produced at the Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke, College; by the Hovey Players, Waltham; published by Samuel French, Inc.
ORAL REPORT, produced at the Boston Playwrights Theatre; published by Samuel French, Inc.
ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE, produced at Boston Playwrights Theatre, published by Samuel French, Inc.
THREE-PEAT, produced at Boston Playwrights Theatre, published by Samuel French, Inc.
SHE’S FABULOUS, produced at Boston Playwrights Theatre, 2006; published by Smith and Kraus, Inc.
ROBIN HOOD, produced by the Foothills Theatre, Worcester, MA.
THE UGLY DUCKLING, produced by the Foothills Theatre, Worcester, MA
THAT’S OUR MARY!, produced by Boston Playwrights Theatre, 2004 and the American Globe Theatre, New York City. Published by Samuel French, Inc.
REWRITE, produced by Boston Playwrights Theatre, 2005
TRUST, commissioned and produced by Radford University, 2007.
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Great Race of the Tortoise and the Hare
The NEW Little Red Riding Hood
STUNNER, under option by Hobel Productions, Phillip and Mary-Ann Hobel, producers (TENDER MERCIES).
THE PENANCE, under option by Foxboro Entertainment, Nelle Nugent, producer, (AMADEUS, Broadway).
TO FORGIVE, DIVINE, play purchased by Walt Disney Pictures.
FIRST NIGHT, screen adaptation.
USHER, screen adaptation.
THE ASSINEMENT, published in the Western Humanities Review
FIVE NICKELS, ONE OF THOSE, CAP, PRISSY, KEYS, (short stories) published in Columbia Magazine
JERRY FINNEGAN'S SISTER (play) and ANATOMY OF A LAUGH (article) published in Dramatics Magazine
THE BOSS (short story) published in St. Anthony Messenger - Catholic Press Association Award for Best Short Story, 2006
SOMETIMES (first person article), published in St, Anthony Messenger, 2007
REMEMBERING JOHN - article about 9/11 Flight Captain John Ogonowski, St. Anthony Messenger, September 2008
VARIOUS ARTICLES published in Vitality Magazine, Worcester, MA
PROFESSIONAL, REGIONAL, COMMUNITY
Greater Lowell Music Theatre
The Music Man In Concert
Guys and Dolls
Fiddler on the Roof (with Eddie Mekka*)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (with Eddie Mekka*)
Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan*
Kong's Night Out (starring Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka)
The Theatre Project, Majestic Theatre
West Springfield, MA*
Jerry Finnegan's Sister
Jerry and Ed
Image Theatre, Lowell, MA
The Big Apple
CityStage/New Century Theatre, Springfield, MA*
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston*
Lend Me A Tenor
This Wonderful Life
Foothills Theatre, Worcester*
Biloxi Blues Jerry Finnegan's Sister
The Cemetery Club See How They Run
Don't Dress For Dinner Ten Little Indians
Dial M for Murder A Christmas Carol
New Century Theatre. Smith College*
An Inspector Calls The Big Apple
Plaza Suite Night Of The Bully
Precious Days I Hate Hamlet
First Night Born Yesterday
Jerry Finnegan's Sister The Boys Next Door
Light Up The Sky Importance of Being Earnest
How The Other Half Loves Proof
The Underpants The Turn of the Screw
Kong's Night Out Arsenic and Old Lace
Last of the Red Hot Lovers To Forgive, Divine
Auld Lang Syne Lend Me A Tenor
Summer Theatre At Mount Holyoke College
Mary, Mary Count Dracula
Oh, Coward The Man Who Came To Dinner
Chapter Two Bedroom Farce
Wait Until Dark The Sunshine Boys
Light Up The Sky The Miracle Worker
Deathtrap You Can't Take It With You
The Matchmaker Talley's Folly
Agnes Of God Boy Meets Girl
Biloxi Blues Summer Theatre...Summer Not
Don't Dress For Dinner* Frankenstein*
The Heiress* Born Yesterday*
Jerry Finnegan's Sister* Sandbag, Stage Left*
To Forgive, Divine* Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde*
Sleuth* Five Nickels*
The Fall of the House of Usher*
Firehouse Theatre, Newburyport, Massachusetts
Ten Little Indians Jerry Finnegan's Sister
Pridemore Theatre, Radford University
Theatre Lobby, Boston*
Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell*
To Forgive, Divine
Chiswick Park Theatre, Norwell*
Theatre of Newburyport*
Wait Until Dark
Play By Players, Lowell
Doll (a new musical)
The Man Who Came To Dinner
St. Vincent College Summer Theatre, Latrobe, PA*
Jerry Finnegan's Sister
* Denotes Actors Equity Association Affiliation
Dracut High School (1998-2017)
The Wizard of Oz
Bye Bye Birdie
Guys and Dolls
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The Music Man
Beauty and the Beast
Fiddler On The Roof (NSMT Spotlight Award, Best Musical)
West Side Story
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Once Upon A Mattress
The Sound of Music
Sleeping Beauty (The Big Snore)
Night of the Bully
The Audition/Lilacs/Oklahoma/Lunch Money (four short plays)
An Evening of Ten Minute Plays
A Christmas Carol (my adaptation)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (my adaptation)
Children's Theatre at Foothills, Worcester
(also AUTHOR of all these adaptations)
Robin Hood The Ugly Duckling
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Rumplestiltskin
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Sleeping Beauty
Treasure Island Hansel and Gretel
Alice In Wonderland
Indian Hill Music School, Littleton, MA
Alice In Wonderland, Jr.
TTS Players, Byfield, MA
Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Alice In Wonderland, Jr.
The Wizard of Oz
Sandbag, Stage Left
Night of the Bully
Stoklosa Middle School, Lowell, MA
Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
Acting Out Theatre, Newburyport, MA
The Ugly Ducking (my adaptation)
The Great Race of the Tortoise and the Hare (my adaptation)
The NEW Little Red Riding Hood
sag/aftra aea dramatists guild
high baritone/tenor (range, C-G)
BLACK MASS-BARTENDER (Warner Bros.) Scott Cooper, Dir. THE TOWN -ARNOLD (Warner Bros.) Ben Affleck, Dir. Parker Brothers’ “VCR Clue” “Clue II” (PROFESSOR PLUM); BROTHERHOOD-UNION ORGANIZER(Showtime); LAW AND ORDER-CLERK(NBC) SPENSER: FOR HIRE, HOSTAGE(ABC); Fidelity Insurance-DOCTOR(industrial)
Theatre (representative roles)
Guys and Dolls Nicely Nicely Majestic Theatre
And Then There Were None Rogers Stoneham Theatre
Inspecting Carol Phil New Century Theatre
Beauty and the Beast Maurice Foothills Theatre
Chicago Amos Foothills Theatre
A Wonderful Life Clarence American Stage Festival
Love Letters Andy New Century Theatre
First Night Danny Theatre of Newburyport
A View From The Bridge Mike Lyric Stage
Harvey Elwood Mount Holyoke College Summer Theatre
The Odd Couple Felix MHCST
The Country Girl Bernie MHCST
Scrooge & Marley Singer Theatre By The Sea, NH
A Thousand Clowns Chuckles Foothills Theatre
Gypsy Herbie Keene Summer Theatre
The Tender Trap Sol Schwartz Chateau De Ville
Promises, Promises Dobitch Theatre By The Sea, RI
Oklahoma Carnes Theatre By The Sea, RI
Anything Goes Captain Theatre By The Sea, RI
Charley’s Aunt Babbs MHCST
A Funny Thing...Forum Pseudolus MHCST
Company Robert Mount Holyoke College
The Cherry Orchard Gaev Theatre of Newburyport
Requiem For A Heavyweight Leo Merrimack Repertory Theatre
B.A., UML; M.F.A., Smith College; Published Playwright (“First Night,” “Jerry Finnegan’s Sister,” “The Porch,” “Kong’s Night Out,” “Auld Lang Syne,” "Trick or Treat," many others); Director/Producer (resume on request); Voiceover (demo on request) Co-founder, New Century Theatre, Smith College; Greater Lowell Music Theatre