The Psycho-Thriller


by Douglas Post
27 Jan - 15 March 2003
Douglas Post’s plays, which include Blissfield, Somebody Foreign, Forty-Two Stories, Drowning Sorrows, Personal Effects, Earth and Sky and Suffering Fools, and musicals, which include God and Country, The Real Life Story of Johnny de Facto and The Wind in the Willows, have been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Germany and Russia. He has also been commissioned to write screenplays for Warner Bros. and NBC, teleplays for WMAQ-TV, and several radio adaptations of his scripts. On three occasions, he has been selected to develop his work at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and once at the O’Neill National Music Theater Conference.

He has received the L.Arnold Weissberger Playwriting Award, the Midwestern Playwrights Festival Award and two Playwriting Fellowship Awards from the Illinois Arts Council, and has been nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award and an Emmy Award. He lives in Chicago where he is a Resident Playwright at the Victory Gardens Theater which won the 2001 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater.

Murder in Green Meadows was first produced as a one-act teleplay by the Steppenwolf Theater Company and WMAQ-TV in Chicago in 1986. It was nominated for six Emmy Awards including one for Individual Achievement in Writing. The full-length version received its world premiere at the Nuffield Theater in England in 1992. The American premiere took place at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago in 1995. Since then, the play has had over thirty productions across the States, including Stamford Theater Works in Connecticut, Contemporary American Theater Company in Ohio, and Horse Cave Theater in Kentucky. It has also been produced at the English Theater of Hamburg and has had several other productions in Germany.