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Leonard D. Goodisman
23415 Locust Way
ARTISTIC RESUME / BIO
Leonard has been writing all his life in many different genres including plays, short stories, novels, science fiction, children’s books and nature. Writing for theatre is his first love; besides creating plays, he’s enjoyed producing, directing, acting and providing technical support to productions.
Leonard had written about a dozen full length plays, including two musicals, and somewhat more one act plays. Some have won prizes: full length plays “Laramie, Equal Rights” and “Clara” won awards at the Shoreline Readers Theater, 2009 and 2010, in Washington State. "Road Rage" and "Apartment 4G" won in the 2010-2011 "Ink to Boards" One-Act Play Competition at Wildfire Arts. Several plays have been produced locally in the Seattle, Washington and in New York are others have been read at writers’ workshops, and some at festivals. “Road Rage” won both the Audience and Judges Award at Edmonds Driftwood festival, summer 2011. Leonard’s plays were also performed at Seattle Theatre Readers and Bremerton festivals in summer of 2011. His play “Fears” was performed at the Fall 2011 Festival in Seattle. “A Political Family” “The Heist”, “Kill Him,” and other plays were also performed this winter of 2012. In May, 2012, his one act plays, “Judith”, “Rudolph”, and “Throbbing In” were performed at different venues, in New York and two in Seattle. “Laramie, Equal Rights” enjoyed a run at Eclectic in November of 2012 and other short plays have been seen around town.
Leonard is a primary participant in the Women In History Theater Project, with several plays that explore and celebrate the role of women in history: “Laramie, Equal Rights”, “Clara”, “Foils”, “Will The Rodins Wed?”, “The Empress Theadora,” and the one act “Judith.”