“The characters Zolidis has created for "White Buffalo" are utterly compelling. Their motivations and behavior are as unpredictable as – well – real people. This is especially true of John Two Rivers, who is conflicted by the contrast between the traditional symbol of salvation and the harsh reality of modern tribal life.”
-Encore Michigan
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Donald C. Zolidis

EDUCATION: M.F.A Playwriting, 2001
Actor's Studio MFA Program
New School University, New York, NY

B.A. English, magna cum laude, 1997
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS:  
May 15-Jun 10, 2010 The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
Kids-n-co, El Paso, TX
Feb 12-Mar 14, 2010 Anna and August
The Yellowtree Theatre, Oseo, MN
Oct 22-Nov 1, 2008 The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
Chattyboo Productions, Cork, Ireland
Feb 22-Apr 13, 2008 The World's Largest Rodent
The Victory Theatre, Burbank, CA
May 11-27, 2006 A Night Near the Sun
Impetuous Theater Group, New York City
Apr 6-15, 2006 Malibu Cars Look Like They Can Float
Dallas HUB Theatre, Dallas, TX
Feb 13-23, 2003 Strange Interlude
Bloomington Playwright's Project, Bloomington, IN
May 11-26, 2001 Malibu Cars Look Like They Can Float
Bloomington Playwright's Project, Bloomington, IN
Sep 7-10, 2000 Malibu Cars Look Like They Can Float
Expanded Arts Theater, New York, NY
May 5-26, 2000 A Night Near the Sun
Tinfish Theater, Chicago, IL
PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS: Over 900 amateur productions since 2005 in 49 states, Rome, Budapest, Dubai, Damascus, Japan, and South Africa with multiple productions in Canada, England, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.
Approximately 400 productions during 2008-09 season.
PLAYWRITING AWARDS:
  • Winner, 2008 Stage West Playwriting Competition
  • Runner-up, 2007 Stage West Playwriting Competition
  • Winner, 2004 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting
  • New Voices Fellowship 2002, Ensemble Studio Theatre
  • Finalist, 1999 and 2000 Princess Grace Award
SCREENWRITING AWARDS:
  • Winner, 2008 Holiday Screenplay Contest
  • Winner, Animation Division, 2008 Creative Expo Screenwriting Competition
  • Winner, Family Division, 2008 StoryPros Screenwriting Competition
  • Semifinalist, 2008 Austin Film Festival
PUBLICATIONS:
  • One Good Thing, Youthplays, (2009)
  • The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza, Playscripts, Inc. (2009)
  • The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza (one-act)Playscripts, Inc. (2009)
  • The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza (Iliad! Iliad! Iliad!)Playscripts, Inc. (2009)
  • The SeussOdyssey, Playscripts, Inc. (2009)
  • The SeussOdyssey, Playscripts, Inc. (2009)
  • A Tiny Miracle with a Fiberoptic Unicorn, Playscripts, Inc. (2008)
  • The Craving, Playscripts, Inc. (2008)
  • The Audition, Playscripts, Inc. (2008)
  • The Devil in Sherman Marsh, Playscripts, Inc. (2008)
  • Suzie Scrooge, Playscripts, Inc. (2008)
  • Actor's Choice: Monologues for Teens, Playscripts, Inc. (2008)
  • Actor's Choice: Monologues for Women, Playscripts, Inc. (2008)
  • The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, Playscripts, Inc. (2007)
  • The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (one-act), Playscripts, Inc. (2007)
  • The Bells of Charlemont, Playscripts, Inc. (2007)
  • The Birds: A Modern Adaptation, Playscripts, Inc. (2007)
  • An Honorary Elf (Or the Girl Who Saved Christmas), Playscripts, Inc. (2007)
  • Santa-Napped, Playscripts, Inc. (2007)
  • !Artistic Inspiration, Playscripts, Inc. (2007)
  • Feed The Whales: The Saga of the Boy Band Oreo, Playscripts, Inc. (2007)
  • Alice's Adventures with Poorly Cooked Cafeteria Seafood, Playscripts, Inc. (2007)
  • White Buffalo, Samuel French, Inc. (2006)
  • The Murderous Mansion of Mr. Uno, Playscripts, Inc. (2006)
  • Employees Must Wash Hands... Before Murder, Playscripts, Inc. (2006)
  • Snappy's Happy Half-Hour, Playscripts, Inc. (2006)
  • Dr. Funk's Christmas Explosion, Playscripts, Inc. (2006)
  • The Most Amazing Christmas Play Series in the Entire History of the World, Playscripts, Inc. (2006)
  • Bobby Wilson Can Eat His Own Face, Playscripts, Inc. (2005)
  • Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies puts on a Show, Playscripts, Inc. (2005)
  • Billy Shakespeare's Christmas Extravaganza and Travelling Freak Show, Playscripts, Inc. (2005)
READINGS: Purple Rose Theatre, Cypress College, Victory Theatre, Mirror Stage Company, New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre and numerous others.