Loot – Review in the Arizona Republic

“Loot.” Cool opening music sets the mood for this snack-size comedy. Written by Mare Biddle and directed by Dominik Rebilas (who did a fantastic job directing “Life X 3”), Paul (Steve Mastroieni) wants to take his years-long affair with Margie (Judy Lebeau) one step further and leave his wife. That way, he and Margie don’t have to sneak around because Margie’s got the Catholic guilt thing going on: “I sin for you. I sin for you every week!” “Loot” plays with the audience, keeping everyone engaged and grinning.

Double Feature: Tangelico & A Cube With A View – Press About the Show

Phoenix New Times reviewer Robrt Pela (that’s not a typo) loved Brandon, nodded to Sterling, and just about threw me out of the theater. I was “compared to David Mamet” would be the only way to spin what he had to say about my writing!

Space 55: Tangelico/Cube Press Release

SPACE 55 ANNOUNCES A RARE DOUBLE-FEATURE EVENT PHOENIX – January 27, 2010 An online collaboration between two playwrights – one in Canada and the other in Arizona – hits the stage next month as Space 55 Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere of the paired one-act plays, Tangelico, by Sterling Lynch of Ottawa, Ontario, and A Cube With A View, by Mare Biddle of Phoenix.”Sterling and I followed each other on Twitter as fellow playwrights. From there we read each other’s blogs, started emailing and then worked on each other’s material,” Biddle said. “Social media fostered our connection and collaboration. Without Twitter, this double feature at Space 55 would never have been created.”

The Dramatist, Nov/Dec, 2009

Southwest Region, by Dennis Bush, Southwest Regional Rep
In my ongoing effort to shine the spotlight on Guild members in my region, I’ve turned to a playwright whom I’ve gotten to know through her work in the past few years. Mare Biddle and I have had our plays featured in the same festivals three times and, each opportunity has given me more reason to appreciate what she brings to the page.

The Dramatists Guild of America’s Evening of New Works

“An Evening of New Works” will feature a selection of short plays, each no more than 10 minutes in length, by eight playwrights from Arizona and New Mexico. Some plays will be performed as staged readings while others will be more rehearsed presentations with minimal production elements. The purpose of the evening is to help the playwrights develop these new works. Audience members will be given the opportunity to provide feedback through a talk-back session with the playwrights.

The plays to be presented are:
• “Plots” by Robert Benjamin (Los Alamos, N.M.)• “The Guy from 1992” by Mare Biddle (Phoenix, Ariz.)• “Alex and Anne” by J. Boyer (Tempe, Ariz.)• “responsible” by Dennis Bush (Phoenix, Ariz.)• “Culebra” by David Dudley (Bisbee, Ariz.)• “BFF” by Debra Rich Gettleman (Scottsdale, Ariz.)• “Gray Lady” by Jackie Marx (Peoria, Ariz.)• “Together Alone” by Richard Warren (Paradise Valley, Ariz.)

– Raising Arizona Kids: Performing Arts Preview, September, 2008

‘Oxygen’ an interview with Debra Rich-Gettleman

Dramatists Guild of America: An Evening of New Works Arizona, May 15, 2008

The selections have been made for this year’s “An Evening of New Works,” presented by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in association with the Dramatists Guild. After receiving more than 80 submissions, our readers (who read “blind” – without benefit of any name or biographical information about the playwrights) have selected the following eight playwrights for inclusion in the event, which will be held Friday, June 13, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Theatre 4301.

Robert Benjamin (“Parted Waters”)
Richard Warren (“Power Play”)
Jane Donnelly-Cruikshank (“Alter Egos Take Stage”)
Wendy Myers (“Not In Polite Company”)
Mare Biddle (“Bluff” and “One Night”)
Debra Rich Gettleman (“Chute”)
Jackie Marx (“Tick Tock”)
Dennis Bush (“Cracks”)

Arizona Republic: Simple Arizona Living, May 28, 2007

“Summer Snowballs” – Mare Biddle’s Throwing Snowballs at the Moon gets a staged reading tonight at 7:30 at the Theatre Artists Studio. The play is about JoJo, a married mother of three late-adolescent children, who makes a “bold and possibly unforgiveable decision that will affect everyone’s life.”

Arizona Republic: Arts & Entertainment, Critics’ Picks, May 13, 2007

“Pandora Festival: Secrets Revealed” – New works get staged readings at this festival, produced by Arizona Women’s Theatre Company. The festival, which includes full-length, one-act, and 10-minute plays, celebrates the creativity of Arizona’s female artists. The bill includes Mare Biddle’s Throwing Snowballs at the Moon…

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