Gino's Awards

The Jag

Winner of the Firehouse Theatre’s Great American New Play Award (2010)/p>

2nd place, Premiere Stages Festival at Kean University (2010)/p>

Finalist, Laurents Hatcher Foundation Award (2011)/p>


Yale Drama Series Finalist (2010)

Emerging Playwright Award, Urban Stages Theatre, NYC (2007)

Dead Ringer

Winner of the BBC International Playwrights Award (2005)

*Dead Ringer was originally titled “The Hard Way”

Darwin at Down

Julie Harris Playwriting Award, 2nd Prize, Beverly Hills, CA (2007)

Berrilla Kerr Playwriting Award (2004)

Winterizing the Summer House

Writer’s Digest National Play Competition, Top Ten Honors (2002)

White Noise

2nd Prize, Delaware Theatre Company’s “Connections” Competition (1997)


 Gino DiIorio’s plays have been produced at a number of theatres across the US and internationally including New Jersey Rep, Penguin Rep, Urban Stages, Luna Stage, Virginia Stage Company, Seven Angels Theatre, the Arclight Theatre, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, and the Garter Lane Theatre. 

 His new play Crib has been given development readings at a number of theatres including Capital Rep, Skylight Theatre, Luna Stage, Urban Stages Theatre, Hudson Theatre Works, Penguin Rep, and Fabrefaction Theatre in Atlanta. The play was a finalist for the 2014 Laurents Hatcher Award. 

 His play The Jag was the winner of the 2010 Firehouse Theatre’s Great American New Play Award. The Jag was a finalist in the 2011 Laurents Hatcher Award Competition. The play was also a finalist in the Premiere Playwright’s Contest hosted by Kean University in 2010.

 Reparation won the 2011 E. Desmond Lee Playwriting Prize (University of Missouri-St. Louis). The play was also a Yale Drama Series Finalist in 2010. Reparation will receive its world premiere at Luna Stage in Feb. of 2012.

 Dead Ringer received its world premiere at the New Jersey Rep in 2009 and its 2nd production at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. The play won 1st place in the BBC’s 2005 International Playwriting Competition and was performed on BBC Radio. Dead Ringer is published by Samuel French. His play Release Point was a finalist for the 2011 Thomas Barbour Memorial Playwright’s Award. The play was also a finalist in the Greenhouse New Play Festival through the HotCity Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri.

 Darwin at Down won 2nd place in the 2007 Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. The play has been given staged readings at the Urban Stages Theatre, and the International Theatre Festival in Timisoara, Romania.

 Centennial Casting, co-written with Nancy Bleemer, has had productions at Penguin Repertory Theatre, the Virginia Stage Company, Seven Angels Theatre, and the Arclight Theatre in NYC.


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