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Richard Alfieri, circa 1975
April 9, 1948 |
Florida, United States
|Occupation||Playwright, novelist, producer, actor|
A graduate of Yale University, Alfieri began his professional career in New York City, where he studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. His awards include two Writers Guild Awards and an Emmy nomination.
His play Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks opened on Broadway at the Belasco Theater. The play premiered in Los Angeles and has since been translated into 12 languages and opened in over 20 countries with productions in cities including Berlin, Sydney, Melbourne, Vienna, Madrid, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Amsterdam, Budapest, Helsinki, Prague, Istanbul, Hamburg, Munich, Athens, Seoul, and London. Alfieri has adapted Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks for feature film production later this year.
His play The Sisters, suggested by Chekhov’s Three Sisters (play), premiered in Los Angeles. Alfieri adapted the play for feature film production, and it premiered as an Official Selection at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival and the Hollywood Film Festival. The Sisters subsequently won the Santa Fe Film Festival’s Milagro Award for Best American Independent Film.
Alfieri is currently writing a screenplay based on Tom Alibrandi’s novel, Killshot.
Alfieri received a Writers Guild Award for the Hallmark Hall of Fame film Harvest of Fire. He won the Grand Prize at the New York Film and Television Festival and a Writers Guild Award nomination for his screenplay for the film A Friendship in Vienna. He also received both a Writers Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his work on Norman Lear’s ABC special I Love Liberty. He wrote the feature film Echoes and the novel Ricardo - Diary of a Matinee Idol, which he adapted into the screenplay Moonlight Blonde. He produced the feature film Rescue Me and executive-produced the NBC film False Witness. He also wrote the film adaptation of Robert James Waller's novel Puerto Vallarta Squeeze.
As an actor, he starred on Broadway in Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre, and off-Broadway in Awake and Sing, and The Justice Box. His film credits include Children of Rage as well as episodes of Magnum PI, Trapper John MD and Stories from the Bible.
- Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, 1st Produced: Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, USA, 2001, Samuel French, Inc, New York (2005) ISBN 978-0-573-60279-5
- The Sisters, which premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse
- The Sisters
- Puerto Vallarta Squeeze (2004)
- Harvest of Fire (1996) (TV)
- A Friendship in Vienna (1988) (TV)
- Echoes (1983)
- I Love Liberty (1982) (TV)