Arlene Malinowski
Writing Resume

Recipient: 3arts Fellowship at the University of Illinois

A Little Bit Not Normal - Full Length Solo Show (Previously titled-All Kinds Of Crazy)

• Staged reading: Bodies of Work, Disability Arts at Victory Gardens May 2013

• Staged reading series 16th Street Theater, Chicago Il August 2012

• Reading: Chicago Dramatists Chicago, Illinois Victory Gardens Theater (2012), Directed By Will Rogers

JFK and Me: Solo One Act

• Production: Raven Theater, Chicago, Illinois December, 2014

• Performances: Ragdale Foundation Summer Spotlight Series- Lake Forest Illinois, August 2013 International CODA Conference, New Orleans, July 2014


• Production: Collaboraction, Sketchbook, Chopin Theater, Chicago, Illinois 2016

Santa Baby: One- Act

• Performance: Ragdale Foundation Winter Gala , Lake Forest Illinois (2013)

Full Disclosure- (Previously titled- Anonymous Donor)

• Workshop: Fine Print Theater Company: Citizens Play Festival Chicago, Il (2013)

• Reading: Chicago Dramatists Theater , Chicago, Illinois (2016)


• Finalist in the Heartland Competition 2013

Aiming For Sainthood (Full Length Play)
Commissioned by 16th Street Theater, Chicago
In the Works Project supported by a grant from Boeing

• Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Il (2010) Directed By Will Rogers

• Quad Cities Arts Program, Iowa (2011)

• Buffalo State Performing Arts Center (2011)

• Staged reading: Millennium Park, Pritizker Pavilion
   Directed Rich Perez

T&A- A SKINNY PLAY ABOUT FAT (10 minute play)
Written with Tania Richard

• Staged Reading- Chicago Dramatists (2011)
   Directed by Richard Shavzin

SHELTER (10 minute play)

• Staged reading- Interrobang Theater (2011)
   Directed by Will Rogers

What Does the Sun Sound Like (Full-Length play)
LA Garland Award- Solo Performance

Victory Gardens Fresh Squeezed Series- Chicago, Il (2008)
Artistic Director: Dennis Zachek

Ojai Solo Series- Theatre 150, Ojai, CA (2003)
Artistic Director: Kim Maxwell Brown

Blue Sphere Alliance-Los Angeles, CA (2002)
Artistic Director: Anthony Barneo

HBO Workspace- Los Angeles, CA (2001)
Producer: HBO

Saint Louis Center for Contemporary Art, St Louis, Mo. (2001)
Curator: Joan Lipkin

West Coast Ensemble Theater- Los Angeles, CA. (2001)
Artistic Director: Les Hanson


Chicago, One Minute Play Festival, Victory Gardens

Til Deaf Do Us Part (One-Act Play)

Fillet of Solo- Live Bait Theater-Chicago Il (2007)
Artistic Director: Sharon Evans
· Five Best solo shows 2007, Windy City Times

Or Forever Hold Your Peace (One-Act play)

· LA Theatres Ovation Award Nominee- Solo Performance
· Theatre Pick- LA Weekly

“Losin It” A night of one-acts- Court Theatre- Los Angeles, CA (2004)
Producer:Wendy Kamenoff, Jersey Girl Productions

Solos In Harmony IV- Love faith & Clarity- Blue Sphere Alliance Theatre- L.A., CA (2003)

Additional performances of my solo plays
· Palmdale Cultural Arts Center,CA · 2007 Estrogen Fest- Chicago
· Grand Rapids Community College · Bakersfield College, CA
· Tiffany Theatre, L.A., CA · National Center on Deafness- CA
· Tell-a-bration- Ntl. Storytelling Conference · Sacred Heart Academy, Pasadena-CA
· Cypress College, CA · LA Women’s Theatre Festival- (3 years)
· California Theatre Educators Association · International CODA Conferences- Miami, Mich., CA, Wash. DC
· NoHo Arts Festival, Hollywood-CA · National Registered Interpreters of the Deaf Conference
· California State University, Northridge · Santa Monica Playhouse-CA
· Greater Los Angeles Assoc. for the Deaf · Michigan State University
· Los Angeles County Arts Festival- CA · UCLA, CA
· National Conference on Family & Community Violence
With these gigs I traditionally teach workshops and engage in a talkback with the audience (2005-2008) Partial list

Slice of Rice, Frijoles & Greens
*Honored with the National White House Award for the Initiative on Race

I perform excerpts of my solo work with “Great Leap’s” nationally touring theatre company, which is designed to bridge cultural borders through the Arts. We also conduct “Telling Our Stories” workshops & residencies at theatres, colleges and with local communities throughout the country.

· Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center · Gavilan College, CA
· California Arts Council, · Japanese American Cultural Center, LA
· Smith College, Mass · Everett College, WA
· Rochester Institute of Technology, NY · Whittier College, CA
· Gallaudet University, Washington, DC · Palmdale Playhouse, CA
· Ohio State University, OH · Catherine Ferguson Academy, Detroit, Mich
· Carlton College, MN · California Lutheran College, CA
· Oberlin College, OH · Wright State University, OH
· University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse · University of Wisconsin, Madison
· Buffalo State College, NY · University of Texas, Austin
· University of California, Montery, CA · Cypress College, CA
· Grand Valley State University, Mich · California State University, Dominquez Hills
· David Hwuang Theatre, LA, CA · University of Wisconsin @ Madison
· Sonoma State University, CA · Mount Saint Mary College, CA
· California Poly, San Luis Obisbo, CA · Rio Hondo College, CA

"Anonymous Donor" - Full length traditional play. A troubled daughter conceived through a sperm donor navigates though explosive family relationships in search of her identity.

"Chronic" - Full length Solo play - The third play of the Trilogy. A socio-political look at disability in our culture through the prism of aging parents and dancing with depression. A comedy

Storytelling/Readings & Spoken Word Events
Chicago; Victory Gardens Literally Sexy, Walk of Shame, 16th Street Theater, Funky Tuesday, Speakeasy- Speakhard, Tellabration, 2nd Story
Los Angeles; Tasty Words, Word Nerd, Cornucopia, HBO Workspace, Every Picture Tells a Story, Theatre 150, LA Women’s Theater Festival

Time to Turn Over, I Haiku Do You?, Homecoming Malaise, The Bully, Subby, What Does the Sun Sound Like? Kicking the Habit, JFK and Me, Show Me the Money, Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Cleaning the Junk Drawer, A Girls Guide to Love and Other Extreme Sports, Zipless

Published Essays:
· Show Me the Money, The Week Behind, October 12, 2007
· Cleaning the junk Drawer, The Week Behind, April 27, 2007
· Speaking with a Deaf Person, Making Lemonade for Free, 2000

Memberships & Affiliations
· Resident Playwright- Chicago Dramatists (2006- Present)
· Artist in Residence- 2010 Quad Cities Arts Program, Rock Island, Illinois (2010)
· Artist in Residence- 2008 16th Street Theater, Berwyn, Illinois, (2008)

Arlene Malinowski

Arlene Malinowski

Arlene Malinowski

Arlene Malinowski

Arlene Malinowski

Arlene Malinowski

Arlene Malinowski