John Pielmeier Biography (1949-)

Born February 23, 1949, in Altoona, PA; son of Len and Louise (maiden name, Blackburn) Pielmeier; married Irene O'Brien (a writer and calligrapher), October 9, 1982. Addresses: Agent: Boz Graham, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, actor, director
Birth Details
February 23, 1949
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Jasmine, Memphis Is Gone, New York City, 1975
  • Tommy, Female Transport, Louisville, KY, 1975
  • Lymon, Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Louisville, 1975
  • Boy, Welcome to Andromeda, Louisville, 1975
  • Junior, Waterman, Minneapolis, MN, 1976
  • Billy, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Minneapolis, 1976
  • Burnaby, The Matchmaker, Minneapolis, 1976
  • Kid, Cold, Minneapolis, 1976
  • Dorcas, Gazelle Boy, Waterford, CT, 1977
  • Dennis, Scooter Thomas Makes It to the Top of the World, Waterford, 1977
  • Holidays, Louisville, 1979
  • Mark, The Shadow Box, Louisville, 1979
  • Mark Levine, Today a Little Extra, Louisville, 1980
  • The Front Page, Baltimore, MD, 1980
  • Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Anchorage, AK, 1981
  • Stage Work
  • Director, A Gothic Tale, Louisville, KY, 1983
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Seth Neddermeyer, Day One, CBS, 1989
  • Foley (civilian attorney), The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story (also known as Garwood: Prisoner of War), ABC, 1993
  • Lieutenant Commander Fortis, Submerged, PAX, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Appeared in episodes of Faerie Tale Theatre.
  • Television Work
  • Miniseries
  • Coproducer, Living with the Dead, CBS, 2002
  • Movies
  • Coproducer, Through the Eyes of a Killer, CBS, 1992
  • Executive producer, Original Sins (also known as Acts of Contrition), 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Stage Plays
  • Adaptor, Soledad Brother (one-act), produced at Pennsylvania StateUniversity, University Park, 1971
  • A Chosen Room, produced in Minneapolis, MN, 1976
  • Agnes of God, performed in staged reading, O'Neill Playwrights' Conference, Waterford, CT, 1979, then Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville,KY, 1980, later Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1982-1983, published by Samuel French (New York City), 1982
  • Chapter Twelve: The Frog, produced in Louisville, 1981
  • Courage, produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1983, then off-Broadway, 1984
  • A Gothic Tale, produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1983
  • Cheek to Cheek, produced in Louisville, 1983
  • Haunted Lives (contains A Ghost Story, A Gothic Tale, and A Witch's Brew), produced in Edinburgh, 1986; published by Dramatists Play Service (New York City), 1984
  • The Boys of Winter, produced at Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Jass, performed in staged reading, O'Neill Playwrights' Conference, 1985
  • Evening, produced in Cincinnati, OH, 1986
  • In Mortality, produced in Louisville, 1987
  • Sleight of Hand, produced at Cort Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • The Classics Professor, produced in New York City, 1988
  • Impassioned Embraces (skits and monologues), performed in workshop, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, published by Dramatists PlayService, 1989
  • Steeplechase (musical), produced in New York City, 1989
  • Willi, music by Matthew Selman, produced in Big Fork, MT, 1991
  • Young Rube, music and lyrics by Selman, produced in St. Louis, 1992
  • Voices in the Dark, produced at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1998, then Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1999; published by Broadway Play Publishing, 1998
  • Television Miniseries
  • An Inconvenient Woman, ABC, 1991
  • Living with the Dead, CBS, 2002
  • Television Movies
  • Choices of the Heart (also known as In December the Roses WillBloom Again), 1983
  • The Shell Seekers, 1989
  • The Stranger Within, ABC, 1990
  • Through the Eyes of a Killer, CBS, 1992
  • The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story (also known as Garwood: Prisoner of War), ABC, 1993
  • Reunion, CBS, 1994
  • Original Sins (also known as Acts of Contrition), 1995
  • Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone, ABC, 1997
  • "We Are Circus," in Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families, Showtime, 1998
  • Happy Face Murders, Showtime, 1999
  • Flowers for Algernon, CBS, 2000
  • Dodson's Journey, 2001
  • Submerged, PAX, 2001
  • Sins of the Father, F/X, 2002
  • Television Writing
  • Other
  • Also author of The Flock.
  • Screenplays
  • Agnes of God (based on his stage play), Columbia, 1985
  • (With others) Mysteries of Egypt (documentary; also known as Egypt), Museum of Science and Industry, 1998, Destination Cinema, 2000

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The stage play Courage was filmed for Kentucky Educational Television, 1988; the stage play Agnes of God was released as an audio book,performed by Barbara Bain and Emily Bergl, Los Angeles Theatre Works, 2001.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Contemporary Dramatists, 6th edition, St. James Press, 1999

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