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Emmett Loverde

Emmett Loverde
Mr. Loverde is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Berkeley, California and received a degree in Theater from UCLA. He has written extensively for stage, screen, television, and radio. Over two hundred separate productions of his stage plays have been mounted worldwide to date.

Films written, produced, and directed by Mr. Loverde include the comedy shorts Snacking, A Timely Maneuver, The Truth About Me, Jesus Awakens the Little Girl, and Cranky Call, the features Santa's Letters and Till You Get To Baraboo, and several music videos. His films have appeared in various film festivals including the Burbank International Children's Film Festival and the Bare Bones International Film Festival. His science fiction screenplay CODEC was nominated for Best Science Fiction Feature Script in the 2009 Action On Film International Film Festival.

Mr. Loverde's radio adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Moon Maid, for which he received a commission from The Hollywood Theatre of the Ear, was broadcast twice on National Public Radio and is available on His radio version of The Killist was produced by The One Act Players and is currently available from

His stage comedies include A Timely Maneuver Beauty, Brains, and Personality Good Business Sense Jesus Awakens the Little Girl The Killist The Maginot Line Peace and Quiet Play How You Play 'How I Spent My Summer Vacation' by Bobby Sox Age 8 Love Fax Sensitivity, USA Till You Get To Baraboo God Answers Children's Letters Santa's Letters So Much Snow Spotlight, and Uneasy Overture.

Mr. Loverde also has seven titles in publication. His comedies Beauty, Brains, and Personality The Killist and Santa's Letters are published by Heuer Publishing ( His comedies A Timely Maneuver, Good Business Sense, and The Maginot Line are published by Playscripts, Inc. ( And his book of short stories Gifts for Good Friends is available through

Theaters and production companies who have produced Mr. Loverde's plays include the Ritz Theater Company (New Jersey), the Hudson Backstage Theatre (Hollywood), the Bitter Truth Theatre (North Hollywood), the Vigilante Theater Company (New York), the Red Sea Players (Saudi Arabia), Yale College (United Kingdom), Cinco Ranch Theatre (Texas), Rowan University (New Jersey), the Paperbag Players (Canada), Culver-Stockton College (Missouri), Trinity Bible College (North Dakota), the Riccarton Players (New Zealand), Roswell Community Little Theatre (New Mexico), Aim High Productions (New York), The Coronet Theater (Los Angeles), Texas AM University, University of Pennsylvania, University of New Orleans, Dirt Road Productions (California), Stageworks (Pennsylvania), University College of the Cariboo (Canada), Florida International University, St Cloud State University (Minnesota), Phoenix Players Inc. (Australia), Celebration Arts (California), Culver-Stockton College (Missouri), Ohlone College (California), and Moksh Creations (India).

Mr. Loverde is a former member playwright of the Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble at Los Angeles' Coronet Theater, a former teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District, a member of The Rough Draft Theater Ensemble of Santa Monica, and a member of The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.

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