Charles Grippo

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Charles Grippo is an author, playwright, composer/​ lyricist, attorney, producer, and investor. His plays include Sex Marks the Spot; A Wifeís Tale; Thursday in the Park; Outrageous Misfortune; Wait for the Wind; and The Tooth of the Matter. They have been produced off Broadway, as well as in Cortland, New York; Indiana; Chicago; and in Ojai, California. His short stories have been published in national magazines.

He is the author of The Stage Producerís Business and Legal Guide, and Business and Legal Forms for Theater, both of which have been published by Allworth Press. His play Sex Marks the Spot has also been published. His works are available at fine bookstores nationwide, as well as at leading online booksellers.

Mr. Grippo has presented plays by authors as diverse as Neil Simon and David Mamet. He owns Charles Grippo Productions and New Lincoln Theatre Productions. He practices theater, music, and motion picture law. A nationally recognized authority on entertainment law, he is a much sought after speaker. Mr. Grippo divides his time among the cities of Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.


Mr. Grippo is a member of the Authors Guild, the Dramatists Guild, Chicago Dramatists Workshop, Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund, and Chicago Writerís Bloc. He is a director emeritus of the Chicago Alliance for Playwrights. His biography appears in Contemporary Authors, Volume 235.

His hobbies include: Golf, travel, jazz, hiking. He plays piano.



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Selected Works

Plays
Semi fictitious drama based on the 1958 fire at the Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic School on the west side of Chicago, in which 92 children and three nuns died.
Farce - Two Acts Single set 5 males, 3 females Performance time: 110 minutes (not counting intermission)
Nonfiction
The first legal survival kit for anyone in the business of presenting live entertainment.
Comprehensive, ready to use collection of 33 model business and legal forms for the performing arts, with accompanying CD-ROM. Expanded contents include many hard to find contracts.