WINNER of BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT!
Nominated for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
ariZoni Awards of Excellence
FAIR GAME: Or The Importance of Being Honest
A Musical Satire Based on a True Story
about Fake News
Book, Music & Lyrics
by Andrea Markowitz
Sallyann A. Martinez
Music Directed by
PRESENTED BY DESERT FOOTHILLS THEATER
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Enjoy these concept recordings of "Liars Polka," "Innuendo Mambo" and "Fair Game" from FAIR GAME, just three of the satiric songs you will hear in the show. Performed here by Thomas Hastings (baritone), Mary Elizabeth Ott (soprano), Robbie Nelson (tenor), Greg Paladino (keyboard), Leia Elizabeth Wasbotten (alto). With gratitude to The Phoenix Theatre Company for use of their recording facility, and to ASU School of Music for the talented performers.
...about this cautionary tale that asks, "Who is accountable for spreading fake news, and what are we going to do about it?"
Award-winning playwright, lyricist and composer Andrea Markowitz became hooked on theatre at age seven, when she saw her first Broadway show. She earned degrees in English literature, musicology and psychology, and landed jobs in advertising, human resources, academia, and freelance writing and editing before authoring her first play. A New Jersey native, she now resides in a small town in Arizona's Sonoran Desert foothills, where whispers of the Wild West still call to cowboys, ranchers, and people who love turquoise skies, rugged desert terrain, mountain vistas, and living amongst wildlife. Andrea lives with her wonderful husband and adorable rescue dogs, who, along with dear friends far and near, are constant sources of inspiration and encouragement.
Andrea is Playwright in Residence at Desert Foothills Theater in Scottsdale, AZ. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, ASCAP, The Playwrights' Center, International Centre for Women Playwrights, Honor Roll!, and Maestra.
Now a full-time playwright, Andrea previously freelanced as Gareth Morgan's developmental editor for "Images of Organization: Executive Edition," as contributing editor for Peter Block's "The Flawless Consulting Handbook and Companion," and as editor, reviewer, and contributor to more than 50 organizational management trade and text books published by Wiley, Sage, Berrett-Koehler and others. She also wrote modules for Gareth Morgan's NewMindsets e-learning and management education website. Andrea edited memoirs and novels, and wrote more than 100 feature articles and advertorials for Gannet and Tribune Interactive newspapers, magazines and online publications.
Read the article in IMAGES ARIZONA magazine: https://imagesarizona.com/a-mystery-no-more/
Listen to the feature broadcast on KJZZ: https://kjzz.org/content/1752944/new-local-musical-shows-only-thing-haunting-sarah-winchester-was-fake-news
Andrea's plays have appeared in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C. Awards include first prize in the Helen-Jean Play Contest, third place in the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, second prize in the Playing With Art play festival at Phoenix Art Museum, Honorable Mention in the Jewish Plays Project 2022 Playwright Competition, and nominations for best Original Script and Original Score by the ariZoni Awards of Excellence committee, 2022.
Read my plays on the New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/