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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


Liars Polka by Andrea Markowitz
00:00 / 01:04
Inuendo Mambo by Andrea Markowitz
00:00 / 01:45
Fair Game by Andrea Markowitz
00:00 / 02:29
To Believe by Andrea Markowitz
00:00 / 02:17
Dream House by Andrea Markowitz
00:00 / 08:05

Enjoy these concept recordings of "Liars Polka," "Innuendo Mambo," "Fair Game," "To Believe" and "Dream House," just five of the satirical songs that you'll hear in FAIR GAME. They are 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, Honor Roll!, and The Playwrights' Center.

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.

Andrea's plays have appeared in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C. Awards include best Original Script by the ariZoni Awards of Excellence, 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 Playwright Competition, and nomination for best Original Score by the ariZoni Awards of Excellence.

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