The Nora Theatre Company production of Saving Kitty  at Central Square Theater is so beautifully directed, acted, and presented that you could mistake the play for Noël Coward.

-Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe

Marisa's writing reminds me of Gurney on steroids.

-Gordon Clapp (Greg Medavoy, NYPD Blue

Marisa Smith is an award-winning American playwright. Full-length plays: Sex and Other Disturbances (2018 Edgerton-winner, Portland Stage Company and The Bridge Initiative semi-finalist), Saving Kitty (Eliot Norton Award-winner for Jennifer Coolidge Best Actress, The Nora Theater Company), Mad Love (O’Neill semi-finalist, Clauder winner/Kilroy list, premiered at Northern Stage), Venus Rising (premiered at Northern Stage), audio drama titled The Defenestrator, produced by Wondery. Marisa’s 10-Minute plays have been produced in the Boston Marathon of 10-Minute Plays, Barrington Stage, New Jersey Repertory and more, and include Heideman finalist Total Expression. Co-founder of Smith and Kraus Publishers, publishers of trade books for school, college, and theatrical communities. Screenplays: Second Wind and Surprise Engagement. Read her full biography HERE.


Sex and Other Disturbances
Staged Reading at Gloucester Stage
August 6, 7:30 PM

“Marisa Smith’s genial farce could well command the rom-com slot virtually every regional theater in the world yearns to fill.”

The Arts Fuse, David Greenham, May 6, 2018

It’s the fall of 2018 and a storm with no end is pummeling Manhattan and so are a variety of extreme midlife crises for the characters in Sex and other Disturbances. When your husband is too busy buying cabins in Newfoundland for the apocalypse, what’s the harm in having a little affair? Sarah, a former actress and now stay-at-home Mom and woman on the verge, finds out the hard way in this fast-paced comedy about friendship, love, sex, and other disturbances. CLICK HERE for more information.