Bill D’Agostino is the creator and writer of the Murray the Elf mysteries, which delighted families for five holiday seasons at Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA. His newest play for kids, My Very Own Polar Bear, premieres December 2017 at Act II.
Other original works for young audiences include Sleeping Handsome (Act II), Teen Sherlock, Fairy Tale High School, and Robin Hood (Montgomery Theater in Souderton, PA), and Making Gnocchi with Grandma, which was named a semifinalist in the 2015 Write Now competition and received a reading at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
In addition, Bill was the producer of The White Mountains, a theatre project based on the industrial legacy of Ambler, Pennsylvania. The White Mountains - a collaboration between Act II, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine - received a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award.
Plays for grown-ups include Kindling Spirits, which received a staged reading at the Philadelphia Theatre Company; Disclosure, which will premiere as part of #CocktailPlays in the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival; and The Fig Tree.
Bill is the Communications and Education Director for Act II Playhouse. He received his MA in Theatre from Villanova University, and his bachelor’s degree in theatre from Brown University. He is a member of The Foundry, a development lab for emerging Philadelphia playwrights.