Plays By Phil Olson
Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Phil Olson has had over 350 productions of his plays and musicals around the U.S., Canada and Australia. He has 14 published plays, musicals and one-acts including his musicals, Don't Hug Me (Samuel French), and A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol (Samuel French), A Don't Hug Me County Fair (Samuel French), Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant (Samuel French), Don't Hug Me, We're Married ( Samuel French), Polyester The Musical (Samuel French) as well as his plays, Mom's Gift (Samuel French) A Nice Family Gathering (Samuel French), A Nice Family Christmas (Samuel French) and KOLD Radio, Whitefish Bay (Eldridge), also known as Crappie Talk, and his one-acts, Todd and Becky, Girls Night Out, Hurricane Gramma, and The Security Guard (JAC Publishing). Don't Hug Me is the Winner of 4 Artistic Director Achievement Awards including Best Original Musical and Best Author Original Play. A Nice Family Gathering won The Rochester Playwright Festival, and KOLD Radio, Whitefish Bay won The Gilmore Creek Playwriting Competition. A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol was chosen Best Musical of 2006 by ReviewPlays.com. A Don't Hug Me County Fair was nominated for eight Artistic Director Achievement Awards, winning three includng Best Orignal Play. A Nice Family Christmas won the McLaren Comedy Festival. Visit www.donthugme.com, www.momsgifttheplay.com, www.polyesterthemusical.com, www.anicefamilygathering.com or www.koldradio.com for more information.
Phil also sold 2 screenplays and script doctored 3 screenplays that were produced. He wrote and directed a short film titled, The Al Oerter Comeback, featuring 4-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner Al Oerter. The film was a finalist in the Long Island Film Festival.