Staci Swedeen

Playwright, Author, Actor


The time - 1947. The place - a small radio station outside of Chicago. Elizabeth Coleman has an idea for a new show she's sure will be a hit. Jonathan, her boss, has other plans. Secretly, however, they both agree on one thing...if murder helps the ratings, all the better. A darkly comic exploration of the quest for fame.


Elizabeth Coleman, 30's, a writer at a small radio station outside of Chicago. Smart, doesn't suffer fools gladly. Barbara Stanwyck with a mission.

Jonathan Arnold, 50-60's, the owner of the radio station. Alcoholic, unpredictable, Robert Mitchum on a bad day.

Michelle Roberts, 20's. A young Bette Davis. Innocent, but something twisted lurking underneath.

Tony Morelli, 30's, plays clarinet. Seductive, sexy and willing to use it. A young Frank Sinatra with Dean Martinís self deprecating humor.

A Few Of My Plays

Three character, one set full length play
"The Goldman Project Should Be On Every Serious Theatregoer's To Do List" The Journal News
"Three Forks mixes right ingredients." Miami Herald
Did Peary really make it to the Pole?
Collected One Acts
An Evening of Short Comedies Exploring Reality, Relationships, and Love