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Aaron Ricciardi
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Aaron Ricciardi is a New York City-based playwright, lyricist and actor. He is the author of The Travels, an epic play with songs by him (lyrics) and Kelly Hoppenjans (music), which was produced as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival, after a 2013 workshop production in Chicago. As an actor, he has worked for TheatreworksUSA and Musicals Tonight, among others. He is a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a graduate of the Theatre program at Northwestern University, where he studied playwriting under Laura Schellhardt. @baronricciardi

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Fighting Bigots with Bigotry: A Fool's Defense Mechanism

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 2:57 PM

I have a theory that most altercations in New York City would be avoided if some New Yorkers simply moved elsewhere. It's a crowded place. It's a noisy place. And some of us just aren't cut out for it.

I live next door to an octogenarian with remarkable hearing who...

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The Gravity of the Situation

(14) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 5:32 PM

Gravity, an action thriller set in space, is pretty much the last film over which you'd ever expect me to swoon. The last action movie I left thinking was a "great movie" was Bad Boys, and I was five-and-a-half. Gravity has special effects that rival the Lord of the Rings...

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Moving Too Fast for Our Hearts to Keep Up

(3) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 4:35 PM

I'm journeying crosstown on the M66, a last-minute decision to bus it to meet Blond Arrested Development Fan for drinks. I met Blond Arrested Development Fan online, so this is a feel-out date: Am I actually interested in this person whom I only know through photographs and writing skills? I'm...

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The Gay Rosa Parks and Me

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 9:32 PM

I like to imagine that when I arrived at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court early on the morning of March 24, I was greeted by a sign like those you see at amusement park attractions: "The wait time for a seat at the oral arguments in United States...

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