Play-Dead Murder Mysteries
The Playwright - Lee Mueller
Mueller was born in St. Louis, Missouri. For thirty years
he has been
involved in the performing arts, from acting, directing and most
notably as a playwright.
Starting on stage as an actor in High School, through College and onto Community theatre. Lee even made it to the silver screen as a sewer dweller in "Escape From New York."
Lee spent many years in the trenches of the St. Louis Comedy club circuit in comedy sketch/improv groups: "The Way Off-Broadway Players," "The Bottom Line," and Wit's End" - as a performer and writer. It wasn't long before the world of acting in plays and writing comedy sketches merged and he began writing plays for fun.
His first one act play, "In Between Days" was selected to be produced during a national writers conference at local Missouri College. His second one act, "The Favor" was chosen as a finalist in a short play competition by Pamoja Players in St. Louis.
For the past 15 years Lee has specialized in comedy murder mystery plays that have been produced all over the world. In 2007 his play "Murder Me Always" spent a month on the stage of the Laugh Factory in New York - so technically Lee likes to say one of his scripts played "Off Broadway".
His play "Death Of A Doornail" won "Best Original Comedy" at the 27th Annual "Arty Awards" in Fairfield California.
His 12 minute short play "The Thing That Happened" featured at SKits in Dramanon Hyderabad, India and won Best Original Play.
THE GENRE. Writer, actor, and playwright Lee
dinner theater plays had a lot more potential than the traditional
tired, trite productions he had seen for years. Founding Play-Dead
Lee began writing funny, imaginative murder mystery comedies that could stand on their own as theatrical productions. Lee's plays are now performed by schools, community theater companies, and other organizations throughout the world." - Kevin Polito -Former Weekend Edition Host, KWMU
Many of the plays are now available in paperback and Kindle format from Amazon.
Check out Lee's Author page for the murder mystery plays as well as other titles (see below)
For All Amateur Actors!
Basic Rules and Tips
for the Stage!
Home Room Of Doom
Comedy Horror Play
for young actors
The Snow Day Monologues
One Act for Young actors