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Miriam Pultro | writing

Ive been writing incessantly as long as I’ve been able: poetry, songs, and stories by age 6, a complete novel (and many, many uncompleted) as a preteen, seriously writing music at 14.  In college I briefly studied composition, and have continued to write stories and music that serve as platforms for my voice as a singer and actor.

FOR THE SCREEN
Chelsea and Charlie

black comedy feature

Chelseas a high school junior whos always lived in her older sister’s shadow. Now that Charlie is gone, Chelsea feels more lost than ever.

Then Charlie reappears. The problem is, only Chelsea can see her.

The Trick

30 minutes, ten episodes

The anti-Girls. Five diverse  20- and 30-somethings navigate relationships old and new, approaching mid-life crises, and the travails of being variously-employed creatives in NYC.

The Blueprint

rom-dram feature

Forced to move in with her estranged parents after a breakup, a 35-year-old artist struggles to reconcile her lifelong dreams with her frustrating reality, while finding tentative new beginnings with a hometown guy.

FOR THE STAGE
Comings & Goings

song cycle; 2 M, 2 W, 1 open gender

Five singer-instrumentalists (piano, viola, cello, guitar, drums) perform songs about togetherness and isolation, resilience and reconciliation, individuality and identity. Chamber folk-pop.

Hecate

full-length one-act play; 7 people

A hundred years from now, Earth’s depleted population and resources have deeply impacted humanity and pushed us further into the solar system. En route to a Martian base to rotate personnel, a small crew unpacks their grief.

fairytale musical

two-act musical; 13 voices and chamber ensemble

Witches, princes, and fallen stars. A choral-Renaissance-prog-rock  musical that shows off every individual voice in the cast.

full-length one-act play; 6 W, 1 M

In the near future, a married mother finds herself pregnant unexpectedly, while a collective of female doctors spars via technology with a malefic government agenda. A sci-fi play about nature vs. technology, parenthood and partnership, and the nuance of choice.

Genesis

seven short episodes

An aimless musician dealing with a decline in success wanders a new city, searching for inspiration. A melancholy mood piece. 

sci-fi feature

Faced with an impossible choice, a resourceful nurse goes on the run in the American midwest, leaving her husband and young child at home. A female-fronted desert road trip movie, this script riffs on womanhood, parenthood, and the future of the human race.

Genesis (currently writing)
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