Gino Di Iorio


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Full-length Drama

by Gino Di Iorio

Gilda is a middle-aged American worker and life-long union member. After her factory moves to Mexico, she is tasked with training her replacement, a young Mexican man named Eduardo. The union stands firmly against this retraining but it is the only way Gilda can receive her small, but necessary payout. SCAB is a story of two mismatched workers struggling for survival in modern industrial America.

Production Notes


EDUARDO – (24) Speaks with an accent but is able to pull it back or make it heavier when it suits his purpose. Intelligent but can play dumb if the situation calls for it. Hard working, picks up things quickly. Has the soul of a poet but the hands of a worker.

GILDA – (58) World weary but with a sense of humor. A worker’s mixture of anger and sadness. Never aspired to anything great, but at least thought she’d do better than her parents. She’s mistaken.

Time: The Present

Place: A paper cup factory in a city in the Northeast


Gino Di Iorio

Gino is a New York City based playwright. His plays have been produced all over the United States. Many are published and available through both Samuel French and Dramatists Play Service.

His new play James Hemings was just featured at the Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.

His play Sam and Dede or My Dinner with Andre the Giant was given its world premiere at the Custom Made Theatre in 2016 and was given an Off Broadway production at 59 East 59 in March of 2017. The play was recently published by Dramatists Play Services.

The Jag was given its world premiere at The New Jersey Rep in 2017, featuring Soprano’s star Dan Grimaldi. The play was also produced at the Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville, NY. The Jag was the winner of the 2010 Firehouse Theatre’s Great American

New Play Award. The Jag was also a finalist in the Laurents Hatcher Award

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