About Us:



Marina and Nicco are TV/screen-writers and comedic playwrights based in New York.  As the duo "Marina & Nicco" their work has been featured in The New Yorker's "Shorts and Murmurs," on Comedy Central, and Funny or Die, and they were recently finalists in the LA Film Festival "Make Em LAFF" competition -- in addition to their regular live shows at major comedy theaters in New York. They co-wrote the feature film "Delusions of Guinevere," which was called "a surprisingly dark satire of modern celebrity" by The Village Voice and "sly and smart" by The New York Times.  They have also written several pilots, a radio play series ("MURDER!"), and a number of one-act plays. They recently wrote for Morgan Spurlock's "Call Bullshit" series about the presidential debates, and are developing original sketches for The New Yorker.  They recently completed a six-month playwriting residency at The Peoples Improv Theater, for which they wrote and produced new plays each month. Of these plays, Room 4 was a New York Times critic's pick and received numerous glowing reviews.


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Niccolo Aeed is a writer and director.  Nicco has directed numerous plays across the city including, Abraham's Daughters, The ToyMaker, and W.R.E.X. He wrote and directed the short film How People Die and is currently developing the feature film Where Did You Go on Saturdays? He also writes and develops educational video games for Amplify Education which have been featured in the New York Times. 

 All photos by David Bluvband

All photos by David Bluvband

Marina Tempelsman, a New York based writer and performer, has co-written several original pilots and a feature screenplay with Niccolo Aeed. In the summer of 2010 Marina was a Guest Artist at the Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive, where she studied with Theresa Rebeck, Marsha Norman, David Ives, Jason Robert Brown, Gary Garrison, and Heather McDonald, among others. She currently writes for The UCBT Maude team "Estevez."