Plays and Playwrights 2004

Plays and Playwrights 2004

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The book contains the complete scripts of 10 plays with production information, author notes, permission information and a Foreword by Kirk Wood Bromjley plus an Introduction by Martin Denton. Here are the plays:

SUGARBABY by Frank Cwiklik
A young woman runs away from home in search of the real America — and finds it — in this brilliantly… See more details below

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The book contains the complete scripts of 10 plays with production information, author notes, permission information and a Foreword by Kirk Wood Bromjley plus an Introduction by Martin Denton. Here are the plays:

SUGARBABY by Frank Cwiklik
A young woman runs away from home in search of the real America — and finds it — in this brilliantly epic satire of contemporary values in the USA. It premiered at Horse Trade Theater Group’s Red Room Theatre in June 2003.

WTC VIEW by Brian Sloan
A smart and incisive drama depicting life in Lower Manhattan just after 9/11, as seen through the eyes of a young man who advertises for a new roommate on the night before the terrorist attacks. First produced at the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival; named one of the top two shows of the year by Gay City News.

UNITED STATES: WORK AND PROGRESS by Christy Meyer, Jon Schumacher, and Ellen Shanman
A fascinating docudrama about three members of the Humanoid Robotics Group at MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Originally presented by Singularity at HERE Arts Center in October 2002, the play received funding and development support from the Drama League Directors Project’s New Directors/New Works program. Playwright-performers

THE SHADY MAIDS OF HAITI by John Jahnke
The Haitian slave uprising of 1803 is the backdrop for this potent and disarming examination of sexual, racial, and gender politics. It was first produced by The Hotel Savant at Walkerspace in September 2002.

CATS CAN SEE THE DEVIL by Tom X. Chao
A bizarrely eclectic puppet show morphs into a kaleidoscopic tour inside the mind of an obsessive performing artist in this hilarious send-up and celebration of fringe theatre. It premiered at the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival and was revived by Horse Trade Theater Group in October 2003.

SURVIVOR: VIETNAM! by Rob Reese
This ripe, ribald parody of reality television puts a group of eager contestants in the middle of the War in Vietnam, where they vie for a $1 million grand prize. Produced by Amnesia Wars Productions at Peoples Improv Theatre in May 2003.

FEED THE HOLE by Michael Stock
Six twenty-somethings fill the void of their meaningless lives through sex, drugs, & Crunch-Ohs in this affecting, articulate, and incisive dramatic comedy. First presented by Sideway Theater Company at Altered Stages in April 2003.

AUNTIE MAYHEM by David Pumo
This warm, wise, and funny play is about a gay man and his partner who become foster parents to three gay/transgender teens. It was originally presented by The Fourth Unity at the Bank Street Theatre in May 2003, and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award (Outstanding New York Theatre—Off Off Broadway).

THE MONSTER TALES by Mary Jett Parsley
In this lovely and fantastical fable, a young woman discovers her singular humanity when a monster appears from under her bed one night. Developed with an Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council, it premiered at Actors’ Playground where it was produced by Boomerang Theatre Company.

SUN, STAND THOU STILL by Steven Gridley
A hitchhiker, a cop, a lady selling apples, and a man journeying eternally westward cross paths in this rich, enigmatic drama of escape and discovery. Produced by Spring Theatreworks at Altered Stages in June 2003.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012616807
Publisher:
The New York Theatre Experience, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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