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Plays and Playwrights 2011 by Martin Denton, Manuel Igrejas, Javierantonio Gonzalez, Stephen Kaliski

The complete scripts of eight plays produced in NYC during the last season. Full production information (including director's notes) is included. Copyright information and how to contact the playwright is also included.

A detailed Introduction is supplied by the editor, Martin Denton and a Foreword was written by playwright Kelly McAllister.

Here's a quick rundown of what you'll find in this, our 12th anthology — and the first to be issued simultaneously as a print and e-book.

FAULT LINES by Rebecca Louise Miller-Twenty years after the disappearance of their childhood friend, three women are forced to confront the incident that reshaped their lives. REBECCA LOUISE MILLER is an actor and playwright.

POST MODERN LIVING by Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo-The antidote for soulless synthetic musicals—this true-to-life pair of plays with songs tells the tale of a gay downtown performance artist, his mom, her breast cancer, and the spirits that surround us all. RICHARD SHEINMEL is a playwright and actor and CLAY ZAMBO is a composer and lyricist.

G.I. JOE JARED, Based on One Really Bad Date by Amy E. Witting-In this delightful one-act, two women realize the importance of friendship through a random blind date, G.I. Joe tarot cards, and a couple of vodka sodas. AMY E. WITTING is a playwright and an actor who has traveled to many lands.

LOVE ME by Jason S. Grossman-A sweet comedy about an underachieving writer/ motivational speaker mired in a lifelong love-life slump. Will he ever find love or be eternally controlled by the incessantly critical voice in his head? JASON S. GROSSMAN is a sketch writer, an actor, a playwright, and a producer.

HASSAN AND SYLVIA by Manuel Igrejas-A glamorous and mysterious couple draw our hero—a young gay man recovering from the death of his longtime lover—into a spicy soup from which he may or may not emerge unscathed. MANUEL IGREJAS is a playwright and formerly a publicist.

FLORIDITA, MY LOVE by Javierantonio González-This darkly comic yet magical play, set on the border crossings between the real and the imaginary, explores the life of one of America's invisible people. JAVIERANTONIO GONZÁLEZ was born in Puerto Rico and is a director and playwright.

WEST LETHARGY by Stephen Kaliski-Two couples, both stalled on their journeys westward toward California, form a strange new neighborhood in this wildly inventive, surreal comedy. STEPHEN KALISKI is completing his Masters' degree in directing.

ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS by Tim Errickson-Sam is finally over Tracy, just as she returns unexpectedly to their quiet beach town. Having faced the past with humor and mercy, now they must look toward the future. TIM ERRICKSON is a director and founder of Boomerang Theatre Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979485251
Publisher: New York Theatre Experience, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 05/28/2011
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Martin Denton, editor, is the founder of The New York Theatre Experience, Inc., a nonprofit corporation. He is the chief reviewer of and is the editor of all the books published by the corporation.

Rebecca Louise Miller is an actor and playwright. This is her first play.

Richard Sheinmel is an actor and playwright who has worked in the area for many years. This piece is part of a trilogy he and Clay Zambo have been working on. Clay is a composer and lyricist and his work has also been seen in many venues around the area.

Amy E. Witting is an actor and a playwright. She will be taking this play to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Jason S. Grossman is best known for his work in sketch comedy. He is a playwright, an actor, and a producer.

Manuel Igrejas has written most of his plays after having several different careers, mainly many years as a publicist.

Javierantonio Gonzalez is a playwright and director who was born and grew up in Puerto Rico. He holds a Masters degree in directing from Columbia University.

Stephen Kaliski recently received his Masters Degree in directing from Brooklyn College. This is his second play.

Tim Errickson is founder of Boomerang Theatre Company, is a director and an active participant in the indie theatre community.

Kelly McAllister, writer of the Foreword to this volume, is a playwright whose work has appeared in NYC, across the country and abroad. He works teaching theatre to children of all ages in Denver Colorado where he has lived for several years

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