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Morgan Allen

MORGAN ALLEN  (1980 - )

Nationality:    USA
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MORGAN ALLEN is a theatre artist, administrator and producer. He is Currently in his first season as General Manager at New Dramatists after serving on the staff of Playbill.com for 2 and a half years as the Photo Editor/Editorial assistant. He most recently served as a lead producer for Catherine Filloux's LEMKIN'S HOUSE (Body Politic Theater) and as associate Producer for the world premiere of andrew Gerle and Maryrose Wood's THE TUTOR (Prospect Theater Company). In addition to spending the 2005-06 season as a Producing associate with Prospect, he has also worked in New York City with La MaMa e.t.c., New Georges and National Asian American Theatre Company among others. as a playwright his short play LEaP was featured as part of Prospect's Dark Nights Series in April 2006. JUDaS PIGEON received a reading at Manhattan Ensemble Theater (dir. Jean Randich). He directed workshop productions of his plays TRIUMPH OF THE UNDERDOG, co-written with Mitch Montgomery, and PRECIOUS STONE at the Savannah College of art & Design, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Media and Performing arts, while his one-act DEaTH aND SEX was a semi-finalist in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival 2002 Short Play Competition. HEArts aFLaME, a ten-minute musical comedy for which he supplied the book and lyrics, was commissioned by Raw Impressions, Inc. and performed at La MaMa e.t.c. Morgan is the president and co-founder of Body Politic Theater, which focuses on giving playwrights full productions of their work and on stories of social responsibility. In addition to his artistic and administrative work, he volunteers as a core member and webmaster for Theatre Without Borders (www.theatrewithoutborders.com), an informal group of individual theatre artists around the world who are committed to international exchange. Morgan served as an intern for New Dramatists during the summer of 2002. He lives in New York City .

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below is a list of Morgan Allen's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Death And Sex         HeArts Aflame         Judas Pigeon, The         Leap         Precious Stone         Triumph Of The Underdog



Death And Sex

Synopsis:
Three couples deal with three distinct stages of the end of life while residing in the same room, yet unaware of the presence of anyone else but themselves

Notes:
Semi-Finalist - Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival Short Play Competition, 2002

1st Produced:
Staged Reading, Kennedy Center/American College Theatee Festival - Spartanburg, SC    2002

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Genre:
45 min One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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HeArts Aflame

Synopsis:
a whirlwind piece of musical theater comedy set in ancient Pompeii in which a fiesty prostitute and a young man in the exciting new field of plumbing meet, fall in love, pledge their lives to each other and perish in the flaming ash of the Mount Vesuvius eruption - all in ten minutes.

Notes:
with Music by David Turner

1st Produced:
Raw Impressions Music Theatre 12 at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club - New York City    2003

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Genre:
musical theater comedy, 10 min Musical

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Judas Pigeon, The

Synopsis:
Thirty years after an unidentified city-state was attacked and nearly made extinct by its enemy, a long-stalled sentence of death is to be carried out. When the prisoner escapes, the future of a society hinges on the actions of four men: an oblivious thug, a young truth-seeker, an aging insurgent and a savage ruler whom clash and conspire, one against another, in a battle of both mind and body with dire consequences for a generation or more of people.

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1st Produced:
Reading, Manhattan Ensemble Theater - New York City    2005

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Genre:
120 min Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Leap

Synopsis:
High atop a skyscraper along the Russian border with North Korea, a husband and wife gamble their own lives to save their newborn from oppression. Up in the sky, will a frantic leap lead to freedom or nothingness?

Notes:
Presented by Prospect Theater Company As part of their Dark Nights Series. Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde.

1st Produced:
Prospect Theater Company, West End Theatre, New York City    2006

Organisations:
Prospect Theater Company

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Genre:
Short-Play One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Precious Stone

Synopsis:
Decades of war and brutally have decimated the Kabul Zoo in Afghanistan to rubble. In early 2002, an American veterinarian and an afghan caretaker are forced to work together to save the life of Marjan, the only captive lion in the country. Hamza and Marjan speak of their unique bond in a world somewhere between fantasy and reality, while John and Hamza must set aside their differences and find a way, as riots break out around them and American B-52's scream overhead, to understand each other in the new modern world.

Notes:
Semi-Finalist - Princess Grace Foundation/USA Playwriting Fellowship, 2004; Workshop Production, Savannah College of Art & Design - Savannah, Georgia, May 2003

1st Produced:
Reading, New Dramatists - New York City    2003

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Genre:
90 minutes, no intermission Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Triumph Of The Underdog

Synopsis:
Geeks! Dorks! Fanboys! Lend your pointed ears! Peter Howell's mind-bending lecture on the history of Science Fiction might save your life. . .literally. Can the washed-up author really prevent an astronomical catastrophe threatening to annihilate the entire solar system? www.triumphoftheunderdog.blogspot.com 1h 30m, Manhattan, NYC Solo Show, Comedy
- http://www.fringenyc.org/

Notes:
written by Mitch Montgomery And Morgan Allen

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Triumph Team

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Genre:
1h 30m, Solo Show, Comedy

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