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Jane Anderson

JANE ANDERSON  (1954 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC  

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

        Autophobia         Baby Dance, The         Batting Cage, The         Defying Gravity         Escort, The         Food And Shelter         Last Time We Saw Her, The         Looking For Normal         Lynette At 3Am         Lynette Has Beautiful Skin         Pink Studio, The         Quality Of Life, The         Reprimand, The         Tough Choices For the New Century: A Seminar For Responsible Living



Autophobia

Synopsis:
autophobia is a short comedic play cycle, offers a painfully funny glimpse into the hilarious reality of male-female relationships and modern living. With an emphasis on the feminine perspective, autophobia offers six vastly different situations that present the absurd plights of contemporary men and women.
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Notes:
written by Kate Hoffower, Jon Jory, John Stinson, Charles Forbes And Jane Anderson

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Company:
Lay It Down Productions

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Genre:
short comedic play cycle Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Baby Dance, The

Synopsis:
childless couple locate poor couple who agree to have their prospective baby adopted, but money cannot buy everything

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Batting Cage, The

Synopsis:
the last wishes of an extraordinary young woman have a secret design. at a Florida Holiday Inn, two estranged sisters struggle to carry them out, each marooned in a deep state of despair. a sip from the Fountain of Youth, speeding hardballs and bicycle couriers, a semi-gallant conquistador and a bouquet of roses all conspire to lead a brilliant engineer and her recently divorced sister to a new sense of themselves. and to each other. In this charming offbeat comedy, a family that has lost its bearings is restored

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1st Published:
Smith & Kraus in Humana Festival '96, the Complete Plays.,    -

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Genre:
Two acts Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Defying Gravity

Synopsis:
the 1986 Challenger astronaut disaster where seven died explored through the teacher who died with the others

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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York, 1998   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Escort, The

Synopsis:
Nothing is taboo in this world premiere about a high-class call girl. Charlotte is charged with escorting us through this titillating tale as members of one seemingly liberal family test the limits of their own sexual morality. What happens when social ideals are in direct conflict with personal choices in the bedroom? While this provocative new Geffen commission is laced with sex, bad language and nudity, don't expect some bawdy farce from this emmy and Ovation award winning writer. This sexually charged roller coaster ride takes us down a path of unexpected thoughtfulness and depth that asks the question: How far are you willing to go to prove your open-mindedness?

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0-8222-2554-6

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Food And Shelter

Synopsis:
reduced to living in his car, an unemployed factory worker wins a small lottery prize and treats his family to a day at Disneyland, after a disastrous day he leaves his family and the eventual reconciliation is too late

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1992   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Last Time We Saw Her, The

Synopsis:
Does personal prerogative end when company policy begins? That's the delicate question at hand when a valued employee seeks her supervisor's approval to share a long-kept secret with her staff. the ensuing discussion illuminates the value systems of those who make the rules and those who must live by them--or not.

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1st Published:
in Ten Minute Plays From Actors theatre Of Louisville, Vol 3, Samuel French NY   -

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Looking For Normal

Synopsis:
Roy and Irma have been married for twenty-five years. they have two children. they live in the heartland. they're respected members of their church and their community. When Roy and Irma go to their pastor for marriage counseling, Roy confesses that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and would like to have a sex change. as would be expected, Irma throws Roy out of the house. But their bond as a couple is stronger than either of them imagined, and eventually Irma finds a way to make peace with this unfathomable situation and accept her transformed husband as her lifelong mate. they not only have to wrestle with the meaning of their marriage, they must deal with the delicate dynamics of their family as well. Roy is burdened by his father's stubborn assessment of his manhood and his mother's sad acceptance of life's cruelties. Irma, in the midst of menopause, is struggling with her adolescent tomboy daughter, Patty ann, who is raging against the injustices of her own budding hormones. and the grown and absent

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2002   -

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Genre:
Comedy Drama Comedy. - - Lesbian, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Lynette At 3Am

Synopsis:
Things are not going well for Lynette and Bobby; she's contemplating the abyss and he's asleep. as Bobby snores the Brooklyn night away, Lynette turns her restless thoughts to salsa music, a gunshot, and the mystical appearance of a kindred soul. For her, if not for Bobby, it's a night to remember

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1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc. in More Ten-Minute Plays from Actors theatre of Louisville and in the journal art Teatral: Cuadernos de Minipiezas Ilustrades,    -

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Lynette Has Beautiful Skin

Synopsis:
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1st Published:
in Ten Minute Plays From Actors theatre Of Louisville, Vol 3, Samuel French NY   -

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Genre:
Ten Min

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Pink Studio, The

Synopsis:
Sometimes artists walk a tightrope between life and art, as is the case with Henri Matisse. In this fantasy journey through Matisse's mid-life crisis, the great Fauvist painter (fauve is French for "wild beast") experiences passions as extreme as the colours on his canvas. Desire, jealousy, confusion and love imbue the Matisse paintings that introduce each scene of this whimsical, sensual comedy

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Genre:
Two acts Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  1c

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Quality Of Life, The

Quality Of Life, The
explores hot-button issues of life and death. When a religious Midwestern couple, Bill and Dinah, visit free-spirited cousin Jeannette and her husband, Neil, in their Northern California home, both couples confront loss and survival in the face of explosive circumstance.

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Genre:
Dramatic comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Reprimand, The

Synopsis:
audience members enter one of several phone booths, pick up the receiver and listen to a three-minute play unfold in conversation

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Genre:
Phone Play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Tough Choices For the New Century: A Seminar For Responsible Living

Synopsis:
If natural disaster struck your homestead, would you know what to do? Sign up for a seminar with Bob and Helen Dooley who, with a nationally recognised authority on personal defence--arden Shingles--take the idea of "preparedness" to its funniest and darkest conclusion

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1st Published:
Smith & Kraus in 20/20: Twenty One-act Plays from the Twenty Year History of the Humana Festival of New American Plays and by Smith & Kraus in Humana Festival '95, the Complete Plays, 1995   -

Music:
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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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