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Leslie Ayvazian

LESLIE AYVAZIAN

  

Nationality:    USA
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LeSLIe AYVAZIAN received productions for nine full-length and eight one-act plays. Awards: John Gassner, Roger L. Stevens, Susan Smith Blackburn (2 honorable mentions); Telly Award for every Three Minutes (Showtime). Recently, Deaf Day was filmed in Syria; High Dive had productions in Poland and SlovakiA. Leslie is mother to Ivan Anderson, lead guitarist of Sweet Fix

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        Carol & Jill         Click, The         Deaf Day         Favor, The         High Dive         Lovely Day         Make Me         Mama Drama         Motherhood Out Loud         Nine Armenians         Plan Day         Singer's Boy         Twenty Four Years



Carol & Jill

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part of the Marathon of One-act Plays

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Click, The

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Dramatists Guild member playwrights whose works were produced in City Theatre's 2014 Summer Shorts Festival included LESLIE AYVAZIAN (The Click); RICHARD DRESSER (Halftime); HOLLI C. HARMS (Make John Patrick Shanley Go Home); ARLITIA M JONES (Tornado); PAUL RUDNICK (My Husband).

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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Miami, FL 33132    12 Jun 2014

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short play

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Deaf Day

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a young mother encourages her deaf son to interact with other children by creating a practice day at the park. She has to help her son overcome his fear of others teasing him. at the end of the day, the son is charged with determination but still fears the hearing world and requests the next day be spent at home as a quiet day

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1998   -

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Favor, The

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finalist for the 2013 City theatre National Award for Short Playwriting, and performed in the 2013 Summer Shorts Festival. As a finalist for this award, those who attended the 2013 CityWrights Conference Weekend for playwrights had their plays read at the conference. the Favor is one of twenty plays selected from among the hundreds who annually submit their ten minute plays to the company for special recognition

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34th Marathon of One Act Plays

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ten min

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High Dive

Synopsis:
an American woman about to turn fifty is standing on a high dive at a pool in a hotel in Greece. She is on vacation with her husband and eleven-year-old son. Her son has requested that she jump off the board. She, being terrified of heights, has managed to climb to the platform and now clings to the railings as she tries to will herself to leap into the blue Greek air and down into the water of the pool. as she stands on the board, she considers her life. She begins with the experience of her vacations themselves. at this point, she and her family are in Greece exactly at the moment that CNN has announced athens as the hottest city in the world, one degree hotter than Cairo. Other vacations have included cold snaps in Florida that caused the fish to freeze in the ocean; the honeymoon in Hawaii during a hurricane season; waking up in Mexico to an 8.1 earthquake and so on. She includes other adventures as well: time spent in VISTa; work in dinner theatre with Dorothy Lamour and Mickey Rooney; an appearance on t

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1998   -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Lovely Day

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about a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary who learn of a military recruiter's visit to their only son's high school. Faced with the prospect of his enlistment, they find themselves on opposite sides of one of the most profound questions a mother and Father can face.

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Beckett Theatre, NY    2006

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Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Make Me

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In Make Me, six pent-up Americans in three different relationships have reached the end of their ropes. In this naughty comic fugue, Leslie ayvazian explores what happens when the rules are changed just at the moment when people think they are perfectly comfortable and the lengths to which some will go to be seen, heard, and obeyed
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1st Produced:
Atlantic Stage 2, NY    2009

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Mama Drama

Synopsis:
Five friends are seen through five years of their lives. Divorce, infertility and angst at giving up a child for adoption.

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Music by the Roches; Written by Rita Nachtmann; Leslie Ayvazian; Ann Sachs; Donna Daley And Christine Farrell

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Samuel French Inc, New York, 1998   -

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy

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Motherhood Out Loud

Synopsis:
Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. Motherhood Out Loud reveals with illuminating insight the humor, raw emotions and rocky roads we experience in life.
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Written by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik,Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman And Cheryl L. West.

1st Produced:
59e59 theaters
59 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022    04 Oct 2011

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Primary Stages

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0-8222-2589-8

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Nine Armenians

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Three generations of an armenian-American family yell, dance, carry food around, play tambourines, rollerblade, cry, scream, laugh and support each other. When daughter, ani, 21, travels to armenia, she learns more of her history and troubled heritage. When she returns, she learns much from her recently widowed her grandmother, Non, who teaches her how to incorporate this new knowledge into her life. In doing so, ani empowers her mother, who embarks on her own pilgrimage to the homeland. these are kind-hearted people, embracing life even as they discover their historical tragedies.

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Plan Day

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One woman plays a mother to her only child, a son, in four different stages of her life: her 30s, 40s, 50s, and 70s. each monologue begins "lights up" and ends with "blackout." This connotes the beginning and end of a day, as each decade passes and her love for her son ages and ripens.

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Short Play One act

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Singer's Boy

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World Premiere

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Twenty Four Years

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Contained in: "ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon 2000: the One act Plays" published by Faber and Faber 2001   -

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