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Doris Baizley

DORIS BAIZLEY

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Abrams Artists Agency  

Doris Baizley's plays including SHILOH RULeS, MRS. California, TeaRS OF RaGe, GUNS, and an adaptation of a CHRISTMaS CaROL have been produced at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, a Contemporary Theater, People's Light and Theater Company, National Theatre of the Deaf and the Icon Theater in Taipei and the Semafor Theater in Prague. Her newest play, SeXSTING, written in collaboration with criminal defense lawyer Susan Raffanti, was the winner of the 2004 Guthrie/Playwrights' Center Two-Headed Challenge. She is a founding member of La Theater Works (originally artists in Prison). at the Mark Taper Forum she has served as Dramaturg for the Other Voices program for playwrights with disabilities and, for seven years she was resident playwright for the Taper's ITP Company for young audiences.biography courtesy of the Playwrights' Centre

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Agnes Smedley: Our American Friend         Catholic Girls         Christmas Carol         Daniel In Babylon         Glass Mountain         Guns         May         Mimi's Guide         Mrs California         Ph*Reaks         Sexsting         Shiloh Rules         Tears Of Rage         Three Coins In The Fountain



Agnes Smedley: Our American Friend

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Catholic Girls

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L.a. Dramalogue Award

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Christmas Carol

Synopsis:
a highly inventive adaptation of the classic Dickens story, paired down to its essential elements. In this version, we encounter a company of traveling players about to enact the Dickens story. as the on-stage trunk of supplies opens, actors and clowns sp

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from novel by Charles Dickens

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Mark Taper Forum    -

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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adaptation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  5-8 men, 3-6 women, 1 boy: 9 total

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Daniel In Babylon

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Glass Mountain

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In a glasshouse on top of a California mountain a composer has hit a dry spell. His mistress is keen that he start writing again. His daughter wants out and a young musician wants in

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New American Playwrights Project    1995

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Utah Shakespeare Festival

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Guns

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May

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the Trojan War, the Vietnam War, future U.S. incursions into asia, and stories from the Iliad become sources of conflict between a mother and her estranged daughter on an aegean island ten years from now. Mimi, an aging peace activist recently divorced fr

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Mimi's Guide

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Mrs California

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the time is pre-women's lib 1955, the place a Los Angeles hotel, where a homemakers contest is in progress-the winner to embody the epitome (at the time) of the ideal woman: "a happy, good and beautiful homemaker." entered as Mrs. L.a., Dot, sponsored by

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CBS/Dramatists Guild Award

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Los Angeles    -

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Ph*Reaks

Ph*Reaks
based on writing from the Other Voices Disability History Project

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written by Victoria Ann Lewis And Doris Baizley

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in the TCG anthology Beyond Victims and Villains: Contemporary Plays by Playwrights with Disabilities., 2005   978-1559362504

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Collaborative play

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Sexsting

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A man creates a deviant virtual reality world

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written by Susan Raffanti And Doris Baizley. won the 2004 Guthrie theater/Playwrights' Center's Two-Headed Challenge development grant.

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Shiloh Rules

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Two women are battling it out to be the re-enactor of the year on an American Civil War battlefield

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Flying Fig Theater

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Playscripts Inc   -

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Genre:
Satire

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Tears Of Rage

Tears Of Rage
Five friends just out of High School and waiting to go to college but the Vietnam War looms

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also known As: "My Rebel"

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LA    1989

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Rain City Press   978-1580810418

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Three Coins In The Fountain

Synopsis:
Three women in Rome make a wish at the Trevi Fountain

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Music by Julie Stein; lyrics by Sammy Cahn; book by Doris Baizley; Paul Blake. Based on the movie "Three Coins In The Fountain" screenplay by John Patrick

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Muny Theatre, St Louis    07 Jul 1997

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