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Mary Humphrey Baldridge

MARY HUMPHREY BALDRIDGE

  (1937 - )

Nationality:    Canadian
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Literary Agent:    Playwrights Guild of Canada  

I was born in edmonton and I'm a graduate of the University of albertA. However, I've lived most of my adult life in New York, except for eight years in the 1970s when my husband Harold G. Baldridge was A.D. of Theatre Calgary. In 1981, we returned to NYC

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America

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        Act Of War, An         Bride Of the Gorilla         Bring Back Lillian Wald         Canadian Skittish         Cry Wolf, Harry         Fata Morgana         Genesis: the Mary Shelley Play         Harry And Friends         How the West Was Won, Or         Human Condition, The         In Memory (A Statenislandferry Play)         Is This A Friendly Visit         La Bonne Dame: Remembering George Sand         Land Warrior         Lunchbox Revue, The         Mary Shelley Play, The         Old Colette, The         Photographic Moment, The         Real Larry Talbot, The         Revenge Of the Dinosaur Lady, The         Ruth & Robert & Robert & Ruth         Sanitation Chronicles, The         Shakespeare's Richard Iii         Suicide Meet, The         Time We've All Been Dreaming Of , The         Tonight At Calgary theatre Hall



Act Of War, An

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1st Produced:
In Workshop At Northern Light Theatre, Edmonton    1978

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long 1 act

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Bride Of the Gorilla

Synopsis:
a divorcee and her best friend spend an acerbic yet comic evening with the ex-husband, re-opening and re-patching old wounds

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Factory Lab West, Calgary    1974

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1974   -

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One act

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Bring Back Lillian Wald

Synopsis:
a political debate in which Lillian Wald must debate & then duel the devil!

Notes:
Part of the "east Village Chronicles,"

1st Produced:
Metropolitan Playhouse, New York City    2004

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One act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Canadian Skittish

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Notes:
aka the Suicide

1st Produced:
City Stage, Vancouver    1977

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1977   -

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One act

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Cry Wolf, Harry

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1st Produced:
In Workshop At Banff Centre    1976

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1st Published:
Playwrights Canada,    -

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One act

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Fata Morgana

Synopsis:
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction and the line between reality and unreality crossed with no regrets.

Notes:
Finalists presented at Centenary Stage Company/Women Playwrights Series, April 16, 1014

1st Produced:
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Genesis: the Mary Shelley Play

Synopsis:
the play does have a brooding intensity that not only builds to a creepy finale, but pays off intellectually as we see the idea for "Frankenstein" get patched together in Mary's mind. . . .Perhaps Genesis' strongestvirtue is in showing that social stigmas can maintain a chokehold over human desires, even among the wanton leisure class. By God, it is the Real World.
This Week On Stage

Notes:
US Premiere

1st Produced:
Deep River Productions In Association With The Neighborhood Playhouse School Of The Theatre, New York City    1994

Organisations:
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1st Published:
the Playwrights Guild of Canada, 1998   1-55173-496-6

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Genre:
95 min Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Harry And Friends

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1st Produced:
In Workshop At Banff Centre    1975

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1st Published:
Playwrights Canada,    -

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Genre:
monologue One act

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How the West Was Won, Or

Synopsis:
based on the discovery of the Banff Hot Springs

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1st Produced:
Bishop Carroll High School, Calgary    1979

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Genre:
MeloDrama One act

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Human Condition, The

Synopsis:
he Human Condition is a ten-minute play. To quote T.S. Eliot: Time present and time past/Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
[reading] Chelsea Rep Lab Directors' Choice Workshop. New York, NY    15 May 2015

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10 min play

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In Memory (A Statenislandferry Play)

Synopsis:
a 9/11 play

Notes:
touching And Funny, nytheatre.com Review, Martin Denton

1st Produced:
Atrainplays    2003

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Is This A Friendly Visit

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Notes:
alberta Culture Award

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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La Bonne Dame: Remembering George Sand

Synopsis:
This piece does not pretend to be a complete biography. Rather, it focuses on Sand's great love for DeMusset and her recognition that despite all, she is an artist. the text is based on the writing of George Sand.

Notes:
This is A dance/Drama in English And French: the dancer As Sand's "male persona," the Actress As George Sand, remembering something of her life. . . .tantalizingly introspective text, Attitude (dance magazine), Carl Paris the text . . . drew on A succinct but

1st Produced:
French Institute, New York City    1998

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Genre:
dance/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Land Warrior

Synopsis:
an anti-war play, Iraq specifically and all wars generally. Told from the point of view of a wife, whose husband has returned from Iraq. He brings the war home to their living room and she becomes one of its casualties.

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1st Produced:
The Neighborhood Playhouse    2006

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Genre:
full length Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Lunchbox Revue, The

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Notes:
co-author

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Genre:
One act

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Mary Shelley Play, The

Synopsis:
the power Baldridge evoked in the scenes of tension and love between Shelley and his wife, the macabre portrait she painted of Lord Byron and excellent characterizations of their hangers-on Polidori and Claire, contributed to the Drama's popular and critical success. Performing Arts (Canada), Eric Dawson

Notes:
Canadian Premiere. A.k.a. GeNeSIS: the Mary Shelley Play

1st Produced:
Theatre Calgary    1978

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1979   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Old Colette, The

Synopsis:
based on the life of Colette

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Unproduced    1978

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Genre:
One act

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Photographic Moment, The

Synopsis:
a deceptively simple (and modest) play that focuses primarily on family, people and the human comedy."It is convincing in its psychology and in its narrative structure, and its concerns are important and valid. - the play is a valuable addition to Prairie Dramatic literature." - Jamie Portman, Southam News Services

Notes:
Canadian premiere theatre 3, edmonton, Alberta 1974/US premiere the Neighborhood Group theatre (TNGT) 1984

1st Produced:
Theatre 3, Edmonton, Alberta    1974

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto. now published by PUC Play Service as a Chapbook (1998)., 1975   1-55173-544-X

Music:
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Genre:
Play. 110 min Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Real Larry Talbot, The

Synopsis:
the story of the Wolfman

Notes:
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1st Published:
published together with time we've all been dreaming of. . . by Cubicle Press as Monsters., 2004   -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Revenge Of the Dinosaur Lady, The

Synopsis:
Evelyn Buckles Brown's ex-husband tries to return home. the romance novel Evelyn is writing comes alive. the line between reality & unreality gets a little blurred. This is a play with "a happy ending."

Notes:
Comedy/farce And fantasy, with serious undertones.

1st Produced:
Goya Theatre    2004

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Genre:
Full Length Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Ruth & Robert & Robert & Ruth

Synopsis:
the war between the sexes, post 9/11. This is one of the two-person plays I've seen in a long time that had me riveted . . . the dynamics constantly had a cat/mouse quality to it. You want to know where it's going . . . You're interested in the characters and their relation to each other. Very stark and edgy too. By: Lorraine James

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1st Produced:
Sarasvati Theatre Co., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada    2005

Organisations:
FemFest

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Genre:
Short full-length play OR long one-act (original play cut to an hour). One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  each actor plays two roles

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Sanitation Chronicles, The

Synopsis:
Brno and Baldridge give us this story of a down to earth look at life among the people who make the rest of society's existence clean and bearable through compassion, wit, and a depth of human understanding. If you want a real story about real people living anything but ordinary lives, then the Sanitation Chronicles will be right up your trash filled alley. By: Lee

Notes:
By Paul Brno With Mary Humphrey Baldridge

1st Produced:
Creative Place - NYC    2005

Organisations:
eTheatre Companyetera Theatre co.

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Genre:
Monologues and text

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Shakespeare's Richard Iii

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Notes:
Commissioned for city-wide Jr. High School tour

1st Produced:
Theatre Calgary    1974

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Genre:
Full Length Play/Drama

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Suicide Meet, The

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Notes:
aka Canadian Skittish

1st Produced:
City Stage, Vancouver    1977

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1977   -

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Genre:
One act

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Time We've All Been Dreaming Of , The

Synopsis:
the time we've all been dreaming of. . . Two actors are in a play about Rimbaud & Verlaine. the line between reality & unreality becomes blurred

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1st Published:
published together with the Real Larry Talbot by Cubicle Press as Monsters., 2004   -

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Genre:
One act

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Tonight At Calgary theatre Hall

Synopsis:
part revue, part "burletta"

Notes:
Commissioned for City of Calgary's 100th Anniversary

1st Produced:
Theatre Calgary    1975

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Genre:
Two acts Play/Drama

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