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Chad Beckim

CHAD BECKIM

  (1973 - )

Nationality:    USA
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CHaD BeCKIM is a playwright, actor, and co-founder and co-artistic Director of Partial Comfort Productions, a New York-based Theatre company. He was born and raised in Monmouth, Maine. He has a BFa in Theatre from Utica College of Syracuse University, where he studied with Scott Macdonald and Jerry Weiss. as an actor, he trained with Maggie Flanigan. Chad's plays include . . .a matter of choice and 'nami (both directed by John Gould Rubin and produced by Partial Comfort Productions), and Lights Rise on Grace, as well as a number of short plays. His acting credits include the OBIe award winning Benton Kozo, directed by Jim Simpson (the Flea Theater, 1999), Craft by Sam Marks (Partial Comfort Productions, 2002), American Ma(u)l (Reverie Productions, 2003) and Booty CAndy (Partial Comfort Productions, 2003), both written and directed by Robert O'HarA. Chad lives on the Lower east Side of Manhattan, where he is currently adapting . . .a matter of choice for the screen.

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

        After         Alexander Pays A Visit         And Miles To Go         Beckett Shorts, The         Bess Shit, The         Blac(C)Ident         Cookie         Last First Kiss         Lights Rise On Grace         Marvel Superhero Squad         Matter Of Choice, A         Nami         Shane Goes Home, or The Main(E) Play         Ten         Tha Bess Shit         That Men Do         What, The



After

After
When a wrongfully imprisoned man is exonerated by DNa evidence after seventeen years in prison, he is forced to re-assimilate into a cold, foreign world of toothbrush shopping, doggy day care, and a friendship with an anxious young woman with secrets of her own.

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Originally entitled: "Good ending"

1st Produced:
Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009    21 Sep 2011

Organisations:
Partial Comfort Productions

1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc - New York (2012) >>>
New Playwrights: the Best Plays Of 2012. Published by Smith and Kraus, Inc.    978-0-573-70048-4

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85 min play

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Alexander Pays A Visit

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And Miles To Go

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The Urban Sanctuary High School is failing badly. The staff are incompetent and have all but given up. The pupils - those that turn up are unteachable. There are a lot of pupil pregnancies and there is aggression. A masked gunman bursts in and starts shooting indiscriminately

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1st Produced:
Wild Project, New York    Oct 2013

Organisations:
Partial Comfort Productions

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Beckett Shorts, The

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1st Produced:
Midway Rock Club, New York    2007

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Paper Beats Rock

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Bess Shit, The

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a woman prepares to leave New York. Her boyfriend has one more chance to show her the heart of the city

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Blac(C)Ident

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Cookie

Synopsis:
a down-on-his-luck-writer's notions of race and identity are turned upside down in this darkly comic examination of marriage for hire.

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1st Produced:
the Robert Moss Theater    19 Aug 2010

Organisations:
61 Academy in association with Partial Comfort Productions

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1h 15m New York, NY

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Last First Kiss

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Lights Rise On Grace

Synopsis:
Grace falls for Large. Riece falls for Large. Large. . . falls. First love. Lost love. New love. Tough love. "Lights Rise On Grace" follows three desperate New Yorkers as they defy tradition, uncover and recover secrets.

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1st Produced:
the Connelly Theater, New York International Fringe Festival    2007

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61 Academy in association with Partial Comfort Productions

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1h 0m Drama One act

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Marvel Superhero Squad

Synopsis:
Part of the Wii Plays. This is an evening of original short plays and live music, inspired by the titles of Nintendo Wii games. the selections are: Wii Tennis by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Lila Neugebauer, Barbie as the Island Princess by Tasha Gordon-Solmon, directed by Lila Neugebauer, Let's Tap by Janine Nabers, directed by Portia Krieger, Marvel Superhero Squad by Chad Beckim, directed by Stephen Brackett, Buck Fever by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Portia Krieger, alien Monster Bowling League by Matthew Lopez, directed by Laura Savia, Tomb Raider: anniversary by Kara Lee Corthron, directed by Laura Savia, Burger Island by Gregory Moss, directed by Portia Krieger, all Star Cheer Squad by Jenny Connell, directed by Laura Savia, Sword Play: Speed Slice by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Lila Neugebauer, Bob the Builder: Festival of Fun by amy Herzog, directed by Stephen Brackett, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games by Joe Tracz, dir. by Stephen Brackett.
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1st Produced:
Ars Nova
511 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019    40575

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Matter Of Choice, A

Synopsis:
When construction of the Second avenue subway forces three twenty-something friends to vacate their palatial Spanish Harlem apartment, each member of this substitute dysfunctional family must reevaluate their relationships and reassess their decision making. Diggs, a white bitter procrastinator and the primary renter of a three-bedroom apartment, grew up in the neighborhood before the newcomers and their money arrived, and he yearns for what was. Chastity, a lonely, angry Latina, talks tough but can't follow through. Webb, who is black and gay, is a masochist ensnared by a sadist. ". . .a matter of choice" examines what happens when three longtime roommates are forced to make a personal choice: either fight to stay together or accept the distance friendships can drift - even under the same roof.

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Partial Comfort Productions

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Nami

Nami
When Lil, a damaged agoraphobe, believes she has uncovered a plot to sell a child of tsunami-ravaged Indonesia into sex slavery by her neighbors, her husband must confront what he perceives to be her declining mental health. Next door, Keesha grapples with her husband's addiction and the daily struggle for normalcy, further endangered by their new underaged tenant. When the women piece together the details of the transaction, they unite to save the child, their husbands, and themselves from the coming storm.
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Monologues from 'nami published in "Best Mens & Women's Monologues, 2007" by Smith & Kraus.

1st Produced:
Kirk Theatre, NY    2006

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Partial Comfort Productions

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Shane Goes Home, or The Main(E) Play

Synopsis:
the Main(e) Play explores the colliding worlds of two brothers: Shane, a New York City actor desperate to connect to the sanctity of home, and his younger brother Roy, a single stay-at-home dad and sole caretaker of a dysfunctional seven-year-old. a return to Maine for Thanksgiving forces the brothers to confront the loss of tradition, raising the question: what happens when what was, is no longer?
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1st Produced:
Lion Theatre, NY    2008

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Partial Comfort Productions

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Ten

Synopsis:
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Partial Comfort Productions will present TeN, is a single evening of 10 short plays by 10 writers helmed by 10 directors and featuring a cast of 10 actors.
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written by Samuel D. Hunter, Thomas Bradshaw, Robert O'Hara, Laura Marks, Chad Beckim, Ross Maxwell, edith Freni, Jonathan Caren, Greg Keller, Sam Marks

1st Produced:
Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009    18 Sep 2012

Organisations:
Partial Comfort Productions

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Genre:
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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Tha Bess Shit

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part of the east Village Chronicles: new plays inspired by the contemporary life, the persistent lore And the diverse history of the neighborhood

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That Men Do

Synopsis:
Sophie's mother Alma is remarrying and his name is George. George is away in China on a business trip. Sophie's Scrabble board starts whispering to her and what she hears makes her determined to stop the wedding at all costs

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1st Produced:
Downstairs at the Daryl Roth Theatre, New York    07 Nov 2011

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What, The

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