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Rosebud Ben-Oni

ROSEBUD BEN-ONI

  (1978 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Rosebud Ben-Oni is a playwright at New Perspectives Theater where she is currently developing her new play Shamhat. Recently VIDa: Women in Literary Arts selected her essay "On Writing Quimera and other Fears," also based on her work for New Perspectives, for their State of the art Feature. Her short story "a Way out of the Colonia" won the editor's Prize at Camera Obscura: a Journal of Contemporary Literature and Photography, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has recent and upcoming work in anobium, Review Americana, existere, Slice Magazine, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Arts & Letters, Maggid: a Journal of Jewish Literature and Men Undressed: Women Writers and the Male Sexual experience. In Fall 2011, she will speak at the Women in the Arts conference as a playwright negotiating space and homosexual identity in the Middle east.

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below is a list of Rosebud Ben-Oni's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Amaranthine Thread, The         Congoja ("the Feeling Of Wanting To Cry")         Don't Call It Returning         Drawn From Water         Nary A Bodega         Nikita         Owless Of Santa Clara         Quimera On the Storm         Untouchable



Amaranthine Thread, The

Synopsis:
a tribute to the late playwright Leah Ryan, "the amaranthine Thread" is a meditation on loss, uncertainty and great leaps of faith, all of which have changed three women of different backgrounds. In one night, they find what links them together , the flame that will never go out, the will to not only survive but truly live.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Producer's Club - Grand Theater, Ny, Usa    03 Nov 2009

Organisations:
Leah Ryan Benefit Production

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Drama One act

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Congoja ("the Feeling Of Wanting To Cry")

Synopsis:
Once trafficked over the border, one Mexican woman's desire for revenge puts an entire family in danger including the very man who risked his life to bring her to the States.

Notes:
part of the Imperial Garden of Disillusion A program of four short plays

1st Produced:
Turtle Shell Theater, 300 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, Ny 10036    06 Jan 2010

Organisations:
thespian Production

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Short play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Don't Call It Returning

Synopsis:
On the first year of his death, a young woman returns to the cemetery in Jerusalem to say Kaddish for her late husband - accompanied by her new lover. What follows is an exorcism of a life past - and what would've been.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of Showcase III: (Year end Show

1st Produced:
Joria Productions, 260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, Ny    05 Nov 2010

Organisations:
thespian Production

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play Play/Drama

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Drawn From Water

Synopsis:
a woman has spent her entire life running across the U.S.-Mexican border-- as a decoy, so others can cross. after the death of her smuggler, she finds herself in an impossible situation in which she must finally cross or pay the ultimate price: her life, which she has not yet lived.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Roy Arias Studios & theatres
300 West 43rd Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10036    13 Oct 2011

Organisations:
thespian Productions

1st Published:
Prick of the Spindle, Volume 5.4. http://www.prickofthespindle.com/Drama/5.4/ben-oni/drawn_from_water.htm (Dec 2011)   -

Music:
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Genre:
piece

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  (corpse, no speaking parts)

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Nary A Bodega

Synopsis:
Nary a Bodega searches for authentic "New York" amid the alienating realities of gentrification today in the City.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Producer's Club - Grand Theater, Ny, Usa    03 Nov 2009

Organisations:
Leah Ryan Benefit Production

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Nikita

Synopsis:
as Naomi heads off to an unidentified South American jungle to bring justice to all, animal-loving roommate ann doubts that she'll go through with it. But when Naomi wants to take along the dog, an argument between the two erupts and brings the real issue to the forefront: finding a purpose in a era where irony trumps idealism.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of Showcase 2009

1st Produced:

Organisations:
thespian Productions, Producer's Club, New York, NY

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
comedy One act

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Owless Of Santa Clara

Synopsis:
In "Owless of Santa Clara," a percussionist tries to exorcise the vision of her ex-lover who she left behind in Cuba through a descarga-- a tug-of-war between her music and his words that continue to haunt her.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Roy Arias Studios    Jul 2010

Organisations:
Snorks and Pins Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Quimera On the Storm

Synopsis:
Set in the Texas Hill Country, Quimera on the Storm by Rosebud Ben-Oni, directed by Melody Brooks, is a poetic homage to the people who have left their mark upon a land, and the question of who "belongs" in any particular place.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
Part of In the papers! This is A mini-festival of four new short plays by women writers. NPTC's Award-winning Women's Work Project returns with the fruits of this year's LaB. Artistic director Melody Brooks Asked new members to take on the theme of In the Papers! This choice takes into Account the increasing media frenzy of 24-hour news channels, the blogosphere, And endless Facebook And Twitter updates As well As the recent Arizona "Papers Please" law. each writer found her own take on this theme-from literal perspectives to more metaphorical explorations of what it means to be "without papers."

1st Produced:
New Perspectives Theatre, Ny    40441

Organisations:
New Perspectives Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play

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Untouchable

Synopsis:
as star rookie arthur Thomas tries to uplift a town down on its luck, his mother-turned-agent and a sportswriter vie for his career-- and his very soul.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Producers Club
358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036    20 May 2011

Organisations:
altruistic Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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