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Glen Berger

GLEN BERGER  

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Glen Berger launched his playwriting career in earnest as a member of annex Theatre in Seattle. He spent a decade in New York and now lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife and two children. He is a fifth-year member of New Dramatists. His plays include:Underneath the Lintel (Over 450 performances Off-Broadway, 2001 Ovation award (Los Angeles) and 2003 Sterling award (Edmonton) for Best Play, and one of Time Out New York's Ten Best Plays of 2001, productions in over 55 cities in 8 countries), The Wooden Breeks (nominated for Best Writing by the L.A. Weekly, 2001),O Lovely Glowworm (2005 Portland Drammy award Winner for Best Script; 2002 BugNBub Primary Stages award), the musical a Night In The Old Marketplace, (Loewe award), Great Men Of Science, Nos. 21 & 22 (1998 Ovation award and 1998 L.A. Weekly award for Best Play), I Will Go. . .I Will Go (published in applause Book's 2001 Best Short Plays anthology), and On Words and Onwards (Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan Foundation Fellowship). Mr. Berger has received commissions from the Children's Theatre of Minneapolis and the Lookingglass Theatre, was selected for the 2003 Old Vic/New Voices program, participated in the 2001 A.S.K. Playwrights Retreat, and was playwright-in-residence at New York Stage & Film. He has written several episodes for the PBS children's seriesarthur, (for which he was nominated for two Emmys), its spin-off Postcards From Buster(Emmy nomination), Time Warp Trio(NBC), Peep (The Learning Channel), and is the head writer for Fetch (PBS).

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Gallows Monologue From Sidney Ryan's "Gunpowder And Blood", The         Great Men Of Science, Nos 21 & 22         I Will Go. . .I Will Go         Max & Ruby         O Lovely Glowworm         Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark         Tales From The Faucet, And Other Stories         Trepidation Nation         Underneath The Lintel         Wooden Breeks, The



Gallows Monologue From Sidney Ryan's "Gunpowder And Blood", The

Synopsis:
an assistant stage manager, stricken with stage fright, is thrust into the spotlight to deliver a ghastly tale of disembowelment and worse. This piece is part of Trepidation Nation, an anthology of short plays. To perform this piece independently, click "add to Shopping Cart" above. To perform this piece as part of the full-length collection, go to Trepidation Nation.

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5-10 min Comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  1 male

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Great Men Of Science, Nos 21 & 22

Synopsis:
It is Paris, 1738, and the Royal academy of Sciences has just announced their annual contest - 'prove or refute that there is wisdom and design behind the seeming randomness of the universe'. Jacques de Vaucanson shall prove it, and thereby win the heart of Gabrielle du Chatelet, by constructing the first biologically accurate automata the world has ever seen - a clockwork duck, that flaps its wings, eats, and excretes . . . just like a duck . a half-century later, the Reign of Terror in full swing, Lazarro SpallANZani labors to complete his one last experiment, if only his long-suffering housekeeper would stop distracting him . . .

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Winner of the 1998 Ovation Award for Best Play, As well As the A.S.K. Playwriting Award

1st Produced:
Florida Stage, Manalapan, Florida    1999

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Broadway Play Publishing, New York, 2007   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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I Will Go. . .I Will Go

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Contained in: "Best American Short Plays 2000-2001" published by Applause Theatre Book Publishers 2002   978-1557834812

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short play

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Max & Ruby

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In Max & Ruby, seven-year-old Ruby and her mischievous little brother Max want to put on a play for Grandma. But, as is typical with Max, many comedic hurdles arise along the way, 'til Ruby finally calls on her Bunny Scout friends to help them try to finish the play on time! The show is based on the series of stories by Rosemary Wells and the popular television program on Nick Jr. and Noggin
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music And lyrics by Carol Hall; book by Glen Berger

1st Produced:
Lucille Lortel Theatre, NY    2007

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Theatreworks USA

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Genre:
youth audience Musical

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Male:  1            Female:  5            Other:  -

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O Lovely Glowworm

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a dead, stuffed goat that was blind and deaf suddenly finds himself alive again. He conjures up things of beauty to stop him thinking about the pain he is in.

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Synopsis:
Drawing from more than 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, SPIDER-MaN Turn Off The Dark spins a new take on the mythic tale of Peter Parker, a teenager whose unremarkable life in Queens is turned upside-down - literally - when he's bitten by a genetically-altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to the ceiling. Bullied by his classmates and tortured by an unrelenting crush on next-door-neighbor Mary Jane Watson, this science geek discovers he has suddenly been endowed with astonishing powers. He soon learns, however, that "with great power comes great responsibility." Maligned by the media, buffeted by financial woes, and stretched thin by the expectations of the world-at-large, Peter now must struggle to navigate the perilous and peculiar demands of being a web-slinging superhero. With the characters in SPIDER-MaN Turn Off The Dark ranging from old familiar favorites to supervillains never-before imagined, Spider-Man's battles will hurtle the audience through a story both recognizable and unexpected, culminating in an eye-popping, ultimate test for this iconic figure.
- nytheatre.com

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book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger And Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; music And lyrics by Bono And The Edge

1st Produced:
Foxwoods Theatre
213 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036    14 Jun 2011

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Tales From The Faucet, And Other Stories

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Part of Summer Solos Series. This is A celebration of the best in solo performance And shows by Acclaimed playwrights And performers

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Solo

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Trepidation Nation

Synopsis:
We all have instinctive fears -- but what if a fear becomes inexplicable, illogical, and just plain weird? Then you're dealing with a phobia, one of those most extreme and fascinating of terrors. actors Theatre of Louisville asked 16 frighteningly creative playwrights to find inspiration in real phobias, and the resulting collection of pieces might prove that not only is fear humankind's oldest emotion, but it's also one of our silliest, most serious, and stage-worthy. To perform the entire collection, click "add to Shopping Cart" above. To perform an individual piece independently, click on its title below:

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Genre:
80-100 min Drama/Comedy

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Male:  11            Female:  12            Other:  11 males, 12 females (4-23 actors possible)

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Underneath The Lintel

Glen Berger
On an inauspicious morning at a Dutch library, a librarian makes an unexpected find in the overnight return box. . . .a much mistreated Baedeker's guidebook 123 years overdue. Even without compound interest, this tardiness merits a tidy fine, and in UNDERNEaTH THE LINTEL, playwright Glen Berger's latest, our librarian hero determines to track down the miscreant.

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Yale Summer Cabaret    -

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Broadway Play Publishing, New York, 2003   978-0881452235

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Wooden Breeks, The

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Set in a fantastical, miserable place called Brood, the play conjures up a world of dreamers, schemers, and would-be lovers. Tormented by the memory of a beautiful young woman he adored and lost and saddled with the bastard child she left behind, a village tinker-turned-poet tries to ease his pain by creating a theatrical tale, a story made up for the little boy as they sit in front of the fire. The tale involves a town full of delightful characters and an enchanting young saleswoman of casket bell devices for the prematurely buried.
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Lucille Lortel Theatre    2006

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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