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Conrad Bishop

CONRAD BISHOP  (1941 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Conrad Bishop is a media producer, theatre artist and director for The Independent Eye, a California-based touring theatre company. In collaboration with Elizabeth Fuller, Bishop has produced a number of series for public radio, including Family Snapshots, Weavers, Tap Dancer and Hitchhiking off the Map. Their work has received numerous awards such as two Silver Reels from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the Ohio State award and support from the National Endowment for the arts. Bishop and Fuller have also written more than 50 plays for the stage with productions by Circle Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, Denver Center Theatre and many others.

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Alice In Wonder         Alice Wake Up         Anniversary, The         Bitch Of Kynossema, The         Black Dog         Dessie         Dreambelly         Families         Full Hookup         Giveaway         Goners         Halfway To Somewhere         I Wanna Go Home         Knock Knock         Lifesaver         Marvels         Meet         Mister Punch         Money Show, The         My Wife Dies At Stonehenge         People Vs The People, The         Silk Block, The         Smitty's News         Song Stories         Songs Of Passersby         Sunday Morning         Sunshine Blues         Wanna         Whiteskin Game, The         Who's There         Wizard Of Spring, The         X Communication



Alice In Wonder

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Alice Wake Up

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Anniversary, The

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Bitch Of Kynossema, The

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Black Dog

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Dessie

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A mother abuses her talented daughter

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Independent Eye, PA    1979

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Dreambelly

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a substitute teacher emerges from the trauma of his mother's lingering death to seek a mythical, "super-hero" identity. at last he tries suicide but, bedevilled by his comic survival instinct, fails.

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Families

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Full Hookup

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The play is set in Omaha in 1980. Ric, in his late twenties, delivers pizza, writes mangled poetry, drinks too much and loves his wife. His obsessive jealousy drives Beth to temporary refuge in her mother's home, where he follows for a clumsy confrontation. Beth's last desperate effort to touch Ric provokes him to awkward, befuddled violence. Her mother finds her dead. But the play's focus is on the mother, Rosie, a bookkeeper in her fifties. Once the victim of an alcoholic, abusive marriage, she now carries on a liaison with Les, an affable used car dealer who had helped her through hard times, joked her out of depressions, but who won't divorce his wife. She clings to religion, then numerology, groping for something to believe in. She finds it in Beth's death, coming by degrees to an overwhelming faith in Ric's innocence. Fabricating her own reality, she ejects Les, gets herself fired, hires a lawyer for Ric and lies at the trial, slandering her daughter to obtain his acquittal. Not even his blunt statement

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Giveaway

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Goners

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Halfway To Somewhere

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I Wanna Go Home

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Knock Knock

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Lifesaver

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Marvels

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a free adaptation of Gozzi's Commedia The Kind Stag. a king seeks truth and love In an enchanted forest, the prime minister's daughter lusts for a postal clerk, and a waitress pursues a suicidal custodian in a plot tangle of magic, song and dark meloDrama

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Meet

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Mister Punch

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Money Show, The

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My Wife Dies At Stonehenge

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People Vs The People, The

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Silk Block, The

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Smitty's News

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a divorced mother is forced to confront her troubled past when she tries to prosecute the two boys who beat and raped her teenage daughter in this portrait of the violence that permeates modern society

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Song Stories

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Songs Of Passersby

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Sunday Morning

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Sunshine Blues

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Wanna

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an alcoholic drifter comes to his ex-wife's funeral after a 20 year absence and meets his retarded daughter. Their mutual needs lead to violence and reconciliation with uncertain results

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Whiteskin Game, The

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Who's There

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Wizard Of Spring, The

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X Communication

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