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Jessica Blank

JESSICA BLANK

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Douglas Gorman Rothacker & Wilhelm Inc  

Jessica Blank's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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

        Aftermath         Exonerated, The         Liberty City



Aftermath

Synopsis:
With aftermath, Jessica Blank and erik Jensen, the creators of the exonerated, return to the genre of documentary theatre with a powerful exploration of the Iraq war from the perspective of everyday Iraqi citizens and how their lives changed forever the day the Americans arrived in their country. In June of 2008, New York theatre Workshop sent Jessica Blank and erik Jensen to Jordan, where they interviewed Iraqis who fled the chaos and violence that befell their country for the relative safety of Jordan. Following their visit to amman, they crafted these conversations into aftermath. the people whose stories are told include a dermatologist, a husband and wife team of cooks, an Imam, an Iraqi Christian young mother, a husband and wife theatre director and visual artist, and a pharmacist
- press release

Notes:
written by Jessica Blank And erik Jensen

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2010    978-0-8222-2430-3

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Exonerated, The

Exonerated, The
Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, the eXONeRaTeD tells the true stories of six innocent survivors of death row in their own words. In this ninety-minute intermissionless play, we meet Kerry, a sensitive Texan brutalized on death row for twenty-two years before being freed by DNa evidence; we meet Gary, a Midwestern organic farmer condemned for the murder of his own parents and later exonerated when two motorcycle-gang members confess. We meet Robert, an African-American horse groomer who spent seven years on death row for the murder of a white ex-girlfriend before evidence emerges that the victim was found clutching hair from a Caucasian attacker. We hear from David, a shy man with aspirations to the ministry, bullied into confessing at eighteen to a robbery/murder he had nothing to do with, scarred from a youth spent in prison and struggling to regain his faith; and from Sunny, a bright-spirited hippie who, along with her husband, spent seventeen years in prison

Notes:
written by Jessica Blank And Erik Jensen

1st Produced:
New York    2002

Organisations:
the Culture Project (NYC)

1st Published:
Faber and Faber 2003   978-0571211836

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Volume XXXI (2011) Issue 06 Page 287

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Liberty City

Synopsis:
Liberty City: a place where people of the African Diaspora have settled; where urban and island cultures rub up against each other, and the site of Miami's infamous 1980 riots. enter April Yvette Thompson-a child of children of the '60s, the daughter of a Bahamian and Cuban Father and an African American mother: free thinkers, movement people, and sometimes just plain poor. as the hope of the '60s and '70s gave way to the disintegration of the '80s, April's family struggled to survive and stay together. Part history, part imagination, Liberty City is her personal story that illuminates the lives of one family through the context of social, cultural, and political events
- press release

Notes:
written by Jessica Blank And April Yvette Thompson

1st Produced:
New York Theatre Workshop, Ny    2008

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
solo show Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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