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Chris Boal

CHRIS BOAL

  

Nationality:    USA
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Playwright Christopher Boal is author of Crazy for the Dog (". . .an accomplished and often effective dissection of contemporary family dynamics . . . a deft Dramatic hand and comfort with this uniquely American genre of tortured family truth-telling." (the NeW YORK TIMeS) as well as the Continuing adventures of Dick Danger, a late-night comedy/adventure serial which ran for two and a half years and 50 consecutive episodes in New York City, as well as "Bad Guys Don't Know Dick" the musical, with composer Andrew Sherman (Debbie Does Dallas). a successful limited revival of Dick Danger recently bowed at the Cocteau, produced by Moonwork. His play a Hope for This World premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland was a winner of a Fringe audience award. Digs - a collection of short abstract plays, premiered at the avignon Theatre Festival in France. His short play, "I Will Think of You in My Coffee" was published in the NYU Literary Magazine "Icarus." Boal's short film Walking Charley is the winner of two aurora awards. His play "Order" won 5th place in the Writer's Digest Play Competition (and he got a free subscription!), he wrote two issues of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic book, and he's had at least one screenplay almost made a bunch of times. Chris is a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop advanced, where he is currently creating the musical "Low Life" with Andrew Sherman, in pre-production on a behind-the-scenes documentary of the film "Hurt Locker", directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and is a former member of Curt Demptster's playwrights lab at ensemble Studio Theatre. He recently penned special dialog for the easter special "Joy Dawned again" which appeared on aBC television this easter.

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

        23 Knives         Crazy For the Dog         Jonathan's Blaze         Order         Pimm's Mission



23 Knives

Synopsis:
In 44 B.C., the fate of the Roman Republic hangs in the balance. the most powerful man in the world, Julius Caesar, lies dead in the theatre of Pompey, as politicians and military men ambitiously move to fill the void of power. Marcus antonius summons the physician antistius to uncover the truth about the assassination through a Greek technique called 'autopsy'. But as antistius discovers more about the crime, the real truth becomes harder to find. Inspired by history's only mention of antistius in Seutonius's the Twelve Caesars, 23 Knives utilizes contemporary language to weave a darkly comic mystery about politics, patriotism, and the nature of truth
- press release

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1st Produced:
Clurman Theatre, NY     2009

Organisations:
Resonance ensemble

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Crazy For the Dog

Synopsis:
a darkly comic tale of a brother and sister in New York entwined in a love/hate relationship that explodes when he decided to move across the country and leave her behind. the story that follows includes dognapping, missing baseball cards, a trip to the Bronx, and a surgical cut into the underbelly of the urban middle class, as we get closer and closer to the devastating truth of their relationship.
nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Bouwerie Lane Theatre, NY     2006

Organisations:
Jean Cocteau Repertory

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Jonathan's Blaze

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of Summer Shorts 4: This is the Annual program of new short plays At 59e59. Featured will be eight world premieres: Jonathan's Blaze by Christopher Stetson Boal, directed by Jose Angel Santana; Play With the Penguin by Roger Hedden, directed by Billy Hopkins; the Graduation Of Grace by Wendy Kesselman, director TBa; Fit by Neil Koenigsberg, directed by Merri Milwe; Romance by Neil LaBute, directed by Dolores Rice; the expenses Of Rain by Deb Margolin, directed by Laura Barnett; An Actor Prepares by Timothy Mason, directed by Maxwell Williams; Happy by Alan Zweibel, directed by Fred Berner.

1st Produced:
59e59 theaters
59 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022     30 Jul 2010

Organisations:
ThroughLine artists with J.J. Kandel and John McCormack

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Music:
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Genre:
short play

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Order

Synopsis:
Order is the darkly hystErical and ultimately tragic story of Thomas Blander, a former philosophy teacher determined to be mild and polite in a violent and greedy world, whose plan is upended when he's possessed by a creature claiming to be an ancient entity of power and hunger. the creature (real? imagined?) brings an entirely new philosophy to Blander-undeniable lust for power and insatiable appetite-that ultimately includes dining on his enemies, and his friends.
- nytheatre.com

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Organisations:
Oberon Theatre ensemble

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Pimm's Mission

Synopsis:
There has been an explosion at Zincorp killing fifteen people. At a bar across the street from the blast the FBI are questioning an Englishman who was outside the building

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1st Produced:
Kirk Theatre, New York     Jul 2015

Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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