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Bridget Carpenter

BRIDGET CARPENTER

  

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Bridget Carpenter is a member of New Dramatists. Most recently, she was a playwright-in-residence at the Royal National Theatre in London. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002, and her play Fall was the recipient of the 2000 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her plays have been produced across the country. She is working on new play commissions from South Coast Repertory and the Mark Taper Forum. She holds an M.F.A. from Brown University, and has taught playwriting in grammar school, high school, college, and prison. Born in New York, Ms. Carpenter lives in Los Angeles.

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

        Euxious         Evening With Tiny, An         Faculty Room, The         Fall         Hurry!         Mr Xmas         Trepidation Nation         Typhoid Mary         Uncle Sam's Satiric Spectacular         Up (the Man In the Flying Lawn Chair)



Euxious

Synopsis:
Soon after surviving a bloody car crash, a Hollywood producer is terrified of picking up her cell phone again. This piece is part ofTrepidation 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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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY, United States)    2003

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
5-10 min Comedy/Drama

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Evening With Tiny, An

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In a series of heartbreakingly hilarious short scenes, we follow Tiny -- a semi-celebrity clown and game show host -- as his career implodes in Los Angeles. Faced with increasingly awful failures and embarrassments, will Tiny manage to hold on to his desperate illusion of stardom?

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Brown University Production Workshop (Providence, RI, United States)    1990

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Genre:
60 min Comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  1 male, 1 female

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Faculty Room, The

Faculty Room, The
the new teacher at the High School is shown the ropes by two old hands

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winner of the 2003 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting

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Humana Festival 2003: the Complete Plays, ed Tanya Palmer & amy Wegener, Smith & Kraus, 2003
Samuel French, Inc - New York (2009) >>>    978-0-573-66322-2

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Fall

Fall
Lydia and her parents are at a three week dance camp. Lydia is not interested in dancing at all until she notices Mr. Gonzales

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  2 dancers

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Hurry!

Synopsis:
a woman tries out "Make Your Move" -- Speed Dating for Finicky Urban Professionals. Tonight, much to the Speed Date Leader's chagrin, the participants aren't quite following the rules. . .

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Genre:
10-12 min Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  2 males, 2 females

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Mr Xmas

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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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Typhoid Mary

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Uncle Sam's Satiric Spectacular

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the astounding Krispinsky! the all-American Feminem! the amazing Screaming Vegan, the Formerly amazing Bob, and Mr. McBuffer the Renegade Puppet! With American culture and politics growing increasingly surreal, Actors theatre of Louisville commissioned seven marquee playwrights to create a variety-show satire in the grand old vaudeville tradition -- from ventriloquists to contortionists to Lady Liberty on a trapeze. With songs!

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Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY, United States)    2005

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
80-95 min Satirical musical comedy

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Male:  8            Female:  8            Other:  8 males, 8 females (10-30 actors possible: 5-15 males, 5-15 females)

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Up (the Man In the Flying Lawn Chair)

Up (the Man In the Flying Lawn Chair)
Up invites us into the life of Walter Griffin, a failed inventor obsessed with Philippe Petit's famed 1974 wire-walk between the twin World Trade Center towers. Walter's greatest moment of glory - a flight on a lawn chair festooned with helium balloons - is now long behind him, though Walter dreams of inventing something wonderful once more. His wife, Helen, has become disillusioned and frustrated at being the family's only breadwinner. their teenage son, Mikey, harbors dreams of his own: after befriending Maria, a pregnant girl in his class, Mikey becomes involved in her family's phone sales business, with surprising results. When Walter finally takes a job, Mike keeps his a secret, and Helen allows herself to dream of a more secure life. But when Helen discovers the truth about Walter's employment, it becomes clear to this family that life itself is lived on a wire not unlike Petit's, this one strung between happiness and sadness.

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Genre:
Dramatic comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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