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Anne Chislett

ANNE CHISLETT  

Nationality:    Canadian
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Literary Agent:    Robert A Freedman Dramatic Agency  


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

Another Season's Harvest         Another Season's Promise         Flippin' In         Gift, The         Glengarry School Days         No Sweat         Not Quite The Same         Perilous Pirate's Daughter, The         Quiet In The Land         Summer Burning, A         Then And Now         Tomorrow Box, The         Venus Sucked In: A Post-Feminist Comedy         Yankee Notions



Another Season's Harvest

Synopsis:
a divided farm family must comes together to battle the most recent farm crisis.

Notes:
written by Anne Chislett And Keith Roulston

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1st Published:
Playwrights Guild of Canada,    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Another Season's Promise

Synopsis:
after a lifetime of working the rich Canadian farmland which he inherited from his father, Ken Purves, who expanded too quickly in the good years, now finds himself caught in a web of mounting debts and shrinking income. Several other local farmers have already gone bankrupt, or have sold out to an eastern land syndicate, but Ken is determined to survive, even if it means civil disobedience and "robbing Peter to pay Paul." He is also reluctant to reveal the depth of his plight to the others in the family - his aged mother, who first came to the farm as a young bride; his wife, Helen, who is prepared to go back to nursing to help the family finances; and his son, Robert, who left home to pursue a business career in Vancouver, but who now wants to return to his roots. Robert, who is undergoing a divorce, also wants to train his son, Sandy, to take over the farm in time - the fifth generation of the Purves family to do so. In a final effort to hold onto his way of life, Ken secretly sells the farm to a land comp

Notes:
written with Keith Roulston

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1988   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  1c

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Flippin' In

Anne Chislett
a teenager encounters dissension and personal triumph when she attempts to form a union to protect the rights of her fellow workers at a fast food franchise

Notes:
Winner of the Chalmers Award 1995

1st Produced:
Young People's Theatre, Toronto    1995

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playwrights Canada Press, 1998   978-0887545740

Music:
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Genre:
TYA Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Gift, The

Synopsis:
Two sisters try desperately to keep their telepathic gifts a secret from both friends and family, while they rescue a kidnapped child

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Carousel Players, St. Catharines    1988

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  4 teens

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Glengarry School Days

Synopsis:
a comic, romantic, and passionate tale of the unruly heroes of a little log school house in Glengarry County - The triumphs, disappointments and dreams of youth unfold against the stern expectations of Highland Presbyterian parents, and the riotous Free Trade Election of 1878

Notes:
written with Janet Amos

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1995   -

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Genre:
Romantic comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  10 children

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No Sweat

Synopsis:
Fashion conscious North American teens become aware of plight of children who labour in sweat shops to make their clothes.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Georie Productions, Montreal    2004

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playwrights Guild of Canada,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Not Quite The Same

Synopsis:
The play follows a young girl named Kyra from the day of birth, when her fairy godmother blesses her with an abundance of musical talent, up to her early adolescence. During this time Kyra is caught in the struggle to reconcile her gift of music with her desire for a "normal and happy life" while the spirit of Glenn Gould and her fairy godmother pull her in both directions.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Theatre Direct Canada, Toronto, Ontario.    2000

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 2001   -

Music:
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Genre:
Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Perilous Pirate's Daughter, The

Synopsis:
Musical adventures of rebel pirate Bill Johnston and his daughter Kate.

Notes:
written by Anne Chislett And David Archibald

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1st Published:
Playwrights Guild of Canada,    -

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Genre:
Musical Play Musical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Quiet In The Land

Synopsis:
Jacob (Yock) Bauman, a young member of an amish community near Kitchener, Ontario, chafes at the strict (and, he believes, outmoded) beliefs of his elders, particularly those of his father, Christy. World War I is raging in Europe, and most of Canada's young men have gone off to fight with the British forces, but the amish, because of their pacifist convictions, have refused to join the war effort. By deciding to enlist, Yock alienates himself not only from family and community, but also from the lovely Katie Brubacher, with whom he has fallen in love. When Yock returns from the war Katie has wed someone else and, ironically, the very acts of bravery which have made him a hero to the rest of Canada have made Yock a bloody-handed villain to his own people. although the compassionate Katie offers to leave her husband and go off with him, Yock accepts his status as an outcast and departs alone, but not before admitting that, while standing over the body of a slain German soldier, the meaning of pacifism was, at

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playwrights Canada Press, 1997   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  2 children

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Summer Burning, A

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Based on the novel by Harry J Boyle

1st Produced:
Blyth Memorial Community Hall, Blyth, Ontario    1977

Organisations:
Blyth Theatre Festival

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Then And Now

Anne Chislett
an anglophone father and daughter and a francophone father and daughter are transported via a Star Wars game to the past where they relive the roots of French-English conflict.Intended to acquaintanglophone students with the basis of francophone rights

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Geordie Productions, Montreal, touring Quebec.    1997

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1998   978-0887545740

Music:
-

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Genre:
adventure One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Tomorrow Box, The

Synopsis:
The setting is a farm in rural Ontario, where Jack and Maureen Cooper have made their lives and raised their many children. But now, nearing retirement age, Jack (without consulting Maureen) has sold the farm to one of their sons, Joe, with the thought that he and Maureen can retire to Florida and a life of ease. However Maureen, who finds out about the sale from her daughter-in-law, alice, is devastated by the prospect of leaving all the things and people who mean so much to her, and deeply hurt that Jack would make such crucial plans without her knowledge. Egged on by Lisa, alice's sister and a radical feminist lawyer, Maureen decides to go to court to block the sale-and the fur really begins to fly in the Cooper household. Maureen moves out and, after forty years as a dutiful wife and mother, starts her own business; while Jack storms off to Florida by himself. Before long, however, Jack comes to realize not only that he needs and loves Maureen, but also that she is an independent and capable human being,

Notes:
a French translation entitled La Boite Des Surprises is Available. Contact Playwrights Guild office

1st Produced:
Kawartha Summer Theatre, Lindsay.    1980

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playwrights Canada Press, 1986   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Venus Sucked In: A Post-Feminist Comedy

Synopsis:
a teenager is assigned a school project: 'Women in the 1990's.' She chooses as subjects her mother, aunt and grandmother - and draws some unexpected conclusions

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Stereodrama on CBC Radio    1991

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Blizzard Publishing, Canada, 1991   -

Music:
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Genre:
30 min Comic satire One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Yankee Notions

Anne Chislett
It's the tumultuous year that followed the Mackenzie rebellion, and the future of Canada is at stake. With nothing in common, two young women are at daggers drawn as Sarah chooses to save her family while Maria does battle for her country. The story of how ordinary people cannot win against the power of authority and privilege until they learn to join forces.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playwrights Canada Press, 1993   978-0887544972

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

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