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David Copelin

DAVID COPELIN

  (1945 - )

Nationality:    USA-Canadian
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Literary Agent:    Kensington Literary Representation  represented by Michael Petrasek

David Copelin is a playwright and Dramaturg who has worked extensively in the professional Theatres of both Canada and the United States. He is a graduate of Yale Drama School. David's play BElla Donna (Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2006) won the New Play award at the 2005 Toronto Fringe Festival; the play returns for a longer run in Toronto in May 2008. Now translating Carl Sternheim's Burger Schippel, David teaches scriptwriting privately and at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is an active member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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

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

        Angel Capone, The         Bella Donna         Clean Breast, A         Mind Over Matter         Quite Contrary         Rabbi Of Ragged Ass Road, The         Three Dreams and a Nightmare         Ubu Rex         Vandals



Angel Capone, The

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1st Produced:
Barnstormers Theatre, Grants Pass, Or     2012

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Bella Donna

Bella Donna
Passion, poison, and the fear of forever collide in this dark comedy, winner of the 2005 Toronto Fringe Festival's New Play award. In Renaissance Italy, when the infamous Borgia family loses its power, their enemies seek revenge - but you can't break the law of unintended consequences. these people don't sin small. BElla Donna, which also won a Best Stage Play award from the Moondance International Film Festival in 2004, is the first production of Some Strange Reason, a Toronto company founded by playwright David Copelin. Some Strange Reason's next project will be David's new and even darker comedy, the Rabbi of Ragged ass Road, which Dramatizes a clash of spiritualities in the one-of-a-kind world of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Watch for it!

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Some Strange Reason

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Playwrights Canada Press, 2006   978-0887548406

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Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Clean Breast, A

Synopsis:
In a hospital room, lusty, earthy TaMaRa talks to the audience about her forthcoming mastectomy and the effects it is likely to have on her life and loves.

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1st Produced:
Winnipeg, Manitoba    

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Sarasvati Productions

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Genre:
monologue Play/Drama

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Male:  9+            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mind Over Matter

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She is a phoney - he is a lout - will they get it together?

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1st Produced:
Yale Cabaret, New Haven, Ct     1970

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One act

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Quite Contrary

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Two monks and a juggler take refuge whilst Henry VIII's troops sack their monastery. the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary comes to life

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Playwrights Co-op, Toronto,    -

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Rabbi Of Ragged Ass Road, The

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When her husband is killed in an accident, a Rabbi looses her faith, quits her congregation and takes up alternative spirituality

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monologue in in Refractions: Solo, ed. Donna-Michelle St. Bernard and Yvette Nolan. Playwrights Canada Press   -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Three Dreams and a Nightmare

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[reading] Ashland Playwright-Actor Atelier. Ashland, OR     31 Oct 2016

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Ubu Rex

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Based on "Ubu Rex" by Alfred Jarry

1st Produced:
University Of North Carolina At Wilmington     2014

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Playwrights Co-op, Toronto,    -

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Male:  10            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Vandals

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Whilst out trekking in the hills, two urban women meet two "wild" women

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1st Produced:
Padua Hills Playwright Festival, California     1978

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

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