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Martin Dockery

MARTIN DOCKERY

  

Nationality:    Canadian
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MARTIN DOCKERY (Playwright & Actor) is a frequent performer in New York's storytelling scene. Since 2008, he's created five monologues and one play, performing them across the world. Martin performed Oh, That Wily Snake! with actress Vanessa Quesnelle in Fresno, Orlando, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Vancouver in 2011, and then again in New York in 2012. The play also appears in the McGraw-Hill anthology textbook of Literature. His four autobiographical, theatrical monologues Wanderlust, The Surprise, The Bike Trip, The Holy Land Experience, and his fictional monologue, Bursting Into Flames, have enjoyed successful runs in New York City, San Francisco, Orlando, London, Toronto, Winnipeg, Fresno, Charleston, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, Bellingham, Seattle, New Orleans, Phoenix, Ottawa, Edinburgh, Melbourne, & Adelaide (where he won the 2011 Critics Circle Award). He also headlined the 2011 London Storytelling Festival. He received a B.A. in English from Kenyon College (winning the Paul Newman award for acting) and an M.F.A. in playwriting from Columbia University.

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

        Bike Trip, The         Dark Fantastic, The         Heist         Holy Land Experience, The         Moonlight After Midnight         Oh, That Wily Snake!         Surprise, The         Wanderlust



Bike Trip, The

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This show is part of the 2010 FRIGID New York Festival. Here's their official blurb: "In a breathtaking quest to uncover the nature of the psychedelic experience, a man journeys through San Francisco, India, and Switzerland, tapping into history's very first acid trip by, amongst other things, renting a bike."
- nytheatre.com

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Dark Fantastic, The

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Set to evocative electronic music, six characters converge during a surreal car crash, revealing a world thats as fantastical as it is comically mundane, and as terrifying as it is alive with wonder

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1st Produced:
Al Green Theatre, Toronto Fringe Festival    03 Jul 2014

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70 min Comedy, Drama

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Heist

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all new theatrical monologue, pushing the format in a new direction with a terrifying tale of unyielding love
- nytheatre.com

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Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002    40513

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Dixon Place

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Holy Land Experience, The

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In his latest all-true theatrical monologue, award winning solo performer Martin Dockery wrestles with his own lies and infidelities as he comically explores the profane and profound in the biblical story of Jesus. Traveling from a theme park where hundreds of tourists watch as Jesus is crucified daily to the town where a billion people celebrate his birth annually, Dockery attempts to get inside the mind of a man who lived 2000 years ago, if he ever lived at all.
- nytheatre.com

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Kraine theater
85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003    28 Nov 2011

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Moonlight After Midnight

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Oh, That Wily Snake!

Oh, That Wily Snake!
Following years of performing theatrical monologues all across the U.S., Canada, and Australia (Wanderlust, the Bike Trip, the Surprise, and the Holy Land experience), Martin Dockery brings his award-winning two-person play home to New York City, the last stop on an eight-city tour across North America. As the story of a man trying to get a woman into his flying bed, Oh, That Wily Snake! appears, at first, to be a surreal comedy. But as the fantastical adventure unfolds, the battle between temptation and fidelity turns ever more serious, climaxing in a moment that resonates from the very beginning of time.

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seven fringe festivals across North America    2011

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Contained in: "Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, Drama and the Essay" Fourth edition 1998
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one act 50 min

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Surprise, The

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Wanderlust

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Martin Dockery, a veteran of the New York storytelling scene and a six-time finalist in the Moth's Storytelling GrandSlam, pairs with director Jean-Michele Gregory to create an autobiographical piece that tells how, after more than a decade of temping, both at work and in relationships, he embarked on a five-month solo trip deep into West Africa and across the Sahara to demand an epiphany. any epiphany. Some proof that though we may be temporary, we're more than mere temps. Comic, affecting, and true, Wanderlust is one man's quest for the perfectly meaningful story. (Or a desperate attempt, at least, to take his mind off his engaged ex-girlfriend.)
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