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Paul E Doniger

PAUL E DONIGER

  (1947 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Paul e. Doniger, after six years as the Director of Drama at the Gilbert School in Winsted, CT, now teaches Theatre and English and is Director of Drama at Pomperaug High School. He was a founding member of the prestigious CSC Repertory Theatre (Classic Stage Company) in New York City, where he trained as a classical actor and director. At CSC, Mr. Doniger served as a leading actor and Board of Directors member in the 1970s. After leaving CSC, Mr. Doniger acted in Theatre, film, and television in New York. He moved to Connecticut with his wife Nancy in 1979, where they raised three magnificent children, Colin, Nicholas, and AlexandrA. Doniger also served as an adjunct English professor at Western Connecticut State University, from where he holds a Master of Arts in English. He has published numerous articles and is a contributing author for Grammar Alive: A Guide for Teachers (November 2003). In recent years he was seen on stage as Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night at Shakespeare Ventures (2006) and as Prospero in the Tempest (2008). Most recently, he has been a participant in a series of play readings at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury ("Turn Up the Volume"). In recent years, Doniger has turned to playwriting, authoring several one act plays and, most recently, the full length Drama, CassandrA. In 2007, his full length comedy, Masks, was performed by his students at PHS. Masks is published by YouthPlays.com. Mr. Doniger is a member of The Working Actors Collective, a Connecticut based group of free lance actors.

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        Cassandra         Differences         Masks         Ubu The Conqueror



Cassandra

Synopsis:
Cassandra, daughter of King Priam of Troy, has visions of the future that not only foretell the destruction of Troy and most of her family, but also of her own forced marriage to King Agamemnon and her death at the hands of Agamemnon's first wife, Clytemnestra. She moves in and out of her visions, trying to convince others of their validity, but, failing to do so, she uses her visionary gift to take revenge on Agamemnon, who she believes has destroyed her family, her future, and her hopes.

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1st Produced:
Ptc Black Box Theatre     01 Nov 2011

Organisations:
Pomperaug Theatre Company

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Genre:
Tragedy (2 acts)

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  doubling

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Differences

Synopsis:
Two brothers struggle with their past and their difficult relationship with one another, exchanging jibes and comical miscommunications.

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Genre:
Satire - one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Masks

Synopsis:
Young Pierette, an actress with a Renaissance Commedia dell'arte troupe, has replaced her late Father (the company's founder) on stage as Pierrot, a male clown. although she must act a man's part on stage, she loves the real-life, but faithless, Flavio. Ruffina and Scaramouche, who manage the troupe, meanwhile are struggling to save the small theatre company from financial ruin. Other members of the troupe try hard to keep the audiences satisfied, but Flavio's careless flirtations aren't helping matters. Carlo, one of the clowns, warns Flavio to stay away from his sister, Sylvia. Tensions mount between the two men, and Flavio walks off stage in a fury when Carlo "accidently" hits him in the midst of a performance. Scaramouche and the company manage to keep the audience from leaving, too, by improvising a hilarious Commedia piece, and Pierette, left alone on stage amid the applause, makes a surprising revelation. Scaramouche moves among the grateful audience, collecting money as the curtain falls.

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6 Females; 5 Males; 2 either; 6-12 extras

1st Produced:
Pomperaug Theatre Company     2009

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1st Published:
YouthPlays.com, 2009   -

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Genre:
Comedy - full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  6            Other:  6-12

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Ubu The Conqueror

Synopsis:
Ubu, an indulgent and ignorant man, has (somehow) been elected President of the Western Hemisphere in the year 3016. Now his wife wants him to become ruler of the whole world. He tries, but his conscience keeps getting in his way.

Notes:
Futuristic update of the ideas first appearing in the Ubu plays of Alfred Jarry

1st Produced:
Pomperaug Theatre Company     06 May 2016

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Genre:
Satire

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  12 (either)

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