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Quinn D Eli

QUINN D ELI

  (1963 - )

Nationality:    African American
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Quinn eli is Founder of the Samira Company. His plays include "My Name is Bess," which received top honors in the 2006 Trustus Playwrights' Festival; "analawn," commissioned by People's Light and Theatre; "Tea for the Fever," which was a finalist for the Lark Play Development Center's 2006 Playwrights' Week; and "Hot Black/Asian action," a satire about sexual and racial stereotypes that premiered at the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival. the two-time recipient of Fellowships in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, eli has published fiction and essays in essence, New York Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications. His most recent book, Homecoming: the Story of African American Farmers, is a companion volume to the PBS film.

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        Hot Black/Asian Action         My Name Is Bess         Running Amok         Senile Agitation         Small Portions



Hot Black/Asian Action

Synopsis:
"Hot Black/Asian action" features a multiracial cast in a trio of short plays about those strange, surreal, and absurd moments when racial and sexual stereotypes collide.

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a racially mixed ensemble of six Asian-Americans, African-Americans, And whites consisting of three men And three women who perform All roles.

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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My Name Is Bess

Synopsis:
Dazed and disappointed by their troubled marriages, two longtime friends-one black, one white-retreat to an Atlantic City hotel room, make an impulsive call to an escort service, and end up in that dangerous space where faithfulness collides with desire. Secrets from their shared past come suddenly into the open, and the men are confronted by long simmering emotions about race, sex, and the elusiveness of pleasure.

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a multi-racial cast featuring white, black And/or Latino Actors/actresses

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Trustus theater    2006

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Running Amok

Running Amok
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in the Best Ten-Minute Plays 2011, Smith & Kraus; (June 1, 2012)   978-1575257822

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10 min play

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Senile Agitation

Synopsis:
Two sisters contemplate a complex proposition for the care of their ailing grandmother.
- nytheatre.com

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part of Accidental Discharge Impossible. This program of new short plays is inspired by classic print Ads that Are Actually A bit shocking. the Drafts Fest is the collaborative effort of six playwrights, six directors, And eight multifaceted Actors. Playwrights receive randomly compiled cast lists And create stories tailored to the Drafts based on this year's theme, Accidental Discharge Impossible.

1st Produced:
the Red Room
85 East 4th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10003    05 May 2011

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1st Published:
in "Accidental Discharge Impossible", http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Small Portions

Small Portions
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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