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David Feldman

DAVID FELDMAN  (1939 - )

Nationality:    USA
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David Feldman has an MFa in play writing from Brandeis University, where he studied under Miracle Worker author William Gibson. His plays have been produced in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Boston area, Colorado Springs, Los Angeles and Syracuse, NY, where he lives and was for 23 years artistic Director and a producer for armory Square Playhouse, a playwrights' collective organization. He has been a theater critic for Stages Magazine and the Syracuse New Times. He has taught at SUNY Cortland, Leslie College, Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University.

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Bill And Mary, Right Now! At Happy Endings!         Erie Canal Afternoon         Falling For You         Fifty Year Game Of Gin Rummy, The         Georgie Porgie         He And She         Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing, Spring Comes And The Grass Grows         Steinberg         Steinberg In Scarsdale         Wonder Of It, The



Bill And Mary, Right Now! At Happy Endings!

Synopsis:
a site-specific play about an experimental theater company putting on a site- specific play at Happy Endings Coffee House, in which the major characters turn out not to be the two former lovers who have come for coffee and a possible reconciliation, but the stage manager who is slowly going insane and the technical director who recently dumped her.

Notes:
Can be Adapted for most coffee houses, even with minimal production facilities. Contact Author

1st Produced:
Happy Endings Cake and Coffee House, Syracuse, NY.    1996

Company:
armory Square Playhouse

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Site-specific comedy/drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Erie Canal Afternoon

Synopsis:
Two lovers meet by the Erie Canal in upstate New York. He hates his job as an architect; she has just witnessed something horrible at the hospital where she works. She knows their affair is over; he doesn't--until she flies off with a hot air balloonist who happens to have landed nearby

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Park Slope Theater, Brooklyn, NY    1999

Company:
The Gallery Players

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
drama One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Falling For You

Synopsis:
a robot (or maybe a ditzy college student) crashes into earth near where a middle-aged man awaits his girlfriend so they can look at a house to purchase together. He discovers a woman who the robot helps him realize is far better for him. The robot leads off the jilted woman to meet the real estate dealer.

Notes:
Very simple production requirements: Open space; one bench.

1st Produced:
Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca, NY    2005

Company:
Kitchen Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Fifty Year Game Of Gin Rummy, The

Synopsis:
Three elderly Jewish men await the arrival of a fourth friend. They have been playing in the same weekly card game since they landed at Ellis Island 50 years ago. The fourth man does not show up. The others learn he has died of a heart attack. They come to deal via humor and reminiscence with their anger and their loss

Notes:
all performers in their 60s; roles require Accurate NYC Jewish Accents

1st Produced:
Spingold Theatre, Waltham, Ma    1971

Company:
Brandeis University

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
drama One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Georgie Porgie

Synopsis:
George has just learned that a Disneyland-type company has purchased property near his estate and will use eminent domain to get land for a road through his property. George, meanwhile, has just begun an affair with the young daughter of the town's mayor. George's assistant would much rather his affair were with her, and the local townspeople would like to see George driven out of town by force if necessary

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Laurie Premier Theatre, Waltham, Ma    1970

Company:
Brandeis University

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
full length Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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He And She

Synopsis:
a man and a woman replay their affair via the seasons of its year

Notes:
Simple setting: Open space, chairs

1st Produced:
Colorado Springs, CO    1987

Company:
Performers Forum

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short experimental play One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing, Spring Comes And The Grass Grows

Synopsis:
a young man, rejected by what he thinks is the love of his life, wanders around upstate New York and in and out of glitzy restaurants until by chance he comes upon the true love of his life--or actually, she realizes that he is and finally he realizes it, too

Notes:
Slightly experimental; breaks the fourth wall

1st Produced:
Waterside Theater, New York City    1990

Company:
The Playformers

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mid-length romantic drama Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Steinberg

Synopsis:
Steinberg, an elderly man, steals out, as he does each spring, to sit in the sun in front of his apartment building. On this first day of good weather, the building superintendent tells him that residents may no longer sit in that area. The following confrontation comes to include a local cop, Steinberg's embarrassed daughter-in-law and a young boy who lives in the building

Notes:
Can be produced As part of A two one-act evening with The Fifty Year Game of Gin Rummy

1st Produced:
New York City    1977

Company:
Quaigh Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
drama One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  1 juvenile male

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Steinberg In Scarsdale

Synopsis:
Steinberg, living in the suburbs north of New York City, discovers a long-lost cousin who turns out to be a bit of a con artist. But after several adventures including a wild night in a motel with a stripper, the cousin convinces Steinberg that you're never too old to enjoy life

Notes:
Same central character As in Steinberg And The Fifty Year Game of Gin Rummy

1st Produced:
Masonic Temple Theatre, Syracuse, NY    1994

Company:
Contemporary Theatre of Syracuse

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
drama with touches of comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Wonder Of It, The

Synopsis:
a dance teacher, giving lessons offstage, reminisces with her unconscious onstage, on the occasion of her 50th birthday about the relationship she almost had with a ballerina in New York City. The teacher comes to accept that while she may never have been sexually fulfilled due to the mores of the time when she was young, she has achieved professional satisfaction late in life

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Theater Row Studios, New York City    2000

Company:
Love Creek Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Experimental One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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