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Alex Finlayson

ALEX FINLAYSON

  (1951 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  

Alex Finlayson is the author of fifteen plays and screenplays. Her plays, MISFITS and TOBACCOLAND, were commissioned by the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester (Greg Hersov, artistic director). The Royal Exchange also produced her Mobil Prize-winning play, WINDING the BALL, which won a sweep of favourable notices, as well as a Manchester evening News Drama Critics Award for actor David Schofield. these three plays are published by Oberon Books. Her play, LADIES SIDE, was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award (Washington DC) and WORLD OF BeAUTY won the Texas Playwrights Festival, Stages Theatre in Houston. Other work includes a teleplay adaptation of Rumer Godden's IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE (MartonFilm, NYC); a multimedia one-woman show, TRUDI, commissioned by Duke University and researched in Chiapas, Mexico with the aid of a North Carolina Artists Grant; a stage adaptation of the OUTCRY by Henry James; and a stage comedy, WHY MEN HATE WOMEN.

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

        Ladies' Side         Misfits         Outcry, The         Tobaccoland         Trudi         Why Men Hate Women         Winding the Ball         World Of Beauty



Ladies' Side

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nominated for a Helen Hayes Award (Washington DC)

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Misfits

Misfits
the break up of the Miller/Monroe marriage during the shooting of the 1960 film the Misfits

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by Barksdale theatre, Richmond Va 2000; the Black Dahlia theatre, Los Angeles Ca 2005.

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Oberon Books, London, 1997   

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Outcry, The

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Hugh Crimble is the only man in england who can stop American millionaire Breckenridge Bender from raiding the country's art masterpieces. Unbelievably funny Henry James.

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adaptation of A lost Henry James play

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Tobaccoland

Tobaccoland
story of a 70 year old farmer's loss of faith in himself and his way of life. "Tobacco is the American dream that turned into a nightmare"

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Oberon Books, London, 1999   

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Trudi

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commissioned by Duke University and researched in Chiapas, Mexico with the aid of a North Carolina Artists Grant

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multimedia

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Why Men Hate Women

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a comedy. Title derived from Gore Vidal's comment, "If only women knew how much men hated them."

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The Cherry Orchard Theater, Va Usa     2000

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Winding the Ball

Winding the Ball
a comedy of mass murder. a beloved football coach turns terrorist because life is not like football.

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Burning Coal theatre, Raleigh NC (1998)

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the Royal exchange

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Oberon Books, London, 1997   

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World Of Beauty

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won the Texas Playwrights Festival, Stages theatre in Houston.

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