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Jessica Fleitman

JESSICA FLEITMAN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Jessica Fleitman's notable credits include Word of the Day (Sloan Foundation/Magic Theatre commission), Deuteranomaly (2009 semi-finalist for Best Play, Strawberry One act Festival), and the average-Sized Mermaid (2008 Corwin award: Best One-act Play). Certain her middle-class Jewish background would add a unique new perspective to New York's theatrical scene, she bravely moved to Brooklyn after graduating from UC Santa BarbarA. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and fully intends on signing up for a subscription to the New Yorker sometime soon.

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

        Average-Sized Mermaid, The         Average-Sized Mermaid, The         Deuteranomaly         G Train Exodus         Word Of the Day



Average-Sized Mermaid, The

Synopsis:
Reeling from a painful break-up, kindergarten teacher Miriam Moselle loses it in front of her class. after possibly traumatizing the six-year-olds indefinitely with a tirade about male chauvinism in "the Little Mermaid," Miriam inexplicably turns into a mermaid herself. Her unusual situation attracts media attention, and she suddenly finds herself a polarizing national figure. Can she use the publicity to get back at her ex? Will she find her voice, will she find herself, and will she ever fall in love again?

Notes:
2008 Corwin Award: Best One-act Play

1st Produced:
the Performing Arts Theatre, UC Santa Barbara    2008

Organisations:
New Plays Festival

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Average-Sized Mermaid, The

Synopsis:
a lovelorn woman's sudden Piscean metamorphosis gives the flipper to traditional romantic motifs.

Notes:
an expanded And re-conceived full-length Adaptation of the one-act of the same name.

1st Produced:

Organisations:
State of Play Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy full length

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Deuteranomaly

Synopsis:
When allen and Leah Greenberg discover that their young son, David, suffers from Deuteranomaly (red-green colorblindness), the couple's opposing views on love and limitation come to light. Twenty years later, a grown-up David struggles with this legacy in his relationship with Cassandra, a talented painter whose work he can never truly see.

Notes:
Semi-Finalist for Best One-act Play

1st Produced:

Organisations:
the Strawberry One act Festival

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy, Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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G Train Exodus

Synopsis:
the story of a failed artist who tries to leave New York City forever, and the subway train that won't let her go. a tale of transformation and transportation.

Notes:
Voted "audience Favorite" in the estro-in-Progress Reading

1st Produced:
Manhattan Theatre Source
177 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10011    2010

Organisations:
estroGenius Festival

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama, comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Word Of the Day

Synopsis:
the Yenta Chorus (a Greek Chorus of middle-aged Jewish women) tell the story of adam Klein, a clone of his Father who may or may not be the newest incarnation of the legendary Golem of Prague.

Notes:
Commissioned by the Magic theatre/alfred P. Sloan Foundation. First presented At UCSB summer theatre Lab 2006, then selected for performance As part of the Magic theatre's Annual "Science on Stage" At the exploratorium in San Francisco. - http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/February25,2007.html

1st Produced:
the exploratorium, San Francisco, Ca    2006

Organisations:
the Magic Theatre in collaboration with the alfred P. Sloan Foundation

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy, Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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