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Bob Hayden

BOB HAYDEN

  (1938 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Hayden is an active playwright with the San Francisco Playwrights Foundation and the Playwrights Center, participANT in the San Francisco Fringe Festival and Theatre Bay area, and a volunteer to the San Francisco Theatre community. a member of the Dramatists Guild and the George Birimisa Writers Group, his plays have been produced nationally and in AustraliA.

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        10th Toy, The         12 Step Conga Line         Another Zoo Story         Beloved Catamite         Bimini At Dawn         Decisive Action         Don't Truffle With Me         Easter In the Park With George         Father Halloween         Gasoline         Going there         Immaculate Pedophiles, The         Killing Christopher Rhone         Letter From Mount Idy, The         Liebesfreud And Liebesleid         Montezuma's Real Revenge         My Sad Sack Swain         Nun, Set And Match         Play About the Boys And the Dog, The         Shanghai Virgin Of Front Street, The         Sleeping Beauties         Stalling         Trotsky's Variations On the Death Of Edward Ii         What the General Said         What's Your Line?



10th Toy, The

Synopsis:
Two friends relax at Christmas and remember the amazing gifts one of them has received from a minor devil, one in charge of flat fizzy water and sticking upside down cakes. the devil granted the young lady ten gifts, nine of which she could choose, and the last would be his choice. the last gift is an innocent one, but one that her young son turns into a constant hell.

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Minneapolis Conservatory

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Genre:
Christmas Play Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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12 Step Conga Line

Synopsis:
a young couple are thrown together at a meeting of a 12 Step Program for people with a sexual addition. they open up to each other . . . literally . . . and find they may be soul mates on their addiction. a Flash in the afternoon

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Phare Players Theatre Company

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Genre:
erotic Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Another Zoo Story

Synopsis:
Two strangers meet at a funeral and discover they have both been intimately involved with the deceased. there'll never be another Barbaro

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Genre:
One Minute Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Beloved Catamite

Synopsis:
Rob and Kyle become teenage lovers. Kyle meets Jean in college and they marry, even though she is aware of Kyle's affair with Rob, and she demands he be dumped. This seems to put the kabosh on the Kyle-Rob liaison, but a devious scheme using Kyle's dedication to sexual conquests forces Jean to view Rob as her ally rather than the enemy. a disastrous love triangle morphs into a loyal menage a tois, as Kyle, Jean and Rob all get what they want. Love and marriage go together like . . . a troika.

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Written for very simple, Abstract forms to represent various multiple locations.

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Genre:
Full Length Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  doubling

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Bimini At Dawn

Synopsis:
Manny is dying and he tries to convince his devoted wife to eschew the standard Jewish funeral and give him an Irish wake. His reasons and rebellious but average life flash back during lunches with Hymie, his friend and colleague

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Lakeshore Players

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Genre:
Character Comedy Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Decisive Action

Synopsis:
George Bush and Karl Rove deal with an uprising attacking the White House. assisted by Karen Hughes and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, they act as decisively as they did to the early warnings of a terrorist attack on America.

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Genre:
Political Comedy Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Don't Truffle With Me

Synopsis:
an old man spends his life trying to grow unsuitable crops (maple trees, truffles) in the dessert. He is convinced that persistence will win the day. His wife holds an opposite view.

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Genre:
Character Comedy Ten Min

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Easter In the Park With George

Synopsis:
Many characters to be found in an urban park on a Sunday cross paths. their private concerns contrast with the idiocy of government sponsered fear of terrorism.

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Genre:
Social Comedy Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Father Halloween

Synopsis:
Two god-fearing women worry that children of the parish are being abducted my a child molester. their priest's attention to Johnny arouse their suspicions, and when Johnny doesn't come home on Halloween, they confront the priest. they discover a horror that relieves their suspicions.

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Genre:
Halloween Play Ten Min

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Gasoline

Synopsis:
Obesity and oil shortages are conquered as the world's largest oil company buys the FBI and turns fat into fortunes. a devout young environmentalist is enlisted by them, and ruined in the process, but his devoted Korean fiancee stands by him. He triumphs by a unique discovery in Tibet, then ruined again by rumors of Mad Bean Disease. His fiancee's Father saves the day selling a secret recipe. But you can't really fight city hall . . . or the people who own it. URINeTOWN . . . but without the class

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Going there

Synopsis:
a reformed pedophile is confronted in his home by the youth he molested. the youth is seeks a strange sort of revenge, aimed more at the pedophile's wife than at his lover.

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Genre:
Play/Drama Ten Min

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Immaculate Pedophiles, The

Synopsis:
Michael Jackson collaborates with J.M. Barrie for testimony at future trials charging him with improper behavior

Notes:
3 characters, table And chair set. Has been done in An Actual bar

1st Produced:
Australian Tour    2005

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Genre:
short comedy One act

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  1 m/f

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Killing Christopher Rhone

Synopsis:
Three boys bond together at a military school as do real soldiers. One of them, Christopher, who is gay, is obsessed with a family secret, and his stability is their problem. Despite their efforts, despite an elaborate deception that succeeds, his roommates realize that he is a falling knife that they cannot save. Christopher Rhone's love of Christopher Rhone kills them both.

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Stage largely set As A dormitory commons room, but with A small Area As the loft of A bell tower.

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Genre:
Full Length

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Letter From Mount Idy, The

Synopsis:
an amish and a Mormon boy meet, move to a farm in Kansas, marry and adopt children, but not without grave initial misgivings.. Some of the community resent their intrusion and harass them. as their lives together unfold over half a century, they become cherished members of their town. When an irresistible libido meets and immovable credo . . .

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Genre:
Full Length Drama Giocosa Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Liebesfreud And Liebesleid

Synopsis:
an old man meets Fritz Kreisler and discovers he has wasted his entire life and a great talent trying to do what others wanted.

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Genre:
Play/Drama Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Montezuma's Real Revenge

Synopsis:
Two marines are enmeshed in gay sensitivity training as Don't ask Don't Tell is abolished in the military. Hey reveal their reactions as they dance and reveal more of their characters than they might wish.

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Genre:
Comedy Ten Min

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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My Sad Sack Swain

Synopsis:
a young man takes his intended to dinner, planning to propose to her. His record of missteps sets the stage for a clever proposal to go comically wrong.

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Genre:
Character Comedy Ten Min

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Nun, Set And Match

Synopsis:
a Boston hustler is saved by a pedophile willing to ruin his life and career to marry him. His sexually precocious twelve year-old girl friend marries a viscous swindler who murders her. a rogue nun attacks accepted moral values to save the boy and the pedophile he loves. She brings the husband to justice, and deals decisively with her paramour, a politician who capitulates to the media's hysteria about children. auntie Mame for Pedophiles

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Genre:
Full Length Social Issue Comedy Comedy

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Play About the Boys And the Dog, The

Synopsis:
a viscous hound threatens schoolboys on their beer runs. Lawrence of arabia does limEricks and chews gum at the same time. Practical jokes (some sexual) set the stage for three roommates coming to terms with mortality.

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Genre:
Tragi-Comedy One act

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Shanghai Virgin Of Front Street, The

Synopsis:
a young woman shills for her lover as a would be prostitute on San Francisco's Barabry Coast, luring seamen into a trap. Most action takes place in a fog, where only the audience can see the actors, although some bits occur in the dark where the actors can supposedly see each other. the outcome mirrors the reversal of light as the male lover and his accomplice double cross the virgin.

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Genre:
Serio-Comedy Ten Min

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Sleeping Beauties

Synopsis:
Two old men navigate through obstacles represented by traffic cones. they reminisce in clipped terms about life before gay liberation.

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Genre:
a Short Gay Play One act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Stalling

Synopsis:
Two gay men meet in a restroom, but one is unaware that if you want sex you should ask. the other leaves his stall and arranges a date for the first that is a shock. there are overtones of politics and fictional pedophilia.

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Genre:
Gay Play Ten Min

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Trotsky's Variations On the Death Of Edward Ii

Synopsis:
Six variations on how Edward II was put to death, in imitation of David Ives.

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Genre:
Naughty Comedy Ten Min

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Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

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What the General Said

Synopsis:
Taking advantage of the military's strange honor codes, a soldier protects himself from being found out as gay by drinking himself into oblivion.

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Genre:
Social Comedy Ten Min

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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What's Your Line?

Synopsis:
abu, a simple pretzel and pickle cart vender on Wall Street is interrogated by the FBI as a terrorist suspect. Never denying his guilt, abu confounds his inquisitioners with wordplay, readily confesses when finally threatened with torture, and reveals that he has wiped out much of the American financial system with anthrax. In fact, three dozen slang words in the dialogue have announced the subterfuge from the beginning. Listen to the words . . .

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Genre:
Comedy Ten Min

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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