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Joan Holden

JOAN HOLDEN

  (1939 - )

Nationality:    USA
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        1985         Americans; Or, Last Tango In Huahuaenago         Back To Normal         Dragon Lady's Revenge, The         Factperson         Factwino Meets the Moral Majority         Factwino Vs Armaggedonman         False Promises/Nos Enganaron         Frijoles; Or, Beans To You         Frozen Wages         FSM; The Musical         Great Air Robbery, The         Hotel Universe, The         Independent Female, The: Or, A Man Has His Pride         L'Amant Militaire         Loon's Rage         Loon's Rage, The         Marriage Of Figaro, The         Mozamgola Caper, The         Nickel And Dimed         Pope And the Witch, The         Power Play         Ripped Van Winkle         Ruzzante; Or, The Veteran         San Fran Scandals         Seeing Double         Seize the Time         Spain/36         Steeltown



1985

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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1985

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Americans; Or, Last Tango In Huahuaenago

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Notes:
written with Daniel Chumley

1st Produced:
Dayton, Ohio     1981

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Back To Normal

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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1990

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Dragon Lady's Revenge, The

Synopsis:
deals with the Viet Nam War

Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1971

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "By Popular Demand", San Francisco Mime Company, San Francisco, 1980   -

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Factperson

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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1980

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1st Published:
in "West Coast Plays 15-16", Berkley, California, 1983   -

Music:
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Factwino Meets the Moral Majority

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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1981

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "West Coast Plays 15-16", Berkley, California, 1983   -

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Factwino Vs Armaggedonman

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1st Produced:
San Francisco     1982

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1st Published:
in "West Coast Plays 15-16", Berkley, California, 1983   -

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False Promises/Nos Enganaron

Synopsis:
deals with the Viet Nam War

Notes:
San Francisco Mime Troupe and Joan Holden

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1976

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "By Popular Demand", San Francisco Mime Company, San Francisco, 1980   -

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Frijoles; Or, Beans To You

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1975

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "By Popular Demand", San Francisco Mime Company, San Francisco, 1980   -

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Frozen Wages

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1972

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "By Popular Demand", San Francisco Mime Company, San Francisco, 1980   -

Music:
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FSM; The Musical

Synopsis:
1964 and students at Berkeley fight for free speech

Notes:
Music and lyrics by Bruce Barthol; Daniel Savio; book by Joan Holden

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Genre:
Musical

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Great Air Robbery, The

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1st Produced:
San Francisco     1974

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Hotel Universe, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
music by Bruce Barthol

1st Produced:
La Rochelle, France     1977

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "West Coast Plays 10", Berkley, California, 1981   -

Music:
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Independent Female, The: Or, A Man Has His Pride

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1st Produced:
Los Angeles     1970

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1st Published:
in "By Popular Demand", San Francisco Mime Company, San Francisco, 1980   -

Music:
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L'Amant Militaire

Synopsis:
deals with the Viet Nam War

Notes:
Original Playwright - Carlo Goldoni. By San Francisco Mime Troupe and Joan Holden

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1967

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "the San Francisco Mime Troupe: the First Ten Years", Ramparts Press, Palo alto, California, 1975   -

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

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Loon's Rage

Synopsis:
animal characters from Northwest Indian folktales confront nuclear physicists who run a nuclear power plant. Loon, a prophetic bird, warns of disaster, and disaster comes in the form of a meltdown.

Notes:
Written by Stephen Most, Joan Holden And Jael Weisman

1st Produced:
Traveling Outdoor Production     1976

Organisations:
Dell'arte Players Company

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Genre:
Commedia dell'arte

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  4

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Loon's Rage, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
On Tour     1977

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "West Coast Plays 10", Berkley, California, 1981   -

Music:
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Marriage Of Figaro, The

Synopsis:
Writing a few years before the French Revolution, barely concealing himself in his hero, Beaumarchais pours his class rage into a stock-comic vessel that barely contains it under pressure. Three years after the happy ending ofthe Barber of Seville, it's the valet's turn to marry. But his master the Count has tired of his lovely Countess, and lusts for Figaro's bride-to-be, Suzanne. He determines to revive the ancient droit de seigneur-the lord of the manor's right to bed her. Figaro and the women concoct a counter-plot; the Count's page, Cherubin (Mozart's Cerubino) makes hash of it through his passionate crush on the Countess. the double/triple/quadruple misunderstanding yields one of the most perfect farce scenes of all time, featuring a chair and a closet, and one of the finest master-servant scenes, featuring a razor. the play, as great in its kind as the opera Mozart made from it, proclaims Figaro a better man than the Count and the women better humans than the men. This version restores two revolutionary passages that the author cut to save his liberty: a confrontation between the Count and his vassals in the final scene that anticipates the guillotine, and a searing indictment of sexual inequality by Figaro's mother, Marceline.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Beaumarchais

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1990

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
farce adaptation

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Mozamgola Caper, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1986

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "theater", New haven, Connecticut, Winter, 1986   -

Music:
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Nickel And Dimed

Synopsis:
Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive, when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live on $7 an hour? Maybe. But one $7-an-hour job won't pay the rent: she'll have to do back-to-back shifts, as a chambermaid and a waitress. This isn't the first surprise for acclaimed author Barbara, who set out to research low-wage life firsthand, confident she was prepared for the worst. Barbara ehrenreich's best-seller about her odyssey is vivid and witty, yet always deeply sobering. Joan Holden's stage adaptation is a focused comic epic shadowed with tragedy. Barbara is prepared for hard work but not, at 55, for double shifts and nonstop aches and pains; for having to share tiny rooms, live on fast food because she has no place to cook, beg from food pantries, gulp handfuls of Ibuprofen because she can't afford a doctor; for failing, after all that, to make ends meet; or for constantly having to swallow humiliation. the worst, she learns, is not what happens to the back or the knees: it's the damage to the heart. the bright glimpses of Barbara's co-workers that enliven the book become indelible portraits: Gail, the star waitress pushing fifty who can no longer outrun her troubles; Carlie, the hotel maid whose rage has burned down to disgust; Pete, the nursing home cook who retreats into fantasy; Holly, terrified her pregnancy will end her job as Team Leader at Magic MAIDS, and with it her 50-cent raise. these characters wage their life struggles with a gallantry that humbles Barbara, and the audience. the play shows us the life a third of working Americans now lead, and makes us angry that anyone should have to live it.

Notes:
based on Nickel And Dimed, On (Not) Getting By In America by Barbara ehrenreich

1st Produced:
Seattle     2002

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2005   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  5            Other:  doubling

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Pope And the Witch, The

Synopsis:
Pope John Paul II explains it all in this wild send up of Catholicism and politics

Notes:
Original Playwright - Dario Fo

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1997   -

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  15            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Power Play

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1st Produced:
San Francisco     1975

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Ripped Van Winkle

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with Ellen Callas

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1988

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Ruzzante; Or, The Veteran

Synopsis:
deals with the Viet Nam War

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Hayward, California     1968

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San Fran Scandals

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1973

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "By Popular Demand", San Francisco Mime Company, San Francisco, 1980   -

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Seeing Double

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with others

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1989

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Seize the Time

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with Steve Friedman

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1970

Organisations:
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Spain/36

Synopsis:
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Notes:
music Bruce Barthol

1st Produced:
Los Angeles     1986

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Steeltown

Synopsis:
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Notes:
music Bruce Barthol

1st Produced:
San Francisco     1984

Organisations:
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