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Jon Jory

JON JORY  (1938 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Jon Jory. as the Producing Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Jon Jory directed over 125 plays and produced over 1,000 during his 32-year tenure. He conceived the internationally lauded Humana Festival of New American Plays, the SHORTS Festival, and the Brown-Forman Classics-in-Context Festival. He was also the artistic Founding Director of Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, and he has been inducted in New York's Theatre Hall of Fame. Mr. Jory has directed professionally in nine nations, and in the United States has directed productions at many regional Theatres including Washington's Arena Stage, San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre, Hartford Stage, the McCarter in Princeton, Guthrie Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has received the National Theatre Conference award and aTa Distinguished Career award. For his commitment to new plays, he has received the Margo Jones award twice, the Shubert Foundation's James N. Vaughan Memorial award for exceptional achievement and Contribution to the Development of Professional Theatre, Carnegie Mellon's Commitment to Playwriting award, and the Special Tony award for achievement in Regional Theatre. He currently teaches acting and directing at the University of Washington.

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        Anne Of Green Gables         Autophobia         Blondes         Camping         Darcy And Elizabeth         Drama School From Hell, The         Emma         Exams         Gift Of the Magi, The         In the Park         Laguna Di Marano         New York Nuts Three         Persuasion         Pickups         Pride And Prejudice         Prom Game, The         Quadrangle         Salvador Dali At the Beach         Scruples         Sense And Sensibility         Sixty Second Singles         Stop Watch         Tom Jones         Tricks



Anne Of Green Gables

Synopsis:
This innovative adaptation, using five different actors to play anne, is the classic story of a fiery young girl named anne Shirley. When Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert end up with young anne, instead of the boy they thought they were adopting, their world is turned upside down. Marilla is not pleased with the orphanage's mix-up, but agrees to keep the little girl for one month with the hope that she will be able to civilize anne before sending her back. But will the imaginative and mischievous girl win over the hearts of her reluctant parents?

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Genre:
50-60 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  11            Other:  3 males, 11 females (9-15 actors possible: 2-3 males, 7-12 females)

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Autophobia

Synopsis:
autophobia is a short comedic play cycle, offers a painfully funny glimpse into the hilarious reality of male-female relationships and modern living. With an emphasis on the feminine perspective, autophobia offers six vastly different situations that present the absurd plights of contemporary men and women.
press release

Notes:
written by Kate Hoffower, Jon Jory, John Stinson, Charles Forbes And Jane Anderson

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Lay It Down Productions

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Genre:
short comedic play cycle Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Blondes

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1st Produced:
Victor Jory Theater, Louisville, KY    1981

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Camping

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1st Produced:
Victor Jory Theater, Louisville, KY    1981

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Darcy And Elizabeth

Synopsis:
Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy take center stage in this one-act version of Jane austen's beloved romance. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense. In a society of deceit and vanity, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice to make the best match of all? Focusing on this central relationship, this fluid, imaginative adaptation showcases the timeless romance that is known around the world. (a full-length version of this play, Pride and Prejudice, is also available.)

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
35-45 min Romantic comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  9            Other:  4 males, 9 females (11-21 actors possible: 4-8 males, 7-13 females)

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Drama School From Hell, The

Synopsis:
a new crop of American thespians are eager to start L.a.V.a.'s Summer Drama Program in the remote english moors -- so much so that no one seems to care that the classes are only after midnight, there are wolves constantly howling in the distance, and their guide is a zombie. Not to mention that all their teachers are strangely pale and insistent that the first production of the season is "Dracula." Maybe Jenn, with the help of fellow student Katherine Helsing, can get to the bottom of what is going on behind the scenes at this lunatic Drama school.

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1st Produced:
Wheatland Union High School (Wheatland, Ca, United States)    2010

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
45-55 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  12            Other:  4 males, 12 females (16-22 actors possible: 4-7 males, 12-15 females)

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Emma

Synopsis:
In this crisp, dynamic retelling of austen's classic, matchmaker emma Woodhouse has just moved on to her newest "project" -- a sweet, but modest girl named Harriet Smith. Having played matchmaker for her long-time nanny, vivacious emma is determined to find Harriet an impressive suitor in spite of her lacking social standing. But as emma becomes entangled in the romantic lives of her friends and acquaintances, she unwittingly falls in love with the least likely of bachelors in this lighthearted tale of gossip, matrimony, and misunderstanding.

Notes:
from the novel by Jane Austen

1st Produced:
the Independent School, Wichita, KS    30 Sep 2010

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
100-120 min comedy Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Exams

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1st Produced:
Victor Jory Theater, Louisville, KY    1981

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Gift Of the Magi, The

Synopsis:
This heartwarming romantic comedy, narrated by a group of Christmas carolers, tells the story of Della and Jim, who are desperately in love with each other but also very poor. In their attempts to buy each other proper Christmas gifts, a strange twist of fate leads the couple to find the perfect gifts for one another -- but at an unexpected cost. Though they may not have the perfect Christmas, the couple learns about the importance of the gift of love in this beautiful adaptation of the story by O. Henry.

Notes:
from the story by O. Henry

1st Produced:
aberdeen Community Theatre, aberdeen, SD    17 Dec 2009

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
short Christmas comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  10            Other:  -

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In the Park

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1st Produced:
Victor Jory Theater, Louisville, KY    1982

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Laguna Di Marano

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1st Produced:
Victor Jory Theater, Louisville, KY    1982

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New York Nuts Three

Synopsis:
there are 8 million stories in the naked city and seven of the best of them are waiting to be told in the aching Dogs theater Company's returning hit series, New York Nuts Three. This year's version of New York Nuts features original short plays ranging from high comedy to intense Drama written by member playwrights, Don Creedon, alicia Frank, Naomi Mc Dougall Jones, Debra ann Register, Bill Rutowski, Robert Tamburino and non-member Jon Jory, and contains no less than 18 of the Company's actors. aching Dogs theatre Company is under the artistic direction of Pamela Scott, a teacher and director at the T. Schreiber Studio and American academy of Dramatic Arts.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
written by Don Creedon, Alicia Frank, Naomi Mc Dougall Jones, Debra Ann Register, Bill Rutowski, Robert Tamburino, Jon Jory

1st Produced:
Hudson Guild, NY    18 Oct 2009

Company:
aching Dogs Theater Company

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Genre:
Show

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Persuasion

Synopsis:
the elliot family verges on financial ruin, and image-conscious patriarch Sir Walter must rent their estate to avoid bankruptcy. His daughter anne is surprised to learn who has taken the estate: the sister of Captain Wentworth, a man whose proposal she was persuaded to refuse years before. then, Wentworth was a poor sailor with no social standing, but he has returned a rich and eligible officer. as they are thrown into one another's company once again, anne's affection remains despite her lack of hope for any reconciliation. But when Wentworth begins to show signs of jealousy towards one of her suitors, she must summon the courage to seek out his true feelings. This movingly romantic adaptation of Jane austen's last novel brings a classic story of enduring love to the stage.

Notes:
from the novel by Jane Austen

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
100-110 min Romantic comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Pickups

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-    1980

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Genre:
One act

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Pride And Prejudice

Synopsis:
all of the wit and romance of Jane austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it's difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense -- but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all? (a one-act version of this play,Darcy and Elizabeth, is also available.)

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1st Produced:
Arizona Theatre Company (Tucson and Phoenix, aZ, United States)    2005

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
120-130 min Romantic comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  8            Other:  6 males, 8 females (13-40 actors possible: 5-20 males, 8-20 females)

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Prom Game, The

Synopsis:
Prom goes from time-honored tradition to all-out brawl in a fast-paced event where it's a race between the guys and girls to find the perfect date. Both teams have twenty-four hours and plenty of obstacles from a hot dog eating competition to backstabbing friends, from overly picky contestants to dueling coaches. Will matches be made in time for the big dance? a hilarious and, yes, even romantic take on a high school rite of passage.

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  13            Other:  7 males, 13 females (20-22 actors possible: 7-9 males, exactly 13 females)

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Quadrangle

Synopsis:
a terse confrontation between the victims of a one-night stand which resulted in a pregnancy and a subsequent abortion

Notes:
part of early Times: A compendium of short plays

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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing in University,    -

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Genre:
Short Play One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Salvador Dali At the Beach

Synopsis:
Sisters andrea and Barb are spending their day at the beach when they encounter several wildly unique characters. there's Cal, a man left heartbroken after his girlfriend left him for a zebra, a pair of identical twin sisters who both got plastic surgery to look less like one another, a bee keeper with dreams of dancing on the sand, and a collection of other fantastic, crazy personalities. But with a surprise visit from a familiar artist (or perhaps an imposter), reality and art are called into question in this absurdly hilarious tale of an ordinary extraordinary day at the beach.

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1st Produced:
ames High School auditorium, ames, Ia    30 Apr 2010

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
Short comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  10            Other:  -

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Scruples

Synopsis:
an audition for a commercial play

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Genre:
Short play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Sense And Sensibility

Synopsis:
Sisters elinor and Marianne find themselves captivated by two very different men in this lively and dynamic adaptation of Jane austen's classic novel. Sensible elinor is charmed by the quiet, bumbling goodness of edward, while passionate Marianne is swept off of her feet by the dashing and mysterious Willoughby. But when Willoughby's scandalous past and edward's secret fiancee come to light, the sisters are forced to rely upon themselves and one another to weather their heartache -- and learn that when sense and sensibility meet, love can't be far behind.

Notes:
from the novel by Jane Austen

1st Produced:
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN    10 Feb 2011

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
romance adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Sixty Second Singles

Synopsis:
Sixty Second Singles, a semi-reality television show, features randomly selected couples that go on speed dates with only one minute to decide if they are compatible. From a girl who insists on wearing her school's bear mascot uniform everywhere until the end of football season to a guy who is paired with a ghost who was in love with his grandfather, encounters of love, chaos, and the plain weird are realized in the span of sixty seconds.

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1st Produced:
Northfield High School, Northfield, MN    30 Jan 2010

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
short comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Stop Watch

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1st Produced:
Victor Jory Theater, Louisville, KY    1983

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Tom Jones

Synopsis:
Abandoned as a child to the care of Squire Allworthy, Tom Jones is now all grown up and launched into the bewildering romantic world. He falls madly in love with the virtuous Sophia Western -- but Sophia's father is determined to keep the two apart. In his pursuit of true love, the well-intentioned Tom finds himself the object of female attention and romantic complication. But will these misadventures permanently jeopardize his chances with Sophia? Adapted from the classic novel by Henry Fielding, Tom Jones is a bawdy and rollicking comedy for the stage that will have the audience in stitches.

Notes:
from the novel by Henry Fielding

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Playscripts, Inc   -

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Tricks

Synopsis:
Scapin the scheming servant makes fools of his masters

Notes:
Music by Jerry Blatt; lyrics by Lonnie Burnstein; book by Jon Jory. Based on "Scapin" by Moliere

1st Produced:
Fisher Theatre, Detroit    25 Nov 1972

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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York,    -

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  dancers

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