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Wendy Kesselman

WENDY KESSELMAN  (1940 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Creative Artists Agency CA  


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Becca         Black Monk, The         Butcher's Daughter, The         Cinderella In A Mirror         Diary Of Anne Frank, The         Graduation Of Grace, The         Griffin, The, And The Minor Cannon         I Love You, I Love You Not         Juniper Tree, The: A Tragic Househod Tale         Last Bridge, The         Maggie Magalita         Merry-Go-Round         My Sister In This Hose         Notebook, The         Olympe And The Executioner         Tale Of Two Cities, A



Becca

Synopsis:
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Notes:
music And lyrics by Kesselman

1st Produced:
New York    1977

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1st Published:
Anchorage Press, New Orleans, 1988   -

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Genre:
Childrens Youth audience

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Black Monk, The

Synopsis:
chamber musical inspired by anton Chekhov's story, "The Black Monk." It follows the life of a gifted young artist andrei. after five years in Moscow, andrei returns home to his adopted father Igor and childhood love Tanya. as his talent blossoms, will andrei be able to hold on to love, family, and his sanity, or will the power of the mysterious Black Monk drive him into the unknown?
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
book, music And lyrics by Wendy Kesselman

1st Produced:
Beckett Theatre    2008

Company:
South ark Stage

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2011)   978-0-8222-2369-6

Music:
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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Butcher's Daughter, The

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Notes:
aka The Executioner's Daughter

1st Produced:
Cleveland, Ohio    1993

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Cinderella In A Mirror

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1st Produced:
Lenox, Massachusetts    1987

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Diary Of Anne Frank, The

Synopsis:
In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination. an impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIaRY OF aNNE FRaNK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence-their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death." This is a new adaptation for a new generation.

Notes:
New Adaptation from Frances Goodrich And Albert Hackett

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Graduation Of Grace, The

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part of Summer Shorts 4: This is the Annual program of new short plays At 59E59. Featured will be eight world premieres: Jonathan's Blaze by Christopher Stetson Boal, directed by Jose Angel Santana; Play With The Penguin by Roger Hedden, directed by Billy Hopkins; The Graduation Of Grace by Wendy Kesselman, director TBa; Fit by Neil Koenigsberg, directed by Merri Milwe; Romance by Neil LaBute, directed by Dolores Rice; The Expenses Of Rain by Deb Margolin, directed by Laura Barnett; An Actor Prepares by Timothy Mason, directed by Maxwell Williams; Happy by Alan Zweibel, directed by Fred Berner.

1st Produced:
59E59 Theaters
59 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022    30 Jul 2010

Company:
ThroughLine artists with J.J. Kandel and John McCormack

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Music:
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Genre:
short play

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Griffin, The, And The Minor Cannon

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Notes:
music Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh

1st Produced:
Lenox, Massachusetts    1988

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I Love You, I Love You Not

Synopsis:
young woman's coming to terms with her Jewish ethnic heritage with advice from her grandmother

Notes:
Full length version produce St Paul 1986

1st Produced:
Louisville    1982

Company:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1988   -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Juniper Tree, The: A Tragic Househod Tale

Synopsis:
childlike story theatre retelling of murder and cannibalism

Notes:
from Brothers Grimm story. Music & lyrics by Keselman

1st Produced:
Lenox, Massachusetts    1982

Company:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1985   -

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Genre:
Play with Music

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Last Bridge, The

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1st Produced:
Great Street Playhouse    2002

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Maggie Magalita

Synopsis:
a 14 year old Hispanic immigrant tries to forget her roots but finally comes to understand herself

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1st Produced:
Washington D.C.    1980

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1987   -

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Merry-Go-Round

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1st Produced:
Louisville    1981

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My Sister In This Hose

Synopsis:
When two emotionally abused servant-sisters respond to their pent-up hostilities, brutal murder of their mistress is the result. Based on a historical incident in Le Mans, France in 1933

Notes:
the true case inspired Genet's The Maids. Music by Kesselman

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1982   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Lesbian, full length

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  5            Other:  voices

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Notebook, The

Synopsis:
follows the relationships of two students with each other and with their fabled English teacher, Miss Thorne, at a private school in Manhattan. Warren lives to read, and his enthusiasm and literary talent make him Miss Thorne's favorite. But when Jennie, a Russian immigrant, arrives at the school, Miss Thorne's allegiance shifts. Jennie, a brilliant literature student, passionate beyond her years, is the student Miss Thorne has sought her whole life. Jennie idolizes Miss Thorne, who showers her with compliments, including one she almost never bestows when, after reading some of Jennie's poems, she tells Jennie that she may be a writer. Warren is not jealous of the attention Jennie receives because he has fallen madly in love with her. He delights in her successes. But quite suddenly, Miss Thorne cools to Jennie. Suddenly, her a's become barely passing grades, and Miss Thorne dismisses her work as too controlled by her passions and lacking in discipline. The effect is devastating. Jennie does everything she ca

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1st Produced:
Second Stage, NYC    2003

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Olympe And The Executioner

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Tale Of Two Cities, A

Synopsis:
Period 1860 as classic action is split between London and Paris

Notes:
novel by Charles Dickens

1st Produced:
Louisville    1992

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  16            Female:  10            Other:  -

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