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H M Koutoukas

H M KOUTOUKAS  (1937 - 2010)

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Nino Karlweis  


H.M. "Harry" Koutoukas (June 4, 1937  March 6, 2010) was a surrealist playwright, actor and teacher. along with Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, Doric Wilson, Tom Eyen and Robert Patrick, Koutoukas is credited among the artists who gave birth to the Off-Off Broadway theater movement of the 1960s. photo: Chris Clarke.

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All Day For A Dollar         Bang         Butterfly Encounter, The         Christopher At Sheridan Squared         French Dressing         Grandmother Is In The Strawberry Patch         Hand Job For Apollo, A         Howard Kline Trilogy         Invocations Of A Haunted Mind         Landlord And His Good Tenants         Last Triangle, The         Legend Of Sheridan Square, The         Letter From Colette, A         Man Who Shot His Washing Machine, The         Medea In The Laundromat         One Man's Religion         Only A Countess         Pinotti Papers, The         Pomegranada         Starflowers In An Ancient Land         Tidy Passions; Or, Kill, Kalaidoscope, Kill         Too Late For Yogurt         Turtles Don't Dream         View From Sorrento         When Clowns Play Hamlet         When Lightening Strikes Twice         With Creatures Make My Way



All Day For A Dollar

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New York    1966

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Bang

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BaNG was A production in which 29 plawrights each wrote A three minute sketch. It was A benefit because the Buildings Department made us do extensive electrical repair. It was organized by Robert (O'Connor) Patrick. The following is A list of the plawrights involved: Joyce Aaron, Anthony Bastiano, Jean Claude Van Itallie, Walter Brown, Daniel Clark, Tom Eyen, Ted Harris, Robert Heide, William Hoffman, Douglas Kahn, Donald Kavares, Bruce Kessler, H.M. Koutoukas, Leonard Melfi, Mary Mitchell, Harvey Perr, Jean Reavey, Phill Bill Niblock, Lanford Wilson, Ruth Yorck.
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Butterfly Encounter, The

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music by David Forman

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New York    1978

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Christopher At Sheridan Squared

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French Dressing

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written with others

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New York    1974

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Grandmother Is In The Strawberry Patch

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Composer: Albert Fine

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Hand Job For Apollo, A

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New York    1988

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Howard Kline Trilogy

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New York    1968

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Invocations Of A Haunted Mind

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Landlord And His Good Tenants

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Composer: Charles Stanley

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Last Triangle, The

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Legend Of Sheridan Square, The

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Letter From Colette, A

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Man Who Shot His Washing Machine, The

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Theater for the New City
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Medea In The Laundromat

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classic tale of Medea and her love for Jason

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Original Playwright - Euripides

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New York    1966

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One Man's Religion

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Only A Countess

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Pinotti Papers, The

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Pomegranada

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music by Al Carmines

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New York    1966

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Starflowers In An Ancient Land

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music by Tom O'Horgan And Gale Garnett

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Tidy Passions; Or, Kill, Kalaidoscope, Kill

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all is revealed in a quasi ritualistic manner as characters weaknesses are exposed.

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New York    1965

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avant-garde Drama

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Too Late For Yogurt

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Turtles Don't Dream

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View From Sorrento

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When Clowns Play Hamlet

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Three-star Circus performers reduced to the status of Clowns rehearse their act in the backyard of a second-rate circus. When a wild and jealous panther-baboon escapes and the circus is threatened, our heroes decide to confront the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune to save their way of life. armed with music and humor in the most unlikely circumstances they perform their beloved Clown act and find the courage to face insurmountable odds.

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When Lightening Strikes Twice

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a Roosevelt democrat bewails the mists of old age then the same actress plays the countess who has lost everything but her money, dignity and looks

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music by Mark Bennett

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New York    1991

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With Creatures Make My Way

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