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Eric Lane

ERIC LANE

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  

Eric Lanes award-winning plays have been published and performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Israel and China. His play, Filming OKeefe, was commissioned by ATF and premiered in 2013. Times of War premiered at ATF in 1999 and won the Berrilla Kerr Playwriting Award, plus grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Pilgrim Project and the Maurer Family Foundation. Eric received the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation residency to develop Times of War at ATF. Times of War also was written during residencies at Yaddo, where Eric received the ?Newman's Own' Foundation grant for excellence in playwriting and screenwriting. Eric's plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Applause Books, Poems & Plays, Meriwether Press and the Foreign Language Press (in English and Chinese). His other plays include Ride, Floating, Heart of the City, Cater-Waiter and Dancing on Checkers' Grave, which starred Jennifer Aniston. With Nina Shengold, Eric has edited 13 contemporary play anthologies for Penguin and Vintage Books. He received the La MaMa Playwright Award and twice won the Lamia Ink! International One-Page Play Contest. For TV's Ryan's Hope, he received a Writer's Guild Award. Eric is an honors graduate of Brown University.

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below is a list of Eric Lane's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Bowl Of Soup, A         Cater-Waiter         Cater-Waiter (10 Min)         Dancing On Checkers' Grave         Early Morning         Faith         Filming O'Keeffe         Floating         Glass Stirring         Heart Of the City         Lady Liberty And The Donut Girl         Ride         Ride (Ten Min)         Times Of War



Bowl Of Soup, A

Synopsis:
Two brothers. One makes soup whilst the other tells of how his lover died of aIDS and he was not allowed to go to the funeral as his boyfriend's body was taken back to his hometown

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Genre:
AIDS, one act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Cater-Waiter

Synopsis:
a comedy about two gay waiters seeking love and friendship, as they work a survival job

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Honors: Berrilla Kerr Playwright Award

1st Produced:
HeRe, New York City, USA    1997

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Genre:
Gay Comedy (Full-length) Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Cater-Waiter (10 Min)

Synopsis:
the story of two gay cater-waiters working at a Republican fund-raiser

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Basis of the Award-winning short film which starred David Drake, John Kelly & Lisa Kron.

1st Produced:
Westbeth Theatre, New York City, USA    1995

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1st Published:
the actor's Book of Gay & Lesbian Plays Penguin Books,    -

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Genre:
Gay (10 min) Ten Min. - - Gay, one act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Dancing On Checkers' Grave

Synopsis:
Lisa and Dina meet at the grave site of Richard Nixon's dog, Checkers, to work on a high school english composition. Though the two girls couldn't be more different, they find common ground in vocabulary words, nail polish, and donuts. But when Lisa convinces Dina to join her on an imaginary car ride through town, both girls reveal their fears and emotions in a way they never thought possible.

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Jennifer Aniston starred in play's premiere

1st Produced:
St. Mark's Church, New York City, USA    1988

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1st Published:
in Telling Tales: New One-act Plays" Penguin Books,
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
35-45 min Comedy/Drama

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Early Morning

Synopsis:
When Doris is accused of a shocking crime, a tense cat-and-mouse Drama ensues. Detective Diamantini feels compassion for her, yet is driven to discover the truth of what actually happened.

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1st Produced:
adirondack Theatre Festival, Glens Falls, NY, USA    1999

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1st Published:
Best American Short Plays 2008-2009. (Applause Books / Hal Leonard Corp.) (2010   -

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Genre:
Drama, One-act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Faith

Synopsis:
a man confronts his priest about his past

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Contained in: "Take Ten II - More Ten Minute Plays" published by Vintage Books 2003   -

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Genre:
Gay, one act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Filming O'Keeffe

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Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, N.Y.    11 Jul 2013

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Floating

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Finalist at Raven theatre's 2013 New Play Workshop

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Glass Stirring

Synopsis:
Set in small-town America, a family loses its son to WWII. Told in 4 monologues.

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1st Produced:
Nikolais-Louis ChoreoSpace, New York City, USA    1990

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1st Published:
inTalk to Me: Monologue Plays, Vintage Books,    -

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Genre:
(monologues) One act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Heart Of the City

Synopsis:
a valentine to the joys and challenges of contemporary life-from a woman on the ultimate date-from-hell; to a mismatched romance on the subway; to a couple hoping to conceive a child; plus a lesson on the proper way to make a Matzo ball. This new play artfully combines humor, joy, sorrow, love and romance as it takes you on a dazzling ride of the heart.

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Theatre at 30th St., NYC, USA    -

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  Larger Cast Possible

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Lady Liberty And The Donut Girl

Synopsis:
about two teenage misfits seeking connection as they stumble into adulthood.

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1st Produced:
[reading] Adirondack Theatre Festival    14 Jul 2014

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Genre:
comic drama

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Ride

Synopsis:
Eric Lane's poignant and hilarious play, RIDe, takes three teenage girls on a life-changing road trip. While Carrie and Molly would never hang out together at high school, the two form a fragile bond during their job at a local farm stand. Molly convinces Carrie to join her on an unexpected road trip, which deepens their connection. Sam, Carrie's eleven-year-old sister, joins them and creates the bridge the older girls need to move forward. all three girls are keeping secrets, which unfold over the course of their adventure. Throughout the play, Carrie recalls the life of anne Frank, the subject of a high-school composition. Carrie wonders if everybody isn't living in hiding in their own secret annex. the girls' true selves begin to emerge; their "ride" is both a physical and emotional one. the play offers a terrific opportunity for three young actresses.

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1st Produced:
W.H.a.T.    2008

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service Inc, NY, 2011   978-0-8222-2498-3

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Genre:
full length comedy

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Ride (Ten Min)

Synopsis:
For two young girls working at a farm stand, things aren't always as they seem.

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1st Produced:
artsPass / Vital Theatre Company. New York City, USA    2005

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play Ten Min

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Times Of War

Synopsis:
"Times of War" tells the story of one woman's struggles, set against the backdrop of four wars - from World War II to the present. This award-winning play is comprised of four one-acts, which can be performed individually or as a full evening.

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Honors: O'Neill Center Finalist, Berrilla Kerr Playwright Award, Pilgrim Project Grant, Puffin Foundation Grant, Jonathan Larson Foundation Residency

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Dramatic Publishing, 2012   -

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Genre:
Drama, full length

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  Larger cast possible

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