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Deborah Zoe Laufer

DEBORAH ZOE LAUFER

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC  represented by Derek Zasky

Deborah's play end Days was awarded the American Theatre Critics association Steinberg citation in March, 2008. It will receive its Off-Broadway premiere at ensemble Studio Theatre in March, 2009 through an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant. as a National New Play Network rolling world premiere it debuted in October 2007 at Florida Stage, the Phoenix Theater in Indianapolis in February, 2008 and Curious Theater in Denver in July, 2008. end Days will be recognized in the Burns Mantle Yearbook as one of the best regional plays of 2008. the Last Schwartz was nominated for a Carbonell award for Best New Work when it premiered at Florida Stage and enjoyed a six-month run at the Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. It has received numerous productions around the country. Out of Sterno was workshopped at the Cherry Lane alternative in New York City. It will receive its world premiere at Portland Stage in Maine in March, 2009 with a grant from the edgerton Foundation.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Brink!         End Days         Fortune         Gulf Of Westchester         Informed Consent         Last Schwartz, The         Levelling Up         Meta         Miniatures         Out Of Sterno         Random Acts         Sirens         Three Sisters of Weehawken, The



Brink!

Brink!
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written by Lydia Diamond, Kristoffer Diaz, Greg Kotis, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, And Deborah Stein

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33rd Humana Festival

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in Humana Festival 2009: the Complete Plays, Playscripts Inc   -

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End Days

End Days
Sixteen year old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her Father hasn't changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neightbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. and the apocolypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all.

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end Days received the 2008 American theatre Critics Association Steinberg citation.

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Florida Stage    

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Comedy

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Fortune

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Boyer Theatre, Mill Valley, California     13 Jan 2005

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Marin Theatre Company

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Drama

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Gulf Of Westchester

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Florida Stage, Manalapan, Florida     2003

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Informed Consent

Informed Consent
With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? Inspired by a recent court case between a Native American tribe and an Arizona University, Informed Consent takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our DNA is our destiny.

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1st Produced:
Cleveland Playhouse     Mar 2014

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Drama

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Last Schwartz, The

Last Schwartz, The
the Schwartz family is on its last legs. their father's dead and their Catskills home is up for sale. Norma's husband hasn't spoken to her since she turned their 15 year old son in for smoking pot. after five miscarriages it appears Herb's wife won't provide him with an heir. Simon has one foot on the moon. Gene's girlfriend is about to have an abortion. and nobody seems very clear about what it is to be a family anyway. What is it to be a family? Does anybody care any more? Is Judaism all there is to hold the family together? Or is that what it will take to push the family apart? as Simon says, the earth as we know it is really on its last legs too. When all of mankind is blown into oblivion, who's going to care whether there were Jews? Or how hard a few generations fought to keep the faith alive? the Cherry Orchard takes a holiday in the Catskills as the Schwartz family congregates, maybe for the last time, on the one-year anniversary of their father's death.

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Florida Stage    

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Comedy

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Levelling Up

Levelling Up
From the award winning playwright of End Days, Deborah Zoe Laufer, comes a story about three twenty-something roommates who are glued to their video games. They are masters of the virtual worlds behind the computer screens in their Las Vegas basement. When one of them uses his gaming skills to land a job with the National Security Agency launching actual drones and missiles, online battles begin to have real consequences. Leveling Up is a fresh, contemporary look at how we navigate the blurry line between worlds both virtual and real and what it means to grow up.

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1st Produced:
Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park     2013

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Genre:
Drama

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Meta

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Steinhardt School of Culture, New York    

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Miniatures

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Out Of Sterno

Out Of Sterno
Dotty's life in Sterno with her husband Hamel is absolutely perfect! It's a fairy tale, it really is. True, in their seven years of marriage Hamel has forbidden her to leave their tiny apartment or speak to anyone, but Dotty is so very happy to spend her days watching video re-enactments of the day they first met. When a phone call from a mysterious woman threatens to tear her world asunder, Dotty must venture out into the vast city of Sterno, and try to discover what it is to be a "real" woman. "Out of Sterno" is a coming-of-age play in an Alice in Wonderland world. It explores the triumph and heartbreak of growing up and the contradictory societal pressures women face just trying to make it across town

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1st Produced:
Portland, Maine     06 Mar 2009

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Portland Stage Company

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Genre:
Comedy

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Random Acts

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Sirens

Sirens
When Sam abrams first fell in love with Rose he wrote her a song which has been covered by every recording artist and translated to every language. It is heard in every elevator and on every cell phone ringtone. and for twenty-five years, Sam has been looking for the creative spark that this first flush of love had inspired in him - to no avail. Sam and Rose are now celebrating their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with a cruise in the Mediterranean. and while on this cruise, Sam hears the most sublime music ever heard, jumps overboard, and winds up with a Siren. and there on her island he must struggle with the terrors of middle age, the tortures of creative failure, and the desire to live in his past rather than face his uncertain future. and he must find a way to get home and win his wife back.

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Http://Www.Actorstheatre.Org/Humana.Htm     21 Feb 2010

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Genre:
Dramatic comedy

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Three Sisters of Weehawken, The

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