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Jessica Litwak

JESSICA LITWAK

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Susan Schulman Literary Agency  

Jessica Litwak is a theatre activist, Teacher, Playwright, Drama Therapist and Actor. Her work is geared towards bringing political and social issues to light, and working to repair the world. She has been on the full-time theatre faculty of San Francisco State University and The Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College, heading up the Voice Department at both schools. She has also taught, voice, at Stella Adler Academy and Marymount Manhattan College, she has taught acting and playwriting at Columbia and NYU. She has worked with at risk adolescents, domestic violence survivors, women in crisis, developmentally disabled clients as well as having a private practice. Litwak's work has been published by Applause Books, Smith and Kraus, and The New York Times. As an actress, Litwak has appeared extensively in theatrical productions across the United States, a company member at The Guthrie Theatre and a member of The Actor's Studio. She received a BFA in Acting from New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. Litwak is the founder and Artistic Director of award winning theatre company New Generation Theatre Ensemble,

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

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

        Dream Acts         Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy And Other Affairs         Pirate's Lullaby, A         Secret Agents         Terrible Virtue         Victory Dance



Dream Acts

Synopsis:
Imagine that you dont have a country. It doesnt matter if you believe youre American, because no one else believes you - not potential employers, not banks that issue student loans, not the government. there is no way to become legally American. You dont exist. Worse, you are hunted for deportation. You love this country, but the country does not love you back. In Dream Acts, five undocumented teens from Nigeria, Mexico, Ukraine, Korea, and Jordan face the extraordinary challenge of living ordinary lives under the radar. Each story is moving and urgent; some are funny, others are tragic, and through their experiences, we learn about facts about the DREAM Act and the secret lives lead by undocumented youth.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
written by Mia Chung, Jessica Litwak, Chiori Miyagawa, Saviana Stanescu, Andrea Thome

1st Produced:
HERE Arts Center - Dorothy B. Williams theater
145 6th aVenue, New York, NY 10013    23 Mar 2012

Organisations:
Dream act Union

1st Published:
http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/dream-acts   -

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piece 75 min

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Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy And Other Affairs

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Notes:
part of Women Heroes: In Praise of exceptional Women

1st Produced:
Samuel Beckett Theatre, NY    1986

Organisations:
Women's Project

1st Published:
in Women Heroes: Six Short Plays from the Women's Project, ed Julia Mills, Applause Books, 1997   -

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Genre:
Monologue play

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Pirate's Lullaby, A

Synopsis:
It is not easy being a Pirate Queen when your mother is always there reminding you to put on your life jacket and comb your hair.

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1st Produced:
Theater Off Park, New York    1997

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Secret Agents

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1st Produced:
Renberg Theater, Hollywood    -

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Terrible Virtue

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Victory Dance

Synopsis:
Three girls trying to find a date for the Prom. Maya's will only take her if she sleeps with him afterwards. Luna is a closeted lesbian. Grace has an abusive boyfriend.

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Genre:
Monolgue play. - - Lesbian, theme/character, full length

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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