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Karen Malpede

KAREN MALPEDE

  (1945 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc  

Karen Malpede's thirteen plays have premiered in New York City produced at: Theater for the New City, Classic Stage Company, TSOa-NYU, on Theater Row, at the Fourth St. Theater, the Culture Project, and at: Theater J, Cleveland Public Theater, and read at the Kennedy Center and New York Theater Workshop. She has had productions of three of her plays in London, Berlin, austria, Australia, and Italy. Her short fiction, plays and essays are published in anthologies and literary journals. She is author of a Monster Has Stolen the Sun and Other Plays. Obie awards, acting and set design, for "I Will Bear Witness" which she conceptualized, adapted and directed. McKnight National Playwrights' Fellowship; NYFa Playwriting Fellowship; Pushcart Prize nominee. She is known for a body of work that bears witness to resistance to the wars and violence of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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

        Another Life         Beekeeper's Daughter, The         Better People         End Of the War, The         Going To Iraq         I Will Bear Witness: the Holocaust Diaries Of Victor Klemperer         Iraq:Speaking Of War         Kassandra         Lament For Three Women, A         Monster Has Stolen the Sun, A         Prophecy         Rebeccah         Sappho & Aphrodite         Us



Another Life

Synopsis:
A roller-coaster ride, surreal and real, through the past ten years, Another Life tells of the titanic struggle between a mogul and his physician daughter who become embedded in the war on terror/torture program. Greed, war-lust and sexual enslavement lead to a subtle but growing resistance and whistle-blowing.
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1st Produced:
Irondale Center
85 S. Oxford Street, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217    08 Mar 2012

Company:
Irondale & Theater Three Collaborative

1st Published:
A roller-coaster ride, surreal and real, through the past ten years, Another Life tells of the titanic struggle between a mogul and his physician daughter who become embedded in the war on terror/torture program. Greed, war-lust and sexual enslavement lead to a subtle but growing resistance and whistle-blowing.   -

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Play/Drama

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Beekeeper's Daughter, The

Synopsis:
a human rights activist brings a Bosnian woman who has been raped and is pregnant to her poet-father's island retreat

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1st Produced:
Dionysia International Festival of Drama    1994

Company:
Theater Three Collaborative

1st Published:
[selection] Genocide, War & Human Survival (MD: Rowman & Littlefield), 1996   -

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Better People

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in angels of Power and other Reproductive Creatures, ed by Susan Hawthorne and Renate klein, Spinifex, Australia, 1994   -

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End Of the War, The

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1st Produced:
New Cycle theater    1976

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1st Published:
Marlboro press, Vermont, 1987   -

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Going To Iraq

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Notes:
WBaI/Pacifica Radio

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I Will Bear Witness: the Holocaust Diaries Of Victor Klemperer

Synopsis:
1933-1945, the story of Victor Klemperer, as edited from his diary and in his own words. Survival during the Holocaust of a great diarist; Victor Klemperer was married to an aryan woman and kept an illegal diary during the Hitler years.

Notes:
Obie Award for Acting And scene design

1st Produced:
Classic Stage Company, NYC    2001

Company:
Classic Stage Co.

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Iraq:Speaking Of War

Synopsis:
In the words of Iraqi civilians, US soldiers and un-embedded journalists, the story of the first two years of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Names of Iraqi and U.S. victims of war are read. a ritual documentary with original and arab music.

Notes:
original music for harp by Milos Raikovich

1st Produced:
CUNY-Graduate Center Proshansky auditorium    2005

Company:
Culture Project

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Genre:
Documentary with music

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Kassandra

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adaptation of novel by Christa Wolf

1st Produced:
Tisch School of the Arts, New York    1992

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Lament For Three Women, A

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1st Produced:
New York    1974

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1st Published:
in a Century of Plays by American Women, ed by Rachel France, Richard Rosen Press, NY, 1979   -

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Monster Has Stolen the Sun, A

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1st Produced:
Arts at St. ann's    1981

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1st Published:
Marlboro press, Vermont, 1987   -

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Prophecy

Synopsis:
In Prophecy , history, myth and memory erupt inside a marriage when a troubled acting student and an estranged daughter make claims upon the affections of Sarah and Alan Golden. With humor and compassion, Prophecy explores the layered legacies of wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Lebanon through the lives of complex, well-intentioned people and shows the possibility of reconciliation which coexists alongside tragedy.

Notes:
Prophecy has had workshop readings At the Kennedy-Center's Page-to-Stage Festival; the Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd St. Y.; English Language theatre, Berlin, Germany; And New York theater Workshop:

1st Produced:
Workshop: New York Theater Workshop    2007

Company:
Theater Three Collaborative, Inc

1st Published:
in Best Women's Monologues for the Millennium & Best Men's Monologues for the Millenium, Applause, 2007   -

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Rebeccah

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1st Produced:
New York    1975

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Sappho & Aphrodite

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1st Produced:
New York    1983

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1st Published:
Marlboro press, Vermont, 1987   -

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Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

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Us

Us
Two actors play six characters, themselves and their parents, in eleven scenes of psycho-sexual dynamics

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Company:
Theater for the New City

1st Published:
in Women on the Verge: Seven avant-garde American Plays, ed Rosette C Lamont, Applause Books, NY, 1993   978-1557831484

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