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Jane Martin

JANE MARTIN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    n/a

there is some question as to the identity of this mysterious writer. She has been referred to as "America's best known, unknown playwright". the name Jane Martin is widely believed to be a pseudonym. She has never made any public appearances or spoken about any of her works. Nor has she ever given an interview. No biographical details are known about her. No photographs of Ms. Martin have ever been published.

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        Anton In Show Business         Audition         Back Story         Barefoot Woman In A Red Dress         Beauty         Bill Of (W)Rights         Boy Who Ate the Moon         Cementville         Clear Glass Marbles         Clucks         Coup         Criminal Hearts         Cul-De-Sac         Dragons         Fifteen Minutes         Flags         Flaming Guns Of the Purple Sage         French Fries         Good Boys         H2O         Handler         Heaven And Hell (On Earth): A Divine Comedy         Jack And Jill         Keely And Du         Laura's Bush         Listeners         Making the Call         Marks         Middle-Aged White Guys         Mr Bundy         Pomp And Circumstance         Rodeo         Scraps         Sez She         Shasta Rue         Singles Clear Glass Marbles         Somebody/Nobody         Stuffed Shirts         Summer         T(ext) Shirt Project, The         Talking With         Tattoo         Travelin' Show         Twirler         Untitled         Vital Signs         What Mama Don't Know         White Elephants



Anton In Show Business

Anton In Show Business
madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole, and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre -- the resemblance is uncanny! As these women pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas, they're whisked through a maelstrom of "good ideas," power politics and competing agendas -- each of which offers a unique answer to the Three Sisters' need to have life's deeper purpose revealed. In the great tradition of backstage comedies -- from the Royal Family to Noises Off -- Anton in Show Business conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of "putting on a play" at the turn of the century. May you live in interesting times.

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Contained in: "Collected Plays volume Two" published by Smith and Kraus 2001   978-1575252728

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Play/Drama

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Audition

Synopsis:
An actress auditions for a role she covets in a new play

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part of Talking With. . .

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Monologue Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Back Story

Synopsis:
When Ethan is born in the worst blizzard of the century, two-year-old sister Ainsley nearly sacrifices a toe trying to clear a path for the baby's arrival. That initial gesture of devotion blossoms into a tale of sibling loyalty, rivalry and love that spans two decades. Inspired by Joan Ackermann's narrative "Back Story," each of the eighteen playwrights in this collective creation puts a distinctive spin on Ainsley's and Ethan?s amusing and poignant struggles with life, with each other, and with the phantom dad who abandoned them for the wilds of Alaska

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by Joan Ackermann Courtney Baron Neena Beber Constance Congdon Jon Klein Shirley Lauro Craig Lucas eduardo Machado Donald Margulies Jane Martin Susan Miller John Olive Tanya Palmer David Rambo edwin Sanchez Adele edling Shank Mayo Simon Val Smith. Based

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Dramatic Anthology

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Barefoot Woman In A Red Dress

Barefoot Woman In A Red Dress
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Contained in: "Collected Plays volume Two" published by Smith and Kraus 2001   978-1575252728

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Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Beauty

Beauty
Two friends find a magic lamp and swap bodies. the brainy one is now in the beautiful one's body

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Contained in: "Collected Plays volume Two" published by Smith and Kraus 2001   978-1575252728

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Bill Of (W)Rights

Synopsis:
Bill of (W)Rights is a political funhouse growing from a moment in history when self-censorship abounds and the populace is increasingly governed by fear. Nine playwrights offer ten plays, each based on one of the U.S. Constitution's first ten amendments. these pieces focus less on government interference and more on the interpersonal, from a Father and daughter facing a criminal trial to the silence of an unfaithful husband "pleading the fifth" to his family -- not to mention a company of actors yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater. the creation of the script, encompassing a diversity of voices and opinions, was itself an act of democracy, demonstrating that theatre can be a voice of revelation and revolution.

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
80-90 min Comedy/Drama

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Male:  13            Female:  10            Other:  13 males, 10 females (10-24 actors possible)

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Boy Who Ate the Moon

Synopsis:
A teenage boy goes to the doctor - he has eaten the moon

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Jane Martin: Collected Plays 1980 - 1995, Smith and Kraus,    -

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Genre:
Short play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Cementville

Synopsis:
portrayal of America's fascination with fantasy entertainment with a scurvy bunch of professional lady wrestlers

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Samuel French, Inc; by Smith & Kraus in Jane Martin Collected Works: Vol I; and by Heinemann in A Decade of New Comedy: Plays From the Humana Festival., 1991   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Clear Glass Marbles

Synopsis:
A young woman reminisces about her mother's courageous encounter with death

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part of Talking With. . .

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Clucks

Synopsis:
it is later that night and the local rednecks have gathered outside the home of Dr. Kennedy, the black dentist who had the audacity to appear as Rhett Butler. Talk of lynching and fire bombing is rife, but the good ole boys are hilariously inept and Dr. Kennedy, a Vietnam vet, is more than they bargained for-all of which leads to a very funny and most revealing stand-off.

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
SouthernComedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Coup

Synopsis:
the leaders of local society are preparing their annual Fourth of July presentation of" Gone With the Wind" with the aging Miz Zifty expecting, once again, to be cast as Scarlett O'Hara, much to the disdain of her Negro maid, Beulah. the burning question, however, is who will play Rhett Butler, a problem compounded by the aspirations of a number of unsuitable candidates, including a flighty hairdresser and a gawky high school boy. In the end the role goes (heaven forbid) to an extremely bright and personable black dentist-leading to great consternation and the last minute substitution of Beulah in the part of Scarlett!

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Plays From Actors Theatre Of Louisville, edited by Michael Bigelow Dixon, Broadway Play Publishing, 1989   -

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Genre:
SouthernComedy Comedy

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Criminal Hearts

Synopsis:
An unlikely friendship begins as a lifelong victim awakes to find a burglar in her apartment.

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Jane Martin: Collected Plays 1980 - 1995, Smith and Kraus,    -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Cul-De-Sac

Synopsis:
A potential rape victim turns on her assailant and forces him to perform self-emasculation

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part of Talking With. . .

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1st Published:
Jane Martin: Collected Plays 1980 - 1995, Smith and Kraus,    -

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Dragons

Synopsis:
A woman in labor speculates about dragons and her soon-to-be-born child.

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part of Talking With. . .

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Fifteen Minutes

Synopsis:
As an actress prepares for a performance, she ponders her position as an entertainer and her relationship with an audience

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part of Talking With. . .

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Flags

Synopsis:
Flags uses the structure of a Greek tragedy to explore how the grief of a single American family must inevitably ripple through us all. Eddie, a Vietnam vet and lifelong garbage collector, is outraged when he learns that his elders son Carter, a military specialist, has been killed and mutilated after reassignment to garbage duty cleaning the streets of Baghdad. A military chaplain brings Eddie and his wife a US flag and, in his absent-minded grief, Eddie hands it on his roof upside down, a military signal of distress. Eddie's refUSAl to right the flag when community members demand it leads to first local and then national controversy and media attention
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Firefly Theater

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Flaming Guns Of the Purple Sage

Synopsis:
Set in deepest Wyoming, Jane Martin's macabre comedy pits the code of the West against the contemporary darkness. there is a rodeo hellion, a demonic biker, stolen drug money and enough spare ribs for all the carnivores circling the wagons. Jane Martin's bodacious crossover comedy mixes horror and hilarity. Imagine Hopalong Cassidy dating Carrie, or Miss Kitty chasing Chuckie in an Addams Family version of Gunsmoke. Oh, how to be good in the new century!

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1st Published:
Humana Festival 2001: the Complete Plays, ed Tanya Palmer & Amy Wegener, Smith & Kraus, 2001   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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French Fries

French Fries
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Contained in: "The Power Of One" published by Heinemann Drama 2000   978-0325001531

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Genre:
Monologue play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Good Boys

Synopsis:
A fierce encounter between fathers, one black and one white, opens a deeply disturbing chapter in their lives. the men relive the school shooting in which their sons died, one a victim and the other the shooter. When racial issues threaten to derail all hope for understanding and forgiveness, the black father's other son takes matters into his owns hands. He pushes the confrontation to a dangerous and frightening climax. Good Boys explores the pressures of modern family life and the breaking points of men and boys, and it raises the question: To what extent are parents responsible for their children's behavior?

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1st Produced:
Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis    -

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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

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H2O

H2O
After arriving to the City of Angels, an aimless young man catapults to movie stardom and into Hollywood's sleazy celebrity culture. Banking on his fame (and name), he is soon selected to appear on Broadway in Hamlet. Given full casting approval, he embarks to New York City to seek out his Ophelia and encounters his muse and his match a young evangelical Christian woman set on getting the role&and saving his life. Originally produced at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in 2013, H2O transports audiences into the reclusive, madcap world of Jane Martin's drama/comedy/love story about self-destruction, notoriety, and the dark journey to purity and salvation.

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1st Produced:
CCA 112, Center for Contemporary Arts/I, 92 West Campus Drive, West Virginia    05 Jul 2013

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Contemporary American Theater Festival

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Handler

Synopsis:
A young country woman, having lost faith in God's role in the act of snake-handling, relies on her own spirit to protect her

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part of Talking With. . .

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Heaven And Hell (On Earth): A Divine Comedy

Synopsis:
In this comic anthology - a collection of scenes and monologues - an array of devilishly talented playwrights put a contemporary spin on a fascinating eternal obsession. Grappling with their own diverse experiences of vice and virtue, salvation and damnation, characters from the twentysomething generation interpret their world with amusing revelations and surprising insights

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written by Robert Alexander, Jenny Lyn Bader, Elizabeth Dewberry, Deborah Lynn Frockt, Rebecca Gilman, Keith Glover, Hilly Hicks, Jr., Karen Hines, Michael Kassin, Melanie Marnich, Jane Martin, William Mastrosimone, Guillermo Reyes, Sarah Schulman, Richar

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Humana Festival 2001: the Complete Plays, ed Tanya Palmer & Amy Wegener, Smith & Kraus, 2001   -

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Genre:
Short Play One Act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Jack And Jill

Synopsis:
mines the subtle and often treacherous depths of modern wedlock. To love, honor and cherish--those are the easy parts of the union. It's where one person leaves off and the other begins that proves the stumbling block. By turns funny, sensual and fierce, this poignant Drama captures the essential humanity of relationship--for better or worse

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Samuel French, Inc. and by Smith & Kraus in Humana Festival '96, the Complete Plays., 1995   -

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Genre:
Romance

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  4 extras

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Keely And Du

Synopsis:
a volatile full-length Drama about abortion. Du, a radical Right To Life activist, and Keely, the pregnant rape victim she confines, transcend their circumstances and the ideological issues that separate them. Jane Martin develops their unlikely bond with a deeply felt humanity that refuses to become political

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Humana Festival 1993: the Complete Plays, ed Marisa Smith, Smith & Kraus, 1993   -

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Genre:
One Act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  extras

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Laura's Bush

Synopsis:
Dody a librarian is convinced that Laura Bush is blinking a message in Morse Code and the message is: "Rescue Me". Despite a warning from the spirit of Bill Clinton - Dody and her friend Desiree manage to get Laura Bush away. Over a game of strip poker she reveals secrets from the White House

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1st Produced:
the Playground at Adrienne Theatre, Philadelphia, PA    11 Oct 2004

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Genre:
Satire

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Listeners

Synopsis:
eleanor Leftwich is a law-abiding citizen, but technology has identified her to the government as someone who might be holding a few grudges. When her assigned listeners descend to offer her the chance to speak directly to the big guy, she speaks freely -- but for the last time. A darkly comic look at American citizens' freedoms in these days of domestic wiretapping. (This play is also available in the collection Humana Festival 2006: the Complete Plays.)

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
10-15 min Satire

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Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  6 males, 1 female (5-7 actors possible: 1-7 males, 1-7 females)

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Making the Call

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in Ten Minute Plays From Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Vol 4, Samuel French NY   -

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Marks

Synopsis:
A woman covers her body in tattoos commemorating the major events in her life.

Notes:
part of Talking With. . .

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Company:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Middle-Aged White Guys

Synopsis:
Meeting in one of this country's finer landfills, three middle-aged white guys discover they've got one last chance to salvage their slice of American culture. But salvation can be painfully funny when God gets really angry. By airing America's dirty laundry, this hilarious satire probes the most sensitive place--what it means to be a member in the white guy club

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1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc.; by Smith & Kraus in Jane Martin Collected Works: Vol I; and by Smith & Kraus in Humana Festival '95, the Complete Plays, 1994   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Mr Bundy

Synopsis:
When a convicted child molester moves into the neighborhood, the quality of everyone's mercy is strained. Weighing Mr. Bundy's rights against the risks to their own daughter, one working couple falls prey to two outsiders--Crusaders with a vengeful cause. This provocative Drama pits Christian ethics against the Juggernaut of parental fear, as fate and justice waver between vigilance and vigilantes, especially as Mr Bundy's conviction was for getting teenage boys to put on women's clothes and apply make-up.

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Humana Festival 1998: the Complete Plays, ed Michael Bigelow Dixon & Amy Wegener, Smith & Kraus, 1998   -

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Short play One Act. - - Gay, theme/character one act

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  1g

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Pomp And Circumstance

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in Ten Minute Plays From Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Vol 3, Samuel French NY
Jane Martin: Collected Plays 1980 - 1995, Smith and Kraus   -

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Ten Min

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Rodeo

Synopsis:
A cowgirl comments on commercialism's destruction of the rodeo

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part of Talking With. . .

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Monologue Play/Drama

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Scraps

Synopsis:
A young housewife escapes the tensions and confinements of her life by dressing as the Patchwork Girl of Oz while doing her housework

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part of Talking With. . .

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Sez She

Synopsis:
Written to be performed by five actresses, this sequel to Jane Martin's last monologue play picks up where VITAL SIGNS left off - in these funnier, stranger days of the 21st century. Reveling in virtues of brevity that include hilarity, surprise and homespun philosophy, these monologues roam the range of contemporary perspective on everything from sexual harassment to sleeping in theaters to the erotic appeals of silence. Whether biking across Massachusetts with 23,000 lawyers or reflecting on the meaning of a Pekinese dog with a picket fence stake through its heart, these characters know how to take the stage and make the most of their five minutes of fame.

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Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Shasta Rue

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Jane Martin: Collected Plays 1980 - 1995, Smith and Kraus,    -

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Singles Clear Glass Marbles

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Somebody/Nobody

Somebody/Nobody
So you think you want to be famous? So did teen idol and shark-movie star Sheena Keener, the darling of the press, the obsession of the paparazzi, and the Goddess of the 'e! Channel'. But now she can't stand to be looked at anymore and her Godzilla of an agent is on the warpath. When Sheena ends up on the doorstep of naive newcomer Loli, a recent arrival from Flatt, Kansas, it's a wild ride on the road to fame. Sheena is a somebody who wants to be a nobody. Loli is a nobody desperate to be a somebody. In this hilarious comedy about Hollywood, fame and the TMZ, renowned playwright Jane Martin takes dead aim at our culture of celebrity.

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Temple of Music and Art in Tuscon, Arizona    07 Mar 2008

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comedy

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Stuffed Shirts

Synopsis:
Anyone can perform this play by an award-winning playwright simply by wearing the t-shirt upon which it is written

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T(ext) Shirt Play

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Summer

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Jane Martin: Collected Plays 1980 - 1995, Smith and Kraus,    -

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T(ext) Shirt Project, The

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with plays by David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner, Jane Martin, Naomi Wallace, Wendy Wasserstein, And Mac Wellman.

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Humana Festival 1999: the Complete Plays, ed Michael Bigelow Dixon & Amy Wegener, Smith & Kraus, 1999   -

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Talking With

Synopsis:
11 monologues about enthusiasms that become obsessions.

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Jane Martin: Collected Plays 1980 - 1995, Smith and Kraus,    -

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Tattoo

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in Ten Minute Plays From Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Vol 5, Samuel French NY   -

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Travelin' Show

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Jane Martin: Collected Plays 1980 - 1995, Smith and Kraus,    -

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Twirler

Synopsis:
A former twirler reveals the ritual of baton twirling

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part of early Times: A compendium of short plays

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Applause in Best Short Plays 1982; in esquire Magazine (Nov. R82); and by Samuel French, Inc. in Talking With.,    -

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Untitled

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Vital Signs

Synopsis:
a collage about contemporary woman in all her warmth and majesty, fear and frustration, her joy and sadness

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Over 30 monologues with A length of Around 2 minutes each

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Samuel French, London, 1990   -

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Monologues

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What Mama Don't Know

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White Elephants

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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One Act

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