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Rogelio Martinez

ROGELIO MARTINEZ  

Nationality:    Cuban
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Literary Agent:    Bret Adams Ltd  


Rogelio Martinez is an award winning playwright whose plays have been developed and presented at many theaters across the country. Most recently the Denver Center Theater Co. premiered his new play When Tang Met LaikA. Other theaters that have developed and presented his work include the Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Marin Theater Company, Primary Stages, Atlantic Theater Co. and the Magic Theater. Mr. Martinez is an alumnus of New Dramatists. During his time at New Dramatists he was the recipient of a Princess Grace Award and the Joe Calloway Award. His one act play, Union City..., starred Rosie Perez and was the winner of the James Hammerstein Award. Mr. Martinez is a recipient of an NeA/TCG Grant and a Sloan Grant (the latter led to the writing and development of When Tang Met Laika at the Denver Center). Mr. Martinez has received commissions from the Atlantic Theater Co., South Coast Repertory, and the Arden Theater Co. He is currently working on a play for the Arden to premiere in April of 2011. Mr. Martinez teaches playwriting at Goddard College and Primary Stages.

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

All Eyes And Ears         Arrivals And Departures         Asphalt Green         Comrades And Worms         Elk Cloner         Fizz: The Totally Fictionalized Story Of America's Most Successful Blunder         I Regret She's Made Of Sugar         Illuminating Veronica         Lake Effect Show         Learning Curve         Lenin's Omelette         Partial Complex Seizure         Symbiotic Love         They Still Mambo In Havana         When It's Cocktail Time In Cuba         When Tang Met Laika         Will In Space



All Eyes And Ears

All Eyes And Ears
1961 Cuba. A seamstress is catapulted into a new life, new house, and new government job. But good fortunes quickly change when her new position attracts unexpected guests and reveals more secrets about herself than of political conspiracies
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1st Produced:
Lion Theatre, NY    2008

Company:
INTAR

1st Published:
Broadway Play Publishers 2010   978--0881454420

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Arrivals And Departures

Arrivals And Departures
Two brothers, both writers, argue of which of them should write their family history.

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1st Produced:
-    2004

Company:
-

1st Published:
Broadway Play Publishers 2009   978--0881454277

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Asphalt Green

Synopsis:
Divine intervention and nostalgia combine to defend a hallowed urban baseball lot from becoming an apartment complex. Father Joseph, a staunch defender of the lot, confronts contractor Dennis in an effort to show him what the lot means to the neighborhood children. Will Father Joseph's stand be enough to keep this sacred space from being destroyed forever?

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Celebrating And exploring themes from America's favorite pastime, The Baseball Plays: 7th Inning Stretch is A collection of short comedies And Dramas from the Mile Square Theatre's Annual event. From A couple Arguing over the use of steroids (Off Base by Theresa Rebeck) to A priest's fight to preserve the Abandoned lot where the local children play ball (Asphalt Green by Rogelio Martinez), to A marriage dissolved over fantasy baseball (Fantasy League by Lee Blessing), this collection captures the love, frustration, And nostalgia surrounding this beloved sport.

1st Produced:
Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken, NJ    18 Jul 2005

Company:
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1st Published:
in The Baseball Plays: 7th Inning Stretch, Playscripts Inc   -

Music:
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Genre:
10 min Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Comrades And Worms

Synopsis:
Castro's Cuba and a renowned director is forced to direct a group of amateurs who are more interested in their own petty squabbles and getting their hands on American shampoo.

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1st Produced:
-    1998

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1st Published:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Elk Cloner

Synopsis:
A single father living in elk Village, Illinois, tries to make sense of it all

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Fizz: The Totally Fictionalized Story Of America's Most Successful Blunder

Synopsis:
FIZZ: The Totally Fictionalized Story of America's Most Successful Blunder by Rogelio Martinez. The press release tells us it "is about Roberto Goizueta, a Cuban immigrant who headed the most quintessential of American companies-Coca Cola. As CeO during the '80s and '90s, Goizueta introduced the hugely successful Diet Coke, which helped make Coca Cola the most famous American trademark in the world. But he is better known for the introduction of New Coke, which was a massive failure. In this rollicking comedy, Goizueta fights his way back to the top and discovers that only by diving into the irrational can he fully understand America."

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Ohio Theatre, NY    2006

Company:
Betty Ann Solinger

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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I Regret She's Made Of Sugar

Synopsis:
New Year's eve a the life of a young woman spirals out of control.

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1st Produced:
-    2001

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Black comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Illuminating Veronica

Synopsis:
It's 1961. Fidel has turned Havana upside down. Veronica's family has fled the country, leaving her behind to find a new family. Pregnant & ready to participate in whatever Fidel throws her way, she is not fully prepared for everything the revolution has in store. Illuminating Veronica is a play about betrayal and hope, that looks at Castro's Cuba, not as a demonic state, nor as a perfect paradise, but as a work in progress
- press release

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1st Produced:
Atlas Theater, NY    2007

Company:
Atlas Theater

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Lake Effect Show

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Fresh Ink Reading Series

1st Produced:
reading at 45th Street Theatre, NY    2006

Company:
Primary Stages

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Learning Curve

Synopsis:
Whilst he is asleep photography major Sally takes some candid photographs of boyfriend David. One has her bra draped across his face. She exhibits the photographs and tells her professor that the black man in the photos is a homeless man she met. David's militant friend Henry sees the photographs and berates David for allowing a white girl to take the pictures. Later David, Henry and other black students take over the University offices demanding a black studies programme and more black professors. Years later David teaches Black Studies and this university take over is part of the course

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1st Produced:
Beckett Theater (Theater Row), NY    2005

Company:
Betty Ann Besch Solinger

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Lenin's Omelette

Synopsis:
A journalist is in Cuba to interview some famous writers. One only writes propaganda now, one is a garbage collector and the others have stopped writing

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1st Produced:
-    1998

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Ten minute play

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Partial Complex Seizure

Synopsis:
A young man returns home to Cuba with revenge on his mind.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1997

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Black comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Symbiotic Love

Synopsis:
Mobile phones, home schooling and the disappearance of bees

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They Still Mambo In Havana

Synopsis:
A Cuban "La Ronde" with murder thrown in.

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1st Produced:
-    1998

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Satire

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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When It's Cocktail Time In Cuba

Synopsis:
In a Moscow hotel Fidel Castro awaits Nikita Kruschev's arrival.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    2000

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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When Tang Met Laika

Synopsis:
Americans and Russians on the Space Station - after all the hostility between the two countries in the past can they now work together?

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Will In Space

Synopsis:
Lost astronauts and a boy who has not slept since Pluto was downgraded from being a planet

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-    -

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
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