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Nancy G McClernan

NANCY G MCCLERNAN

  (1961 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    n/a

Nancy Gerette McClernan is a playwright, composer, director and producer who lives in NYC. Her plays have been performed in NY, NJ, PA, CO and Japan. She also runs the NYCPlaywrights web site - http://www.nycplaywrights.org. Her blog: http://www.mcclernan.com

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        Artsy-Craftsy         B Word, The         Beneficent Power of Revenge, The         Blessings of the Sun God         Christmas Blessing         Even Odds         Fox Force Five         Good Women of Morningside         Happily Married         Helicopter, The         Huck Finn         I See London         Jane Eyre         Jasmine         Julia & Buddy         Julia & Buddy         Mistress Ilsa         Monkey's Paw 2000         Mr Black         New Rules         Personal Jesus         Pooh Story         Slash, The         Sodom and Gomorrah: the One Man Show         Stage Diving         Tam Lin         Very Dark Room, The         Yule County



Artsy-Craftsy

Synopsis:
8-year-old Hopey is Artsy, but her rival Anna is craftsy. Hopey's teacher tries to warn her.

Notes:
This may be played by children, but was written for Adults to play the child roles.

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10-minute play

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Male:  1            Female:  4            Other:  -

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B Word, The

Synopsis:
Gerry and Sandy bicker about the dangers of city playgrounds and prejudice until some bad kids come by and steal their bikes.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
WHERE Eagles Dare, NY    2007

Organisations:
NYCPlaywrights Spring 2007 Fundraiser Reading

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Music:
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Beneficent Power of Revenge, The

Synopsis:
Ruth and Martha argue over what to do about their mother, who is sinking into dementia, until a doctor tries some experimental drugs that revive her, and some of her bad old personality traits.

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  1 m/f

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Blessings of the Sun God

Synopsis:
Sun, sex, and sacrifice at the Jersey shore

Notes:
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1st Produced:
New York    2003

Organisations:
Cofounder

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Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Christmas Blessing

Synopsis:
Mark is a budding Objectivist, but quickly learns that while Atlas Shrugs, the Christmas Fairy of New York kicks ass. But what's Ayn Rand up to these days?

Notes:
http://www.mergatroyd.org/christmasblessing/

1st Produced:
WHERE Eagles Dare Playlab
347 West 36th Street, 13th floor, New York, NY 10018    21 Nov 2009

Organisations:
Mergatroyd Productions

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Music:
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Even Odds

Synopsis:
Eight-year-old Eric is worried about his own mortality ~ can gambling and beer help?

Notes:
http://www.mergatroyd.org/evenodds/

1st Produced:
WHERE Eagles Dare Playlab
347 West 36th Street, 13th floor, New York, NY 10021    18 Sep 2010

Organisations:
Mergatroyd Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Fox Force Five

Synopsis:
Is Emily cool enough to become a member of Fox Force Five?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Shetler Studio Annex    2008

Organisations:
NYCPlaywrights

1st Published:
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Music:
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Ten Min

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Good Women of Morningside

Synopsis:
Debbie-Lisa and Lisa-Jean consider themselves very good women indeed - but what about the super-concentrated pellet of black-hole anti-matter that exists in the core of each of their beings?

Notes:
http://www.mergatroyd.org/goodwomen/

1st Produced:
WHERE Eagles Dare Playlab
347 West 36th Street, 13th floor, New York, NY 10020    17 Apr 2010

Organisations:
Mergatroyd Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Happily Married

Synopsis:
Kelly has had a crush on Ted for a long time. Now that she knows that his wife has been up to no good, she is very motivated to tell him-but should she?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Penny Templeton Studio theatre    2009

Organisations:
-

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Music:
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Helicopter, The

Synopsis:
Helen and Bob are so intent on learning who will be promoted that they don't pay attention to the unfolding tragedy downtown until Helen learns her daughter is involved.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
WHERE Eagles Dare, NY    2007

Organisations:
NYCPlaywrights

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Huck Finn

Synopsis:
This take on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn focuses tightly on Huck's dilEmma-follow the law and be 'respectable'-or risk eternal damnation and help Jim escape to freedom. Jim never forgets his goal is to free himself so that he can free his family.
nytheatre.com

Notes:
Part of Twainathon, A celebration of the work of the great American Author And humorist, Mark Twain

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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I See London

Synopsis:
Laura and Bob are getting divorced, and Bob's brother Jason sees his chance. But as always, there's the worry about health insurance.

Notes:
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Organisations:
Brick Playhouse

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Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Jane Eyre

Synopsis:
Jane Eyre has grown up orphaned and unloved. At age eighteen she takes a job as governess for the enigmatic Edward Rochester. Jane falls in love with Rochester in spite of his odd behavior but her love is tested when the horrible truth about Rochester is revealed. Jane is forced to choose between love without morality, or morality without love. Jane Eyre is considered one of the greatest love stories of English literature. Published as a novel in 1847, it has inspired at least nine other novels and more than 20 films. True to the original work, the new adaptation by N.G. McClernan, illuminates the timeless story of the lovers as they struggle to overcome fate.
- press release

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1st Produced:
45th Street Theatre, NY    2008

Organisations:
Mergatroyd Productions

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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Jasmine

Synopsis:
Wealthy young Calvinist Trey wants to share the goodness of the Lord's blessings with prostitute Jasmine. Jasmine just wants to get paid.

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Genre:
10-minute play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Julia & Buddy

Synopsis:
Sparks fly between a neurotic philosopher and a dysfunctional maintenance man - what could go right?

Notes:
part of the Midtown International Theater Festival

1st Produced:
Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor East, Manhattan    17 Jul 2014

Organisations:
-

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Music:
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Genre:
romantic comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Julia & Buddy

Synopsis:
Can a frustrated maintenance man and a stressed-out philosophy professor find common ground? And was his butt really on her radar?

Notes:
http://www.mergatroyd.org/jb/

1st Produced:
Midtown International Theatre Festival - short subjects    13 Jul 2010

Organisations:
Mergatroyd Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mistress Ilsa

Synopsis:
Mistress Ilsa makes a good living as a dominatrix, but it isn't easy - she has to dewal with fussy, freaky clients; an apprentice dominatrix who wants to go to Disneyland; and worst of all, the Snake, a rival dominatrix who will stop at nothing to destroy Mistress Ilsa's business.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Jewel Box Theatre, New York    20 Jul 2011

Organisations:
Mergatroyd Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
One-Act comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Monkey's Paw 2000

Synopsis:
Chris and Andy are hired to create a web site for a client, who they learn has bought a magical monkey's paw on eBay. the client learns that the more you know, the more you know you don't know.

Notes:
http://www.oobr.com/top/volSeven/five/0826splash.html

1st Produced:
Midtown International Theatre Festival    2000

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  4 m/f

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Mr Black

Synopsis:
Mr. Black has vowed to protect all abused creatures on Earth. His girlfriend is concerned

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Shetler Studio Annex    2008

Organisations:
NYCPlaywrights

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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New Rules

Synopsis:
Maxine has found the perfect man, but so has Eric, and it's the same man. Meanwhile, Doug tries not to get fired.

Notes:
This play was part of the first Philadelphia Fringe Festival, written to be performed in A restaurant, And part of A collection of 4 semi-interrelated plays called the Lunch Hour.

1st Produced:
Old Original Bookbinders Restaurant, Philadelphia PA    1997

Organisations:
Philadelphia Fringe Festival/Brick Playhouse

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Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Personal Jesus

Synopsis:
Mellow Jesus and Angry Jesus answer prayers - that are mutually exclusive. Only the power of a Zen koan can help them now.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
WHERE Eagles Dare, NY    2006

Organisations:
NYCPlaywrights

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Pooh Story

Synopsis:
This story about "A Bear of Very Little Brain" takes place at a bench in Central Park-frequented by the sane-and the not quite sane

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Penny Templeton Studio theatre    2009

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Slash, The

Synopsis:
Two Internet friends find solace in the fan fiction they are writing based on their favorite TV Sci-fi. When personal lives distract them from what really matters-the story-will their friendship survive to tell the tale?
nytheatre.com

Notes:
Looking Glass theatre presents its Annual festival of workshop productions of plays featuring new writers And directors

1st Produced:
Looking Glass Theatre, NY    2006

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Sodom and Gomorrah: the One Man Show

Synopsis:
How far will Oliver and Willow go to continue to rehearse in the church basement free of charge? At least they are doing cutting edge theater: stories from the Bible completely uncensored!

Notes:
http://www.mergatroyd.org/sodom/

1st Produced:
WHERE Eagles Dare Playlab
347 West 36th Street, 13th floor, New York, NY 10019    26 Feb 2010

Organisations:
Mergatroyd Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Stage Diving

Synopsis:
Stephanie's Mom has come along to a Sleater-Kinney concert with her, which is bad enough, but then Mom wants to relive the Clash's 1980 London Calling tour by diving off the stage.

Notes:
Part of evening of short plays for "Friends And Enemies Are All the same" festival http://www.mergatroyd.org/mergatroyd/stagediving/default.asp

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Ciona Taylor

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Tam Lin

Synopsis:
the play begins on Halloween, when the Queen of the Faeries kidnaps the handsome young heir of the house of Roxbrugh to be her love-slave, to the great annoyance of her elven knights Thompson, Sullivan and MacDougal, and the grief of Tam Lin's grandmother Lady Roxbrugh. Seven years later, Janet, of the rival house of Dunbar, runs away from home to escape the marriage her Father has arranged for her with his ally Lord Aberdeen. Janet meets Tam Lin in the forest of Carterhaugh. Inflamed by his beauty and determined to make herself less marriageable, she offers herself to him. Afterwards he urges her to leave Carterhaugh to avoid the wrath of the Faerie Queen. While Janet is in Carterhaugh, her lady-in-waiting Margaret, who has long loved the dashing and famous Aberdeen from afar, cannot resist the imPulse to masquerade as Janet in order to be with him. When Janet and Margaret develop morning sickness, Janet knows she must return to Carterhaugh on Halloween to battle the Queen of the Faeries for the fate of Tam Lin. Link: http://www.tamlin-online.com/tamlin-online/

Notes:
This play was performed every October from 2002 - 2006 in Manhattan. It was the subject of A lawsuit when the 2004 production director registered An unauthorized derivative "director's copyright" on the play And then used that registration As the basis of A lawsuit in order to settle the director's dispute with the production company over his fee. See the Strange Case of EDWARD EINHORN V. MERGATROYD PRODUCTIONS

1st Produced:
Grand Theatre, NY    2003

Organisations:
Mergatroyd Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Full-length comedy-romance Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Very Dark Room, The

Synopsis:
Suicidal Ellen wrestles with her own mind - and Death.

Notes:
the role of Death may be played by A male or female Actor.

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
10-minute play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Yule County

Synopsis:
College student Todd wants to end it all on Christmas morning but is stopped by his Wiccan lesbian sister and then the local polka radio station.

Notes:
Reading, part of the 10-min Playfest http://www.mergatroyd.org/playfest/

1st Produced:
Penny Templeton Studio, New York NY    15 Nov 2008

Organisations:
Mergatroyd Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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