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Heather McDonald

HEATHER MCDONALD

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Peregrine Whittlesey Agency  

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

        Almost Holy Picture, An         Available Light         Dream of A Common Language         Faulkner's Bicycle         Rain and Darkness         Rivers and Ravines, The         Stay         Two Marys, The         When Grace Comes In



Almost Holy Picture, An

Synopsis:
Samuel Gentle, the groundskeeper for the Church of the Holy Comforter, has heard God's call three times. the first was in a field off the Pamet Roads in Truro while accompanying his Father on a walk; the second was in the aftermath of a terrible bus accident with his friend Inez Castillo while he was minister of a small adobe church about forty miles outside of Albuquerque at the foot of the Cebolleta; and the third was the birth of his daughter, Ariel, covered all over in a white-gold swirl of hair. Samuel has heard this voice but struggles to comprehend its mystery and his own rage and bewilderment at loss. He wants to believe that grace enters the soul through a wound. As Ariel grows into a child of transcendent inner beauty and strength, Samuel regains his own faith and discovers what is most holy.

Notes:
freely drawn from Pamela Ward's story "the Hairy Little Girl"

1st Produced:
Playhouse, La Jolla, Ca     1995

Organisations:
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1st Published:
American Theatre Magazine, NY - February (Dramatists Play Service, New York, 2005), 2000    -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Available Light

Synopsis:
In a poverty-ridden French village in the 1880's, amidst famine and hardship, a young boy studies sparrows and learns to fly, transcending his desperate circumstance

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  4 children

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Dream of A Common Language

Synopsis:
based on first Impressionist painting exhibit in 1874 where woman were banned form the dinner even though their works were to be shown

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1st Produced:
Judith Anderson Theatre, NY     1992

Organisations:
Women's Project

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1993   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  1 boy

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Faulkner's Bicycle

Synopsis:
blossoming of wallflowers, the terrors of senility, the isolation of intellect and the fear of failure

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1994   -

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Rain and Darkness

Rain and Darkness
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1st Published:
in Baseball Monologues, Heineman Educational (ed Lavonne Mueller), 1997   978-0435070212

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Genre:
monologue One Act

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Rivers and Ravines, The

Synopsis:
political Drama about the contemporary farm crisis in America and its effect on rural communities

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1st Produced:
Arena Stage, Washington    

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1989   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Stay

Synopsis:
this innovative performance piece merges theater, dance, SLAM multimedia, and music to wrestle with the issue of impermanence and all the ways we long for things, people, and life to simply Stay.

Notes:
choreographed by Susan Shields

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Organisations:
Theater of the First Amendment

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Genre:
piece

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Two Marys, The

Synopsis:
A determined woman and art and war

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1st Produced:
Source Festival Of Ten Minute Plays, Washington D C     2008

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Genre:
Ten minute play

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When Grace Comes In

Synopsis:
A woman in middle life, separating from her husband, Groping to find her way forward in life

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

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