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Montserrat Mendez

MONTSERRAT MENDEZ

  (1980 - )

Nationality:    Puerto Rican
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Born in Rincon, Puerto Rico, Montserrat Mendez came to live in Newark, NJ in his early teens. After having had a rough time of it, learning the language and controlling his accent, he discovered theatre his freshman year in college and never looked back. He received a degree in English Literature with minors in Performance and Spanish Literature from the University of Scranton. While in New York pursuing an acting career (he auditioned for every Latin American criminal type ever written) he began to write scenes for his friends to act in, then one-acts and then left acting completely to pursue playwrighting. His first full-length play, Thoroughly Stupid Things, premiered at Manhattan Theatre Source in 2008 and later was called a comic masterwork by Backstage and won the Excellence in Playwriting Award at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival. He followed that play with Billy Carver and the Children in mind. His third full-length play is an all-male modern adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, titled, Marq as Unread. His screenplays include: Trial (2004 top 30, Nicholl Fellowship), The Bitter Woods - A vengeance fantasia and The Barren Waters. When not writing plays, Mozz is an avid theatregoer, writes reviews for nytheatre.com and pursues screenwriting. With his television-writing partner, Armistead Johnson, he has formed the partnership MozzleStead, and has put five television pilots in the market in 2011 as well as completed an episode of The Big Bang Theory. Montserrat is a partner in the company AMZ CREATIVE, and with Lanie Zipoy is proud to be developing commercial plans for several theatre projects that he discovered in off-off Broadway. He has promised himself to write one full length a year for ten years. So watch his library of plays slowly grow over the next decade.

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        Billy Carver and the Children in Mind         Marq As Unread         Swinging Victory         Thoroughly Stupid Things



Billy Carver and the Children in Mind

Synopsis:
Billy Carver is the werewolfian brainchild of feted writer Joannie Roman Redd, but she thinks of ending it all when reviews for her latest book recommend she puts her stories on the big screen. A fast-paced farce ensues as her pack of hangers-on are horrified at the prospect of their livelihood being killed, but all that Joannie wants is a chance for true love. Will Tristan find his tart? Will Priscilla ever leave her BAFTA behind? Will Rick's silver bullet do the trick? Will William ever get his words out? Will May make it on her own? Will Christopher leave his wife? And what's the big deal with diaphanous?
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1st Produced:
Manhattan Theatre Source
177 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10011    07 Jul 2010

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Marq As Unread

Synopsis:
Marc Mertuil a successful gay lawyer is on Fire Island looking for revenge. His ex-lover Victor Valmont has decided that at 30 he is too old to be a party boy and is looking for love

Notes:
Inspired by "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" by Choderlos de Laclos

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Gay, full length

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Swinging Victory

Synopsis:
A group of U.S.O. volunteers in Germany

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1st Produced:
Salem State College    Jun 2009

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Musical

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Thoroughly Stupid Things

Synopsis:
Taking place seven years after the events of the Importance of Being Earnest. Thoroughly Stupid Things is a hilarious sequel that tackles several theatrical conventions. the second act is done in glorious, Molliere Rhyme and the play contains two hystErical musical numbers. When Gwendolen and Cecily suspect that their husbands are having an affair with a French Lounge Singer, "A Miss Bibi LaFlam" they join the Men's Club to spy on their husbands, which leads the women into a world of trouble you can't even begin to imagine.

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my Actual name is Montserrat Mendez, Although my full name in my birth certificate is Montserrat Alejandro Nieves Mendez de Jesus. I have never used it As my writing name --- it was only used in the poster that way to hint At the comedic madness of my play
- playwright. In the original production the role of Inspector Rainier written for A man, was cast with woman. the play Allows for cross-gender casting in various roles.

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Whirled Peas Productions

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

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