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Molly Smith Metzler

MOLLY SMITH METZLER

  (1977 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC  represented by Derek Zasky

Molly Smith Metzler is the author of Close Up Space, Elemeno Pea, Carve and Training Wisteria. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, playwright Colin McKenna, and their awesome dog, Bella.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of Molly Smith Metzler's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Carve         Close Up Space         Decoding Fruit         Elemeno Pea         Training Wisteria         Trojan Horse         Wii Tennis



Carve

Synopsis:
When a prominent New York gallery debuts his gruesome painting CARVE, struggling artist Josh Darbin finally hits the big time. But when the fictional female subject of his painting appears shivering, angry, and most definitely alive on his Brooklyn fire escape, he is forced to confront his long-time assistant Jessa, and the secrets they've both been harboring. (Minimal Set; No Intermission)

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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Side Step

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Dark Comedy, full length

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Close Up Space

Synopsis:
Two-time Tony Award and Four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce (Accent on Youth, Curtains, "Frasier") brings his signature wit back to the MTC stage as Paul Barrow, an obsessive book editor on a major deadline. With an assistant who's been camping in the office, a famous author threatening to bail on him and an intern who is no help at all, Paul's just about had it! But when his fiery daughter shows up and lambasts him in Russian, Paul faces a glaring personal error that can't be corrected with red ink. Don't miss this new play about how hard it can be to communicate. . . in any language. (Unit set; no intermission)

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Manhattan Theatre Club (City Center Stage 1), NY     19 Dec 2011

Organisations:
Manhattan Theatre Club

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy, full-length

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Decoding Fruit

Synopsis:
It's dawn and Paige is about to leave for her first book pour to promote her super boring book on baroque architecture. As her cabbie arrives to take her to the airport, so does an unexpected guest: her bipolar, grocery-store-clerk brother, who has decided not to take his meds.

Notes:
unit set

1st Produced:
City Theatre's Summer Shorts Co-Produced By Humana; The Boston Theatre Marathon @ Boston Center For The Arts; Tisch (Nyu) Play Festival, 2005     2004

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Smith & Kraus: BEST TEN MINUTE PLAYS OF 2005: 2 or More Actors, 2006   -

Music:
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Genre:
Drama Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Elemeno Pea

Elemeno Pea
It's just after Labor Day, and Martha's Vineyard has started emptying out, but you can still smell the suntan lotion (the expensive kind). And the expensive life is just what Simone is living these days, as personal assistant to Michaela Kell, trophy wife of an absurdly rich (and often absent) New York ad man. When Simone's older sister, a social worker from blue collar Buffalo, comes to visit, lifestylesand worldscollide. This keenly observed comedy about class, family and the choices that shape who we are unfolds in real time, fast, furious and funny.

Notes:
part of the 2011 Humana Festival.

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Organisations:
Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY

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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy, full length 90 min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Training Wisteria

Synopsis:
On the eve of her son's graduation party, Lynn's in home-improvement overdrive: she's got one day to revamp the house, bag compost, and train a tree. Not that her house is the only thing she's neglected since Stephen left her last year: ex-golden son Dylan divides his time between Gameboy, booze, and self-abuse; preteen Kacie is the lone liaison with Dad; and sis Rachel comes home full of recrimination. In this funny, honest ride through the tragicomedy of divorce, Lynn and Stephen are forced to confront each other and their past; only they can save their kids from going the way of the yard

Notes:
two Acts; unit set; very few technical requirements.

1st Produced:
Boston Playwrights Theatre     2003

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Actor's edition by Dramatic Publishing; anthologized in the Kennedy Center Presents edited by Gary Garrison with a foreward by Neil LaBute, 2003   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
full -length tragic-comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Trojan Horse

Synopsis:
A lost box of Trojan condoms can sure stir up a seemingly happy marriage. . .

Notes:
10-minute Dramatic comedy (more comedy than Drama)

1st Produced:
Nyu Tisch Ten Minute Play Festival     2006

Organisations:
NYU Ten Minute Play Festival

1st Published:
Smith & Kraus: BEST TEN MINUTE PLAYS OF 2006: 3 or More Actors, 2007   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Wii Tennis

Synopsis:
Part of the Wii Plays. This is an evening of original short plays and live music, inspired by the titles of Nintendo Wii games. the selections are: Wii Tennis by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Lila Neugebauer, Barbie as the Island Princess by Tasha Gordon-Solmon, directed by Lila Neugebauer, Let's Tap by Janine Nabers, directed by Portia Krieger, Marvel Superhero Squad by Chad Beckim, directed by Stephen Brackett, Buck Fever by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Portia Krieger, Alien Monster Bowling League by Matthew Lopez, directed by Laura Savia, Tomb Raider: Anniversary by Kara Lee Corthron, directed by Laura Savia, Burger Island by Gregory Moss, directed by Portia Krieger, All Star Cheer Squad by Jenny Connell, directed by Laura Savia, Sword Play: Speed Slice by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by Lila Neugebauer, Bob the Builder: Festival of Fun by Amy Herzog, directed by Stephen Brackett, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games by Joe Tracz, dir. by Stephen Brackett.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Ars Nova
511 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019     01 Feb 2011

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play

Parts:
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