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Marlane Meyer

MARLANE MEYER

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency  

Marlane Gomard Meyer has been produced at the Public Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre in London, South Coast Repertory, the Los Angeles Actor's Theater, the Magic Theater, Playwright's Horizons, Steppenwolf Theater, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Humana Festival at the Actor's Theater of Louisville, Trinity Repertory, the Empty Space, the Worth Street Theater and other regional Theaters and colleges. Awards include the Susan Smyth Blackburn Prize, the Joseph Kesselring award, and the Pen Center USA Award for Drama. She is currently a writer/producer for LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. She makes her home in New York City.

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

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

        Chemistry of Change         Etta Jenks         Geography Of Luck, The         Kingfish         Lon Shaw         Moe's Lucky Seven         Mystery Of Attraction, The         Patron Saint of Sea Monsters, The         Rule Of Fate, The         Why Things Burn



Chemistry of Change

Synopsis:
Much married Lee bullies her family into being her slaves. She brings home her latest boyfriend Smokey who is actually the Devil

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1st Produced:
Women's Project Theater, NY     1999

Organisations:
Women's Project

1st Published:
American Theatre Magazine, NY - September, 1998    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Etta Jenks

Synopsis:
A young woman chases her dreams to sun-soaked LA to become a movie star, but soon the shadows of this city rear up to claim her. Etta aspires to succeed but is sucked down into the porn industry, a world which seduces and abuses, and can illuminate your name in dirty neon. A dark comic thriller about sex and survival.

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1st Produced:
La Theater Centre, Los Angeles     1986

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Genre:
90 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Geography Of Luck, The

Synopsis:
A former rockabilly star is released from prison on parole.He was serving a sentence for murdering his wife

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Premier @ South Coast Repertory

1st Produced:
Los Angeles Theater Center     26 Aug 1989

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Plays In Progress volume 11 number 9" 1991   -

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Genre:
Drama

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Kingfish

Synopsis:
A man has a dog - but it is really a box on a lead. He takes two young men into his home - they pretend that they see a dog and not a box. The man's nurse and husband - a dog trainer - see the box as a dog

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1st Produced:
Los Angeles     1988

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Genre:
Black comedy

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Lon Shaw

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Notes:
Workshop 1993 @ Bay Area's Playwright's Festival

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Moe's Lucky Seven

Moe's Lucky Seven
Eve and the Serpent

Notes:
Premier @ Playwrights Horizons

1st Produced:
Wilder Theater, New York     29 Apr 1994

Organisations:
Playwrights Horizons

1st Published:
Contained in: "Plays From the Playwrights Horizon Two" published by Broadway Play Publishers 2010   978-0881453713

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Genre:
Drama

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Mystery Of Attraction, The

Synopsis:
If you've ever been tempted to slow down at the sight of a traffic accident. . . If you've ever wanted to eavesdrop on the fight taking place in an adjacent motel room. . . If you've ever been curious about why the lessons we fail to learn again and again appear in our lives as fate, then you might want to see the Mystery of Attraction; a darkly comic and edifying entertainment.

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1st Published:
Humana Festival 2002: the Complete Plays, ed Tanya Palmer & Amy Wegener, Smith & Kraus, 2002   -

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Genre:
Full-Length, 1 Act

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Patron Saint of Sea Monsters, The

Synopsis:
Aubrey, a very determined romantic, believes she's met her soul-mate in Calvin, a boozing womanizer. But in this tilted, thoughtful comedy, true love is an even more tangled predicament. Peopled by an assortment of eccentrics, mystics and front porch philosophers, this new play from Marlane Meyer is a sweet polemic, an unexpected love story, and a deliciously cockeyed view of the sustainingand destructivepower of belief.

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1st Produced:
Playwrights Horizons Peter J Sharp
416 West 42nd Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10036     18 Oct 2013

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2015)   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Rule Of Fate, The

Synopsis:
the secrets of a Hollywood film family

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1st Produced:
Rehearsed Reading At Manbites Dog Theatre, Durham, Nc     02 Oct 2009

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Drama

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Why Things Burn

Synopsis:
After the death (murder?) of his mother Lon hides out in the underworld of Los Angeles. Girl toy Sunny, muscle bound jailbird Nelson and gay urchin Wendell are all attracted by his charisma

Notes:
Originally entitled "Lon Shaw"

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Genre:
Gay theme/character full length

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