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James Edwin Parker

JAMES EDWIN PARKER

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  

James Edwin Parker's plays including theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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

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below is a list of James Edwin Parker's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        All-American Boy         And the Pursuit of Happiness         Two Boys In A Bed On A Cold Winter's Night         Virtual Closet



All-American Boy

Synopsis:
Sven Galli puts together a Boy Band. BJ - the tough one; Christopho - the latino; Jake - the athlete and Nathan - the clean cut one. the group lacks something though until Wyatt turns up. Fresh from a farm in Georgia, choir boy, golden hair and blue eyes. the group is complete. they learn to sing and dance together. Nathan meets someone in a chat room and discovers it is Wyatt. Later a maid at a hotel discovers them in bed and goes to the newspapers. Sven has to try and save his group from scandal he fabricates a romance between Nathan and pop singer Jasmine. But Jasmine has her secret too.

Notes:
Music by Thomas Caruso; lyrics by James Edward Parker

1st Produced:
14th Street Theatre, 344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003     10 Aug 2002

Organisations:
New York International Fringe Festival.

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  -

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And the Pursuit of Happiness

Synopsis:
It evokes almost every significant gay play of the last twenty-five years or so, and then somehow trumps them all and registers as the epic story of gay life during that period. Against a backdrop of momentous events--Stonewall, gay liberation, disco, AIDS, the Harvey Milk assassination, ACT-UP and the new gay activism, the Mapplethorpe controversy, same-sex marriage legislation--playwright James Edwin Parker tells the story of one man, Jackson Everhart, a simple, kind, decent fellow trying to find his way in a world that is variously hostile and strange and enticing and wonderful
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Rattlestick Theatre, New York     04 Dec 1997

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Two Boys In A Bed On A Cold Winter's Night

Synopsis:
Bittersweet examination of one night stands.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Virtual Closet

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One act. - - Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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