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Anne Phelan

ANNE PHELAN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Two-time Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow and former member of The Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Workshop, Anne Phelan has been a Guest Artist at The Juilliard School and in the Play Lab at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. In 2012, she workshopped The Benders as part of her second residency at the William Inge Theatre Festival. A Trinity Rep Conservatory graduate, Anne's plays have been produced in New York City and throughout the US. Three ten-minute plays are published by Smith & Kraus. Anne continues to work on a new musical with composer/co-lyricist John Prestianni.

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        7 Sins in 60 Minutes         After School         Body Shop         Bowery         Brooklyn Lighthouse         Creche Scenes         Deconstruction         Department of Transport         Did You Hear the One About the Fish Who Hailed a Taxi?         Hamlet Plays, The         It's Called Development         It's Called Development         Jeanine Waits For The Train         Joshua Tree         Knock         Matisse Plays, The         Maura and Katinka         Mermaid Won't Sing, The         Mushroom in Her Hands         Mushroom in Her Hands         New York Play, The         Olmsted in Autumn         Our Dolls         Player King Musical, The         Red Variations, The         Skull Beneath the Skin, The ANNE PHELAN a one-act play about Wilhelm Roentgen, will be performed on Sat., March 15 at 5:30 and 7 PM at 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn NY.         Strike Two         Tricycle         Venus von Merkel         Wake         White Cat, The         White Gloves



7 Sins in 60 Minutes

Synopsis:
7 Sins. 7 Playwrights. 60 Minutes. 7 Sins in 60 Minutes is a high-octane ride through the Seven Deadly Sins, done 21st-century style. Developed by seven playwrights and one director, the piece boasts a playful and provocative mix of comedy, Drama, dance, spoken word, and original music. Over the course of one hour, four characters take a rollercoaster ride from sloth to pride. the playwrights are: Chisa Hutchinson, Cheryl L. Davis, Paula Cizmar, Olga de la Fuente, Natalia Naman, Anne Phelan, and Melisa Tien.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
HERE Arts Center - Dorothy B. Williams theater
145 6th AVenue, New York, NY 10013    11 Jul 2010

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After School

Synopsis:
After School is about two teenaged girls living in Baghdad near the end of the Iraqi War. While their parents are out of the house, they reveal their secrets about their older brother's absence, and what they know about why he had to run away from home.

Notes:
Produced as part of Itinerate's Coffee House Theatre series

1st Produced:
Lake Charles, LA    Spring 2015

Organisations:
Itinerate Theatre Co.

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
drama/one-act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2 teenagers            Other:  1 Could be male or female

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Body Shop

Synopsis:
the body shop looks like it could be any store, until you figure out that it sells body parts. Sam works for Rachel, the owner who's also his girlfriend. Matt comes to the store to get his head replaced, but then Starr intervenes. Matt wants Starr's sister's head to replace his own, and Starr wants his sister back.

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1st Produced:
William Inge Theatre Festival    Sep 2003

Organisations:
24 Hour Play Festival

1st Published:
2006: the Best 10-Minute Plays for 3 or More Actors, Smith & Kraus Publishers, 2007   -

Music:
-

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comedy Ten Min

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Bowery

Synopsis:
New Yorker William Miller predicted the end of the World on October 23rd 1843 when it did not happen he changed it to 1844. What if he had got the day correct but not the year and it is now?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Sande Shurin Theatre, NY NY    May 2004

Organisations:
Milk Can Theatre Co.

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Ten minute play

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Brooklyn Lighthouse

Synopsis:
an art critic, spends too much time living in his head. One night as he strolls through Brooklyn he meets B, a woman with secrets. But is she really the ghost of Homer's Penelope, waiting for Ulysses to come home?

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1st Produced:
Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn NY    Oct 2008

Organisations:
Dramahound Productions

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-   -

Music:
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Drama Ten Min

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Creche Scenes

Synopsis:
a holiday season alternative to "A Christmas Carol." A darkly humorous play in two acts, it is composed of six thematically related one-acts that take a sometimes poignant, humorous and macabre look at how America's ultimate holiday doesn't always meet our expectations for family togetherness, religious fulfillment and universal brotherhood. Creche Scenes explores a second honeymoon run aground on a reef of grief ("Bruce: A Porthole View"), a family dispute played out over a pet ("Dog"), the theft of a religious statue ("Pete's Christmas Story"), sibling rivalry run amok in the Rust Belt ("Monica the Church Lady"), and disappointment and Disney World ("Dan"). Interspersed throughout is the story of a kind-hearted soup kitchen volunteer, who has a unique way of easing pain and suffering ("Julie").

Notes:
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1st Produced:
The Producer's Club, New York City    1998

Organisations:
Apuanya Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Play/Drama

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Deconstruction

Synopsis:
Set in a U.S. port city after World War III. Max, a recently returned emigre, gets Trudy to spy on Emma, whose husband has been arrested for treason. Max fled the country during the fascist takeover, Emma took them for everything they had, and Trudy coped as best as she could. Who's right?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn NY    Apr 2010

Organisations:
Dramahound Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Drama One Act

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Department of Transport

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
16th Annual Gallery Players Black Box New Play Festival (Brooklyn NY)    30 May2013

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Did You Hear the One About the Fish Who Hailed a Taxi?

Synopsis:
Karl the big-headed carp dreams that he has been expelled from his home at the New York Aquarium. He hails Mo's taxi to try to get back home, but the trip doesn't go so well.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
440 Gallery, Brooklyn NY    Jan 2011

Organisations:
Fool's Progress Productions

1st Published:
the Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2011, Smith & Kraus Publishers   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Hamlet Plays, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written by Sharon E. Cooper, Cheryl Davis, ML Kinney, Bethany Larsen, Nick Moore, Sushannah Pearce, Anne Phelan And Bill Tinsley

1st Produced:
Michael Weller Theatre, NY    2006

Organisations:
the Milk Can Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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It's Called Development

Synopsis:
Amy's entire existence is wrapped up in being the executive director of her family's charitable foundation. She uses her position and power to get what she wants. Ms. Teufel has summoned to her to the offices of her corporation to discuss giving the foundation a large sum of money. While she's waiting for Ms. Teufel, Amy is kept company by Kasparina, Ms. Teufel's assistant. But something's not quite right- there aren't any other employees around, the office is dark, hot, and smoky, there's nothing to drink. Ms. Teufel finally arrives, and makes Amy an offer- she'll give the foundation a huge sum of money, if Amy will give up her control. What Amy doesn't know is that it's all a test- Ms. Teufel is the devil and Kasparina is her henchwoman. Amy takes the bait, sells her soul and is dragged off to hell by Kasparina

Notes:
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1st Produced:
By Looking Glass Theatre, New York City    2001

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
2005: the Best 10-Minute Plays for 3 or More Actors, Smith & Kraus Publishers, 2007   -

Music:
-

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It's Called Development

Synopsis:
Amy's entire existence is wrapped up in being the executive director of her family's charitable foundation. She uses her position and power to get what she wants. Ms. Teufel has summoned to her to the offices of her corporation to discuss giving the foundation a large sum of money. While she's waiting for Ms. Teufel, Amy is kept company by Kasparina, Ms. Teufel's assistant. But something's not quite right- there aren't any other employees around, the office is dark, hot, and smoky, there's nothing to drink. Ms. Teufel finally arrives, and makes Amy an offer- she'll give the foundation a huge sum of money, if Amy will give up her control. What Amy doesn't know is that it's all a test- Ms. Teufel is the devil and Kasparina is her henchwoman. Amy takes the bait, sells her soul and is dragged off to hell by Kasparina.

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1st Produced:
Newgate Theatre, Providence Ri    2004

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1st Published:
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Genre:
20 min One Act

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Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Jeanine Waits For The Train

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Shorts By Writers From Various Places

1st Produced:
Part Of Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Co.'s Museum Of Dysfunction V    16 Aug 2013

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
short piece

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Joshua Tree

Synopsis:
Mary loves Joe but he is not sure. Will a lie help make his mind up?

Notes:
Music by Nick Moore; lyrics And book by Anne Phelan

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Ten minute musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Knock

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of the 14th Annual Black Box New Play Festival

1st Produced:
Gallery Players
199 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224    16 Jun 2011

Organisations:
the Gallery Players

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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short play

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Matisse Plays, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written by Sharon E. Cooper, Cheryl Davis, ML Kinney, Bethany Larsen, Nick Moore And Anne Phelan

1st Produced:
Sande Shurin Theatre, NY    2005

Organisations:
the Milk Can Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Maura and Katinka

Synopsis:
Maura and Katinka relates the stories of two young immigrant women to the United States: one driven from Ireland by famine, the other from Hungary by revolution. the play reveals their common experiences even though they lived nearly sixty years apart. Maura leaves a land ravished by famine and the cruel indifference of the English rulers, who are determined to stamp out the native culture. Katinka is first caught up in the exhilaration of the revolution, as the students lead the revolt against their Soviet masters, and then flees as the tanks of the Warsaw Pact enter the city, the young soldiers believing they are in Egypt not Budapest and that the Danube is the Suez Canal. Rebuilding their lives proves difficult for both women, overcoming problems in language and prejudice, while trying to adapt to an alien society. the time of the play ranges from 1898 to 1960. the s et is an abstract evocation of the main waiting room at Ellis Island.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
The Producer's Club, New York City    1999

Organisations:
Apuanya Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Mermaid Won't Sing, The

Synopsis:
One summer Sunday morning, Barnaby, a recently retired techie geek, is strolling along the harbor in Santa Barbara, where he meets Aphrodite, a mermaid. Once she convinces him that she is real, things take a turn for the worse.

Notes:
The Mermaid Won't Sing is a new one-act , inspired by Tom Bovo's photograph "Harbor- Fog," as part of his solo photography show, The Other Side of Summer. It was directed by Christie Marie Clark, and featured Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum as Barnaby, and Shannon Marguerite as Aphrodite the mermaid.

1st Produced:
440 Gallery, Brooklyn NY    18 Jul 2015

Organisations:
Fool's Progress Production

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama/ one-act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mushroom in Her Hands

Synopsis:
This is a loose adaptation of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," not for children. After a prologue, the play begins with Alice Liddell playing with Charles Dodgson, and ends when Alice succeeds in getting into the garden. the twelve scenes explore aspects of Alice, and Dodgson's relationship with her through various character pairings and re-interpreted scenes (the Tea Party, the Caucus Race) from the novel.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Milk Can Theatre Co    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Mushroom in Her Hands

Synopsis:
A loose adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland", Mushroom on Her Hands re-imagines one chapter of the novel: Alice's encounter with the Caterpillar, and with the Pigeon.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Here, American Living Room, New York City    2001

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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New York Play, The

Synopsis:
an adaptation of four plays from the Wakefield Mystery Cycle, Creation, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac and the Second Shepherd's Play. In Scene One, three doormen bemoan the lost glories of their post-apocalyptic Manhattan, where they have been reduced to walking rich people's dogs. they decide to take naps, and fall asleep. In Scene Two, God creates the world, which is New York. In Scene Three, God is confronted with the rebellion of two of her favorite angels, Lucifer and Lightborne. She casts them down into Hell, where they are reduced to being Devil 1 and Devil 2. In Scene Four, God gets lonely, and creates Adam and Eve, for companionship. Eve is visited by Devil 1, who tempts her with the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and she succumbs. Eve succeeds in tempting Adam. God sends Cherubim to lead them to Earth, where they will work lousy jobs for the rest of their lives. In Scene Five, Cain is a former investment banker who was fingered by the SEC. As part of her parole, she runs a failing community garden on the Lower East Side, where she employs the Boy. Abel is her younger brother, who's everything that Cain is not: generous, devout, kind to animals, etc. Abel comes to Cain's garden to take her off to make the monthly sacrifice. Cain goes with him, unwillingly. Abel joyously gives up her puppy , but Cain can't bring herself to sacrifice her dandelions. the Angel comes down from Heaven to tell Cain to shape up, and Cain smacks the Angel. Cain confronts Abel about God's constant favoritism towards him, snaps and kills Abel. While Cain would be happy for someone to kill her, God promises her a long, unhappy life. Back at the garden, Cain tries to persuade the Boy to help her hide Abel's body and go on the lam with her, but he refuses. Cain heads as far east as she can go, to Montauk, to try to start another, better garden. In Scene Six,, Abraham, a knife-thrower, runs a down-at-the-heels circus. God appears, telling him to sacrifice Isaac at the site of the worst circus disaster in New York City, ten blocks away. Abraham tells Isaac that he must accompany him to get his knives sharpened. they walk to the place, and are followed by Babette (a French roller skating hula hoop dancer) and Consuelo (a magician). Babette tells the future by the use of her wind-up monkey. the Angel stops Abraham from sacrificing Isaac; the n Isaac asks him if something very bad is about to happen. the Angel won't answer, and they ask the wind-up monkey. the monkey falls down dead. In Scene Seven, the doormen wake up. A rogue doorman, Mak, steals their favorite dog and the three are forced to go on a quest to reclaim him. the doormen are visited by the Angel who tells them that a baby girl born to save the world is in a burned out building in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and they brave the ice-covered East River to find her. the style is the Marx Brothers meet a Christmas pageant gone very, very bad.

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1st Produced:
The Juilliard School, New York City    2002

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1st Published:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Olmsted in Autumn

Synopsis:
bout Frederick Law Olmsted, accompanying the installation of an Olmsted-inspired park in the gallery

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Open Source Gallery, 306 17th St. (Near 6th AVenue), Park Slope, Brooklyn NY    27 Aug 2013

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
one act

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Our Dolls

Our Dolls
Bitsy and Heather work together in the Our Dolls factory. they try to figure out where they fit into the world of men and women.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Players Loft Theatre, New York NY    Jun 2010

Organisations:
4th Annual Shortened Attention Span Festiva

1st Published:
in the Best Ten-Minute Plays 2011, Smith & Kraus; (June 1, 2012)   978-1575257822

Music:
-

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Genre:
10 min comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Player King Musical, The

Synopsis:
the Hamlet Plays is a showcase of the Milk Can theatre's artistic associates' work. Each playwright has randomly chosen a character from Shakespeare's Hamlet and written a ten-minute play inspired by that character. based on the character the Player King

Notes:
music by Bill Tinsley

1st Produced:
Michael Weller Theatre, NY    2006

Organisations:
Milk Can Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play Ten Min

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Red Variations, The

Synopsis:
This plays tells four versions of the Red Riding Hood story, based primarily on three sources. the first version, "Little Red Riding Hood," is from Britain, ca. 1729. the second version is "Rotkappchen" ("Little Red Cap"), from the first edition of Wilhelm and Jakob Grimms' Kinder-und Hausmarchen, 1812. the third version is an 18th century French folktale. the fourth is original.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Looking Glass Theatre, New York City    2002

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
20 min One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Skull Beneath the Skin, The ANNE PHELAN a one-act play about Wilhelm Roentgen, will be performed on Sat., March 15 at 5:30 and 7 PM at 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn NY.

Synopsis:
about Wilhelm Roentgen

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
440 Gallery, 440 Sixth AVenue, Brooklyn NY    15 Mar 2014

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
one act

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Strike Two

Synopsis:
Ruth wakes up after a late night at an after-hours club. She drags herself out of bed, and brings in the newspaper. She makes a cup of coffee. But has something is on her mind. She picks up the phone and calls Judy, her closest friend from college. they discuss the dog they are trying to find a home for. It's Judy's brother's (Richard's) dog. Richard has recently died. Ruth confesses that she was in love with Richard, and Judy never knew. Judy and Ruth each fight for their memories of Richard, what he was to each of them, and irreparably alter their friendship. At the end of the play, Ruth is left alone.

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Ten Min

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Tricycle

Synopsis:
Charlie and Susan are entertaining an old college friend, Gayle. When Charlie goes for pizza Susan confesses she is having an affair. When he returns Charlie proposes

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-    1989

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Genre:
one act

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Venus von Merkel

Synopsis:
Venus von Merkel imagines a surreal summit between Merkel, dressed as a pirate of the Caribbean, and Aphrodite, representing the Greek people. It is a satirical, questioning exploration of globalization, the euro crisis and their the human cost.

Notes:
The play was commissioned by Open Source Gallery, and is inspired by its current exhibition Venus von Hamburg, Cristian Bors and Marius Ritiu's sculptural take on the Greek debt crisis. In the original production, Merkel was played by Jacob Grigolia-Rosembaum (in drag), and Aphrodite was played by Alex Gellner. It was directed by Christie Marie Clark.

1st Produced:
Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn NY    18 Sep 2015

Organisations:
Dramahound Productions

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Satire/one-act

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Wake

Synopsis:
WAKE takes place in the kitchen of a house in suburban Cleveland. It is St. Patrick's Day, and a blizzard is raging outside. the Hart family is gathered because GERT's mother has just died, and are busy with preparations for that evening's wake and the next day's funeral. Unbeknownst to GERT, JOHN is having an affair with PEGGY. But EDITH is convinced that PEGGY < /B>is having an affair with VINNIE, GWENN is sure she's after Susan, and Susan is certain that it's really PEGGY and Fr. DONAHUE. the agent from the real estate office starts showing the house a week earlier than she should to the Zilms, and PERRY turns out to be PEGGY's long-lost college boyfriend. GERT is trying to fix up PEGGY with JERRY. A mistake was made at the funera l home: the body in the casket is not the right one, and it is up to ELMO to switch the bodies without the family finding out. Fr. DONAHUE is an old flame of GERT's, and in revenge has secretly married her mother to the family bookie, JIMMY MAGUIRE. At the end of the play, the secret marriage is revealed, the will is contested, the right body is in the casket, and PEGGY has forever lost her trust in JOHN.

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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  -

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White Cat, The

Synopsis:
KING ALGERNON has everything a king could wish for (including six kingdoms), until his wife QUEEN ODETTE meets the BAD FAIRY, who tricks her into giving up their only child, PRINCESS LEONIE. With the help of the TALKING PARROT and DULCIMER DRAGON, the BAD FAIRY raises PRINCESS LEONIE as her own daughter, but keeps her locked up in a tower. One day, PRINCE MORTIMER passes by and helps PRINCESS LEONIE try to escape. their plot is foiled when DULCIMER DRAGON eats him. In her rage, the BAD FAIRY changes PRINCESS LEONIE into a WHITE CAT. the only way to break the spell is for PRINCESS LEONIE to have someone who looks just like PRINCE MORTIMER fall in love with her. In a nearby kingdom, KING BERTRAND is trying to decide which of his three sons (PRINCE LAMBERT, PRINCE VACHEL and PRINCE JEFFREY) should inherit his kingdom. He sends his sons off on a quest to find the most beautiful dog in the world. PRINCE JEFFREY becomes lost in the wood, and finds a castle inhabited by the WHITE CAT. When it's time to return home, she gives him an acorn. PRINCE LAMBERT gives his Father a dog that does tricks and PRINCE VACHEL gives the KING a dog that can do math problems. But the acorn contains a tiny dog that talks and dances, which the KING declares his favorite. the KING then sends the PRINCES out to fin d the most precious thing in the kingdom. PRINCE JEFFREY returns to the WHITE CAT, who gives him a beautiful ruby. But on his way home, he runs into a LITTLE GIRL asking a DOCTOR to treat her dying mother. the DOCTOR refuses because they haven't paid their bill. PRINCE JEFFREY gives the GIRL the ruby, and returns to the CAT, asking her to accompany him because she is the most precious thing in the kingdom to him. KING BERTRAND doesn't like cats, but when JEFFREY tells his Father how much he cares for the CAT, the enchantment is broken and PRINCESS LEONIE regains her human form. She gives each of the three PRINCES one of her six kingdoms, and they all live happily ever after.

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1st Produced:
The Perishable Theatre, Providence Ri    1985

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1st Published:
DramaSource, 2005   -

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Genre:
Play for children

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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White Gloves

Synopsis:
GERT is hemming an evening skirt for her mother, when AMY drops by. GERT and AMY are going to their debutante ball this night. they talk about the past and the future, but everything seems to emphasize their differences instead of their common history. AMY has her life set: she's already making plans for her wedding, four years from now. But GERT knows far too much all of a sudden, particularly about Amy's boyfriend. AMY and GERT's friendship has shifted from GERT desperately wanting to be like AMY, to her going her own way and leaving AMY behind. AMY leaves, shaken, and GERT is ready to come out.

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1st Produced:
Love Creek Productions, New York City    1995

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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