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Brooke Pierce

BROOKE PIERCE  (1979 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Brooke Pierce graduated in 2002 from New York University, where she double majored in Dramatic Writing and Religious Studies and served as Theatre Editor of the NYU paper. She worked as an associate editor for TheaterMania.com, and as a contributing author to The TheaterMania Guide to Musical Theater Recordings, the Moon Metro New York City guidebook, and Arts America. Staged readings of Brooke's plays and musical theatre projects have been held at Stage One Theater in Louisville, New Jersey Dramatists & The Waterfront Ensemble in Teaneck and Jersey City, Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival's PlayFest 2005 in Orlando, and at both Ensemble Studio Theatre and the American Theatre of Actors in NYC. Brooke wrote the book for the musical Sympathy Jones (music and lyrics by Masi Asare), which was produced at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2007. Her latest play, Beneath the Banyan Tree, recently had a reading at the Snapple Theater, produced by eyeBlink Entertainment. Brooke is co-director of the new London-based theater company This Stage Limited with producer Sue Knox, and she is a member of the Drama Desk and the Dramatists Guild of America. http://www.dramatistsguildweb.com/members/brookepierce/ www.facebook.com/brooke.pierce

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

Beneath the Banyan Tree         Boy Performs Miracles, A         Boy Who Drew Cats, The         Captain Blakemoor Surrenders         Hershele the Storyteller         Sympathy Jones



Beneath the Banyan Tree

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Beneath the Banyan Tree is inspired by the folktales of India. The play follows the progress of two individuals looking for their place and purpose in the world, and who find it at the base of a majestic banyan tree. There is Dukhu, a young woman who loses her family through her carelessness and greed, and then must set about righting her wrongs and finding a new home for herself. Then there's the prince who sheds his royal heritage so that he can find peace in living the life of a Mystic - but he finds that his journey does not end there. As Dukhu and the Mystic go on their individual paths (which cross more than once), they encounter a world where stories are always unfolding around them. An insatiable demon is defeated by a hair. A boy sets up shop and puts his wisdom for sale. A poor man and his wife learn that fate can be outwitted. Seeing so much magic in the world and forming friendships with the people she meets helps reawaken Dukhu's love of life. And the Mystic, in his travels, finally discovers the meaning of his destiny which was told to him long ago.

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Beneath the Banyan Tree is based on A concept by Qurrat Kadwani. It had A reading At the Snapple Theater in September 2007.

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Boy Performs Miracles, A

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Two staged readings At the Ensemble Studio Theatre in October 2000 As A part of OctoberFest.

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Boy Who Drew Cats, The

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Based on an old Japanese ghost story, The Boy Who Drew Cats concerns a boy named Neko who spends his time drawing cats while his siblings work on their family's farm. There is a famine in the land, caused by the evil goblin rat, and Neko's parents can no longer support their whole family. To ease their burden, they send the boy off to study with a Buddhist priest, but Neko-continually distracted by his artistic impulses-only causes trouble at the temple. The priest sends Neko back home, and on his journey there, the boy finally discovers what his artistic gift is for: his cat drawings come to life and save not just him, but the entire country from desolation at the hands of the goblin rat.

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Book by Brooke Pierce. Music And lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen. The Boy Who Drew Cats runs under An hour And features four songs (plus A few reprises).

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Children's musical

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Captain Blakemoor Surrenders

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London, 1696. Edgar Blakemoor, the black sheep of his respectable but debt-ridden family, prefers painting and science experiments to social obligation. Nearing 40 and still living at the family estate, Edgar has recently found his soul mate in the equally eccentric, 32-year old Sophie. But when Edgar's brother dies while serving with the English army abroad, Edgar must take his place so that he can support his family, which includes not only his wife-to-be but also his mother Margaret. Sophie is left to care for the cranky old woman, while the newly dubbed Captain Blakemoor joins his regiment in its winter quarters on the continent. Though he and Sophie write each other every day, their interests soon diverge as Sophie busies herself with her latest acquisition, a microscope, and Edgar discovers his skills as a leader. But his first encounter with a dead soldier awakens Edgar to the realities of war, igniting his fear and leading him to betray his own conscience in an effort to get back home.

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This fictional play, in A historical setting, takes place As the War of the League of Augsburg (also known As the Nine Years War) is coming to A close, from the Autumn of 1696 to the Autumn of 1697

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Hershele the Storyteller

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Hershele the Storyteller follows an eventful week in the life of charismatic Ukrainian peasant and Jewish folk hero, Hershele Ostropoler. After years of spending his time and money at the local tavern, Hershele finally vows to earn enough money to provide his family a nice Sabbath dinner. To accomplish this, he uses his wit and ingenuity, doing everything from posing as a blind beggar to entertaining at the court of a famous rabbi. Hershele the Storyteller is a funny and ultimately bittersweet tale that explores the difference between the myth and the man.

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Book by Brooke Pierce. Music And lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen. Staged reading At the American Theater of Actors in NYC in 2002. Length of show is Approximately 90 minutes.

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Genre:
Musical Comedy

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Sympathy Jones

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The time is the 1960s, the place is New York City-the epicenter of fashion, music, and change. Working in the shadows are unlikely villains. . .a socialite gone bad, a scientist gone mad. That's where The Agency comes in. Spies, intelligence officers, analysts, gadgeticians, and disguise specialists toil day and night, putting their lives in danger to keep the city safe. For these brave individuals, one woman answers the phones, makes the coffee, and does the filing. But Sympathy Jones, secretary at New York's finest intelligence agency, is tired of sitting behind a typewriter. She's a woman on a mission.

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Book by Brooke Pierce. Music And lyrics by Masi Asare. Sympathy Jones was produced At NYMF with A cast of 10, though it is possible for that to be expanded. www.sympathyjones.com. www.facebook.com/sympathy.jones

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Julia Miles Theater, NYC    2007

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(New York Musical Theatre Festival)

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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