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Tim Pinckney

TIM PINCKNEY

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Abrams Artists Agency  represented by Charles Kopelman

Tim Pinckney started writing his first play after ten years as a working actor. That play, Message to Michael, was produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York City. the play has enjoyed several subsequent regional productions and a scene from Message to Michael is featured in the Best Stage Scenes of 1998, published by Smith and Kraus. Rattlestick recently revived Message to Michael as a fundraising benefit. His other plays include A Perfect Blendship, First Refusal, Ever So Humble and To Get to the Other Side. Tim adapted On the Twentieth Century for the Actors' Fund's fall benefit concert, which starred Marin Mazzie, Douglas Sills and Christopher Sieber. Other concert adaptations include HAIR starring Raul Esparza and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, and Chess starring Josh Groban and Julia Murney. Tim also adapted the classic Funny Girl for the concert stage to accommodate 16 different Fanny Brices - including Whoopi Goldberg, Bebe Neuwirth, Sutton Foster, Kristin Chenoweth and Jane Krakowski. Tim's liner notes can be found in the triple platinum Special Limited Edition CD/DVD soundtrack recording of the 2003 Oscar-winning motion picture Chicago. He is the recipient of a grant from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust as well as a fellowship for playwriting from the Diogenes Foundation. Tim is on the Board of Directors of the New York Innovative Theatre Awards and serves on the advisory board of the Fred Ebb Foundation. He also contributes regularly to Passport Magazine. Mr. Pinckney, originally from Auburn, New York, is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre's Playwrights unit, the BMI Librettist Workshop as well as the Dramatists Guild.

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        Ever So Humble         Message To Michael         Perfect Blendship, A



Ever So Humble

Synopsis:
Ever So Humble is a new comedy, inspired by E.M. Forster's Howards End. An expired New York City sublet leaves Nick and his two best friends, Bobby and Dana, with no place to live. Enter Howard - a loveable, but lonely man with a house in Brooklyn. Charmed by the homeless threesome, Howard offers his assistance and friendship, introducing Nick and company to a variety of new opportunities as they move forward in their search of a place to call home. Relationships blossom and hilarious complications arise, as Howard's house in Brooklyn becomes the source of a sticky dilEmma for his heirs and his new friends. Ever So Humble takes its heart from Forster, exploring the connection of people to a place, class differences, and the conflict between the practical and the romantic. Poignant, but smart and sassy, Ever So Humble is a very funny and touching reminder that our home and our family are what we make them. Ever So Humble had its world premiere at the Hangar theatre in 2011, under the direction of Peter Flynn.

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1st Produced:
Hangar Theatre    Jul 2011

Organisations:
Hangar Theatre

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Message To Michael

Synopsis:
Michael and Kenny are both actors as well as best friends. When Kenny falls in love, the dynamic of this playful yet intense relationship is tested. Set in New York City, Message to Michael follows Michael and Kenny's friendship through crazy auditions, adventures in dating and late nights in gay bars - all set against a New York City backdrop.

Notes:
the New Yorker ". . .Playwright Tim Pinckney shows A keen talent for witty dialogue And the well-timed one liner in A depiction of gay culture that is happier And gentler than some of its predecessors."Time Out New York "What this strangely Affecting play has on its side is sincerity And covert integrity. In A sea of bitchy, emotionally empty "gay" plays, Message to Michael is one of the kindest hearted I've seen. Pinckney has An unusually perceptive ear for discovering the humanity buried beneath snide, contemporary gay-speak."HX. . .Pinckney has created A piece without pretension, Apology or spiritual Aspirations. It's A fragrant, well-crafted tale."New York Post". . .a gay comedy which sends A message not just to Michael but to the New York theatre. . .Gay can be happily merry these days."NEXT. . ."the year ends on A high note with Message to Michael". Village Voice ". . .a good deal of sharp eyed charm, And more than A little wit About gay men's' struggles to get A hold of A partner."

1st Produced:
Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre    1996

Organisations:
Rattlestick Productions

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Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  -            Other:  doubling

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Perfect Blendship, A

Synopsis:
Peggy, Garth and Mitch have gathered to throw a wedding shower for their dear friends Sara who is getting married for the third time in eight years. Resentment and a dash of deception end up turning a simple gathering of these old friends into a challenging test of the limits of friendship.

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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