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Craig Pospisil

CRAIG POSPISIL

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Washington Square Arts & Films  represented by Bruce Miller

Craig Pospisil is the author of Months on End, Somewhere in Between, Life is Short,and the collection Choosing Sides, published by Dramatists Play Service. Months on Endreceived its world premiere at the Purple Rose Theatre Company, and has since had dozens of productions around the country as well as in Australia and Hong Kong.Somewhere in Between premiered at Detroit Repertory Theatre and has had over sixty productions, including ones in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Paris. He is also the author of the play the Dunes, which won Theatre Conspiracy's New Play Competition; the book to the musical Drift,music by Jeremy Schonfeld, which was produced at the New York Musical Festival; and the short plays Free, A Quiet Empty Life, Guns Don't Kill, the American Dream Revisited and many others. Mr. Pospisil is the Head Writer fortheAtrainplays, and has written sixteen short plays and musicals for the ongoing twenty-four hour Theatre project in which shows are written while riding the New York subway, including It's Not You, Tourist Attractionand the Best Way to Go, which are published by Playscripts, Inc. Other publications include Perchance in Best Ten-Minute Plays 2006, Guerilla Gorilla inPlays and Playwrights 2001 and On the Edge in the collections Under Thirty: Plays for a New Generation and Best Ten-Minute Plays 2005. His work has been seen at Ensemble Studio Theatre, New World Stages, Bay Street Theatre, Atlantic Theatre, City Theatre, Vital Theatre, West Coast Ensemble, and the Caldwell Theater, and has been performed in Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany and Hong Kong. A native New Yorker, Mr. Pospisil is an Artistic Advisor to the Winter Harbor Theatre Company, and is currently working on two new plays and a commission for a new musical.

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        American Dream Revisited, The         Best Way To Go, The         Browsing         Choosing Sides         Class Conflict         Dissonance         Double Wedding         Drift         Dunes, The         Free         Guerilla Gorilla         Guns Don't Kill         Her head On the Pillow         In a Word         Infant Morality         It's Not You         Last December, The         Life Is Short         Manhattan Drum-Taps         Months On End         Mother's Love, A         No Child Left         On the Edge         On the Wings of a Butterfly         Perchance         Quandary in Quando         Quiet, Empty Life, A         Somewhere in Between         There's No Here Here         Tourist Attraction         Train of Thought         What Price?         Whatever



American Dream Revisited, The

Synopsis:
the American dream is alive and well - if a little twisted - in this absurdist comedy. Somewhere out in a southwestern desert, Jim and DElla and their daughter, Chartreuse, decide to ditch Grandpa and leave him there to die. they expect to inherit his money, making their own lives so much more pleasant, but Grandpa has a few tricks up his sleeve. Will anyone get out of this alive?

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Best Way To Go, The

Synopsis:
Vickie tries to do nothing more than enjoy a scenic sunset ride on the Staten Island Ferry. But when she's joined by fellow passenger Marissa, in a combative mood and carrying two half-drunk bottles of hard lemonade, Vickie's happy facade begins to crack. Vickie insists she's the happiest that she's ever been, but Marissa isn't convinced. Perhaps Vickie isn't riding the ferry for its terrific view of Manhattan.

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1st Produced:
the Neighborhood Playhouse (New York, NY, United States)    2003

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-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
10-15 min Comedy/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  2 females

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Browsing

Synopsis:
A public library in a mid-sized American city. Patrons come and go at a crucial moment in its survival. Enter this sanctuary of thought and imagination where the story unfolds in the many dimensions you can experience there. Come browse with us!

Notes:
written by Danna Call, Mari Gorman And Craig Pospisil. www.glassbeadstheatre.org

1st Produced:
New York International Fringe Festival    Aug 2011

Company:
Glass Beads Theatre Ensemble

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama Comedy

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Choosing Sides

Synopsis:
ON the WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY. A playwright tries to come to terms with the scope of the disaster in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. (1 man or woman.) FREE. A panicked man on a subway car tries to conquer his anxiety by taking his clothes off. . .much to the chagrin of a couple in the same car. (2 men, 1 woman.) WHAT PRICE? A woman finds herself interrogated by a nameless official, who threatens her and her children unless she gives him a name. (1 man, 1 woman.) NO CHILD LEFT. Mrs. O'Reilly instructs her first-grade class on the four Rs-reading, 'riting, 'rithmatic and Republicanism. (1 woman.) GUERILLA GORILLA. It's sometime in the future, and the theatre has been declared illegal, but that won't stop Alana and Sandy from trying to see an underground theatre group perform A Midsummer Night's Dream. (2 men, 2 women.) TRAIN OF THOUGHT. Wade is obsessed with Nina, a woman he sees on the train, while she imagines her boyfriend, Frank, thinks of nothing but her, and Wade's girlfriend, Marcy, can't make sense of her own thoughts. (2 men, 2 women.) QUANDARY IN QUANDO. the president of the United States will do anything to stop a crisis in a foreign land he's never heard of from ruining his weekend at Camp David. (2 men.) GUNS DON'T KILL. Mrs. O'Reilly is back, and this time she's come to class armed. (1 woman.) IN A WORD. Char explains why she's avoiding people and the things they have to say. (1 woman.) PERCHANCE. It's hazy, but what Robbie remembers is that he and Cass are in love. Unfortunately, she's decided to move to San Diego to be with Antonio. (2 men, 2 women.) A QUIET, EMPTY LIFE. As Stephanie quietly tries to get dressed for a function she has to attend, a Narrator reveals the secrets of the life she didn't know she had. (1 man, 1 woman.) MANHATTAN DRUM-TAPS. A young Irish immigrant and an African-American dockworker are caught up in the 1863 New York Draft Riots. (2 men, 2 women.)

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Dramatists Play Service, NY (2009)   978-0-8222-2340-5

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play collection

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Class Conflict

Synopsis:
Billy is a shy, sweet six-year old, nervous about his first day of school. His new classmate Megan Devenaux is a pint-sized lawyer, who considers herself an adult already, and is ready to take her case to the Supreme Court and then cash in.

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in Life is Short, Dramatist Play Service, NY, 2005   -

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Dissonance

Synopsis:
In Dissonance by Craig Pospisil, Tricia returns to the Berkshires to deal with her mother's death after a battle with Alzheimer's. At the funeral home she collides with Fitz, a prodigy and former piano student of her mother's, with secrets of his own, who challenges her loyalty and choices
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of At the Corner of Faith And Reason

1st Produced:
Cherry Lane Theatre - Studio
38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014    24 May 2011

Company:
3Graces Theatre Co

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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One Act

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Double Wedding

Synopsis:
Deborah is more than a little nervous on her wedding day. Her parents' constant chatter isn't helping. And neither is Deborah's reflection in the mirror, which keeps shouting out her darkest thoughts and worries. Can Deborah calm her fears before her alter ego literally steps through the looking glass and ruins things?

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in Life is Short, Dramatist Play Service, NY, 2005   -

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Drift

Synopsis:
A contemporary song-cycle musical about a man's journey of gaining peace and perspective on his life after the break up of his marriage and family. Based on the concept album of the same name, the concert musical comes to vivid life when a man, newly single, steps into the empty apartment he once shared with his wife and daughter and the memories flood his mind. His path, as woven by Schonfeld's intensely personal rock score, is paved with humor, passion, disappointment and most importantly, hope.

Notes:
Music & Lyrics by Jeremy Schonfeld. Additional material by Craig Pospisil

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Dunes, The

Synopsis:
Inspired by the Cherry Orchard, the DUNES follows the downward spiral of fading actress Laura Robertson and her family. Laura, who has become better known for her turbulent relationships than her acting, returns to her family home to East Hampton, New York to lick her wounds after the failure of her most recent marriage. But her debts and inability to face reality mean they may lose things that are far more valuable than a beach house.

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1st Produced:
Gallery Players
199 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217    02 Jun 2011

Company:
the Gallery Players

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0-8222-2559-1

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Free

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
New York, NY    Mar 2004

Company:
theAtrainplays

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Guerilla Gorilla

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
New York, NY    Oct 2001

Company:
Gorilla Rep

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One Act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Guns Don't Kill

Synopsis:
-

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1st Produced:
WHTC, Portland, ME    Jun 2007

Company:
Winter Harbor Theatre Company

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comic monologue

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Her head On the Pillow

Synopsis:
an evening of short plays inspired by the poetry of Tennessee Williams.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of Tom's Children, written by Kara Lee Corthron, Gary Giovannetti, Tom Matthew Wolfe, John Yearley, Richard Cottrell, Dawson Moore, Craig Pospisil. Conceived And Directed By: Erma Duricko

1st Produced:
June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 1st floor, New York, NY 10018    28 Jan 2011

Company:
Blue Roses Productions

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-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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In a Word

Synopsis:
-

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1st Produced:
Portland, ME    Jun 2006

Company:
Winter Harbor Theatre Company

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
Dramatic monologue

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Infant Morality

Synopsis:
Trish is at the front desk of a hospital when Stephanie comes in carrying a shopping bag from an expensive store. She has something to return. Trish doesn't understand until she looks in the bag and sees a baby. Trish is staggered, but Stephanie can't understand what the problem is. Things get even stranger before the resolution of this black comedy.

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1st Published:
in Life is Short, Dramatist Play Service, NY, 2005   -

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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It's Not You

Synopsis:
Sure, friends drift apart. But generally they don't announce that they're "breaking up" with you. Especially not when you're riding downtown on the A train. Natalie's friends, on the other hand, think it's the perfect place to make a clean break.

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1st Produced:
Neighborhood Playhouse (Atrainproductions) (New York, NY, United States)    2002

Company:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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Genre:
10-15 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  1 male, 3 females (4 actors possible: 1-2 males, 2-3 females)

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Last December, The

Synopsis:
An elderly couple sit at home on a cold winter's night. the old man wants to finish watching his football game, but his wife is trying to get him ready to go out on some errand. the man is angry and bitter, and he clearly doesn't want to go. His patient wife listens but gently prods. But there's more to the old man than meets the eye, and the play ends with surprising sweetness and love.

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1st Published:
in Life is Short, Dramatist Play Service, NY, 2005   -

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Life Is Short

Synopsis:
This hilarious collection of short plays is a comical look at relationships from childhood to old age. Some are charming and light, others dark and absurdist, but all eight gleefully portray people at their worst. And sometimes their best. CLASS CONFLICT. Billy is a shy, sweet six-year old, nervous about his first day of school. His new classmate Megan Devenaux is a pint-sized lawyer, who considers herself an adult already, and is ready to take her case to the Supreme Court and then cash in. (1M, 1W.) ON the EDGE. there's a party inside, but Gene, seventeen, stands on the ledge of an apartment building. Distraught because the girl he loves is making out with someone, Gene is ready to jump. Sammy, a classmate, discovers Gene on the ledge, but, seemingly unconcerned, mocks him for being meloDramatic. But as Sammy realizes Gene's pain runs deeper than a girl, will she pull Gene back from the edge? Or push him over? (1M, 1W.) WHATEVER. This sly riff on Poe's the Raven finds Jessica hallucinating that a talking pigeon has flown into her apartment. Her friend Liz tries to talk her down, but eventually realizes Jessica isn't suffering from a combination of too much wine and Benedryl but from her inability to let go of a relationship that has ended. (2W.) DOUBLE WEDDING. Deborah is more than a little nervous on her wedding day. Her parents' constant chatter isn't helping. And neither is Deborah's reflection in the mirror, which keeps shouting out her darkest thoughts and worries. Can Deborah calm her fears before her alter ego literally steps through the looking glass and ruins things? (1M, 3W.) INFANT MORALITY. Trish is at the front desk of a hospital when Stephanie comes in carrying a shopping bag from an expensive store. She has something to return. Trish doesn't understand until she looks in the bag and sees a baby. Trish is staggered, but Stephanie can't understand what the problem is. Things get even stranger before the resolution of this black comedy. (1M, 3W.) A MOtheR's LOVE. In a darkly comic monologue, Melissa calmly explains her reasons for taking a parent's natural desire to protect her child a little too far. (1W.) the AmericaN DREAM REVISITED. the American dream is alive and well - if a little twisted - in this absurdist comedy. Somewhere out in a southwestern desert, Jim and DElla and their daughter, Chartreuse, decide to ditch Grandpa and leave him there to die. they expect to inherit his money, making their own lives so much more pleasant, but Grandpa has a few tricks up his sleeve. Will anyone get out of this alive? (2M, 2W.) the LAST DECEMBER. An elderly couple sit at home on a cold winter's night. the old man wants to finish watching his football game, but his wife is trying to get him ready to go out on some errand. the man is angry and bitter, and he clearly doesn't want to go. His patient wife listens but gently prods. But there's more to the old man than meets the eye, and the play ends with surprising sweetness and love. (1M, 1W.)

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Comedies One Act

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Manhattan Drum-Taps

Synopsis:
-

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1st Produced:
New York, NY    Jan 2004

Company:
Metropolitan Playhouse

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama One Act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Months On End

Synopsis:
In a series of comic scenes-one for each month of the year-we follow the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. the circle centers around Phoebe and Ben, who are engaged to be married. But Phoebe worries her Beatles-obsessed fiance may not be the right man for her, and Ben's no help planning the wedding because he's distracted by a friend's illness. Even so, Elaine is jealous of her friends' relationship, especially since none of hers last more than five dates. She's ready to give up on love until she meets the eternally optimistic Walter, whose only flaw may be that he's married. Walter's gruff brother, Nick, is single, but when he proposes to Paige on a beach her answer is to scream and drop the engagement ring in the sand. Heidi, Phoebe's post-feminist sister, delivers a comic gem of a commencement address in May that starts as a tribute to the graduates' parents but degenerates into a hystErical tirade against them. Come June, Phoebe's wedding day meltdown isn't helped by her mother Gwen's complaints, or her father, Chris, who, trying to calm her fears, tells Phoebe to "Pretend you're in an airplane that's crashing. . ." Walter and Nick and their friend Tony battle hilariously in July over what they find sexy about women (but it's not what you think). As the year draws to a close, a fight over the Beatles threatens to break up Ben and Phoebe, but the death of Ben's friend bonds them more strongly together. the funny and touching December scene finds Walter and Nick still as different as siblings can be but finally united by their failed relationships. . .and the New York Yankees. the diverse scenes and characters in this winning play come together to create a delightful theatrical experience encompassing a range of emotions from happiness to sorrow and everything in between.

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1st Produced:
the Purple Rose Theatre Company, Chelsea, MI    2002

Company:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
full legth Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Mother's Love, A

Synopsis:
In a darkly comic monologue, Melissa calmly explains her reasons for taking a parent's natural desire to protect her child a little too far.

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1st Published:
in Life is Short, Dramatist Play Service, NY, 2005   -

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No Child Left

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
WHTC, Portland, ME    Mar 2005

Company:
Winter Harbor Theatre Company

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comic monologue

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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On the Edge

Synopsis:
there's a party inside, but Gene, seventeen, stands on the ledge of an apartment building. Distraught because the girl he loves is making out with someone, Gene is ready to jump. Sammy, a classmate, discovers Gene on the ledge, but, and mocks him for being meloDramatic. But as Sammy realizes Gene's pain runs deeper than a girl, will she pull Gene back from the edge? Or push him over?

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-

1st Published:
in Life is Short, Dramatist Play Service, NY, 2005   -

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-

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Genre:
Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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On the Wings of a Butterfly

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1st Produced:
WHTC, Portland, Maine    Dec 2005

Company:
Winter Harbor Theatre Company

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
Dramatic monologue

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  (or 1)            Other:  -

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Perchance

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
the Atlantic Theatre, NY    May 2005

Company:
the 24 Hour Plays

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Quandary in Quando

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New York, NY    Aug 2004

Company:
Ensemble Studio Theatre

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Quiet, Empty Life, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Portland, ME    Jun 2006

Company:
Winter Harbor Theatre Company

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Somewhere in Between

Synopsis:
Told in ten scenes, the play begins in the dark, as Jasper confesses his feelings of isolation to the audience. But he becomes unnerved in the dark and calls for lights. In the first scene, Jasper is stuck between floors on an elevator with a claustrophobic man, who goes quickly and hilariously over the edge. At work, a sleazy coworker gives him farcical advice on how to pick up women, and that night Jasper goes to a bookstore and tries to pick up a pretty clerk, Holly. He strikes out badly, but is picked up by another woman, who takes him home. . .where she lives with her boyfriend. A ride on the subway turns into a comic free-for-all as he and other riders enthusiastically give advice to a lost tourist. Jasper crosses paths with Holly again at a party and gamely starts a conversation, hoping she won't recognize him, but she does and teases him flirtatiously. On their first date, Jasper and Holly go to a cozy restaurant for quiet conversation, but the couple seated on one side of them erupts in a battle of the sexes, while the couple on the other side engages in passionate verbal foreplay. Later, Jasper walks Holly home and their conversation seems mundane, but their fantasies about each other are anything but. A chance encounter with a homeless man forces Jasper to gain some perspective on his life. Back at work, Jasper snaps when a friend tells him Holly is dating someone else. He loses his cool, kicks a chair, breaks his foot, and gets fired. Feeling suddenly liberated, he hobbles to Holly's bookstore and asks her if she is seeing someone else. She isn't. they kiss-and leave immediately for the hospital. In the end, Jasper briefly talks to the audience again, understanding he must accept life's uncertainties, which aren't all bad, and make the best of things.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Romantic Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  flexible

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There's No Here Here

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Theatre InspiraTO, 9th Annual InspiraTO Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada    2014

Company:
-

1st Published:
the Best 10-Minute Plays Of 2012. Published by Smith and Kraus, Inc.    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
ten min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Tourist Attraction

Synopsis:
Nancy, an over-enthusiastic tourist, waxes ecstatic about New York's subway while Jason, an unemployed actor, desperately tries to prepare for an audition. Sure that she recognizes him, Nancy pesters Jason for his autograph despite his protests that he's no one. Or is he?

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Neighborhood Playhouse (Atrainproductions) (New York, NY, United States)    2002

Company:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
10-15 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  1 male, 1 female

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Train of Thought

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Brooklyn Academy of Music    Jan 2005

Company:
the 24 Hour Plays

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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What Price?

Synopsis:
A working mother is interrogated by a threatening, nameless official
- press release

Notes:
part of Spring Shorts 3

1st Produced:
WHTC, Portland, Maine    Jun 2006

Company:
Winter Harbor Theatre Company

1st Published:
in Choosing Sides, Dramatists Play Service, 2009   978-0-8222-2340-5

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Whatever

Synopsis:
This sly riff on Poe's the Raven finds Jessica hallucinating that a talking pigeon has flown into her apartment. Her friend Liz tries to talk her down, but eventually realizes Jessica isn't suffering from a combination of too much wine and Benedryl but from her inability to let go of a relationship that has ended.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
in Life is Short, Dramatist Play Service, NY, 2005   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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