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Theresa Rebeck

THERESA REBECK

  (1958 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    ICM Partners  represented by Diana Glazer

Theresa REBECK (born February 19, 1958) is a widely produced playwright. New York productions include Seminar(Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Nomination), the Understudy, Mauritius, the Scene (Dramalogue Nomination), the Water's Edge, Bad Dates, the Butterfly Collection, Spike Heels, Loose Knit, the Family of Mann, View of the Dome and Omnium Gatherum (co-written, Pulitzer finalist). Publications include her Collected Plays Volume I (volumes II and III, fall 2007), Free Fire Zone (fall 2007), all with Smith & Kraus, and two novels, Three Girls and their Brother and Twelve Rooms with a View, with Random House/Shaye Areheart Books. Produced feature films include Harriet the Spy, Gossip, and the independent features Sunday on the Rocks and Seducing Charlie Barker (adapted from her play the Scene). Awards include the Writer's Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama and a Peabody Award for her work on NYPD Blue. She has also won the National Theatre Conference Award, the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, an Alex Award and a Lilly Award. She is the creator of the NBC Drama, SMASH. Ms. Rebeck is a Contributing Editor to the Harvard Review, an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Lark and believe it or not she is the Treasurer of the Dramatist Guild. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jess and two children, Cooper and Cleo.

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

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        10 for the Tatas         Abstract Expression         Actress, The         Aftermath         Art Appreciation         Bad Dates         Bar Plays, The         Bells, The         Big Mistake         Butterfly Collection, The         Candy Heart         Contract, The         CouchWorks         Dead Accounts         Deliver Me         Does This Woman Have a Name?         DollHouse         Drinking Problem         Family Of Mann, The         First Day, The         Funeral Play         Great to See You         Guys         How We Get to Where We're Going         Intercede For Us         Josephina         Katie and Frank         Late Arrival         Loose Knit         Madwoman in the Attic: Evening of Shorts         Mary, Mother of God, Intercede for Us         Mauritius         Mother Of God         Motherhood Out Loud         Myth America         Naked Angels Issues Projects: Collected Plays         O Beautiful         Off Base         Omnium Gatherum         Open House         Our House         Poor Behaviour         Rhinoceros         Scene, The         Seminar         Sex with the Censor         Speakeasy         Spike Heels         Sunday On the Rocks         Train to Brooklyn         Understudy, The         View of the Dome         Walk         Water's Edge, The         What We're Up Against



10 for the Tatas

Synopsis:
With help from famed writers Theresa Rebeck, Cindy Chupack, Tony Glazer, Bekah Brunstetter, Lisa Ebersole, and Suzanne Bradbeer, 10 for the Tatas highlights the six original works these authors have contributed in dedication to Breast Cancer awareness. Through a series of touching, outrageous, and hilarious 10-minute works, these playwrights and Graveyard Productions aim to encourage support for a serious issue. All proceeds from the production will benefit the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
Author: Theresa Rebeck, Cindy Chupack, Tony Glazer, Bekah Brunstetter, Lisa Ebersole, Suzanne Bradbeer

1st Produced:
TBG Arts Complex, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018     10 Jun 2011

Organisations:
Graveyard Kiss Productions

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ten min

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Abstract Expression

Abstract Expression
After a scathing review 15 years ago, a once-celebrated painter faded into impoverished obscurity. Can one chance encounter resurrect this volatile artist from obscurity and re-launch him to overnight success? Theresa Rebeck skillfully compares the gritty urban realities of lives lived on the edge with the cApricious intrigues of the uptown gallery scene where fame might just be a matter of who you know and reputations can be bought and sold.

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1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc - New York >>>, 2007   978-0573642456

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Genre:
short Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Actress, The

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Organisations:
Huntington Theatre Company

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-   -

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play Ten Min

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Aftermath

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Originally performed under the overall title "CouchWorks" with six other plays.

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Organisations:
Slant Theater Project

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One act

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Art Appreciation

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Organisations:
Lyric Stage

1st Published:
in Boston Theatre Marathon of Ten Minute Plays Volume 4, Bakers Plays,    -

Music:
-

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Bad Dates

Synopsis:
And then I realize, in this sort of strange, hallucinatory moment, that the bug guy is looking kind of good, and the things he's saying about bugs are really kind of fascinating and it is then that I realized that maybe it has been too long since I've been on a date.--So confesses a single mother and self-described restaurant idiot-savant in this thoroughly charming and slyly sweet one-woman play by the author of The Butterfly Collection and Spike Heels. This idiosyncratic journey of self-discovery involving the Romanian mob, a Buddhist rainstorm, a teenage daughter, shoes, and a few very bad dates enjoyed an extended run Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons starring Julie White.

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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY,    978-0573630477

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Genre:
Monologue play

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Bar Plays, The

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1st Produced:
-     1990

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Bells, The

Bells, The
Theresa Rebeck's expressionistic meloDrama set in the waning years of the Alaskan Gold Rush tracks the intertwined fates of a gregarious innkeeper, Mathias, his rebellious daughter, Annette, and the misfits of a boomtown gone bust. Hard luck and hunger have brought them together, but when a stranger begins asking questions about the mysterious disappearance of a Chinese prospector, Xiufei, he soon learns that it's every man for himself in this vast white wilderness, where nothing is quite what it seems, and ghost stories are never taken lightly.

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1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc - New York >>>, 2007   978-0573642470

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Big Mistake

Big Mistake
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1991

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Butterfly Collection, The

Butterfly Collection, The
A recent hit at Playwrights' Horizons, this delicious play by the author of Spike Heels and the Family of Mann is an intelligent and funny ensemble Drama.. A family of artists are both cruelly destructive and fiercely protective of each other. Paul, a Nobel winning novelist suffering from writer's block, his elegant but feisty wife, two sons an actor and an antique dealer and the actor's girlfriend are together for the first time in ages. Enter Paul's new assistant, a talented and passionate writing student. Bitter, funny chaos ensues.

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1st Produced:
Playwrights' Horizons     2000

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, NY,    978-0573627941

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comic Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Candy Heart

Candy Heart
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1992

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Contract, The

Contract, The
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1997

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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CouchWorks

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written by Rachel Axler, Evan Cabnet, Marcus Gardley, Adam Knight, Adam Rapp, Theresa Rebeck, Mat Smart

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Slant Theatre Project

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Dead Accounts

Dead Accounts
Jack's unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife everyone hates? And how did he get all that money? Theresa Rebeck's new comedy tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back. . .with no questions asked.

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1st Produced:
Music Box theatre
239 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036     29 Nov 2012

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-

1st Published:

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Genre:
comedy 120 min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Deliver Me

Deliver Me
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     2003

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Does This Woman Have a Name?

Does This Woman Have a Name?
Mel and Sarah have a lucrative enterprise. Mel writes and Sarah performs sexually explicit phone fantasies. Mel hopes her serious fiction will eventually sell. In the meantime, this pays the bills much to the consternation of her boyfriend. Mel's scripts become more and more literary, but Sarah's callers are not interested in metaphors. This amusing satire, a favorite with festival judges, does contain some strong language

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1993

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in "Off-Off Broadway Festival Plays Fifteenth Series" published by Samuel French Inc, New York,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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DollHouse

Synopsis:
A contemporary adaptation of Ibsen's 'A Doll's House' that sheds a fresh new light on Nora's struggle to reclaim herself. In the tony suburbs of Connecticut, Nora's children are cared for by a Jamaican nanny, her husband's best friend is in love with her, and her stifling marriage is crumbling. Nora also has a secret, the revelation of which irrevocably sets her life on a new course.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Hartford Stage (Hartford, Ct, United States)     2001

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
120-130 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  3 males, 3 females, 2 either (7-8 actors possible: 3-5 males, 2-5 females)

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Drinking Problem

Drinking Problem
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1991

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Family Of Mann, The

Family Of Mann, The
Takes a behind the scenes look at the makings of a TV sitcom.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1994

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc, 1995   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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First Day, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Boston Theatre Works

1st Published:
in Boston Theatre Marathon of Ten Minute Plays Volume 2, Bakers Plays,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
play Ten Min

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Funeral Play

Funeral Play
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     2001

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Great to See You

Great to See You
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1998

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Guys

Synopsis:
In six plays, the winding path of the psyche leads us through the complex mind of men. Lust, greed, power, and loss rear their heads as strangers become friends, friends become strangers, and strangers become even stranger. A rich symphony of comedy and Drama, Guys presents a poignant array of short plays that allows us all to eavesdrop on the conversation of the male species and all that matters to them
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
the playwrights Are: Theresa Rebeck, Peter Sagal, Liz Amberly, Frederick Stroppel, And Gregg Kreutz.

1st Produced:
TBG Arts Complex, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018     22 Oct 2010

Organisations:
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-   -

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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How We Get to Where We're Going

How We Get to Where We're Going
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     2004

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Intercede For Us

Intercede For Us
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Josephina

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Hartford Stage Co.

1st Published:
in Boston Theatre Marathon of Ten Minute Plays Volume 3, Bakers Plays,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
play Ten Min

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Katie and Frank

Katie and Frank
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1996

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Late Arrival

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
New Theatre Inc.

1st Published:
in Boston Theatre Marathon of Ten Minute Plays Volume I, Bakers Plays,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
play Ten Min

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Loose Knit

Loose Knit
Once a week in the heart of New York City five women gather to knit. As the sweaters pile up, their lives fall apart. Liz is having an affair with her sister's husband, Gina's lost her job, Paula is having an identity crisis, and Margie just wants a date. Into their lives steps Miles, a cool businessman who made his first million before he was thirty and is now looking for a wife. On a series of hilarious blind dates in a sushi restaurant, Miles and the women go head to head in an attempt to define what it is men and women want these days. As in her previous comedy, Spike Heels, the author outlines the battle between the sexes with wit, ferocity and insight in a contemporary comedy of manners.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1992

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Madwoman in the Attic: Evening of Shorts

Synopsis:
A series of short plays that highlight the often ridiculous, sometimes savage truths that everyday people face as they try to make sense of life. From the creator of the NBC show Smash and the Broadway hit Seminar.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Studio Theatre - Milton Theatre, Washington Dc Capfringe     13 Jul 2012

Organisations:
Actors Repertory Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy 60 minutes

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Mary, Mother of God, Intercede for Us

Mary, Mother of God, Intercede for Us
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1st Produced:
-     2006

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-

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in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

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Mauritius

Mauritius
Jackie and Mary are half-sisters whose mother's death leaves them in possession of a rare stamp collection. But which sister actually owns the stamps? Which of three dealers can be trusted with their sale? And where do we choose to live: the present or the past?
- press release

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1st Produced:
Boston Center For The Arts     2006

Organisations:
Manhattan Theatre Club & Huntington Theatre Company

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Mother Of God

Mother Of God
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-

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in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

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-

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Motherhood Out Loud

Synopsis:
Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. Motherhood Out Loud reveals with illuminating insight the humor, raw emotions and rocky roads we experience in life.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
Written by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik,Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman And Cheryl L. West.

1st Produced:
59E59 theaters
59 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022     04 Oct 2011

Organisations:
Primary Stages

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0822225898

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-

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Myth America

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Notes:
written by Arthur Kopit, Theresa Rebeck, Israel Horovitz, Rachel Axler, Ian Cohen, Brian Dykstra, Jason Grote, Julien Schwab, Matthew Paul Olmos, Saviana Stanescu, And Lloyd Suh.

1st Produced:
TBG Theatre, NY     2007

Organisations:
Personal Space theatrics

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-   -

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-

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Naked Angels Issues Projects: Collected Plays

Synopsis:
Since 1989, New York City's Naked Angels has collaborated with some of America's most beloved playwrights to create exciting, topical plays for their time-honored tradition: the Issues Project. the short plays within this collection respond to resonant themes from gun control to the environment, faith to human rights.Naked Angels Issues Projectsfeatures the innovative writing of today's top playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalists Theresa Rebeck, Craig Lucas, Lee Blessing, Warren Leight, Will Eno, Kenneth Lonergan, Jon Robin Baitz, and many more. To purchase this book of 25 plays, click "Add to Shopping Cart" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below:

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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O Beautiful

O Beautiful
"O Beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves. . ."In our age of cyber-bullying and aggressive patriotism remember those lyrics  or else! Theresa Rebeck pens a theatrically inventive mash up of contemporary American life and the history that got us to this politically polarized age. It's fiercely funny story explores the lives of high school students, teachers, and their families as they cope in a world of real personal problems and extremist ideological rhetoric that gets so heated that Jesus, Saint Paul, Joan of Arc, John Adams, Patrick Henry and Benjamin Franklin, among others, show up to weigh in and mix it up. Alternately sweet and fiery, and as topical as tonight's newscast, O Beautiful lands the complex realities of our culture squarely on the stage deck in an electrifying blend of ancient characters, founding fathers and your neighborhood high school.

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1st Produced:
University of Deleware's Theatre Department     22 Apr 2011

Organisations:
Resident Ensemble Players

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comedy 120 min

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Off Base

Synopsis:
the line between nostalgia and reality is compromised as a couple argues over the morality of modern day baseball. While Amanda insists that steroids have tainted America's favorite pastime, Jimmy clings to the glory that the sport once was. Though they both love the game, each must choose between the fantasy of what baseball represents and the politics of what it has become.

Notes:
Celebrating And exploring themes from America's favorite pastime, the Baseball Plays: 7th Inning Stretch is A collection of short comedies And Dramas from the Mile Square theatre's Annual event. From A couple Arguing over the use of steroids (Off Base by Theresa Rebeck) to A priest's fight to preserve the Abandoned lot where the local children play ball (Asphalt Green by Rogelio Martinez), to A marriage dissolved over fantasy baseball (Fantasy League by Lee Blessing), this collection captures the love, frustration, And nostalgia surrounding this beloved sport.

1st Produced:
Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken, Nj     18 Jul 2005

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-

1st Published:
in the Baseball Plays: 7th Inning Stretch, Playscripts Inc   -

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-

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10 min comedy Drama

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Omnium Gatherum

Omnium Gatherum
the play tells the story of a most unusual dinner party: In a city not unlike New York, in a time not unlike today, several great minds gather to enjoy incendiary conversation, life-or-death discourse, and chutney-encrusted seared salmon. When an unexpected guest arrives just in time for dessert, the table is set for a startling turn of events.

Notes:
written by Theresa Rebeck And Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in Humana Festival 2003: the Complete Plays, Edited by Tanya Palmer and Amy Wegener, Smith and Kraus, 2003
Samuel French, Inc - New York >>>    -

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-

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Open House

Open House
Gaby is less than thrilled with Kristin's choice for their new place together: a four story house in Park Slope, Brooklyn. And even with the constant interruptions from other potential buyers, it quickly becomes apparent that they are both looking for different things -- both in a home and in each other.

Notes:
In 1995, A group of writers, directors And Actors gathered on Manhattan's Lower East Side for what was supposed to be A one-time-only event: write, direct, produce And perform new plays with the span of 24 hours. More than A decade And just over 300 plays later, the 24 Hour Plays have been produced on Broadway, in London, Los Angeles, Chicago And Across the globe.

1st Produced:
The 24 Hour Plays (New York, NY, United States)     2007

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-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   978-0970904690

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-

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8-10 min Comedy/Drama

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Our House

Our House
Are news and entertainment interchangeable? A cocksure TV bigshot faced with dwindling ratings installs America's favorite news anchor as host of a popular reality show. Meanwhile, in Middle America, a houseful of roommates bickers over high-stakes real-world conflicts: Merv doesn't clean the bathroom. Someone ate Alice's yogurt. And the rent is long past due. When reality collides with reality TV, we find ourselves front and center in a Drama that holds the nation riveted. Our House is a deliciously scathing new comedy that takes on a media-obsessed culture intent on turning even the most sobering crisis into sexy entertainment.

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Dark Comedy

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Poor Behaviour

Poor Behaviour
A weekend in the country spins out of control when jealous wife Maureen makes a reckless accusation about her husband Ian and their old friend Ella. Ella's husband Peter tries and fails to stop the domestic carnage in this fierce and funny story about the unexpected ease of betrayal and the fragility of marriage.

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1st Produced:
Mark Taper Forum, NY     07 Sep 2011

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-

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adult comedy

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Rhinoceros

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Eugene Ionesco

1st Produced:
Deaf West Theatre, North Hollywood     15 Jul 2008

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-

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-   -

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Adaptation

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Scene, The

Scene, The
A young social climber leads an actor into an extra-marital affair, from which he then creates a full-on downward spiral into alcoholism and bummery. His wife runs off with his best friend, his girlfriend leaves, and he's left with & nothing.

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Seminar

Seminar
In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard (JEFF GOLDBLUM), an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. the wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.

Notes:
Nominee! 2012 Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Play

1st Produced:
John Golden Theatre, NYC     20 Nov 2011

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Smith & Kraus (2012)
Samuel French, Inc - New York (2012) >>>   978-1575258102

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-

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Sex with the Censor

Synopsis:
A man hires a prostitute but refuses to let her touch him or talk dirty. How does a person have sex without really having sex? A play about the debilitating and distancing consequences of censorship.

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-

1st Produced:
Naked Angels (New York, NY, United States)     1990

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-

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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-

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8-10 min Comedy/Drama

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

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Speakeasy

Synopsis:
-

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-

1st Produced:
-     1990

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-

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-   -

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-

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Spike Heels

Spike Heels
Pygmalion goes awry in contemporary comedy of manners which explores sexual harassment, misplaced amour and the possibility of a four sided love triangle

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Organisations:
-

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Samuel French, Inc, 1992   -

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-

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Comedy

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Sunday On the Rocks

Synopsis:
On a beautiful Sunday morning in mid October, three house mates decide to have scotch for breakfast in this play by the author of Spike Heels, the Family of Mann and Loose Knit. Elly is pregnant and considering an abortion, Jen is being harassed by a co worker who is obsessed with her, and Gayle just feels a bit lost. their problems are compounded by a fourth roommate, Jessica, a religious young woman who has little compassion for their confused attempts to make sense of life in the nineties. As they drink, joke and argue, it becomes clear how difficult it is to make a moral decision in an increasingly complex world.

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1st Produced:
-     1994

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-

1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc, 1996   -

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Comedy

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Train to Brooklyn

Train to Brooklyn
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-

1st Produced:
-     2003

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

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-

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Understudy, The

Understudy, The
Box office heroes and washed-up has-beens take heed: the play's almost the thing. In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy by Theresa Rebeck, the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow over this look at one of the most notorious roles in the theatre: the understudy.
- press release

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1st Produced:
-     2007

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, (2010)   -

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-

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View of the Dome

View of the Dome
tale of political corruption, ingratitude and revenge as an idealistic young Washington attorney persuades her former law professor to run for Congress

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-    

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-

1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc, 1998   978-0573626036

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-

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Comedy

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Walk

Walk
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1st Produced:
-     1999

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Vol. 3: Short Plays, 1989-2005", Smith & Kraus (September 30, 2007)   978-1575254470

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-

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Water's Edge, The

Water's Edge, The
A woman and her two children's lakeside home is visited by her long estranged ex-husband in this mysterious family Drama that explores the question, 'What wouldn't you do for your child?
Press Release

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1st Produced:
Williamstown Theatre Festival     2006

Organisations:
Second Stage, NY

1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc - New York >>>, 2008   978-0573651342

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-

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Play/Drama

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What We're Up Against

What We're Up Against
Stu and Ben hate their new coworker. And it's not because she's a woman. Or because she might actually have good ideas to contribute if they gave her a chance. Or even because she has the courage to confront them about their behavior. She just needs to realize that some things are just the way things are. A frightening look into the flawed "system" of the corporate world.

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1st Produced:
Naked Angels (New York, NY, United States)     1993

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-

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8-10 min Drama/Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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