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Sylvia Reed

SYLVIA REED

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Agency for the Performing Arts  

Sylvia Reed, of Palmetto, Florida, is a recipient of a 2002-2003 Florida Individual Artist's Fellowship for her first play, FULL MOON RABBIT DANCE. ALLIGATORS, her second play, won the 2003 Florida Playwrights' Process award and was selected as a Gold Medalist script in the 2004 Pinter Review Prize for Drama competition. Richard Mathews, director of the Pinter Review prize, called ALLIGATORS "truly outstanding" and "memorable." Her third full-length play, the ONES THAT FLUTTER, won first prize in Boston Theatre Works BTW Unbound 2006. It was selected for the Percolating Play Series at Theatre in the Square, Marietta, GeorgiA. She was born in Alabama but raised primarily in Florida, in childhood homes as far north as Quincy and as far south as Key West. She spent the bulk of her shool-age years in Hollywood in one of five homes on the grounds of the South Florida State Hospital, where her father worked as the administrator. She points to this rather bizarre and certainly isolated setting as a major influence in her compulsion to write, but it is the city of Gainesville and the University of Florida that ultimately has figured prominently in her plays. She graduated from the UF with a degree in journalism, and worked several years at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune covering news events. Though she no longer writes for the newspaper, she considers them a primary source for characters and ideas. ALLIGATORS was inspired by a newspaper story that recounted an elderly woman's strange and chilling encounter with one. Her plays have been read or produced in Atlanta, Maryland, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice. She is at work on two new plays, tentatively titled the HERO and KINGFISHER. In addition to plays, she writes short stories. Several have appeared in literary magazines across the country, including the FLORIDA REVIEW, SOUTH Carolina REVIEW, SEATTLE REVIEW, GREENSBORO REVIEW, BELOIT FICTION JOURNAL, AND KALLIOPE: A JOURNAL OF WOMEN's ART. Her short plays, "American Flag" and "Works in Progress" are published in Smith and Kraus' Best 10-Minute Plays 2007, 2 Actors, and Best 10-Minute Plays 2007, 3 or More Actors.

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

        Alligators         American Flag         Full Moon Rabbit Dance         Kingfisher         Ones That Flutter, The         Smart Bra         Thousand Oaks         Works In Progress



Alligators

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Cigar smoking Miss Lila had her arm bitten off by an alligator. She insists on wearing nightgowns all the time. She takes Lucy under her wing. Lucy's mother Marlene is involved in a motor accident and despite being shook up flirts with the driver of the other car

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won the 2003 Florida Playwrights' Process Award

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American Flag

American Flag
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in 2007: the Best Ten-Minute Plays For 2 Actors, Smith & Kraus; Lawrence Harbison edition (July 15, 2008)   978-1575255897

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Full Moon Rabbit Dance

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A long married couple are still trying to cope with something from their distant past

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Kingfisher

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Ones That Flutter, The

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Evoking the world of Dramatist Sam Shepard and films like the Green Mile and Dead Man Walking, this is the story of a remarkable friendship between a warden and a prisoner serving his last few hours on earth.

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Boston Theatre Works Btw Unbound    2006

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Smart Bra

Synopsis:
A woman meets a man on the internet. At their first date she wears her Smart Bra which can tell when he is not telling the truth

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Theatre Odyssey In Sarasota    2014

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Thousand Oaks

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Works In Progress

Works In Progress
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Contained in: "The Best Ten Minute Plays For Three Or More Actors 2007" published by Smith and Kraus   978-1575255903

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