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Harrison David Rivers

HARRISON DAVID RIVERS

  

Nationality:    USA
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Harrison David Rivers has always written-on Post-Its, napkins, and to chagrin of his librarian grandmother, in the margins of books. He is a member of At Play and the OVNV Network. Harrison's work has been developed and produced at the American Airlines Theater on Broadway, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova and the Sundance Theater Lab. Honors include the 2011 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Play, ExcEllence in Playwriting Award (FringeNYC 2010), 2009 Montblanc Young Writers Competition Winner, 2009 John Golden Award, 2010-11 Van Lier Fellowship, 2009-10 Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship (New York Theatre Workshop), and residencies with Freedom Train, NYTW/Dartmouth and Urban Arts Partnership.

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        (baptism)         4 Sustenance         And She Said, He Said, I Said Yes         Bandaged Place, The         Fell         Iydie or (s)he who looks inside, awakes         Jack Perry Is Alive (And Dating)         mouth says move         not resentful at all         Sistahs, The         Sweet         triO         We Are Misquoted Texts         When Last We Flew



(baptism)

Synopsis:
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. This is Harrison David Rivers' (baptism).

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1st Produced:
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, NY    2009

Organisations:
34th Off Off Broadway Samuel French Short Play Festival

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Genre:
short play

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4 Sustenance

Synopsis:
One play, four playwrights. Four Sustenance examines the complexity of our relationships with the planet and with each other. Through multiple stories and a fusion of music, movement and spoken text, the piece asks us to re-evaluate how we sustain our body, spirit and connection to the world.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
written by Antoinette Nwandu, Ricardo Perez-Gonzalez, Stacy ONeill, And Harrison David Rivers

1st Produced:
theatres at 45 Bleecker
45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10015    30 May 2012

Organisations:
Movement Theatre Company

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Music:
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Play/Drama

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And She Said, He Said, I Said Yes

Synopsis:
Post breakup, three women attempt to make sense of their lives. In recounting stories of weight gain, drunk dials, flying milk cartons, Facebook stalking, and hair growth, they explore the very nature of love, loss, and ultimately their own humanity.

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1st Produced:
HERE Arts Center  Dorothy B. Williams Theater, New York International Fringe Festival    2009

Organisations:
DRD Productions

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Music:
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Genre:
1h 35m Drama Comedy

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Bandaged Place, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of the Golden Age Project

1st Produced:
(reading) Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704    25 Feb 2013

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Fell

Synopsis:
Something's wrong with Jesse Metcalfe. His wife and kids know it -- even the family ghosts know it. But they don't know how to get him up off the kitchen floor. . .and why his white boss keeps popping up in their dreams. . . www.fellatfringe.blogspot.com/ 1h 45m, Manhattan, NYC Drama, Comedy
- http://www.fringenyc.org/

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Organisations:
7.15 Producions/Eric Louie and Columbia University's Black Theater Ensemble

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Music:
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Genre:
1h 45m, Drama, Comedy

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Iydie or (s)he who looks inside, awakes

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Lincoln Center Directors Lab    -

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Jack Perry Is Alive (And Dating)

Synopsis:
Jack in a late night hunt for the person who sent him a texted love note

Notes:
Music by Julia Meinwald; lyrics and book by Harrison David Rivers; Josh Sauerman; Daniella Shoshan

1st Produced:
New York Musical Theatre Festival    -

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Genre:
Musical

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mouth says move

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Devised by by Henning Hegland, Alicia House, Harrison Rivers. Part of Summer 2007 After Dark, A free series of new And experimental work.

1st Produced:
Atlantic Stage 2    2007

Organisations:
Potomac Theatre Project

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
devised Piece

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not resentful at all

not resentful at all
No-one can forget the moment they heard the news. September 11th, 2001 sent shockwaves across the globe. It was a day that was supposed to change the world forever.Ten years on, a team of major writers and thinkers explore our responses to the defining event of our times in a new production from Headlong, creators of the multi award-winning ENRON. Rupert Goold's theatre company transforms a former trading hall into an immersive theatrical experience, taking you from the tranquil setting of St Katharine Docks on the River Thames to the bright blue skies of downtown Manhattan and beyond.

Notes:
part of Decade: Two towers. Ten years. Twenty plays. Ten years After 9/11, twenty international writers respond to the defining event of our times. Published here Are their individual plays, which woven together formed the basis of Decade, An immersive theatrical production from Headlong theatre company. the writers: Samuel Adamson, Mike Bartlett, Alecky Blythe, Adam Brace, Ben Ellis, Ella Hickson, Samuel D. Hunter, John Logan, Matthew Lopez, Mona Mansour, DC Moore, Abi Morgan, Rory Mullarkey, Janine Nabers, Lynn Nottage, Harrison David Rivers, Simon Schama, Christopher Shinn, Beth Steel, Alexandra Wood.

1st Produced:
Commodity Quay, St Katharine Docks, London E1W 1AZ    01 Sep 2011

Organisations:
Headlong

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Music:
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Genre:
short piece

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Sistahs, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Collective Unconscious, NY, USA    2007

Organisations:
Collective:Unconscious

1st Published:
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Music:
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Sweet

Synopsis:
The Baker sisters both fancy the boy next door

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1st Produced:
Emerging Writers Group at Public Theater, New York    Apr 2013

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Genre:
Drama

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triO

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of the 2nd Annual Salute UR Shorts New Play Festival

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Organisations:
the Rapscallions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Short Play One Act

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We Are Misquoted Texts

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Under St Marks, New York    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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When Last We Flew

Synopsis:
An exploration of color perception and privilege
- press release

Notes:
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1st Produced:
South Oxford Space, NY (reading)    2008

Organisations:
Freedom Train Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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