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Tanya Ronder

TANYA RONDER  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Curtis Brown Group Ltd  represented by Joe Phillips

Tanya is a celebrated playwright who trained at RADA and spent fourteen years working as an actress before turning to writing. Tanya adapted Federico Garcia Lorcas Blood Wedding for the Almeida Theatres production in 2005, and wrote the Young Friend of the Almeida LAB production, Or Nearest Offer, which featured in the Almeida Summer Festival 2009. Her 2007 adaptation of DBC Pierre's Booker-prizewinning novel, Vernon God Little, was nominated foran Olivier Award for Best New Play as well as a What's On Stage Award for Best New Comedy andwas revived by the Young Vic in 2011 as part of theiranniversary season. In 2009, she adapted JM Barrie's much-loved children's book, Peter Pan, which played to critical acclaim at Kensington Gardens' twelve hundred seat tent and then moved to the O2 for Christmas before touring America in 2010. Other adaptations from the stage include Peribanez (Young Vic / Company B, Australia); Night Flight (MuzTheater, Amsterdam); Macbett (RSC). Tanya also writes for screen. In 2008 she wrote the short film King Bastard and worked on a feature with producer Dixie Linder titled Random in 2010. Other projects in development include Liola (under commission by National Theatre); Table (an evolving project with Rufus Norris, developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio); the Blake Diptych (Fleur Darkin Dance Ensemble)

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

        Blood Wedding         Chain Play - Production II         Filumena         Gulp         Her Right Mind         Liola         Macbett         Men Without Shadows (Morts Sans Sepulture)         Night Flight         Or Nearest Offer         Peribanez         Peter Pan         Table         Vernon God Little



Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding
On the eve of the wedding of a young couple from rival clans, the bride-to-be elopes with a former lover. the groom's mother is torn between a desire for vengeancce and the instict to protect her son

Notes:
Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca. From A literal translation by Simon Scardfield

1st Produced:
Almeida Theatre, London >>>    05 May 2005

Company:
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1st Published:
Nick Hern Books, London, 2005   978-1854598554

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Chain Play - Production II

Synopsis:
Written over a three month period, each writer is given two weeks to add a scene of between ten and fifteen minutes before passing the script onto the next writer. Performed for one night only. A fundraising event.

Notes:
written by Neil LaBute, Abi Morgan, Mike Poulton, Tanya Ronder

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Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Filumena

Filumena
In the balmy heat of late 40s Naples, Filumena Marturano lies on her deathbed waiting to marry Domenico Soriano, the man who has kept her as his mistress for twenty-five years. But no sooner has the priest completed the ceremony, than Filumena makes a miraculous recovery. As he reels in shock, Domenico discovers that this brilliant, iron-willed woman has a few more surprises for him.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Eduardo de Filippo

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1st Published:
Methuen Drama, London   978-1408172636

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Gulp

Synopsis:
Everything must go: beds, mobiles, dreams and babies. Going, going, gone. What happens when you're all sold out? New theatre company GULP is born with its inaugural production Or Nearest Offer, a new play by Tanya Ronder. the play has been created in collaboration with fifteen young participants from the Young Friends of the Almeida LAB, who have explored the Almeida theatre's season of plays to find resonances within their own their lives.

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Company:
Almeida Theatre production in association with GULP

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Genre:
Piece

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Her Right Mind

Synopsis:
To manage her brothers distinctive temperament a woman carefully constructs a routine which balances obsession with escapism in the safety of their London home. When all this is challenged by the arrival of someone new, how grave will the consequences be? Using dynamic staging and evocative movement, this compelling piece of new writing reconsiders the ordinary, and delves into the fragility of human relationships - ultimately asking who depends on who? Collaboratively devised and written by the company, Her Right Mind is as beautiful as it is funny, and as illuminating as it is moving.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Greenside, Edinburgh Festival Fringe    Aug 2012

Company:
Rugged Isaac Theatre

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Genre:
contemporary, devised 55 min

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Liola

Liola
This high-spirited drama by Pirandello defies expectations. It is not the intellectual whirlwind of his Six Characters in Search of an Author but takes us instead to the heart of a rural community where property and kinship provoke fierce passions. Liola, a young man untroubled by tradition, takes the part of nature all the way. Of course it's wrong to force a well-guarded gate, but a boy who follows an open path, well... Written in Sicilian dialect, Liola is rarely played in the English language. Tanya Ronder's new version is performed by an Irish cast and gypsy musicians. It's unexpected, funny and touching. You can't have a full barrel and a drunk wife, you just can't cut it both ways.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Luigi Pirandello

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  12            Other:  -

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Macbett

Synopsis:
Ionesco!s fiercely comic, Cold War-inspired reworking of Macbeth,

Notes:
Original Playwright - Eugene Ionesco

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Company:
RSC

1st Published:
Nick Hern Books, London, 2007   -

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Men Without Shadows (Morts Sans Sepulture)

Synopsis:
set in an abandoned house in occupied France, it focuses on the battle of wills between a group of local resistance fighters and the government's military force.
- Sarah Hemming, Financial Times

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Night Flight

Synopsis:
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Notes:
adaptation of Saint Exupery's novElla Vol de Nuit

1st Produced:
MuzTheater, Amsterdam    -

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Or Nearest Offer

Synopsis:
Everything must go - beds, mobiles, dreams and babies. Going, going, gone. What happens when you are sold out?

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Peribanez

Peribanez
A peasant wedding. Just as Peribanez and Casilda become man and wife, the Commander of the region is carried dying to their home. His waking sight of Casilda condemns him to a desparate love. Joy turns to despair and then to revolt in this gripping rediscovery of Lope de Vega's 17th-century classic.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Lope de Vega. Translated by Tanya Ronder. Literal Translation Simon Scardifield

1st Produced:

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1st Published:
Nick Hern Books, London >>>    978-1854597588

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

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Peter Pan

Synopsis:
Directed by former Almeida associate director Ben Harrison and designed by multi-Olivier winner William Dudley, the production will feature 360 degree projected set using CGI technology. Harrison is a site-specific specialist who has worked extensively with Scottish company Grid Iron whilst Dudley pioneered the use of CGI scenery in Andrew Lloyd Webber's the Woman in White. No one in the audience will be more than a few rows from the stage, which will make the production an intimate theatrical experience in spite of the size of the auditorium. In addition, designated picnic areas will be provided and bar areas selling drinks and snacks will be available on site which will be situated between the Serpentine and West Carriage Drive. the Kensington Gardens setting is appropriate as it is where two of Barrie's novels are set: the Little White Bird (1902), a story for adults, and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), one for children. In fact, the latter is part of the former. Kensington Gardens is also the setting for the famous Peter Pan statue.
- British theatre Guide

Notes:
Adaptation of Barrie's Peter Pan

1st Produced:
the Neverland Pavilion, in London's Kensington Gardens    03 Dec 2009

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Genre:
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Table

Table
Six generations, twenty-three characters one very special piece of furniture. Tanya Ronder's thrilling play is an epic tale of belonging, identity and the things we pass on.

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the Shed - a temporary venue in front of the NT celebrating new theatre that is original, ambitious and unexpected.

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  with doubling

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Vernon God Little

Vernon God Little
A darkly riotous, superbly fast-talking adventure, adapted from the Booker Prize-winning novel. Vernon Little is fifteen years old and lives with his mother in Martirio, a flea-bitten Texan town. His best friend just massacred sixteen of their classmates before killing himself. the town wants vengeance and turns its sights on Vernon, who is arrested at the start of the story.

Notes:
from novel by DBC Pierre

1st Produced:

Company:
Young Vic and Cuba Picture co-production

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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  doubling

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