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Sharyn Rothstein

SHARYN ROTHSTEIN

  

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

Sharyn Rothstein is a member of Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theatre's collective for emerging playwrights under the age of 30. She is the author of several full-length and one-act satires, Dramas and comedies. Her plays have been workshopped and produced at the Vital Theatre, Soho Think Tank, the Tank, Makor, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the NY International Fringe Festival and more. She is the winner of the Samuel French Short Play Contest, and a two-time finalist for the Actor's Theatre of Louisville Ten Minute Play Contest. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health at Hunter College and her Masters in Fine Arts in Playwriting at NYU

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

        By The Water         Family Car         Good Farmer, A         How to Speak Man         Invested, The         Life Coming Up         March         Miss Morely's Revenge         Neglect         Parent Teacher         Pickle Lady, The         Please Send Pic: Staged Expectations in Ten Minutes         Realtionship         Remind Me Again         Susan's Medical Blog         Triage



By The Water

Synopsis:
Hurricane Sandy has just ravaged the lifelong home of Marty and Mary Murphy. But the storm has ripped apart more than just the walls: with their neighbors too devastated to stay, the couple's beloved Staten Island community is in danger of disappearing forever. Determined to rebuild, Marty wages a campaign to save his neighborhood and his home, but when the Murphys' sons arrive to help their parents dig out, past betrayals come rushing to the surface. With fierce compassion and poignant humor, BY THE WATER reminds us that the very powers that tear us apart can also bring us together.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Off-Broadway  The Studio At Stage Ii, NY     18 Nov 2014

Organisations:
Ars Nova

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2015)   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Family Car

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of A Sextet of Dysfunction

1st Produced:
Richmond Shepard Theatre, NY     2006

Organisations:
Robot vs. Dinosaur

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Good Farmer, A

Synopsis:
Two women-a farm owner and her unlikely best friend, an illegal Mexican immigrant-fight to survive in a small Upstate New York town divided by America's immigration battle
- press release

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Bank Street Theatre, NY     2007

Organisations:
3Graces Theatre Co.

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

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How to Speak Man

Synopsis:
When Alan Spalding returns to the office after a weekend with his girlfriend, his coworkers are shocked to discover that Alan has apparently forgotten how to speak like a man. Worried that their boss will discover his problem, Alan's buddies endeavor to re-train him to speak in that assertive and limited way that only real men can.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Drawing Boards Arts Project

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
10-15 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  4 males

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Invested, The

Synopsis:
Catherine Murdoch is the head of wealth management at MetroBank - one of the largest and most powerful banks in the world - where she was just passed over for CEO. When the corruption of the new CEO threatens her world and her values, Murdoch must decide where her loyalties will lie - does she follow her ambitions or does she follow her conscience? Drawn from the financial crisis of 2008, the Invested shows the rivalries, betrayals and alliances that could bring the world to the brink of economic disaster.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
4th Street Theatre, 83 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003     14 Sep 2011

Organisations:
-

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

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Life Coming Up

Life Coming Up
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Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in 2009: the Best 10-Minute Plays for Two or More Actors, Smith & Kraus (December 1, 2009)   978-1575257594

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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March

Synopsis:
Two teens take on the real and imaginary monsters in their lives in this funny and compelling theatrical journey through the treacherous worlds of virtual battlefields and real-life adolescence. Though their backgrounds couldn't be more different, Eva Lucia Perez, a 14 year-old from the Bronx, and Michael Meltzer, a 15 year-old kid growing up in the suburbs, are both dealing with complicated families when they meet as avatars in Eden, a fantasy realm in an online game. As they embark on a journey to a new level in the game, Eva Lucia and Michael become unexpected friends, and find in each other the escape they need to get to that place and time when you first realize that the world is bigger than your family.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
LABA Theatre at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003     12 Apr 2012

Organisations:
Red Fern Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Miss Morely's Revenge

Synopsis:
A corpulent corporate secretary

Notes:
Originally performed with five short plays under the overall title "You People (Short Plays About Those People)

1st Produced:
Interart, New York     30 Nov 2007

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Neglect

Synopsis:
Neglect is the story of an elderly woman, Rose, and her young neighbor, Joseph, who come together on the first day of the heat wave to escape the unbearable heat and their own feelings of loneliness. A story of social responsibility, Neglect is an often funny, deeply moving play about what holds us together and what keeps us apart.
Press Release

Notes:
workshop production Bank Street theatre, NY, 2006

1st Produced:
Bank Street Theatre, NY     2006

Organisations:
3Graces Theater Co.

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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-

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Parent Teacher

Synopsis:
in Parent Teacher by Sharyn Rothstein, Keisha's 14 year-old daughter has been wearing some pretty skimpy clothing to school. Her English teacher, Mrs. Ayoubi, a Muslim American who chooses to cover her hair, does not approve. A parent-teacher conference goes awry in this funny one-act about religion, public school and the politics of fashion.
- 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

Organisations:
3Graces Theatre Co

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Pickle Lady, The

Pickle Lady, The
Through an unlikely bend in time, a young hipster will get invaluable guidance from her immigrant great-great-grandmother - if only she can persuade her to go meet her future husband.
- press release

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Please Send Pic: Staged Expectations in Ten Minutes

Synopsis:
This evening of new short plays is inspired by Susan Sontag's book On Photography. the producers describe it as illuminating "the complexities and questions that photography raises. From grieving parents left with only a photo of their deceased son to a cheeky calendar photo shoot, the collection of short plays looks at the medium from a variety of angles and offers searing, heartfelt and even funny riffs on Sontag's commentary. the evening serves as a modern call and response between cultural criticism and performing Arts."
nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of A Thousand Words: Seven Short Plays On Photography

1st Produced:
Interart Annex, NY     2006

Organisations:

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Realtionship

Synopsis:
Carrie, an intelligent young professional in her 20s, and her sister Julie, a party-girl with a hangover, board a train bound for a cousin's wedding with Carrie's charismatic boyfriend of over two years, Eric. the train has just left the station when their cousin's friend from college, an attractive young man named Owen, introduces himself and, at Julie's coy insistence, joins the group. Good-natured flirtations and easy-going conversation about marriage, love and relationships turn more personal and increasingly more intense as Carrie and Eric discover that each has a very different concept of commitment& and Julie and Owen discover they both enjoy Italian food. By the trip's end, one romance has ended and another has begun in this very funny and deeply touching story about romantic expectations among members of a generation all too familiar with the emotional costs of living with divorce.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Off-Off Broadway Original Short Play Festival     2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Remind Me Again

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of 3Graces. This is A program of seven short plays from 3Graces theater Co

1st Produced:
Csv Cultural Center     2006

Organisations:
Spring Shorts 2008

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Susan's Medical Blog

Synopsis:
After waiting to see her doctor for two months, one hour, and thirty-three minutes, Susan Colpetzer learns she may have a fatal condition known to plague women with just her haircut. A hystErical satire about angry doctors, self-diagnosing patients and a world where there's a drug for every disorder.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of Prescription Strength theater

1st Produced:

Organisations:
3Graces Theatre Co

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Triage

Synopsis:
A man watches his wife choke to death in a hospital lobby while the American medical system points and laughs
nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of Thicker Than Water A program of new short work from Youngblood

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Youngblood

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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