doollee banner
The Playwrights Database
contact doollee



Edwin Sanchez

EDWIN SANCHEZ

  

Nationality:    Puerto Rican
facebook     email:    Click here to contact     Website:    Click here

Literary Agent:    Abrams Artists Agency  

Since graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 1994, Edwin Sanchez has won more fellowships and foundation grants than most playwrights receive in a lifetime

Buy Plays with Doollee

Each page of doollee.com has links to play/book outlets, either directly to the Publisher, through Stageplays.com and Amazon to the second hand and 1st editions of AbeBooks. These links will automatically take you to the relevant area obviating the need for further search.
AbeBooks.co.uk   AbeBooks.com   Stageplays.com   amazon.com   amazon.co.uk   amazon.ca
whether you are a Playwright who wishes to make their entry definitive, an unlisted Playwright or a User with a tale to tell - we want to hear from you.
download WORD submission template

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

        Back Story         Barefoot Boy With Shoes On         Clean         Floor Show: Dona Sol and Her Trained Dog         Icarus         La BElla Familia         Pops         Road, The         Trafficking In Broken Hearts         Unmerciful Good Fortune



Back Story

Synopsis:
When Ethan is born in the worst blizzard of the century, two-year-old sister Ainsley nearly sacrifices a toe trying to clear a path for the baby's arrival. That initial gesture of devotion blossoms into a tale of sibling loyalty, rivalry and love that spans two decades. Inspired by Joan Ackermann's narrative "Back Story," each of the eighteen playwrights in this collective creation puts a distinctive spin on Ainsley's and Ethan?s amusing and poignant struggles with life, with each other, and with the phantom dad who abandoned them for the wilds of Alaska

Notes:
by Joan Ackermann Courtney Baron Neena Beber Constance Congdon Jon Klein Shirley Lauro Craig Lucas Eduardo Machado Donald Margulies Jane Martin Susan Miller John Olive Tanya Palmer David Rambo Edwin Sanchez Adele Edling Shank Mayo Simon Val Smith. Based

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Dramatic Anthology Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Barefoot Boy With Shoes On

Synopsis:
Trapped in horrendous and cramped living conditions with his Father and grandfather, Rosario Cortez battles to break his family's cycle of poverty and remove his son from the violence and squalor of the urban ghetto.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Primary Stages, NY, Usa     1999

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NY,    -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Clean

Synopsis:
Gustavito and Junior live with their Father Kiko. Kiko had married Consuelo with whom he had Junior. When she died he married her sister Esperanza with whom he had Gustavito. Esperanza ran away and Kiko came for the remaining sister Mercedes. She agreed to move in with him and look after his sons but not to have any sexual relationship until the fate of her sister had been determined. they live in New York but are from Puerto Rico. Gustavito is seven years old and begins to go to the local church. And over the next three years begins to get closer and closer to the priest until it is clear that they are in love. Mercedes known as Mercy is a seamstress and one day drag queen Norry arrives at their flat to ask her to make him a wedding dress. Junior is very antagonistic towards him and threatens to kill him. Mercy starts to make the wedding dress and over time she and Norry get to be friends. One day Norry comes across Gustavito on the underground. Gustavito is now ten. He takes him to a gay bar a teaches Gustavito how to cruise. Junior is getting increasingly suspicious of his half-brother's relationship with the priest. And smashes up the priest's car. Kiko goes to the church and sees Gustavito and the priest kissing. He takes the family back to Costa Rica. they receive a letter to say that Esperanza has died and they all go back for the funeral. Gustavito is now 15 years old. Norry has moved into their old appartment and much to his surprise realises he is in love with Mercy. Gustavito goes to the church and tells the priest that he is no longer in love with him. the priest tells him that there was nothing between them - they are both lying. When Mercy returns to the appartment. Norry tells her that he loves her and she says she loves him too and will stay when the family go back to Costa Rica. Gustavito goes to the gay bar that Norry took him to all those years before but fails to pick anyone up. After the funeral Gustavito talks with the priest who tells him that they can never be together. Kiko comes for Gustavito to go to the airport. He tells his son that if he stays with the priest he will kill him. Gustavito puts his father's hands around his throat and tells him to go ahaed. Kiko leaves. Gustavito goes back to the priest and they introduce each other to God.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts At Hartford Stage     1995

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Plays by Edwin Sanchez", Broadway Play Publishing, New York,    -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Floor Show: Dona Sol and Her Trained Dog

Synopsis:
Reality and collide as a son--just out of a mental institution--and his mother--a former hooker, now a fortune teller take sides.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Chicago    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Broadway Play Publishing, New York,    -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Icarus

Synopsis:
An empty beachhouse settled between dunes and the roar of the sea. . .a perfect spot for swimming--though it's the middle of March! A woman, her brother and an eccentric dream catcher set up camp, but a masked stranger's arrival complicates their fantastic plan to swim out to touch the sun. This poignant comedy of loneliness and escape reevaluates notions of beauty as five outcasts discover just how much they'll give--and give up--for love

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Humana Festival 1997: the Complete Plays, ed Michael Bigelow Dixon & Liz Engleman, Smith & Kraus, 1997   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

La BElla Familia

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
on the National Latino Playwriting Award 2011-2012, Presented By the Arizona theatre Company.

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Pops

Pops
A man reflects on his father and his father's obsession with "I Love Lucy"

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays" published by Vintage Books 2007   978-0307277138

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Monologue play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Road, The

Synopsis:
Ralphy a young gay man is dying of AIDS and vents his rage at this on his parents. Ralphy wants to watch "I Love Lucy" on television but both his parents hate the show. But they give in and let him because: "You're the only gay in our lives and that's why you're dying". Ralphy gets a gun and repeatedly shoots them - but they do not fall down. It is only a dream. Ralphy can no longer stay with his parents - so he leaves and hitch-hikes across America sending his parents a constant stream of abusive and angry letters. All the time he is getting sicker. At home his mother and Father have to face hard truths about their son and their now sexless marriage. they are decent people trying to do the right thing but not understanding their son's attitude to them. then they discover where he is and they are face with the decision whether to leave him there as he wants or to bring him home to die.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Csv Cultural Center New York     1999

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama. - - AIDS, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Trafficking In Broken Hearts

Synopsis:
Papo is a 26 year year old hustler - who is now past his prime - and not earning as much as he did when he first hit the streets at 14. Brian is the same age, a business man and has never had any sexual contact with anyone. He is addicted to telephone sex and is by turns desperate and afraid to have sex. Bobby is a 16 year old runaway. His two elder brothers repeatdly used him as a sex object and even had him dressing up in their mother's clothes when they had sex with him. the parents discover some photographs the older boys have taken during these sex sessions. the older boys are sent to Boot Camp and Bobby to a mental institution. Bobby loves one of his brothers - despite everything and when he hears that Reggie is to be married he escapes from the institution, buys a knife and heads for New York. Meanwhile Brian has summoned up enough courage to go to Times Square to look for a partner. He meets Papo who persuades him to enter an adult bookshop and go into a film booth. Brian rejects having sex there - he tells Papo he only wants to talk. Papo wants paying for his time but Brian does not have much money with him so he buys a jumper for him with a credit card. they go to Papo's room but Brian is afraid to do anything. Later Papo is cruising the bus station he meets Bobby. He tries to tell Bobby how to look after himself but can see the youngster is vunerable. So he takes him back to his room for one night only. But Bobby moves in and persuades Papo to let him call him Reggie and that Papo must call him Baby. When Papo tries to get him to move out Bobby attacks him with the knife and slashes the sleeve of the jumper. Papo and Brian meet again on the street and Papo offers Brian a freebie but Brian is too scared. Papo says he wants to be friends but Brian will have none of it. Bobby is living a domestic fantasy at Papo's room with them as a couple and whilst Papo is "at work" he cooks and cleans. Papo has realised much to his surprise that he is in love with both Bobby and Brian. Bobby tells Papo it is his birthday and Papo goes out to buy a cake but meets Brian. they go to a restaurant - but some of Papo's behaviour embarrasses Brian, but they do eventually end up at Brian's place for the night. Papo is behind with the rentand he gives the owner Bobby as payment. Papo stands outside Brian's apartment. Brian has gone cold again and wont have anything to do with him. After a near violent confrontation Brian admits his feelings for Papo. Papo decides that staying with Brian who has money would be better than staying with Bobby who has none and is loosing his grip on reality. He tells Bobby he is moving in with Brian. Bobby leaps to his death from the window of the room.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Plays by Edwin Sanchez", Broadway Play Publishing, New York,    -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Unmerciful Good Fortune

Synopsis:
A woman who can see people's futures is charged with murdering twelve of them.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NY,    -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page