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Charlie Schulman

CHARLIE SCHULMAN  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Susan Gurman Agency, LLC  

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

        Angel Of Death         Birthday Present, The         Character Assassins         Fartiste, The         Greene House Effect, The         Ground Zero Club, The         Kitchen, The         My American Family



Angel Of Death

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Josef Mengele - the Angel of Death at Auschwitz has become a cabaret entertainer. Using the pseudonym of Gunter Ludwig he is about to open at the Club Fuehrer in Paraguay

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Birthday Present, The

Synopsis:
Wallace Cooper, a put-upon, unpopular child, is celebrating his tenth birthday when his father arrives home with bad news: His medical license has been revoked and he must stand trial on a charge of conducting unauthorized experiments. He tells Wallace that he has a secret birthday present for him and proceeds to inject him with a mysterious substance. Twenty years pass. Wallace, still a loser, is being sued for divorce by his unfaithful wife, and a male infertility epidemic is sweeping the world. Dr. Cooper, having escaped from prison, claims that he has the solution to this international problem, and that the inoculations he gave his son years ago have made him the only fertile man left on earth. Wallace's spirits lift considerably at this point, as he becomes a sudden celebrity and is sought out by women from around the world. In the end, however, Dr. Cooper finds that he cannot recreate his magic serum, and he commits suicide on a TV talk show-leaving his overwhelmed son with the sole and awesome responsibility of fathering the human race of the future.

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part of the Foundation of the Dramatists Guild's Young Playwrights Festival

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Comedy One Act

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Character Assassins

Synopsis:
Character Assassins explores what happens when a jaded theater critic with a pen as venomous as a cobra squares off with a playwright who has reached the end of his creative rope and is now bound for vengeance. Simon Frank can make or break the career of any hapless playwright on a whim and the unfortunate victim this time is Jonathan Burns, who is already but one gasp away from drowning in self-pity and booze. After being briefly hailed as the new Arthur Miller for his first play, Jonathan is then subjected to a relentless barrage of negative reviews for all his subsequent sallies unto the stage, gradually driving him to the brink of self-destruction. Not one to proffer sympathy, Simon disavows all responsibility for the havoc that he causes in people's lives by casually providing the insight that "critics don't close plays, producers do." Amidst picked locks, doors torn from their hinges, police sirens, calls to 911, and a gun intriguingly placed in the middle of a room, Simon and Jonathan enact the archetypal battle between critic and writer.
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New Jersey Repertory Company, NY, USA    25 Sep 2010

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Play/Drama

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Fartiste, The

Synopsis:
Can a man with a musical ass hope to be taken seriously as an artist? "the FARTISTE" is an outrageous and surprisingly touching musical based on the true story of Joseph Pujol - a star of Fin de Siecle Paris.

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Story And Book by Charlie Schulman, Music And Lyrics By Michael Roberts.
VENUE 5: Henry Street Settlement - Harry de Jur Playhouse

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the Private Theater Corp in Association with the Drama Center and DRD Productions

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Comedy Musical, 100 min Musical

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Greene House Effect, The

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Ground Zero Club, The

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Takes place on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, fifteen minutes before the nuclear cataclysm. As a Japanese tourist mechanically feeds quarters into a telescope, a security guard drops postcards to the pavement below, pleading for company as he awaits the end. His call is answered by Tanya, an anti-nuke activist who is now selling "Cruise people, not missiles" buttons at half price, and they are soon joined by others, all brought together by chance to form an impromptu Ground Zero Club. there's Sal, an over-the-hill punk rocker; his flower child girlfriend, Angela; the stuffy Bob, an Assistant Secretary to the Associate Secretary of the Secretary to the Secretary of Defense; and Bob's world-weary wife, Fiona, who is thinking of jumping before the bomb arrives. Angela and Fiona strike up a friendship; Tanya prods Bob into a grudging acceptance of governmental responsibility for the oncoming holocaust; and the security guard finds a soul mate in the Japanese tourist-all before the bomb hits, killing the Japanese tourist on impact but failing to detonate. It turns out that both sides have sabotaged each other just in time to prevent a full scale war, leaving those assembled to face the future with a somewhat altered perspective, having so perilously, and hilariously, survived what surely seemed to be the end.

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ConferenceInternational Festival of Young Playwrights (1st : 1985 : Sydney, NSW)

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part of the Foundation of the Dramatists Guild's Young Playwrights Festival

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InterPlay '85 : eleven plays young people / foreword by Dorothy Hewett Sydney : Currency Press, 1985
Dramatists Play Service, NY   -

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Genre:
Comedy One Act

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Kitchen, The

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My American Family

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Music and lyrics by Michael Roberts; book by Charlie Schulman

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Genre:
Musical

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