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Jeff Seabaugh

JEFF SEABAUGH

  

Nationality:    USA
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Jeff Seabaugh was dubbed "Peanut" by doctors when he was born nearly 3 months premature on the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. In spite of the bleak prognosis because of his early arrival (he despises tardiness to this very day) and bucking every doctor's prediction, he persevered and survived. After brief stops in Texas and Oklahoma, his family settled back in their home state of Arkansas (Go Hogs!), and he spent most of his formative years living outside Little Rock, Arkansas. It was there that he became stagestruck and auditioned for his first stage production ("Oliver!") at the age of 11 by singing the Carpenters' "Sing" - or rather, attempting to sing it (he forgot the words). In spite of his song choice, he was cast in the chorus, and the rest - as they say - is history. He received a BFA in Acting from the University of Memphis (then Memphis State University), and moved to New Hampshire the week after graduation to work at a theatre for which he had never even auditioned (Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick, Maine). Theatre founder Carelton Guptill invited him to stay beyond the summer to perform year round at his Hackmatack/Cocheco Falls Playhouse in Dover, New Hampshire. After two years at Hackmatack and Cocheco Falls, Jeff sold his Buick Regal, packed up his bags, and made the move to New York. He performed with American Globe Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, National Shakespeare Company, and Jean Cocteau Repertory, among others, before temporarily leaving acting to become a director. With some friends, he founded an off-off-Broadway theatre company, NativeAliens Theatre Collective, with whom he produced, directed and performed in many productions. Highlights as a director with NativeAliens include "Pillow Talk," "Furious," "Civilized," "A Loss of Color," "Swing Out Bernadette," "Vieux Carre," and his first play as a playwright, "In My Dreams." He took a brief hiatus from theater to buy a house and build a family, returning to Hackmatack Playhouse for several summers as a director, directing "Bye, Bye, Birdie," "Oliver," "Seussical," "The Music Man," "All Shook Up" (twice), "Carousel" and "Singin' in the Rain." He has also returned there as an actor, to play Roger DeBris in "The Producers," and Clown #1 in "The 39 Steps", for which he won a Seacoast Media Group Spotlight Award as Best Supporting Actor in a Play. As a playwright, Jeff is inspired by the work of Tennessee Williams and William Inge. His plays include "In My Dreams", which was performed by NativeAliens Theatre Collective, and his first solo play, "How to Make an American Family," which was performed at the Jewel Box Theatre as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. His second solo show, "We Crazy, Right?," was recently presented as part of the New York International Fringe Festival and was selected to be published by IndieTheaterNow as part of their "Best of the Fringe" series. He lives with his husband, 3 adopted children, 3 adopted cats, 2 parakeets and an enormous yellow lab in northern Westchester.

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

        How to Make an American Family         Swing Out! Bernadette         We Crazy, Right?



How to Make an American Family

Synopsis:
Follow one man's journey toward creating a family of his own. Ever feel like you didn't belong -- in your own family? Follow one gay man as he grapples with that very question--while caring for his terminally ill mother, inheriting his developmentally disabled aunt, and finally forming a family of his own through the miracle of adoption. An outsider's story of finding family against all odds.

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1st Produced:
Jewel Box Theater, NY (Midtown International Theatre Festival)    2009

Organisations:
Frederick Street Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
65 minutes. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Swing Out! Bernadette

Synopsis:
In 1943 20th Century Fox made a film of the life of Saint Bernadette - "The Song Of Bernadette". What if they had cast a man as Bernadette?

Notes:
Written by Jodi Smith and Jeff Seabaugh

1st Produced:
Shop Studios, New York    2002

Organisations:
NativeAlien Theatre Collective

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Gay theme/character full length

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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We Crazy, Right?

Synopsis:
Toss together two gay, white guys, three Dominican kids, gay marriage, foster care and adoption. You get one June Cleaver wannabe stay-at-home-dad battling his inner Roseanne. You don't want to miss this recipe for the new, modern family.

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1st Produced:
Venue #4: Jimmy's No. 43, Fringe NYC, NY    10 Aug 2012

Organisations:
Jeff Seabaugh

1st Published:
http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

Music:
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Genre:
1h 20m Solo Show Comedy, Gay, theme/character

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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