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Deborah Stein

DEBORAH STEIN  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  

Deborah Isobel Stein's work has been seen in New York (Dance Theatre Workshop, the Underwood Theater, the Hangar), Seattle (Seattle Rep), Philadelphia (Wilma Theatre, Painted Bride Arts Center, 1812 Productions), San Francisco (Theatre Artaud), as well as internationally in Poland, Ireland, and at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. She is an associate artist of the Pig Iron Theatre Company, with whom she has written four original collaborative works and was twice nominated for the Barrymore Award for Best New Play. Her writing has been published in Theatre Forum, Play: A Journal of Plays, the Best American Poetry of 1996, and Slavic and East European Performance Review. Deborah received her MFA in Playwriting from Brown University and currently teaches at NYU. BONE PORTRAITS, a commission from the EST/Sloan Project, will be seen at Soho Rep/Walkerspace in May 2006, directed by Lear deBessonet.
biography courtesy of the Playwrights' Centre

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

        Bone Portraits         Brink!         Chimera         God Save Gertrude         Shut Eye



Bone Portraits

Synopsis:
In 1895, a hapless inventor stumbles upon a light that burns through skin: in a flash, the X-ray is born. Blending gothic horror, old-time vaudeville, and sweeping romance, Bone Portraits takes us back to this moment of discovery, when the world split open like an atom and nothing could ever be seen the same way again. Bone Portraits examines 19th century inventiveness (the birth of film, electricity, and radiography) through the use of 21st century technology. Smashing live video against classic vaudeville routines, it tells the stories of the famous--including Thomas Edison and Marie Curie--and unknown people for whom the X-ray raised more questions than it answered.
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Walkerspace, NY    2006

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Brink!

Brink!
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written by Lydia Diamond, Kristoffer Diaz, Greg Kotis, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, And Deborah Stein

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33rd Humana Festival

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in Humana Festival 2009: the Complete Plays, Playscripts Inc   -

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Chimera

Synopsis:
Welcome to the world of Jennifer Samuels, who has just discovered that she is her own twin. Inspired by a real-life horror story, Chimera takes you on a journey from the frontiers of modern science to the seeds of ancient mythology. Co-creators Deborah Stein and Suli Holum have launched a highly theatrical exploration of medical chimerism - the phenomenon of containing two different sets of DNA within one body - in order to explore what happens when technology shatters our ideas of who we think we are.
- nytheatre.com

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Created By: Deborah Stein And Suli Holum

1st Produced:
HERE Arts Center - Dorothy B. Williams theater
145 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10013    05 Jan 2012

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piece 70 min

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God Save Gertrude

Synopsis:
In a war torn modern state, Gertrude has to get back to her punk rock roots to save the country.

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Based on "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare

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Shut Eye

Synopsis:
A newlywed couple falls asleep at the dinner table etc; physical feats and ecstatic songs with intimate reflections

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conceived And created by Joseph Chaikin And the Company

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Pig Iron Company

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Genre:
Comic Musical Fantasy Comedy

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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