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Victoria Stewart

VICTORIA STEWART  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  

Victoria Stewart. Before concentrating on her writing, Ms. Stewart was a professional stage manager, working with David Rabe, Anne Bogart and Peter Sellars, among others. She has received the Francesca Primus Award, the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, the Jerome Fellowship, as well as residencies at the Donmar Warehouse, Hedgebrook, and Ucross/Sundance. Her work has been performed and developed at the Public Theater, South Coast Rep, Urban Stages, Page 73, Live Girls Productions, Seattle Repertory Theater, SPF, Hourglass Group, Vineyard Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Eternal Spiral Project, Commonweal Theatre Company, Overlap Productions, City Theater, and Hartford Stage. Her plays include Hardball, LIVE GIRLS, the Last Scene, 800 Words: the Transmigration of Philip K. Dick, and an adaptation of Henry James' the Bostonians.

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

        800 Words: the Transmigration of Philip K Dick         Acclimate         Blaster         Bostonians, The         Down to Sleep         Hardball         Kafka In Postville         Last Scene, The         Leitmotif         Live Girls         Mercy Watson To the Rescue         Nightwatches         Off the Grid         Rich Girl         Trepidation Nation         Wave



800 Words: the Transmigration of Philip K Dick

Synopsis:
800 Words: the Transmigration of Philip K. Dick is a reinvention of the last few days of Philip K. Dick, the science fiction author, who had religious visions in 1974 when an extraterrestrial God appeared to him, communicating with artificial intelligence. Based on a true story, the play begins just as Philip's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is to be released as the Hollywood film Blade Runner. Using theatrical transformations, the play is structured so that memories and events bleed into each other, fusing and merging in Philip's internal landscape. He weaves in and out of reality until there is no discerning what really happened in February of 1974. 800 Words: the Transmigration of Philip K. Dick is about God, art, madness, time, fiction and reality.

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1st Produced:
Seattle WA    2007

Company:
Live Girls Theatre

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Acclimate

Synopsis:
A modern day adaptation of Ibsen's the Lady From the Sea.

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1st Produced:
Lanesboro, MN    2006

Company:
Commonweal Theater

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Blaster

Synopsis:
Mark and Nathan share more than an interest in hacking: they're also into Cynthia, who has skills beyond theirs. When a major computer virus hits their area just as their relationships begin to shift, Mark makes a decision that will change everything. A funny, whip-smart look at the values and pitfalls of exploration.

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1st Produced:
Hopkins High School (reading) (Minnetonka, MN, United States)    2005

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
30-35 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  2 males, 4 females (6-12 actors possible: 2-6 males, 4-6 females)

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Bostonians, The

Synopsis:
Basil Ransome and Olive Chancellor are in a battle to win the affections of Verena Tarrant

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Based on the book by Henry James

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Down to Sleep

Synopsis:
the night before their father's funeral, distant sisters Anne and Ellen confront the reason why neither of them can sleep. This piece is part of Trepidation Nation, an anthology of short plays. To perform this piece independently, click "Add to Shopping Cart" above. To perform this piece as part of the full-length collection, go to Trepidation Nation.

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY, United States)    2003

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
5-10 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  2 females

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Hardball

Synopsis:
about a rising female Republican political pundit. What happens when news becomes entertainment and politics become a performance?.
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1st Produced:
Beckett Theatre, NY    2006

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Genre:
Comedy

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Kafka In Postville

Synopsis:
the largest ever raid in Iowa looking for illegal immigrants

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Written by Cory Hinkle; David Wilhelm; Jeremy Wilhelm And Victoria Stewart

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Genre:
Drama

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Last Scene, The

Synopsis:
the Last Scene concerns the 1949 film shoot of In a Lonely Place, a Humphrey Bogart vehicle directed by Nick Ray, the director who would later rise to fame as the director of Rebel Without a Cause. the play is based on a true premise, that Nick Ray shot two endings to the film, and that his primary motivation was to resolve and end his marriage to Gloria Grahame, his estranged wife and the female star of the picture. In the process of recording "reality," Nick finds himself trying to control and revise it as he makes choices in his art that alter the course of his life. the Last Scene, although telling a story about film, is intensely theatrical, showing the audience the ever-changing perspectives that contribute to the creation process.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Leitmotif

Synopsis:
Cassie, the daughter of a famous poetess, is on a search for the letters her mother wrote to her only relative, the eccentric Beatrice who lives with one foot in reality and the other in a mad but compelling world where nothing can be taken for granted.

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Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Live Girls

Synopsis:
LIVE GIRLS is an exploration of race sex and ethics when the worlds of pornography and "reality based" performance art intersect. Three women, a performance artist, her personal assistant and an interview subject, a porn star have to grapple with the following issues: What is real when everything is a performance? What stories can be used for political theater and what stories are off-limits? Who benefits from art and who are its victims?

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1st Produced:
Wellfleet Harbor Actors theater    2003

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Mercy Watson To the Rescue

Synopsis:
Mr and Mrs Watson think they have found an ideal house for themselves and their beloved Mercy. But when the neighbours discover Mercy is a pig trouble ensues

Notes:
Based on the books by Kate DiCamillo

1st Produced:
Children's Theatre Company-Minneapolis    2011

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1st Published:
Plays for Young Audiences   -

Music:
Victor Zupanc, composer

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Genre:
Adaptation105 min

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  6            Other:  originally performed with 7 actors

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Nightwatches

Synopsis:
Nightwatches, based on the Cupid and Psyche myth, is a dark erotic tale of intoxicating sensuality, forbidden passion, and love. In the early 1900s, Mary joins Stephen in a marriage of convenience to help him run his family's farm. As she gets closer to uncovering Stephen's past, including what really happened to his first wife, Mary comes to realize that there are secrets that should never be revealed and boundaries that should never be crossed--even in the privacy of the bedroom. the play seeks to lift the veil on the sex lives of people living in a very repressed, puritanical culture. the piece explores gender politics and has particular resonance in our current culture of conservative backlash
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1st Produced:
Access Theatre, 380 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY 10013    2006

Company:
Overlap Productions

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Off the Grid

Synopsis:
When Mark's creative writing student questions her grade on an essay, he's forced to question both her motives and the truth behind her story. Did the student lie about her sexual history to bolster her grade? An exploration of men, women, and what happens when the boundaries between students and teachers break down.

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1st Produced:
Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN, United States)    2004

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
30-35 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  2 males, 2 females

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Rich Girl

Synopsis:
When Claudine meets Henry, a starving artist, she falls head over heels. Her mother, a financial guru, has her doubts. Is Henry everything her daughter has been looking for? Or is he after only one thing? A modern day adaptation of Henry James Washington Square, Rich Girl is about women and their relationship to men, mothers and money, in that order.

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Genre:
Drama/Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Trepidation Nation

Synopsis:
We all have instinctive fears -- but what if a fear becomes inexplicable, illogical, and just plain weird? then you're dealing with a phobia, one of those most extreme and fascinating of terrors. Actors theatre of Louisville asked 16 frighteningly creative playwrights to find inspiration in real phobias, and the resulting collection of pieces might prove that not only is fear humankind's oldest emotion, but it's also one of our silliest, most serious, and stage-worthy. To perform the entire collection, click "Add to Shopping Cart" above. To perform an individual piece independently, click on its title below:

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
80-100 min Drama/Comedy

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  12            Other:  11 males, 12 females (4-23 actors possible)

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Wave

Synopsis:
In a high school with as many factions and rivalries as medieval Japan, Rebecca, the school's most uncool girl, decides to throw the party of the year. Wave is a funny and melancholy play about how loyalties and friendships can change in one pivotal night.

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
30-40 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  6 males, 6 females (11-20 actors possible: 6-15 males, 5-14 females)

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