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Lydia Stryk

LYDIA STRYK

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Bret Adams Ltd  represented by Mark Orsini

Lydia Stryk's plays, including Monte Carlo, The House of Lily, The Glamour House, American Tet, Lady Lay and An Accident have been produced across the country at theatres including Denver Center Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Magic Theatre and 7 Stages, as well as in Germany and most recently in Canada.

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

        Accident, An         American Tet         Glamour House, The         House of Lily, The         Lady Lay         Monte Carlo



Accident, An

Synopsis:
A woman is run over and critically injured. The driver appears at her bedside. There are encounters in life that take you somewhere you've never been and never meant to go.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Magic Theatre, San Francisco     2010

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   Broadway Play Publishing

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
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American Tet

Synopsis:
Elaine Krombacher, a career military wife, teaches voluntary classes on life as a military spouse. And then her world collapses. A harrowing play about the human costs of America's military involvement in Iraq and the legacy of the Vietnam war-and an army family torn apart from the inside out.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Shepherdstown, Wv     2005

Organisations:
Contemporary American Theatre Festival

1st Published:
-   Broadway Play Publishing
included in Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays (Northwestern University Press)

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Glamour House, The

Synopsis:
It is 1947. Trudi Stein, the owner of a ladies dress shop on Manhattan's Upper East side is glamorous and unapproachable-until a young immigrant woman from Germany answers her 'help wanted' ad. What ensues is a mysterious, obsessive relationship that ends in revelation.

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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Victory Gardens

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2015)   978-0-8222-3446-3

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  4            Other:  -

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House of Lily, The

Synopsis:
What happens when Lily, a lesbian-feminist with unshakeable views on men, marriage and motherhood, brings her aging Father who is slipping into dementia home to live with her? In this tragic-comedy of manners, Lily's world is turned upside down as her Father begins to turn Lily into first her mother and then other roles she has rebelled against her whole life. Add to the mix, her friend, Gina, who Lily wants as her lover, a theatrically revealed secret about her Father that Lily must come to terms with, and you have a hilarious, if ultimately tragic, triangle that changes Lily's life forever.

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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy-Drama Comedy. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Lady Lay

Synopsis:
Set in 1989 in West Berlin. A West Berlin employment office bureacrat discovers Bob Dylan as the Berlin wall falls. A play about how Bob Dylan can change your life. And what is freedom, anyway?

Notes:
American premiere at 7 Stages in Atlanta on April 27, 2013

1st Produced:
English Theater Berlin     22 Nov 2011

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  Various characters ideally played by three men and two women, though fewer are possible. Acting ensembles could easily add another couple of actors into the mix

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Monte Carlo

Synopsis:
Daisy, now approaching retirement, has lived with her mother, while working in a factory, for her entire adult life. Nothing seems set to change until she wins the football pools and becomes a millionaire, and her world is turned upside-down. But with the riches and the fulfillment of a life-long unspoken dream to see Monte Carlo, comes a realisation about her long relationship with her mother which will change her life in far more unexpected ways. MONTE CARLO turns the classic stereotype of the spinster on its head by letting her take centre stage.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Denver Center Theater, Denver    

Organisations:
Denver Center Theater and Perseverance Theatre, Alaska

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2014)   978-0822232629

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy-Drama Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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