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Stephen J Svoboda

STEPHEN J SVOBODA

  (1976 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Stephen Svoboda is currently the Executive Director for The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, in Blue Mountain Lake, and the Red House Arts Center, in Syracuse. Previously he served as a professor in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Miami where he was the Head of the B.F.A. program in Directing and Playwriting and the Artistic Director of Miami's Fresco Productions. His playOdysseus Died from AIDS, was developed in Miami and received its world premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival, where the production was awarded "Best Ensemble." Odysseus Died from AIDS was published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2005, by the New York Theatre Experience, and received it's international premiere in 2007 in Athens, Greece and a subsequent production in Seoul, South Korea. Odysseus DOA was recently re-produced at the Red House Arts Center and transferred for a one week Off-Broadway limited engagement. The play will be featured as part of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 2012 season. The Penguin Tango, premiered at the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival in The Actor's Playhouse. The production was extended as part of the Fringe Encore Series in the Lion Theater at Theatre Row. His most recent production, Reconstructing Mama, a new musical written with N.David Williams, premiered Off- Broadway at The Theatre Row Studios in August 2006. Stephen works internationally with The Harambe Project to help do HIV/AIDS education and prevention and orphan care throughout Africa.

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        Odysseus Died From AIDS         Penguin Tango, The         Reconstructing Mama



Odysseus Died From AIDS

Odysseus Died From AIDS
This moving, poetic Drama charts the final journey through the imagination of a dying man in a hospital AIDS ward

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1st Produced:
Lion theatre, Theatre Row, New York International Fringe Festival    16 Mar 2004

Organisations:
Fresco Producitons

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Genre:
Black Comedy. - - AIDS, one act

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Penguin Tango, The

Synopsis:
In this side-splitting, screwball comedy, inspired by actual events at the Bremerhaven, Brooklyn, and Central Park Zoos, a community of penguins is hilariously turned upside-down by sex, stereotypes, and soggy sardines. Starring Steve Hayes from the movie TRICK!

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VENUE 20: the Actors' Playhouse

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Organisations:
Fresco Productions/the Unversity of Miami Theatre Arts Department

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Genre:
Black Comedy - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Reconstructing Mama

Synopsis:
Reconstructing Mama is a comedic musical spin on the dynamics of dysfunctional families. Set in Westchester County over the course of one night, Reconstructing Mama chronicles one family's attempt to redefine themselves in the wake of their mother's death. the children come together after their mother's funeral to reminisce and come to terms with their mother's mental illness
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Notes:
book by Stephen Svoboda, music N David Williams, lyrics by Stephen Svoboda And N David Williams

1st Produced:
Off- Broadway at The Theatre Row Studios    Aug 2006

Organisations:
Fresco Productions

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Genre:
Black Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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