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Nader Valian

NADER VALIAN

  

Nationality:    USA
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        A I - The Musical         Apples and Oranges         Arms and Legs         Beautiful Child         Boy In The Attic         Call Me Jenny         Castrato         Curmudgeons         Didn't See That Coming         Don't Go Breaking My Heart         Door, The         Dreams Come At A Price or The Martyr         Easy Come, Easy Go         Girl Who Cried Cancer, The         Guns Kill, or Whatever It Takes         Hopscotch         Imaginary Illness, The         It Only Takes A Moment         Last Day, The         Let's Have A Baby         Life With Mother         Littlest Prostitute, The         Maiden's Tale         Maniac, The         Pervert, The         Police, The         Pop Goes The Weasel         Procrastinator         Psydwalk         Roya         Sammy/Poppy         Sass 'n' Frass         Tarof         Ten Minute Musical, The         Train, The         Uchbar         Waiting For Santa         War Is A Picnic         What Is Love?



A I - The Musical

Synopsis:
David just wants to be a real boy

Notes:
Based on the movie "A I Artifical Intellegence" screenplay by Steven Spielberg; Ian Watson. Based on the short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long" by Brian Aldiss

1st Produced:
GMU Theater Space     Nov 2012

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Genre:
Musical

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Apples and Oranges

Synopsis:
A man goes to a shop for one thing and buys another

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1st Produced:
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Arms and Legs

Synopsis:
A woman wants to have her arms and legs removed. She goes to a doctor that she knows has done this sort of thing. The doctor has served a prison sentence for having sex with an amputee patient. He says he will do it if she has sex with him

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-     Oct 2013

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Short play

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Beautiful Child

Synopsis:
Beauty pageants for children

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1st Produced:
-     Mar 2014

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One act

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Boy In The Attic

Synopsis:
To escape her dysfunctional family a young woman has an imaginary friend

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1st Produced:
GMU Theater Space     Apr 2012

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Genre:
Black Comedy

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Call Me Jenny

Synopsis:
A male to female transexual High School boy

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1st Produced:
One act     Jan 2013

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Castrato

Synopsis:
Against his will a young treble will be castrated by the Church to keep his voice pure

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Curmudgeons

Synopsis:
Two old men in a nursing home fight for the affections of a young nurse

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1st Produced:
GMU Theater Coffee House     Dec 2011

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Didn't See That Coming

Synopsis:
Little Johnny predicts all of his family will die

Notes:
Based on "Little Johnny" jokes

1st Produced:
Arena Stage Young Playwrights Competition     Mar 2008

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Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Synopsis:
A girl is being cyber-bullied. Her mother plays a trick on the bully

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-     Jan 2013

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Short play

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Door, The

Synopsis:
A man convinces a friend to go through a mysterious door

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-     Feb 2011

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Dreams Come At A Price or The Martyr

Synopsis:
A son murders his father to save himself and his family from abused and control

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-     Oct 2012

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One act

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Easy Come, Easy Go

Synopsis:
A child learns not to underestimate women and the value of money

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1st Produced:
-     Feb 2014

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Girl Who Cried Cancer, The

Synopsis:
A young woman pretends to have cancer - she wants sympathy and then plans to kill herself. Her flat mate is suspicious about the illness

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-     Jan 2014

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One act

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Guns Kill, or Whatever It Takes

Synopsis:
A man goes on a shooting spree. Another approaches the president to get a gun ban. The president wont bring in a ban. So he kidnaps the president's daughter and says he will kill her if a ban is not brought in

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Hopscotch

Synopsis:
Ageing and death

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-     Sep 2013

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Imaginary Illness, The

Synopsis:
The pupils convince the supply teacher that he is very ill

Notes:
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1st Produced:
GMU Theater Coffee House     May 2011

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It Only Takes A Moment

Synopsis:
A young man into musicals stalks the girl he loves singing songs from the shows

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Capital Fringe Festival     2014

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Genre:
Musical one act

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Last Day, The

Synopsis:
A young man believes that the World is ending. He prepares to live the last day to the fullest - then finds out he was wrong

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1st Produced:
-     Feb 2012

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Let's Have A Baby

Synopsis:
To convince his wife that having a baby is not a good idea the husband hires his actor brother to play one

Notes:
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1st Produced:
George Mason Theater Coffee House     May 2012

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Life With Mother

Synopsis:
A young man is totally controlled by his mother. He meets a girl and hopes that he can now break free of his mother. Mother full of anger wont allow this

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-     Nov 2013

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Genre:
Black Comedy

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Littlest Prostitute, The

Synopsis:
A young man disguised as a woman goes to work in a brothel. The other prostitutes despise him and he is forced to do chores and make the beds. Then his prince arrives

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1st Produced:
-     Jan 2013

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Genre:
Gay one act

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Maiden's Tale

Synopsis:
A young woman has to choose between three suitors who are fighting over her

Notes:
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1st Produced:
GMU Theater Coffee House     Dec 2010

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Maniac, The

Synopsis:
The neighbours think that one of their number wants to kill them - so they plot to kill him

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1st Produced:
-     Jan 2013

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Pervert, The

Synopsis:
A man discovers that his brother looks at child porn - he plans to use this information for his own ends

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One act

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Police, The

Synopsis:
The police have taken over a State and abuse their power. One man tries to overthrow the Captain

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One act

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Pop Goes The Weasel

Synopsis:
Monotony and predictability of life

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1st Produced:
-     Feb 2014

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One act

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Procrastinator

Synopsis:
An academic probationer cannot focus on the task in hand

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1st Produced:
-     Jan 2013

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Psydwalk

Synopsis:
Dr D and Patient P get into a heated discussion

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-     Jan 2014

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One act

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Roya

Synopsis:
In Tehran a gay couple open a gay bar in their basement. They are arrested by the government

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-     Oct 2013

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Genre:
Gay full length

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Sammy/Poppy

Synopsis:
The two halves of a man with a split personality argue

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Sass 'n' Frass

Synopsis:
Two kids have been lost in the woods for years

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-     Aug 2013

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Genre:
Absurdist

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Tarof

Synopsis:
Two friends argue who should have the last of the salad

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-     Dec 2012

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Ten Minute Musical, The

Synopsis:
Because he does not have a girlfriend a young man tries to sabotage the relationships of his friends

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-     Feb 2012

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Ten minute musical

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Train, The

Synopsis:
Two men fighting on a train

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-     Sep 2013

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Genre:
Absurdist

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Uchbar

Synopsis:
What is drama?

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1st Produced:
-     Jun 2012

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Waiting For Santa

Synopsis:
Two orphans wait for Santa

Notes:
Inspired by "Waiting For Godot" by Samuel Beckett

1st Produced:
GMU Theater Coffee House     Dec 2012

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War Is A Picnic

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Summer Chillin', Corona, New York    

Organisations:
Thespian Production Company

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-   -

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Short play

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Male:  6            Female:  -            Other:  -

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What Is Love?

Synopsis:
After each break up a young man threatens to kill himself

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1st Produced:
Ten Minute Play Festival GMU     Feb 2011

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Ten minute play

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