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 Vanda

VANDA  

Nationality:    USA
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Vanda, an Edward Albee Fellow and National Lambda Drama Award finalist, was profiled in The Dramatists' cover story, "50 To Watch." Her play, An Appearance of Desire, was given a staged reading by The Artists Playground Theatre (Tapt) in December, 2010. A workshop production by Emerging Artists Theater of her play, "Memory River" (retitled "Patient HM"), was given in March, 2009. Memory River was also a finalist in the Eugene O'Neill Playwriting Conference and received Honorable Mention in The TRU Voices Series. An essay based on this play, "Patient HM: A Life Without Memory," will be published shortly in The Journal of European Ideas. Original Works published Vile Affections in 2008 after it was produced at the International New York Fringe Festival and played to sold out audiences. It is now in its second edition. Another play, "Why'd Ya Make Me Wear This, Joe?" won Celebration Theater's New Play Contest and was a winner in the AsHLAnd New Plays series; it was also a finalist in the Reva Shriner, the Panowski, Play Labs, the O'Neill Conference, and the Cherry Lane Alternative Mentor Program. Vanda is a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women, Emerging Artists Theater, The Continuum @ The Players Club and the Dramatist' Guild. She is an Associate Professor at Metropolitan College of New York.

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

Afternoon Lovers         Appearance of Desire         Kvetching with the Virgin Mary         Memory River         Our Lady of Stone         Patient HM         Screaming in the Wilderness         Still Photos         Twisted Appetites         Vile Affections         Why'd Ya Make Me Wear This, Joe?         You Can't Get Uptown on the Downtown Train



Afternoon Lovers

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part of 16th Annual New York City 15 Minute Play Festival

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Turnip Theatre Company and American Globe Theatre

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15 Min

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Appearance of Desire

Synopsis:
Late 1960s Parker Daniels is the new guy in town and Wes Yost has fallen for him but Parker is interested in his teacher Professor Linley

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Kvetching with the Virgin Mary

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The Virgin Mary is trying to persuade her son to get a proper job.

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One Act

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Memory River

Synopsis:
Memory River is based on the amazing true story of 'HM', a man who, treated for epilepsy in mid-20th century America when he was 16, suffered permanent loss of the ability to form new memories. In the decades that followed, his case provided crucial data in the scientific quest to understand how memory works. In this play inspired by Patient HM, a fictional neuroscientist is haunted by her memories as she treats a man who hasn't had a new memory in 55 years. Memory River is part of Emerging Artist's Spring 2009 EATFest
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Emerging Artists Theatre

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Play/Drama

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Our Lady of Stone

Synopsis:
Sister Dominic summons her old friend ex-nun Cathy back to the convent as she feels that they have some unfinished business

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There two versions of this play one 40 minutes long with A cast of three. One thirty minutes long with A cast of two

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Grove Street Playhouse, New York    -

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New Theatre Publications,    -

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One Act

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Patient HM

Synopsis:
A neuroscientist tries to treat a man with a 55 year memory loss while she tries to forget memories of her lost lover Mark Jeffries "Spotlight"

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Hoover-Leppen Theater, Chicago    10 Sep 2011

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Genre:
Drama. - - Lesbian, full length

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Screaming in the Wilderness

Synopsis:
A television journalist wants to expose psuedo-priest Father Allen

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Comedy

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Still Photos

Synopsis:
Aubra was crippled during a polio outbreak in 1931 and is housebound. Charlie is a film projectionist who wants to be a film producer. During the Second World War the two women meet and fall in love.

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Genre:
Lesbian, full length

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Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Twisted Appetites

Synopsis:
Sandy and Sam meet on a blind date that neither of them were eager to go on

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Vile Affections

Vile Affections
A seventeenth century nun charged with being a false mystic. This true story of Benedetta Carlini uncovers the first written record of a lesbian relationship. What will the interrogators do to rid their world of this foul sodomy?

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Vanda Prods. in Association with Emerging Artists Theatre

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Original Works Publishing (January 2008)   978-1934962039

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Genre:
Comedy Drama, 120 min One Act. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

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Why'd Ya Make Me Wear This, Joe?

Synopsis:
Whilst their husbands are away fighting in World War Two - two women fall in love.

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1st Produced:
Venus Play Shack, Laurel MD    2009

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Venus Theatre

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Genre:
Lesbian, full length

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Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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You Can't Get Uptown on the Downtown Train

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A girl is accosted on a deserted underground railway platform by a robber

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Genre:
One Act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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