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Anne Washburn

ANNE WASHBURN  

Nationality:    USA
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    ICM Partners  represented by Val Day


Anne Washburn. Anne Washburn's work has been produced by 13P, A.R.T., Cherry Lane Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, The Civilians, Dixon Place, London's Gate Theatre, NYC's Soho Rep, DC's Studio Theater, and NYC's The Vineyard Theater. Her work has also been published in American Theater; inNew Downtown Now, (ed. Young Jean Lee and Mac Wellman); New York Theater Review, (ed. Brook Stowe), and Yale'sTheatre Magazine. Full-length plays includeApparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, I Have Loved Strangers, The Ladies, The Internationalist, and an adaptation of Euripides' Orestes. Support includes MacDowell and Yaddo Fellowships, a Bug 'n' Bub, and a Guggenheim. She has been commissioned by The Civilians, Soho Rep, Williamstown Theatre Company, and Yale Repertory Theatre. She is an associated artist with 13P, The Civilians and New Georges, and a member of New Dramatists.

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Apparation         Canard, Canard, Goose?         Communist Dracula Pageant, The         Devil at Noon, A         Everything Not Forbidden Is Permitted (Or Vice Versa)         I Have Loved Strangers         Internationalist, The         Intervention         Ladies, The         Mr Burns, a post-electric play         October/November         Orestes         Refreshment of the Spirit         Small, The



Apparation

Synopsis:
The witches waiting to go on in "Macbeth" find there is one too many of them and a couple in an attic cannot decide whether they are alive or dead.

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1st Produced:
-    2003

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  5 characters any sex

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Canard, Canard, Goose?

Anne Washburn
The Civilians leave New York City to pursue a story about a Hollywood movie and a lost flock of carelessly imprinted geese. Though they start off in search of a story about an evil corporation and the birds that were allegedly left behind, what results is a wild goose chase around Long Lake in search for answers. An eclectic show about disorientation, misplaced empathy, and coming home.

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book by Steven Cosson, music And lyrics by Michael Friedman, The Civilians; with Additional text by Anne Washburn

1st Produced:
HERE Arts Center, NY >>>    25 Feb 2002

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Genre:
75-90 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  (7-15 actors possible: 2-7 males, 3-8 females)

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Communist Dracula Pageant, The

Synopsis:
The downfall of Nicolea and Elena Ceausescu.

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1st Produced:
-    2001

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Genre:
Surreal satire

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Devil at Noon, A

Anne Washburn
A Devil at Noon features science fiction writer Chet, who is working on another book. His imagination runs wild, and the journey becomes addicting, powerful, and altogether dangerous.

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part of the 2011 Humana Festival.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Everything Not Forbidden Is Permitted (Or Vice Versa)

Synopsis:
A Frenchman, the Eiffel Tower and condoms.

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1st Produced:
Union Garage, Seattle    1999

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Ten Minute Plays for Six Actors" published by Smith and Kraus,    -

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Genre:
Ten minute play

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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I Have Loved Strangers

Synopsis:
Inspired by the Book of Jeremiah and the exploits of the Weather Underground, the play deals with true prophets, false prophets, non-prophets, cockatrices, and lions, all battling for the salvation of Ancient New York.
nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Ohio Theater,NY    2006

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Internationalist, The

Anne Washburn
Lowell, an American on a business trip, is met at the airport by a beautiful colleague. They spend the night together and he thinks he's in one of those great American movies where you go to a foreign land and there's romance and adventure and the experience changes you. The next day at the office he discovers that he's not in one of those movies, he's in one of those foreign films where nothing is as it seems, where there is no moral, and most importantly: no subtitles.

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1st Produced:
13P at The Culture Project (New York, NY, United States)    2004

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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London (2005) >>>
Playscripts, Inc - New York   9781840028546

Music:
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Genre:
95-105 min Enigmatic comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Intervention

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in Ten Minute Plays From Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Vol 5, Samuel French NY   -

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Ladies, The

Anne Washburn
Writer Anne Washburn and director Anne Kauffman set out to explore the lives of infamous first ladies Elena Ceausescu, Imelda Marcos, Eva Peron, and Jiang Qing (a.k.a. Madame Mao). They met over gin and coffee to discuss their research and left the tape recorder running. A play about women and power as told through gossip, torch songs, historical analysis, spectacle, and damning transcription.

Notes:
created by director Anne Kauffman And writer Anne Washburn

1st Produced:
Chashama
217 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017    Feb 2004

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Genre:
90-100 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Mr Burns, a post-electric play

Synopsis:
Armageddon has struck and the grid is down: no TV, no radio, no internet - how will life go on? For one group of tenacious survivors, sitting around a fire and reminiscing about The Simpsons proves to be the greatest escape from despair. Miraculously, from their collective memories, a new industry struggles to be born: a crude theatrical re-creation of the digital culture we can't possibly live without. From The Simpsons to the pop hits of the last ten years, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play is a rocking, rollicking, scary good time that leaves you questioning how you'd make sense of the world if all your gizmos were gone.

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1st Produced:
Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D Street NW, Washington, DC.    28 May 2012

Company:
The Civilians

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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October/November

Synopsis:
In this lyrical coming-of-age story, 13-year-old David falls under the tutelage of 15-year-old Nikkie, an alluring older woman who seems to have quite a bit to teach him. Set at a street corner in 1982 in the East Village, scenes and monologues unfold the world of David and Nikkie's enigmatic relationship in this play about experience: how it creates you -- and how it destroys you.

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1st Produced:
EST Marathon Series 2008 (New York, NY, United States)    2008

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
15-25 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  1 male, 1 female

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Orestes

Synopsis:
Orestes and his sister Elektra mourn the death of their father.

Notes:
Based on "Orestes" by Euripides

1st Produced:
-    2005

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-   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  chorus

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Refreshment of the Spirit

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Bakers Dozen Play Festival, Seattle    25 May 1998

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Small, The

Synopsis:
This is part of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks 2010 festival of new work; it will not be open to reviewers. Here's Clubbed Thumb's blurb about the show: In which a man struggles to assemble a reality from his dreams, the dog very much wants to be taken for a walk, and the Natural Food store isn't.
- nytheatre.com

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Company:
Clubbed Thumb

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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