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Craig Wright

CRAIG WRIGHT  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Abrams Artists Agency  


Craig Wright's Upcoming: Better Late (co-authored with Larry Gelbart) at the Northlight Theater. Recent productions: The Unseen at Actors Theater of Louisville and upcoming at Stages Rep with Lady, which was commissioned by and received its world premiere from the Northlight Theatre; Grace premiered at Woolly Mammoth theatre (nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play); Recent Tragic Events debuted at Woolly, and was produced at Playwrights Horizons (finalist for the American Theatre Critics New Play Award and the Helen Hayes Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play); Melissa Arctic, a contemporary adaptation of The Winter's Tale, premiered at the Folger Theatre (2005 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play). Other productions: Main Street, commissioned and premiered by the Great American History Theatre; Orange Flower Water, produced at the Steppenwolf (Chicago Sun-Times named it one of the Best of the Year); Molly's Delicious, debuted at the Arden Theatre (Barrymore nomination for Best New Play) and at Arizona Theatre Company; The Pavilion, dozens of productions around the country including an extended run at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding New Play). Publications include Main Street and The Unseen by Playscripts, Inc.; Molly's Delicious by Dramatic Publishing; The Pavilion, Orange Flower Water and Recent Tragic Events by Dramatists Play Service. Mr. Wright received an Emmy nomination for his Six Feet Under episode Twilight and served as writer and producer for Lost and Brothers & Sisters. His alternative rock band The Tropicals' first release, Live At The Jungle, was named one of the Top 10 local releases by every leading Twin Cities newspaper and weekly. As a member of the band Kangaroo he has released two albums, Phantom and the brand new Skyscraper Spaceship. A graduate of United Theological Seminary, Mr. Wright lives in Los Angeles.
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Actor's Choice: Monologues for Men     Blind     Bomb Squad     Foul Territory     Grace     Lady     Main Street     Melissa Arctic     Mistakes Were Made     Molly's Delicious     Orange Flower Water     Pavilion, The     Quick Tour of the Monument, A     Recent Tragic Events     Snapshot     Unseen, The



Actor's Choice: Monologues for Men

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Discover a monologue book like no other. Actor's Choice: Monologues for Men gives you an extraordinary array of cutting-edge new monologues, from comedic to dramatic and everything in between. Unlike other monologue books, the source of every monologue is easily accessible -- each play is available through one website (www.playscripts.com), where you can read nearly the entire published script online for free. Explore the work of today's most celebrated theatrical voices, including Naomi Iizuka, Mac Wellman, Tanya Barfield, Jordan Harrison, Tony Award® winner David Henry Hwang, and many more! Also in this series: Actor's Choice: Monologues for WomenActor's Choice: Monologues for Teens

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Various Drama/Comedy

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Blind

Synopsis:
In this contemporary re-telling of Oedipus, a married couple slowly rediscover the secret they thought they had buried deep within the cavities of their unconscious. The play explores the blindness of two individuals but also the blindness of a culture that now must confront its own folly.
- nytheatre.com

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Play/Drama

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Male:  1    Female:  2    Other:  -

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Bomb Squad

Synopsis:
A ranger is powerless to stop a man determined to defuse the "conceptual land mine" that is Mt. Rushmore, all in song. . . This piece is part of Snapshot, an anthology of short plays. To perform this piece independently, click "Add to Shopping Cart" above. To perform this piece as part of the full-length collection, go to Snapshot.

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY, United States)    2002

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
5-10 min Comedy

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Male:  1    Female:  -    Other:  1 male, 1 either (2 actors possible: 1-2 males, 0-1 females)

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Foul Territory

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Contained in: "Ten Minute Plays From the Actors Theatre of Louisville volume Six" published by Samuel French Inc, New York,    -

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Ten Min

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Grace

Synopsis:
GRACE is a tragicomedy that explores human assumptions about how God, goodness, faith and causality operate in the cosmic machinery. Steve and Sara have relocated to Sunrise, Florida to pursue an unbelievably wonderful business deal, but as the deal slowly unravels and Steve finds himself afflicted with an itch that just won't stop, Sara finds herself increasingly drawn to their next-door neighbor, Sam, a badly-scarred victim of a recent car accident who wants nothing to do with her or her Bible-quoting husband. In the end, with a little help from an old German exterminator who's still angry about the Allied bombing of Hamburg in World War II, all three characters are confronted by a world that's both better and worse than any religion can justify.

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1st Produced:
Washington DC    2006

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2010   978-0-8222-2443-3

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3    Female:  1    Other:  -

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Lady

Synopsis:
Deep in the woods of Illinois, three childhood friends come together on their annual hunting trip. Now middle-aged and divided by their conflicting political attitudes, they find that the common thread of memory has begun to tear
- press release

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2009   978-0-8222-2344-3

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3    Female:  -    Other:  -

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Main Street

Synopsis:
In this emotionally-charged adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' groundbreaking novel, young and idealistic Carol Milford marries Doc Will Kennicott and moves to his small Minnesota hometown. As would-be civic reformer Carol struggles to find her place amidst the claustrophobic and parochial town of Gopher Prairie, she is gradually forced to face the consequences of her life choices. An American classic brought to vivid life for a whole new generation of theatergoers.

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1st Produced:
Great American History Theatre (St. Paul, MN, United States)    2003

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
105-120 min Play/Drama

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Male:  3    Female:  2    Other:  3 males, 2 females

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Melissa Arctic

Synopsis:
Leonard's hold on reality is shaky. At one point he thinks his best friend, Paul, is the father of his own sixth month old baby and that his wife is having an affair with Paul. Then he verbally attacks Paul's ex-wife

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Based on "The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare

1st Produced:
Folger Theatre, New York    2003

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Mistakes Were Made

Synopsis:
Mistakes Were Made is a hilarious and deeply moving character study of a man seeking redemption, but inescapably causing destruction. Felix Artifex, a B-list off-Broadway producer, gets way over his fast-talking head when he takes on a gargantuan epic about the French Revolution. While trying to land a star for the lead role, he uses all his powers of persuasion, seduction, and intimidation to strong-arm the writer into massively rewriting his play. At the same time, he attempts to reconnect with his estranged wife and untangle himself from a mess involving sheep in a distant war-torn
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014    14 Nov 2010

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc (2011)   978-0-8222-2517-1

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  1    Female:  1    Other:  -

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Molly's Delicious

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This play takes place on an apple farm in the 1960s in Pine City, Minnesota, where a young pregnant girl goes to await the birth of her baby. The baby's father is a Coast Guard Seaman on his way to Vietnam. The girl is then charmed by the local funeral director's son who dreams of running away to start a flower farm. What shall the young girl do? The surprising solution to her problem transforms the play and makes the audience realize that where there is love anything is possible.

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Orange Flower Water

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Married couples David and Cathy Larson and Brad and Beth Youngquist live with their children in the relatively peaceful town of Pine City, Minnesota. David and Beth, after years of maintaining a platonic friendship, begin an adulterous affair with disastrous consequences. Through a series of scenes which all take place on or around a single bed, we see the painfully intense real-time unraveling of both marriages and, eventually, the construction of a very fragile but authentic new beginning for everyone concerned.

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Contemporary American Theatre Festival    -

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Pavilion, The

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Hailed by critics as an "an Our Town for our time," this play is by turns poetic and comic, romantic and philosophical. Peter returns to his twenty-year high-school reunion with dreams of winning back Kari, the girl he left behind after an unexpected pregnancy ended their relationship. Standing in Peter's way is Kari's bitter-as-ever resentment, her husband and the fact that Peter still hasn't grown up. As the night progresses, both Peter and Kari are led, through their interactions with a host of characters all played by a virtuosic Narrator, to face the consequences of choices made long ago and start back into life with newfound strength and bittersweet resolve.

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1st Produced:
City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, PA    2000

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2    Female:  1    Other:  flexible

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Quick Tour of the Monument, A

Synopsis:
An introduction to Mt. Rushmore from a slightly perplexed tour guide. This piece is part of Snapshot, an anthology of short plays. To perform this piece independently, click "Add to Shopping Cart" above. To perform this piece as part of the full-length collection, go to Snapshot.

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY, United States)    2002

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
3-6 min Comedy

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Male:  -    Female:  -    Other:  1 either (1 actor possible: 0-1 males, 0-1 females)

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Recent Tragic Events

Synopsis:
It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment of Waverly, a young advertising executive. Soon to venture on a blind date amidst the television news coverage of the September 11th attacks, Waverly becomes preoccupied when she discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York, has not been heard from. Waverly reassures herself that Wendy had no reason to be at the World Trade Center. As the evening unfolds, Waverly and her blind date, Andrew, an airport bookstore manager, realize that they are connected by a succession of bizarre coincidences. As Waverly awaits word on Wendy, the date is complicated by visits from her crazed-musician neighbor, Ron, and his girlfriend, Nancy, and a startling visit from Waverly's great aunt, Joyce Carol Oates-played by a sock puppet.

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1st Produced:
Woolly Mammoth    -

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Male:  3    Female:  3    Other:  -

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Snapshot

Synopsis:
A photograph captures and documents a single moment in time and space -- a snapshot of history, of a reality bounded by the photo's frame. But what lies outside, beyond, behind the photograph? And what stories, memories, or associations does an image of place inspire? In this multi-writer project from Actors Theatre of Louisville, a diverse assortment of talented playwrights encounter and transform Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, 1969, a compelling image of the monument by renowned photographer Lee Friedlander. Their thought-provoking scenes and monologues range from delightful comedy to utterly serious tragedy, each approaching the photo's themes through a new lens. To perform the entire collection, click "Add to Shopping Cart" above. To perform an individual piece independently, click on its title below:

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY, United States)    2002

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
80-100 min Drama/Comedy

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Male:  11    Female:  11    Other:  11 males, 11 females (4-25 actors possible: 2-15 males, 2-15 females)

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Unseen, The

Synopsis:
Imprisoned by a totalitarian regime and mercilessly tortured for unknown crimes, Wallace and Valdez live without hope of escape or release. When an enigmatic new prisoner arrives and begins communicating in code, both men develop new relationships to each other, their captors, and themselves. A darkly humorous examination of faith in an uncertain world. (This play is also available in the collection Humana Festival 2007: The Complete Plays.)

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY, United States)    2007

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
80-85 min Play/Drama

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Male:  3    Female:  -    Other:  3 males (3 actors possible: 0-3 males, 0-3 females)

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