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John Kelly

JOHN KELLY

  

Nationality:    USA
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Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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

        Akin         Find My Way Home         Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte         Paved Paradise Redux: the Art Of Joni Mitchell         Two Wits To Woo         We Are Not Animals



Akin

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Choreographer: Richard Pleasl

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Music Theater Group / John Kelly & Co.

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Find My Way Home

Synopsis:
a theatrical dance narrative based on the Greek tragedy Orpheus and eurydice set in Depression-era America. This multimedia performance relocates the legendary god of music Orpheus to an early 20th century radio crooner in a modern, deconstructed retelling of this classic myth about love and loss. the work blends visual tableaux, movement, film and music, including Depression-era songs, French cabaret, and excerpts from Gluck's Baroque opera Orfeo ed eurydice, originally written for male castrato voice, adapted for the work and sung by Kelly in his signature countertenor.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, NY     22 Oct 2011

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Genre:
theatre dance

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte

Synopsis:
Dramatically depicts the life of the Viennese expressionist egon Schiele (1890i1918). Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte is an ensemble work for five performers. the piece employs dance combined with film, onstage drawing, and recorded and live vocal music to contemplate the nature, circumstances, and process of Schiele's creative genius.

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1st Produced:
Dance Theater Workshop     1986

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Genre:
Piece

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  5 pergormers

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Paved Paradise Redux: the Art Of Joni Mitchell

Synopsis:
In Paved Paradise Redux: the art of Joni Mitchell, John Kelly's performance is a musical and visual homage to the great Canadian singer/songwriter. His countertenor uncannily evokes Mitchell's own smoky soprano as he sings songs from the various stages of her career in their original key. He also plays dulcimer and replicates Mitchell's guitar style by way of her signature open tunings. Kelly is accompanied on keyboard by musical director Zecca esquibel, as well as additional musicians. the evening also features an original video component featuring Kevin Joseph (a.k.a. Flotilla DeBarge) as journalist Tavis Smiley in a recreation of his PBS interview with Mitchell.
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1st Produced:
Henry Street Settlement, NY     2009

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Two Wits To Woo

Synopsis:
Winsome Manor is in financial difficulties and widowed Lady Winsome needs to fire long-standing servants Joe the gardener and James the chauffeur. However, unbeknown to Lady Winsome, James has been using the estate's Rolls Royce for a taxi business and Joe has been profiting from the garden produce. As the play unfolds, the two desperately attempt to prevent Lady Winsome from discovering their illicit dealings and from selling the Manor. But Lady Winsome is not so nave.

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Samuel French, London, 2005   -

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Genre:
Play One act

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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We Are Not Animals

Synopsis:
Three women take prisoner an operator of American military drones.

Notes:
part of "Revenge"

1st Produced:
Source Festival, Washington Dc     20 Jun 2014

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Genre:
10 min play

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