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Marcia Jean Kurtz



Nationality:    USA
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Ms. Kurtz most recently wrote and directed BeTWeeN TWO WORLDS at HB Playwrights Theatre in NYC. She also directed the critically acclaimed productions, UNCLe PHILIP's COaT by Matty Selman starring Larry Block(HB Playwright's Theatre/American JewishTheatre/Theatre J) and evan Handler's TIMe ON FIRe (Second Stage). Her other directorial credits include Ed Napier/Teresa Rebeck's eXIT/NO eXIT (HB), Schnitzler's MOMeNT OF TRUTH, Goluboff's MY SIDe OF the STORY(eST), Ostrovsky's a FaMILY aFFaIR (Tact), and David Rothenberg's NaMeDROPPING (Mint/Fortune Society). as an actress she received an OBIe for her performances in Donald Margulies the LOMaN FaMILY PICNIC(MTC) and an OBIe and Drama Desk Nomination for Martin Sherman's WHeN SHe DaNCeD (Playwright's Horizons). Her most recent stage performances include the PeOPLe NeXT DOOR (Yale Rep.) and eVeReTT BeeKIN by Richard Greenberg (Lincoln Center) both directed by evan Yionnulis. Ms. Kurtz played Leah in Joseph Chaikin's production of the DYBBUK(Public Theatre). Her most recent film roles include Spike Lee's INSIDe MaN, ReCOUNT-HBO FILM directed by Jay Roach, Sidney Lumet's FIND Me GUILTY, Curtis Hanson's IN HeR SHOeS, Darren aronofsky's ReQUIeM FOR a DReaM and aRRaNGeD directed by Stefan Schafer and Diane Crespo. She was a member of Joseph Chaikin's Open Theatre, Jerome Robbin's aTL, and Peter Brook's CI.R.T. She is a member of SSDC, eST and the Lincoln Center Director's Lab. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School.

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

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        Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

an actress researching the role of Leah in the the DYBBUK, falls in love with a Lubavitch young man and he with her. Caught between the secular and religious worlds, their relationship, (the play within the play), parallels that of the lovers in the DYBBUK, with a much happier ending.

the Actors remain onstage the whole time And change the settings by moving the furniture between the scenes

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Hb Playwrights Theatre    2007


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75 min One act

Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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