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A quirky comedy about a group of Amish and a group of transvestites stranded together at a motel during a blizzard. Jacky, a stressed-out businessman who cross-dresses on weekends, hopes to have a relaxing retreat with his friend Barbie – only to discover he’s never been closer to home.

VENUS IN THE BIRDBATH

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A darkly comic ménage of characters revolves around Salome, an L.A. woman who can’t get out of bed. The country singer from Tennessee, the disturbed sitcom writer, Salome’s fashionable mother, the polite New Yorker hoping to evict Salome, the young California Senator, who can’t stay out of her bed – all of them are lost at sea, endearingly unable to cope with the world.

THREE CONTINENTS

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Filloux’s autobiographical play about three continents: North Africa, Europe and the U.S. Liliane embarks on an adventure to her mother’s sunlit homeland then to the dark seas on her father’s mysterious perfume boat. Lily’s discovery of a fragile island treasure and a salvaged ritual high up on a mountain in Algeria gives voice to silence--and finally, to a third language.

ARTHUR'S WAR

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Commissioned by Theatreworks/USA
 

A Play with Songs for Young Audiences (1 Hour)
Music by Jenny Giering

Based on the King Arthur legend; an ensemble piece which creates the war-torn Dark Ages through physicality, language and music. Mischievous Merlin races against time to transform his boastful young pupil Arthur into the honorable king who can finally stop the carnage.


ESCUELA DEL MUNDO

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Commissioned by The Ohio State University Theatre Department and Office of International Affairs (1 Hour)
2006/2005 Touring High Schools in Columbus, Ohio

There has just been a shooting spree at “The World School”. Violence rocks an international high school over the word “God” in a morning prayer and the school is swiftly placed in “lock-down”. Trapped students must face crucial differences to stay alive.


SEVEN

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Seven activists -- Hafsat Abiola, Farida Azizi, Anabella De Leon, Inez McCormack, Mukhtaran Mai, Mu Sochua and Marina Pisklakova-Parker — are the subject of this collaborative work for the theatre created by seven award-winning playwrights — Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz. Based on personal interviews and oral histories the play is a testament to seven heroines whose grass-roots work benefits the citizens of their diverse cultures: Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, and Cambodia. Seven debuted in January 2008 in New York City and is being performed around the world.
Short Plays
MOCK COURT
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When a terrifying post-9/11 reality becomes a schoolyard game, how can life go on as normal?
THE BEAUTY INSIDE (one-act version)
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A young girl in southeastern Turkey becomes the target of an honor killing. In a terrifying clash of value systems, the girl’s traditionalist mother and her Westernized female lawyer struggle with one another to seal her fate. Finalist for the Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY The Hospital Plays, HB Playwrights Foundation & Theatre, NYC

THE LESSONS OF MY FATHER

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Odile, a French-Algerian woman, vividly recollects her just-deceased father, through the eyes of her childhood self. How can you go on breathing when the man who taught you is gone?
Finalist for the Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY
The Funeral Plays, HB Playwrights Foundation & Theatre, NYC

WHITE TRASH

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Based on a true story: At a wildlife refuge in Cape Cod, thousands of common seagulls are poisoned in order to save their endangered cousin, the piping plover. In this play, one of these gulls spends its final moments alongside a plover, equally traumatized but chosen for survival. (Two birds, to be played by men or women, no age requirements.)
Finalist for the Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY
Women's Project, NYC; Yale Cabaret, New Haven, CT.

STORKS

Carden, William, Editor. 
HB Playwrights Short Play Festival 1999 The Airport Plays

Smith and Kraus, Inc. 2002.
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A grandmother and granddaughter--in between countries and languages at the airport at JFK--try to say goodbye.
HB Playwrights Foundation, "The Airport Plays", NYC; Immigrants Theatre Project, NYC
Carden, William, Editor. HB Playwrights Short Play Festival 1999 The Airport Plays, Smith and Kraus, Inc.

CONVERTING

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Two aging men compete for their youth, while their hearts struggle to simply beat.
Women's Project, NYC; New Georges, NYC; Dixon Place, NYC
Brown, Kent, Editor 35 in 10: Thirty-Five Ten-Minute Plays Illinois: The Dramatic Publishing Company, 2005

THE G WORD

Carden, William, Editor. 
HB Playwrights Short Play Festival 2003 The Subway Plays

Smith and Kraus, Inc. 2004.
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Suffering from P.T.S.D., the general who commanded the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Rwanda stumbles into a subway car only to be confronted by its ghostly occupant, Raphael Lemkin, the Polish lawyer who invented the word genocide and is traveling in limbo on a death train.
Carden, William, Editor. HB Playwrights Short Play Festival 2003 The Subway Plays, Smith and Kraus, Inc.

PASSION.COM

George Bush is threatened by a tenacious Iraqi soldier but is saved by his loyal reverend.
Finalist for Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY
The White House Plays, The Ninth Annual Short Play Series, HB Playwrights Foundation, NYC

MARRIAGE à TROIS

In a trash dump in a war-torn country, a human rights worker shatters the illusion of her picture-perfect marriage.
The Wedding Plays, The Eighth Annual Short Play Series, HB Playwrights Foundation, NYC

THE RUSSIAN DOLL

Dostoyevsky meets the nineties. Adapted from the chapter, "Rebellion", in The Brothers Karamazov. Ivan, the statistician, is haunted by ghosts of children--one of them, JonBenét Ramsey, on the runway.
Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab & The Culture Project's "Brothers Karamazov" at the Salon, NYC

THE SUN ALWAYS ROSE

The end of storytelling as we know it.
New Georges "Watch This Space: A New Georges Anthology", HERE, NYC

ACCEPTING APPLAUSE


Backstage at a prestigious film festival a staff-woman juggles a crazed teen film star and a needy critic.
Women's Project, NYC