Plays and Playwrights 2004
New York Theatre Experience, Incorporated, 2004 - Drama - 414 pages
An anthology of ten plays by emerging playwrights produced in New York City during the 2002-03 season. Complete text, permission information, production notes and author biographies are included. The ten plays are: Sugarbaby by Frank Cwiklik. A young woman runs away from home in search of the real America - and finds it - in this brilliantly epic satire of contemporary values in the USA. WTC View by Brian Sloan. A smart and incisive drama depicting life in Lower Manhattan just after 9/11, as seen throughthe eyes of a young man who advertises for a new roommate on the night before the terrorist attacks. United States: Work and Progress by Christy Meyer, Jon Schumacher and Ellen Shanman. A fascinating docudrama about three members of the Humanoid RoboticsGroup at MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The Shady Maids of Haiti by John Jahnke. The Haitian slave uprising of 1803 is the backdrop for this potent and disarming examination of sexual, racial, and gender politics. Cats Can See The Devil by TomX. Chao. A bizarrely eclectic puppet show morphs into a kaleidoscopic tour inside the mind of an obsessive performing artist in this hilarious send-up and celebration of fringe theatre. Survivor: Vietnam! by Rob Reese. This ripe, ribald parody of realitytelevision puts a group of eager contestants in the middle of the War in Vietnam, where they vie for a $1 million grand prize. Feed The Hole by Michael Stock. Six twenty-somethings fill the void of their meaningless lives through sex, drugs, and Crunch-Ohs in this affecting, articulate, and incisive dramatic comedy. Auntie Mayhem by David Pumo. This warm, wise, and funny play is about a gay man and his partner who become foster parents to three gay/transgender teens. The Monster Tales by Mary Jett Parsley. In this lovely and fantastical fable, a young woman discovers her singular humanity when a monster appears from under her bed one night. Sun, Stand Thou Still by Steven Gridley. A hitchhiker, a cop, a lady selling apples, and a man journeying eternallywestward cross paths in this rich, enigmatic drama of escape and discovery. The volume includes a critical introductory essay by Martin Denton, theatre critic for the popular Internet site, nytheatre.com. Also included is a foreword by Kirk Wood Bromley,author of Midnight Brainwash Revival, The American Revolution and, Lost. - Publisher.
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