Plays and Playwrights 2009

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Published by The New York Theatre Experience, Inc.
Edited and with an introduction by Martin Denton
Foreword by Garth Wingfield
ISBN 978-0-9794852-2-0
ISSN 1546-1319


Included in this anthology:

HOSPITAL 2008 by Randy Sharp and Axis Company 
A four-part serial play that explores the unconscious memories of a man in a coma. RANDY SHARP is a director and has been artistic director of Axis Company for the past 10 years.

LINUS & ALORA by Andrew Irons
A whimsical and poetical exploration of the powers of imagination: a lot can happen in nine months. ANDREW IRONS is a playwright and teaching artist with degrees from Skidmore College and Sarah Lawrence College.

SISTER CITIES by Colette Freedman
Four sisters reunite following their mother’s alleged suicide in this surprising and incisive comedy. COLETTE FREEDMAN is a playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and actor. She lives in Los Angeles.

S/HE by Nanna Nick Mwaluko
The journey from Samantha to Sam: a young African American biological female struggles with gender and becomes a man. NANNA NICK MWALUKO is a playwright born in Tanzania and has a degree from Columbia University where he is now working on his Master's.

DEATH AT FILM FORUM by Eric Bland
Aspiring filmmaker/auteurs compete a la “Project Runway” in this very funny mixed media satirical drama. ERIC BLAND is a writer, director, performer, and producer with an MA in writing from the University of London.

TRACES/fades by Lenora Champagne
A meditation on Alzheimer’s and our national inability to remember history. LENORA CHAMPAGNE is a playwright, performer, and director with an MA and PhD from NYU. She is head of the Drama Studies program and Purchase College.

NOWHERE ON THE BORDER by Carlos Lacamara
A timely drama about a Mexican father searching the Arizona desert for his missing daughter, and the American Minuteman who detains him. CARLOS LACAMARA is an actor and playwright born in Cuba, now living in Los Angeles.

AMERICAN BADASS, OR 12 CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF A NATIONAL IDENTITY by Chris Harcum
In a dozen monologues, a look at who we are in 2008 and how we may have gotten that way. CHRIS HARCUM is an actor and playwright with an MFA from the University of Virginia.

A FIRE AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by Tim Collins
An epic solo tour de force chronicling the past seven years of American upheaval. TIM COLLINS is a writer and actor with a degree in theatre and solo performance who writes, produces, and tours his solo shows.

CONVERSATION STORM by Rick Burkhardt
A mind-blowing exercise in the justification of torture, in a taut, concise, single act. RICK BURKHARDT is a composer, playwright, actor, director, and musician with a PhD in music composition from the University of California.

KRAPP, 39 by Michael Laurence
Haunted by Beckett’s Krapp, a 39-year-old actor throws himself a birthday party in this deeply personal solo play about the last moments of youth. MICHAEL LAURENCE is a theatre artist and filmaker with a degree from NYU and lives in New York.