Rumors and Borders: Eight Western Plays by Red Shuttleworth

By Red Shuttleworth

crimson Shuttleworth eats tumbleweeds for breakfast. He could rope a number of calves earlier than midday if it weren’t for a bum shoulder. The West settles down in him like a puppy within the grass: the sound of his discussion, the cadences of his characters, the smartness in their responses to each other. yet it’s deeper than that. In Rumors and Borders, there’s a savage wind off the desolate tract, the hiss of snakes within the rocks, and the far flung whine of a coyote at evening. Shuttleworth’s performs are awesome and unpredictable, poetic and hard. such a lot of all, his performs are knowledgeable through the land that shapes him, the land that shapes the characters who communicate via him. -- Julie Jensen, playwright

Red Shuttleworth is among the best poets of the yank West, previous, current, and destiny. a few of us additionally comprehend him as one of many best inventive residing playwrights for a challenged American Theatre. -- Jerry L. Crawford

Red Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the Western Writers of the United States Spur Award for Poetry, having been named “Best residing Western Poet” in 2007 through real West journal. His performs were provided broadly, together with at country collage of recent York at Fredonia, Saddleback university, Sundance Playwrights Lab, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean competition. His Woe to the Land Shadowing received the 2016 Western historical past Wrangler Award for impressive Poetry booklet, and he used to be lately named as a 2017 Tanne beginning Award recipient.

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Nine Short Plays by Carolyn Gage

By Carolyn Gage

"As Carolyn Gage is likely one of the top lesbian playwrights in the USA, [Nine brief performs] is an highbrow banquet... the reader gets the schooling of a lifetime." -- Lambda ebook file, la.

In those performs, Gage explores the impression of the dominant tradition on intimate relationships, illustrating with dramatic depth how interpersonal dynamics replicate political paradigms. for instance, in Louisa may perhaps Incest, the writer of Little girls is faced by means of her regulate ego Jo March for her judgements to strength her spunky heroine to burn her writing, abandon her profession, and marry an impoverished, unambitious older guy.

One of Gage's most powerful topics is internalized oppression. In Patricide, an incest survivor confronts her father in a cell dialog. the genuine discussion, although, is among her self-doubt and her have to assert her fact.

Another subject matter of the performs is the influence of colonization at the human spirit. The Pele Chant, a play concerning the daughter of Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani, explores how the customarily hidden mechanism of non secular colonization might be the "Trojan horse" in which complete dominions are misplaced.

And, as continuously, the clash among Gage's love for theatre and her critique of its ancient misogyny is represented within the assortment. chew My Thumb is a satirical examine cross-dressing and gender-bending as practiced -- or no longer -- by way of a mainstream rep corporation and a women's theatre. Battered on Broadway examines the masochism and martyrdom embedded in girl roles within the conventional Broadway musical. In Entr'acte, the warfare comes domestic in a play a few rape that happened behind the scenes in the course of a Broadway run of a play that romanticized household violence. The sufferer, lesbian actress Eva Le Gallienne, is in a hospital, dealing with the hindrance of her profession -- a quandary that would bring about her founding of 1 of the main well-known theatres on the earth.

Gage describes her procedure within the creation:

My "modus operandi" is to inform a narrative in which the character's impossible to resist impulsion, often towards a few kind of freedom, is checked through a probably immoveable strength of society. If the characters have sufficient integrity and the location sufficient authenticity, i locate myself, no less than for your time, wrestling with angels or demons. after which there's a break-through, a shift into one other paradigm, the place radical risk abounds. it's because I write.

The anthology comprises The compulsory Scene, chunk My Thumb, Entr'acte or The evening Eva Le Gallienne was once Raped, The Pele Chant, Louisa might Incest, the principles of the Playground, Patricide, Jane Addams and the satan child, and Battered on Broadway.

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Butcher by Nicolas Billon

By Nicolas Billon

An outdated guy in an army uniform is dumped on the police station—he will not communicate English yet has a lawyer's card in his pocket. A possible harmless come upon will get stranger and stranger as we steadily detect nobody is who they appear and the Balkan wars' traumas proceed to play out. The "It child" of Canadian theater, award-winning playwright Nicolas Billon, returns with a devastating parable.

Nicolas Billon's performs and translations were produced on the Stratford pageant, Soulpepper Theatre, and Canadian level. Fault Lines gained the Governor General's Award, and his first play, The Elephant Song, is being constructed right into a movie starring Catherine Keener.

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Millennial Force by C. David Fultz

By C. David Fultz

stick to Prince Charles in a single experience after one other from his dying to Paradise, from Paradise to the marriage banquet, then to the conflict of Armageddon and at last to his workplace as one of many Regents within the Millennial state. Is the Millennial nation a time of peace, legislations and order? Prince Charles proposal so until eventually a physique used to be chanced on close to a country undertaking and the Jerusalem Intelligence Corps has warned of saboteurs so one can his region.

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Plays and Playwrights 2011 by Rebecca Louise Miller,Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo,Amy E.

By Rebecca Louise Miller,Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo,Amy E. Witting,Jason S. Grossman,Manuel Igrejas,Javierantonio Gonzalez,Stephen Kaliski,Tim Errickson,Martin Denton,Kelly McAllister

the total scripts of 8 performs produced in NYC over the past season. complete creation info (including director's notes) is integrated. Copyright details and the way to touch the playwright can be incorporated.

A unique creation is equipped by way of the editor, Martin Denton and a Foreword used to be written via playwright Kelly McAllisgter.

Here's a short rundown of what you will find during this, our twelfth anthology -- and the 1st to be issued concurrently as a print and e-book.

FAULT traces by means of Rebecca Louise Miller
Twenty years after the disappearance in their formative years buddy, 3 ladies are compelled to confront the incident that reshaped their lives. REBECCA LOUISE MILLER is an actor and playwright.

POST smooth dwelling through Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo
The antidote for soulless man made musicals—this true-to-life pair of performs with songs tells the story of a homosexual downtown functionality artist, his mother, her breast melanoma, and the spirits that encompass us all. RICHARD SHEINMEL is a playwright and actor and CLAY ZAMBO is a composer and lyricist.

G.I. JOE JARED, in keeping with One rather undesirable Date by means of Amy E. Witting
In this pleasant one-act, girls notice the significance of friendship via a random blind date, G.I. Joe tarot playing cards, and a pair of vodka sodas. AMY E. WITTING is a playwright and an actor who has traveled to many lands.

LOVE ME via Jason S. Grossman
A candy comedy approximately an underachieving author/ motivational speaker mired in a lifelong love-life stoop. Will he ever locate love or be ceaselessly managed by way of the ceaselessly severe voice in his head? JASON S. GROSSMAN is a comic strip author, an actor, a playwright, and a manufacturer.

HASSAN AND SYLVIA by means of Manuel Igrejas
A glamorous and mysterious couple draw our hero—a younger homosexual guy getting better from the loss of life of his longtime lover—into a highly spiced soup from which he may perhaps or won't emerge unscathed. MANUEL IGREJAS is a playwright and previously a publicist.

FLORIDITA, MY LOVE by means of Javierantonio González
This darkly comedian but magical play, set at the border crossings among the true and the imaginary, explores the lifetime of one in all America's invisible humans. JAVIERANTONIO GONZÁLEZ used to be born in Puerto Rico and is a director and playwright.

WEST LETHARGY via Stephen Kaliski
Two undefined, either stalled on their trips westward towards California, shape a wierd new local during this wildly creative, surreal comedy. STEPHEN KALISKI is finishing his Masters' measure in directing.

ENDLESS summer time NIGHTS via Tim Errickson
Sam is ultimately over Tracy, simply as she returns without notice to their quiet seashore city. Having confronted the previous with humor and mercy, now they have to glance towards the longer term. TIM ERRICKSON is a director and founding father of Boomerang Theatre corporation.

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Three Plays by Mae West: Sex, The Drag and Pleasure Man by Lillian Schlissel

By Lillian Schlissel

Mae West, wise-cracking vaudeville performer, was once the most arguable figures of her period. not often, notwithstanding, do humans contemplate Mae West as a author. In Three performs by means of Mae West, Lillian Schlissel brings this underexplored a part of West's profession to the fore by way of delivering for the 1st time in booklet shape, 3 of the performs West wrote within the 1920s--Sex (1926), The Drag (1927) and Pleasure Man (1928). With an insightful advent by way of Schlissel, this e-book bargains a distinct check out to the lifestyles and early occupation of this mythical degree and display actress.

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Dan O' Brien: Plays One by Dan O' Brien

By Dan O' Brien

the 1st assortment from the multi-award-winning American poet and playwright Dan O’Brien.

The physique of an American (2M) actors include greater than thirty roles in an exciting new type of documentary theatre, opposed to a backdrop of a few of the world's so much iconic pictures of war.

The condominium in Hydesville (5F/2M) without delay an exploration of familial abuse and the necessity for non secular transcendence, a compelling "true ghost story".

The Cherry Sisters Revisited (5F/1M) The 5 Cherry sisters' love of the vaudeville incorporates them to the brilliant lighting of Broadway. A provocative comedy with music.

The Voyage of the Carcass (1F/2M) Trapped within the ice on the North Pole, in basic terms 3 participants of the doomed Carcass workforce survive.

The pricey Boy (1F/3M) James Flanagan isn't a sort instructor. Is he a superb instructor? He loves to imagine so. An intimate and stirring personality examine of a guy compelled to stand his previous, his current, and the lifestyles he should but live.

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Clyde Fitch and the American Theatre: An Olive in the by Kevin Lane Dearinger

By Kevin Lane Dearinger

Clyde Fitch (1865-1909) was once the main winning and prolific dramatist of his time, generating approximately sixty performs in a twenty-year occupation. He wrote witty comedies, chaotic farces, homespun dramas, celebrity cars, ancient works, stark melodramas, and variations of ecu successes, yet he used to be top identified for his society performs, mirroring topics present in the novels of Henry James and Edith Wharton. in truth, Fitch collaborated with Wharton on a level model of her House ofMirth. He used to be additionally a homosexual guy, even though that gentler adjective used to be no longer the time period of his time. He was once bullied at school and baited via critics all through his profession for what they meant of his deepest lifestyles. He answered with notable energy and integrity. He was once, not less than for a short while, Oscar Wilde’s lover, and Wilde prompted his early performs, yet Fitch’s learn of Ibsen and different ecu dramatists encouraged him to pursue the process naturalism. As he grew to become extra winning, he took larger regulate of the staging and layout of his performs. He used to be an entire guy of the theatre and one of the first names enrolled in New York’s theatrical corridor of fame.

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