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Juan Shamsul Alam

JUAN SHAMSUL ALAM

  (1946 - )

Nationality:    Puerto Rican/East Indian
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Literary Agent:    Jackie Dixson 646-926-3363

Born raised in el barrio of New York City. . .Spent most of my life in reform schools and prison. . .I joined a street Theatre group called the Family Rep. . .Where I became resident playwright. . .plays produced by the family. . .BullPen. . .1980. . .on Theatre Row 42nd street. It received five villager awards including best American play. . .Later published by Ollantay Mag. . .under God's Children Other plays. Benpires, Sweet Stuff, Midnight Blues, Zookeeper which received the McDonald award and the Bronx Brio award and published in Penquin Press. . .

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below is a list of Juan Shamsul Alam's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Benpires         Bullpen/Gods Children         Fuego         La Pared / The wall         Midnight Blues         Short Ice (Women in Prison)         Sweet Stuff         Zookeeper



Benpires

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Bullpen/Gods Children

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it takes place in a jail Bullpen in the Bronx. . .an educated black man gets arrested and is thrown in with street smart criminals and a bigot.

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1st Produced:
South Street Theatre     1980

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Prisim Theatre

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Ollantay Magazine, 7/1993   

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Fuego

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La Pared / The wall

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From the Book Undoing time the play salvation by Juan shamsul Alam where it got the Pen American award for non-fiction. A prison upstate a modern day Julius CÚsar very powerful and acclaimed.

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1st Produced:
Common Basis Theatre Off Broadway 48 th street.     Dec 2005

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Time line palante Co.

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Prison drama

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Male:  10            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Midnight Blues

Synopsis:
a dysfunctional family that morn the death of a son who commits suicide

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1st Produced:
Danny Kaye Threatre     1996

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arte Publico Press Houston Texas, 1994   

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Short Ice (Women in Prison)

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Women locked up on Rikers Island Jail in New York City. . . play was awarded the Tias award. . .

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The Family At the Roy Arias Theatre     Sep 2009

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Time line palante Co.

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Prison drama

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Male:  3            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Sweet Stuff

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Zookeeper

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two brothers dealing with aids

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1st Produced:
Latino Playwrights     1992

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1st Published:
Penquin Books, 1994   

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - AIDS, full length

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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