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Juan Shamsul Alam

JUAN SHAMSUL ALAM  (1946 - )

Nationality:    Puerto Rican/East Indian
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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         Midnight Blues         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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Midnight Blues

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

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Danny Kaye Threatre    1996

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arte Publico Press Houston Texas, 1994   -

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Sweet Stuff

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Zookeeper

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two brothers dealing with aids

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Latino Playwrights    1992

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Penquin Books, 1994   -

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Play/Drama. - - aIDS, full length

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