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Robert Alexander

ROBERT ALEXANDER

  

Nationality:    African American
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Robert Alexander is the author of 29 plays, including Servant of the People, I ain't Yo' Uncle, a Preface to the Alien Garden, and the Last Orbit of Billy Mars. His plays have been produced by Trinity Rep, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the Mark Taper Forum, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Hartford Stage, San Diego Repertory Company, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Mr. Alexander has received grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the National endowment for the Arts. He has a B.A. from Oberlin College, and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa where he was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow.

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        Air Guitar         Alien Motel 29: the Secret Outakes Of the Ebony Lady Macbeth         Bullet Proof Hearts         Erotic Justice         Fact Wino vs Armageddon         Forty Acres: the Reparations Play         Freak Of Nature         Hatemachine         Heaven And Hell (On Earth): A Divine Comedy         I Ain't Yo' Uncle: the New Revisionist Uncle Tom's Cabin         Invisible City: 14th Street, Where Washington Meets D C         Last Orbit Of Billy Mars, The         Moon And Gemini         Moondust         Neighbour's Dog Is Always Barking, The         On A Street With No Name         Preface To An Alien Garden         Red Popcorn         Riot Grrrrl Guitar         Secrets Of the Sand         Servant Of the People         Will He Bop, Will He Drop?



Air Guitar

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a rock opera

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Alien Motel 29: the Secret Outakes Of the Ebony Lady Macbeth

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-    2005

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Cutting Ball Theatre

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Bullet Proof Hearts

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Erotic Justice

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Fact Wino vs Armageddon

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-    1982

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Mime troupe

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Forty Acres: the Reparations Play

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Freak Of Nature

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On her wedding night, Nava discovers that her husband, while lacking genitalia, is able to telepathically make love to her -- but soon after, he disappears mysteriously through the door. Ten years later, their daughter Lava is beginning to discover the strange powers she has inherited. When she reaches adulthood, she finds she can conquer and leave any man she wants. Until she meets David, who's different from the rest. Or is he?

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Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Workshopped Staged Reading) (Washington, D.C., United States)    1998

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
75-90 min Fantasy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  3 males, 3 females (5-6 actors possible: 2-3 males, exactly 3 females)

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Hatemachine

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Two neo-Nazi skinheads kidnap a black attorney and his white wife, torturing and threatening to kill them. When the diary of a dead woman connects one of the skinheads to one of the captives, a destructive explosion of family secrets is unleashed, in this terrifying descent into America's heart of darkness.

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Horizons Theatre (Workshop) (Atlanta, Ga, United States)    1999

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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60-75 min Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  4 males, 1 female

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Heaven And Hell (On Earth): A Divine Comedy

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In this comic anthology - a collection of scenes and monologues - an array of devilishly talented playwrights put a contemporary spin on a fascinating eternal obsession. Grappling with their own diverse experiences of vice and virtue, salvation and damnation, characters from the twentysomething generation interpret their world with amusing revelations and surprising insights

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written by Robert Alexander, Jenny Lyn Bader, Elizabeth Dewberry, Deborah Lynn Frockt, Rebecca Gilman, Keith Glover, Hilly Hicks, Jr., Karen Hines, Michael Kassin, Melanie Marnich, Jane Martin, William Mastrosimone, Guillermo Reyes, Sarah Schulman, Richar

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Humana Festival 2001: the Complete Plays, ed Tanya Palmer & amy Wegener, Smith & Kraus, 2001   -

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Short Play One act

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I Ain't Yo' Uncle: the New Revisionist Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Topsy, eliza and Uncle Tom put Harriet Beecher Stowe on trial for perpetuating racial stereotypes

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1st Produced:
-    1993

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Mime troupe

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Dramatic Publishing Company,    -

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Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Invisible City: 14th Street, Where Washington Meets D C

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Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington D C    2000

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Last Orbit Of Billy Mars, The

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Rita Mae's love once took Billy Mars to the outer limits, and he wants that back. Billy follows Rita Mae from L.a. to St. Louis, where she lives with her invalid mother and disturbed brother Wendell in a house awash with the noise of the nearby freeway. Despite her avowed interest in women, Rita Mae begins warming back up to Billy. But Wendell is ready to start a fight. Before long, old family secrets are stirred up, with violently disastrous consequences for Billy, as well as the family he has come to visit.

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Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Washington, D.C., United States)    1999

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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90 min Play/Drama. - - Lesbian, theme/character, full length

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Moon And Gemini

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Moondust

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Neighbour's Dog Is Always Barking, The

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On A Street With No Name

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Preface To An Alien Garden

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Red Popcorn

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Heaven And Hell (on earth): A Divine Comedy

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Riot Grrrrl Guitar

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Secrets Of the Sand

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-    1982

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Mime troupe

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Servant Of the People

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This epic play traces the triumphant rise and tragic fall of Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party from 1966 through the late 1980s. Huey rises as a man of the people, but ultimately succumbs to cocaine addiction and the dirty tricks orchestrated by the FBI.

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St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre (St. Louis, Mo, United States)    1995

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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120-155 min Historical Drama

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Male:  10            Female:  3            Other:  10 males, 3 females (13-18 actors possible: 10-13 males, 3-5 females)

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Will He Bop, Will He Drop?

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an over-the-top jazz poem erupts inside the mind of Jack Booker, an African-American writer in the middle of a nervous meltdown. His wife Brenda is twenty years pregnant with his dreams and his insanity, and is beginning to wonder if the baby will ever drop. Jack imagines he is the late great jazz percussionist Willie Bobo, accompanied and possessed by a wild, shifting rhythm. His expectant wife, his demanding father, and his seductive white mistress join in the relentless drumming, as the violence, physical comedy, and verbal high jinks build to a devastating climax.

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National Pastime Theatre (Chicago, Il, United States)    2001

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
70-90 min Tragicomedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  2 males, 2 females, 1 either (5 actors possible: 2-3 males, 2-3 females)

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