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Dan Berkowitz

DAN BERKOWITZ

  

Nationality:    USA
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DaN BeRKOWITZ is Co-Chair of the alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, and former La Regional Rep of the Dramatists Guild of America. His writing for the stage has been produced off-Broadway, and in Theatres across the US and CanadA. In addition to writing, Dan is a producer, a director, a script and production consultant, and performance coach. He graduated from Princeton University, and did grad work at the University of California, Berkeley. http://danberkowitz.com/

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        A. . .My Name Is Still Alice         Chit Chat With the Succubus         Crime And Punishment - the Musical         Devil Made Me Do It, The         Holiday Tree, The         Incredible Life and Wonderous Exploits of the Amazing Fabulous Fred         Lesbian In the Toolshed, The         Lesbian Vixens of the SS in "Hitler's Off His Rocker!", by DAN BERKOWITZ. Lounge Theatre. Hollywood, CA. From Jun 08, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015. One of the six short plays in "Kinky Neon Rocker" - the Hollywood Fringe Festival show presented by The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). http://http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/2187?         Lovely Little Life, A         Miami Beach Monsters         ModRock         Mr Lucky         My Little Brother         Pretty         Silver Linings         Simply Divine         Skanky Ho And Her Halfwit Brother, The         Skirting the Issues         Still Waiting for the Streetcar         Tables For Two         there's No Place Like Hollywood         When Oprah Says Goodbye



A. . .My Name Is Still Alice

Synopsis:
a musical revue with a feminist slant; sequel to a. . .My Name Is alice. Dan's contributions are the sketches: the GROUP: in the conservative near-future, when abortion is illegal, four very pregnant women find themselves arguing with the Matron in the David Souter Home for Unwed Mothers. GROSS aNaTOMY LeCTURe: at the First Women's Medical School, a Professor lectures the students about the problems women physicians may encounter with male patients. COVeR-UPS #1, 2, and 3 (the show's running gag): a woman lets the audience in on a top-secret new makeup which can make anyone - even a housewife from LaJolla - look like Madonna, Queen Elizabeth, or the Pope.

Notes:
a. . .My Name Is Still Alice premiered At the Old Globe in San Diego, moved to Second Stage in New York, And has since been produced Around the United States And Canada. Dan Berkowitz is co-author; other contributors include Stephen Schwartz, Carol Hall, Michael John LaChiusa, Amanda McBroom, And David Zippel.

1st Produced:
Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, California     14 May 1992

Organisations:
Old Globe Theatre

1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc., 1993   

Music:
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Genre:
Musical Revue

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Chit Chat With the Succubus

Synopsis:
a female demon surprises a man by appearing in his bedroom in the middle of the night -- but she winds up getting an even bigger surprise.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
St Matthew's Church, 11031 Camarillo Street, Noho, Ca 91602     23 Jan 2011

Organisations:
Three Roses Players

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Crime And Punishment - the Musical

Synopsis:
the bookwriter of a musical based on Dostoyevsky's classic welcomes the audience to the first performance, and apologizes for luring them in to see a not-quite-finished work. a surreal one-man comedy which isn't a musical, and has very little to do with "Crime and Punishment."

Notes:
Produced As part of the Illuminating Artists Series At emerging Artists theatre.

1st Produced:
emerging Artists Theatre Company
NY, USA     01 May 2009

Organisations:
emerging Artists Theatre

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Devil Made Me Do It, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
featured in Sex, Lies, and Social Media, an hour long program of short plays presented by The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP)

1st Produced:
Hollywood Fringe Festival     09 Jun 2014

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Holiday Tree, The

Synopsis:
4th July Lucy goes to visit her elderly mother to find her decorating a Christmas Tree

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
6X6 Festival Of Short Plays     11 Apr 2013

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short play

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Incredible Life and Wonderous Exploits of the Amazing Fabulous Fred

Synopsis:
This play is the story of Fred, a middle-aged gay insurance salesman, the kind of guy who takes his overbearing mother Lillian with him when he goes shopping for a sofa. But underneath his Brooks Brothers suit beats the heart of a fabulist

Notes:
named the full-length winner of the ALAP/ City of West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Play Reading Festival

1st Produced:
West Hollywood Lesbian And Gay Play Reading Festival     2013

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lesbian In the Toolshed, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
West Hollywood Gay Pride     01 Jun 2010

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Lesbian, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lesbian Vixens of the SS in "Hitler's Off His Rocker!", by DAN BERKOWITZ. Lounge Theatre. Hollywood, CA. From Jun 08, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015. One of the six short plays in "Kinky Neon Rocker" - the Hollywood Fringe Festival show presented by The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). http://http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/2187?

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     2015

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
Lesbian, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lovely Little Life, A

Synopsis:
A Lovely Little Life finds Kitty and Sylvia, two older lesbians, reminiscing about meeting in Greenwich Village's Portofino Restaurant in the 1960s, and how they built a lovely little life for themselves in the ensuing years. Why the reminiscence now? And to whom are they speaking? The last moments of the play provide the startling answer. LINK

Notes:
chosen for the 15th Annual ALAP Play Reading Festival

1st Produced:
Stage Q. Madison, WI     10 Feb 2017

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Miami Beach Monsters

Synopsis:
Miami Beach Monsters is the story of Frankenstein and his Bride, Dracula, the Wolfman, the Killer Tomato (a red-hot mama), and Catskilla (a lounge lizard stand-up comic), all of whom are bored with retirement in Florida and decide to re-enter show biz. But when Hollywood calls, it's not the same old town - and the monsters realize a quiet death, er, life in Miami Beach is more fulfilling than trying to make it again in Tinseltown.

Notes:
Written by Dan Berkowitz, Georgia Bogardus Holof And ellen M Schwartz; music by Michael Brown, David Mettee, Dick Gallagher, Steven Silverstein And David Strickland; lyrics by Stephen Cole, Michael Brown, Georgia Bogardus Holof And ellen M Schwartz

1st Produced:
Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, New York     31 Oct 1999

Organisations:
Re Productions

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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ModRock

Synopsis:
Set in London in the swinging 60s, ModRock is the story of a Mod chick who falls in love with a Rocker bloke, much to the dismay of their respective mates. the score features 20 classic hits of the era, including "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "For Your Love," "Tired of Waiting," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "Dedicated Follower of Fashion," "Bus Stop,"

Notes:
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1st Produced:
El Portal Theatre (Mainstage), 5969 Lankershim AVenue, North Hollywood, Ca     23 Jun 2013

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mr Lucky

Synopsis:
A Hollywood Diner in 1942

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten minute play

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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My Little Brother

Synopsis:
A teen -- boy or girl -- shares with the audience the frustration over having a younger brother who steals the spotlight all the time, and hogs every bit of their parents' attention. But as the monologue progresses, we learn it's not the fault of the little brother that he gets so much attention -- and it's possible he won't be getting it too much longer

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Open Eye Theatre, Margaretville, NY     09 Aug 2012

Organisations:
Summer Shortcuts II

1st Published:
http://YouthPLAYS.com   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Pretty

Synopsis:
Charley is a bright, eager, awkward, somewhat shy 14-year-old girl, who likes arithmetic and "Dancing With the Stars," but more than anything wants to be reunited and live with Cindy, the mother who abandoned her some time ago. When the two of them meet, it becomes clear that Cindy's problems mean Charley won't get her wish.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Turtle Shell Theater, 300 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036     01 Apr 2010

Organisations:
Turtle Shell Productions

1st Published:
http://youthplays.com/ (Sep 2010   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten minute play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Silver Linings

Synopsis:
Outside the school, teenager Sara finds herself pursued by classmate Aaron. at first, she writes him off as an obnoxious dork, but as they talk, they find they each have gone through a recent trauma. they say every cloud has a silver lining, and their individual losses may lead them to become friends.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Plummer Park Community Center, West Hollywood     15 Oct 2011

Organisations:
13th annual allience Of Los Angeles Play Reading Festival

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Simply Divine

Synopsis:
the gods work in mysterious ways, as Margaret Tremayne discovers. a dazed Margaret wanders into a strange, surreal place, and assumes she's at a costume party when she comes upon a man and a woman dressed as Greek gods. But, in fact, the place is Mount Olympus, the couple is Zeus and Hera, and Margaret has been summoned to hear a most unusual proposition: mankind is ready for a new messiah, and she has been chosen to be his mother. the setting isn't the only thing surreal about this Noel Coward-ish comedy.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Source Theatre, Washington, Dc     01 Jul 1996

Organisations:
Source Theatre

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
One-act Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Skanky Ho And Her Halfwit Brother, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of the ALaP/ City of West Hollywood Gay Play Reading Festival

1st Produced:
Reading At Celebration Theatre, 7051 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca     23 Jun 2012

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Skirting the Issues

Synopsis:
a feminist-slanted revue put together as a benefit for the Women's Project and Productions in NYC. Dan's contributions are the sketches the WeLL-DReSSeD MaN (a man in a Brooks Brothers suit reveals that what he has on under the suit might surprise you); the BUSHeS IN ReTIReMeNT (what Barbara Bush really thought about going back to Texas); and INFaLLIBLe LOGIC (a Catholic Cardinal prepares to meet with a group of women protesting the ban on women priests).

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Women's Project and Productions
NY, USA     01 Feb 1993

Organisations:
Women's Project & Productions

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical Revue

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Still Waiting for the Streetcar

Synopsis:
tanley Kowalski and wife Stella, 50 years after the events of the original play, receive an unexpected visit from Stella's sister Blanche, who has escaped from the sanitarium and become a Botox saleswoman.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
[reading] Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). Los Angeles, CA     08 Oct 2016

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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-

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Tables For Two

Synopsis:
a musical revue based on Douglas Watt's column of the same name in the New Yorker magazine, featuring sketches evoking the spirit of the columns. Dan's contributions are the sketches: the SONDHeIM SYNDROMe: a doctor's new patient is afflicted with a condition which causes her to speak only in song lyrics. the WeLL-DReSSeD MaN: a man in a Brooks Brothers suit confides that what he's wearing under the suit might cause a few gasps.

Notes:
Music And Lyrics by Dan Berkowitz, Cy Coleman, Kevin Jeffers, Paul Katz, ed Kleban, And Douglas Watt, cast Cleve Douglass, Mark Nadler, KT Sullivan, Robert Trumbull, And Julie Wilson.

1st Produced:
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, New York     01 May 1999

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical Revue

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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there's No Place Like Hollywood

there's No Place Like Hollywood
Movie-mad Dorothy from Kansas visits Hollywood, is knocked unconscious during an earthquake, and, in a dream, meets many of the greatest stars of Hollywood - or is it a dream. . .?

Notes:
Book by Dan Berkowitz And Shirley Hillard, Music And Lyrics by Wayne Moore. the show was nominated for the Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Musical.

1st Produced:
Stella Adler Theater, Los Angeles     01 Jun 2001

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
Original cast recording: DLR (900110) 2001

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Genre:
Musical Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

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When Oprah Says Goodbye

Synopsis:
Rose, a cranky resident of an elder-care facility, is about to get a new roommate - and a surprise. the new resident, Julia, was her best friend many years ago, but the friendship dissolved when Julia "stole" the love of Rose's life. the women have not communicated in more than four decades, and Rose has no interest in changing that. But, as it becomes apparent that Julia needs her, Rose's affection for her old friend overcomes her hurt and resentment, and it looks as if the two old women may just become friends again.

Notes:
Finalist for the 2011 Heideman Award At Actors theatre of Louisville

1st Produced:
Beekay Theater, Tehachapi, Ca     01 Nov 2009

Organisations:
BeeKay Theater

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Comedy/Drama. - - Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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