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Seth Bockley

SETH BOCKLEY

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    AO International  

Seth Bockley is a Jeff  award winning Chicago-based playwright, director and performer. He has created Theater with several notable Chicago companies including Collaboraction (JON), Redmoon (BONeYaRD PRaYeR, LaIKa's COFFIN) where he spent two years as a Directing apprentice through TCG's New Generations program. Current commissions include the book for February House a musical based on the book by Sherill Tippins, a collaboration with lyricist and composer Gabriel Kahane for the NYC Public Theater's Musical Theater Initiative, and an adaptation of CommComm by George Saunders for the Goodman Theatre. His collaboratively devised work, the Twins Would Like To Say, produced by Dog & Pony Theatre Company, premiered at Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre in February 2010. Seth is a member of the Goodman Theater's writers group.

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below is a list of Seth Bockley's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Ask Aunt Susan         Commcomm         February House         Jon         Laika's Coffin         Twins Would Like To Say, The         Winter Pageant 2010



Ask Aunt Susan

Synopsis:
An internet advice website for women is run by Aunt Susan. What the women do not know is that "Aunt Susan" is a man

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1st Produced:
Goodman Theatre, Chicago    10 Nov 2011

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Genre:
Comedy

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Commcomm

Synopsis:
This is a workshop presentation of a new play. It's another day in the office of Community Communications at the DeLong air Force Base - except the base is closing, pink slips are flying, and there's a funny smell coming from the copier closet. Ron Rimney, boss from hell, promises Jim employment at the soon-to-be-built Dirksen Center for Terror - if he'll just help him get rid of that smell. But Jim soon finds himself caught in an outlandish conspiracy that leads to a life-altering choice. This offbeat, witty and moving new comedy is the latest collaboration between adaptor Seth Bockley and Macarthur Fellowship-winning fiction writer George Saunders.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006    13 May 2011

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Page 73 Productions

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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February House

Synopsis:
Visionary and flamboyant editor George Davis transforms a dilapidated Brooklyn boarding house into a bohemian commune for the leading lights of 1940s New York. Residents include novelist Carson McCullers, composer Benjamin Britten, poet W.H. auden, and the infamous Gypsy Rose Lee. the luminaries of 7 Middagh Street form a tumultuous and remarkable makeshift family, and search for love, inspiration, and refuge from the looming war in europe. Inspired by true events, this powerful and funny new musical marks the first commission of the Publics Musical theater Initiative and is presented in association with Long Wharf theatre.
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Book By: Seth Bockley; Music & Lyrics By: Gabriel Kahane

1st Produced:
Public theater
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003    08 May 2012

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian musical

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Jon

Synopsis:
JON is a futuristic fable about teenage love in a corporate universe where television commercials replace life experiences. adapted from the innovative story by Macarthur Genius Fellowship awardee George Saunders, the play invites the audience into a multi-media test-marketing laboratory, and unfolds a surreal and strangely moving coming-of-age story.

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Seth received the Jeff Award 2009 for Best New Adaptation for JO

1st Produced:
Collaboraction/Chicago    2008

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Laika's Coffin

Synopsis:
A librarian is horrified when the Patriot Act is used to uncover her father's involvement with the Black Panthers

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Redmoon Theater, Chicago    -

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Twins Would Like To Say, The

Synopsis:
Two West Indian girls are sent to live in Wales. they are the only coloured people in the area - the girls decide that they will stop speaking and devise their own way of communicating

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Written by Seth Bockley And Devon deMayo

1st Produced:
Garage Rep at Steppenwolf, Chicago    40227

Organisations:
Dog and Pony Theatre Company

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Winter Pageant 2010

Synopsis:
It is now 153 years since Rita with her family pop group The Seasons had their first hit in the 1970s. Her children two boys and two girls called Spring, Summer Fall and Winter are still performing

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Music by Mikhail Fiksail; lyrics and book by Seth Bockley

1st Produced:
Redmoon Theater, Chicago    Nov 2010

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Genre:
Musical

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