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Stuart Bousel

STUART BOUSEL  (1978 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Born in upstate New York, Stuart was adopted by Jane and Jerry Bousel and raised in Nutley, New Jersey until the family moved west to Tucson, arizona shortly before his thirteenth birthday. In 1996 he left to attend Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he majored in English, turned his thesis in a week early, and acted in a variety of theater productions in addition to writing and directing the first production of the play Vincent of Gilgamesh. Since graduating in 2000 he has held a number of different jobs, working in broadcast journalism, print journalism, international travel and public relations. He has been the artistic director of three independent theater companies and his work has been performed in Portland, Tucson, Dublin, Melbourne, New York City, San Francisco, Pheonix and beyond. He co-authored the short film Insomnia with Emmy-nominated director Chris McCaleb and he's directed the premiere productions of plays by alison Luterman, Nirmala Nataraj and Sean Kelly. He continues to act, direct, write and live in San Francisco.

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Attack Of The Killer Space Zombies         Broken Dates         Dead Frat Boys         Endymion         Escapist, The         Exiled, The         Gay Porn Writers And The Women Who Love Them         Housebroken         Jason And The Argo-Nuts         Joe And Cleo - A Romance         Late Lunch, A         Life In Darkness         Love, Egos And Alternative Rock         Matthew 33:6         Men And Women         Polyxena In Orbit         Queen Mab In Drag         Random Act Of Creation         Rumplestiltskin         Speak To Me         Three Liars         Troijka         Troublesome Historie Of Johann And Krane         Vampire Sorority Babes Versus The Inter-Galatic Frat Zombies: A Ballet         Vincent Of Gilgamesh         Wild Blue Peaks



Attack Of The Killer Space Zombies

Synopsis:
Juliet is a social misfit who has a crush on Bernard, a dumb but amiable football player whose girlfriend, Shelley, hates Juliet. Seth, whose parents are going out of town, is nervously planning his first party. Brad is busy trying to get into the pants of Mary, Seth's girlfriend, and Donna, Shelley's best friend. Tracy, a freshman, is just looking to fit in. Meanwhile, zombies from space are invading the planet earth, and after a scout, Herman, is sighted by Juliet, she is kidnapped by Daisy, a spy working for the Go-Go Dancing Women Warriors of Venus- the sworn enemies of the Space Zombies. Herman turns first Donna and then Tracy into zombies, and they in turn kill Brad, building an army with which to invade Seth's party, inaccurately perceived as an important earth function where Norman, the king of the Space Zombies, plans to make his grand entrance of conquest. Meanwhile, Shelley and Bernard, aided by their friend Carrie, figure out that there's an invasion going on and work to stop it.

Notes:
Can be performed As A companion piece to Love Egos Alternative Rock.

1st Produced:
Cabaret Theater at The Temple of Music and art in Tucson, arizona    2002

Organisations:
Horror Unspeakable Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Broken Dates

Synopsis:
andrew and Deva do not have partners for the dance and they cannot find their shoes. It turns out in an effort to get rid of andrew for the night his gay room mate, Zane, has hidden the shoes in Deva's room and hers in andrew and Zane's room. The ploy works andrew and Deva go off together and Zane is left with Wyatt.

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Genre:
Ten minute play. - - Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Dead Frat Boys

Synopsis:
Forrest and Thomas are waiting to get the results from Forrest's HIV test and in the process actively debate the existence of God and the lifestyle that Forrest has been leading which has brought him to this moment. Though reluctant to listen, Thomas watches Forrest's story unfold, beginning with his buddies Jason and Noah taking him down to Mexico for their last spring break, where Forrest cheats on his girlfriend Heidi with the promiscuous co-ed, Carla, and Jason and Noah die in a drunk driving wreck after Jason calls Heidi and tells her what's going on. Forrest returns to America to live with his parents while having a mental break down not made any better by delays in receiving his test results, which finally come at the close of the play, once Thomas, move in spite of himself, blesses Forrest.

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

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Endymion

Synopsis:
adam Wallace awakes in the living room of a Paris boarding house where he has journeyed to live out his last month alive in high style, fully intending to shoot himself on the next full moon as a gesture of passion towards Lucy Osborn, a childhood friend he is in love with. While waiting for the fateful day to arrive he banters with his own personal demons, manifest in the form of a bickering E.M. Forster and Robert the Bruce, takes in the local sights, and befriends the other residents, Gillian, Hallah, Claude and Ben, the last of whom becomes his lover. Ben himself is another American on the run from an emotionally difficult past, whose own suicide was averted by chance and the realization that he didn't really want to kill himself so much as re-invent himself. adam takes solace in their companionship, but when the romance ends abruptly he finds himself alone in his room again, looking down the barrel of a gun. The full moon reaches its zenith and the goddess Selene, looking suspiciously like Lucy, materializes and talks adam into holding on to life in spite of all the pain, including those tortured feelings over her own betrayal of him for a mutual friend, Isaac.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Tucson Center for the Performing Arts in Tucson, arizona    1997

Organisations:
Old Pueblo Playwrights

1st Published:
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/cerberus-barking/7781110   -

Music:
-

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

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Escapist, The

Synopsis:
Beatrice has been imprisoned after murdering her husband. awaiting her execution in the cell of Haemon, a political prisoner, they philosophize about the cruel nature of the world they live in and eventually Beatrice confesses to having killed her husband because she was in love with his brother, Tybalt. Beatrice's servant, Ursula, arrives with the news that despite pleas and protests on her behalf, the Prince has signed her death warrant and she will be hung in the morning. Tybalt arrives shortly after with an alternative: the Prince will let Beatrice go free if she agrees to marry Tybalt and become his responsibility. afraid of her own rage and will, and unwilling to walk into yet another potentially disastrous marriage, Beatrice declines the offer and exchanges her chance at freedom to win Haemon his.

Notes:
Was heavily revised After it's initial production; new version has yet to be performed.

1st Produced:
Catalina Foothills High School Theater in Tucson, arizona    1995

Organisations:
Catalina Foothills High School

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
drama One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Exiled, The

Synopsis:
The action takes place in a small American city where a group of friends has grown up around a high school and university they all attended together. Chester is currently managing a local video store and living with Susan, his college girlfriend, an aspiring actress. able is a wannabe unemployed jazz musician whose sculptor girlfriend, Regina, has just kicked him out of the house. Susan sits at home talking to Enrique, a phone stalker she's befriended in the wake of a growing communication rift between her and Chester who is quite innocently re-kindling a friendship with his ex-girlfriend, Imogen. The relationships grow more complicated, with Chester trying to save his current love affair while finally understanding his previous one, Susan juggling her desire to leave Chester with her devout love for him, Regina working to let go of able and yet forgive him, and able acting like an idiot in an effort to avoid dealing with his remorse over the demise of his romance with Regina. along the way the other characters are pulled into the web and the play comes full circle, bookended by a pair of poems written by Chester, the first for Imogen and the second for Susan.

Notes:
Has two different versions, the full version with A cast of 12-13, And An 8 character version with 4 men And 4 women.

1st Produced:
Tucson Center for the Performing Arts in Tucson, arizona    2000

Organisations:
Quicksilver Productions, Inc

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Gay Porn Writers And The Women Who Love Them

Synopsis:
Bryon and Patrick are a relatively happy white collar gay couple living in a small American city where Bryon pens porn and Patrick works as a performer in a drag nightclub. Rebecca is a beautiful but embittered psychologist who crosses paths with them while dating a mutual friend. almost by accident, Rebecca and Patrick begin a love affair, making Bryon an unwilling participant in an open relationship he never wanted. at the same time, Bryon's aspirations of being a novelist suddenly take off when he sells a book to a mainstream publisher the night after he rekindles interest in a past boyfriend who plays guitar in a band helmed by Rebecca's sister, who has recently become the new object of Patrick's ever expanding sexual appetite.

Notes:
The play contains A number of characters but should be performed by A company of 8. Several of the roles Are played in bad drag.

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Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Housebroken

Synopsis:
Marra and Kansas have just purchased a baby grand piano that keeps trying to escape their fashionable apartment in the hip part of town. It destroys their books and art pieces, spouts numerous atonal chords at them, and occasionally attacks Kansas with its cover. at the advice of their friends Pierre and Dionne, they hire a piano wrangler who after speaking with the piano informs them that it is a case of personality conflicts: the piano doesn't think they're worthy of owning it, and therefore is hoping to drive them to the point of abandoning it. Marra returns to the original dealer who informs her that while they don't take returns, not everyone is worthy of owning a piano- especially people who don't recognize it as an instrument of music and expression rather than just a status symbol. Realizing he's talking about her, Marra returns home and, after admitting the truth to the piano, asks it to give her a second chance

Notes:
The cast of six can be made A cast for four, with two men And two women. The show is A short pieces, running just under twenty minutes.

1st Produced:
-    25 Feb 2010

Organisations:
Three Wise Monkeys Theater Co.

1st Published:
Three Wise Monkeys Theater Co. (part of the B.O.a. 9 collection), 04 mar 2010   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Fable

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Jason And The Argo-Nuts

Synopsis:
Orpheus, the famous musician, muddles through a lyre malfunction to tell his audience of fans about his voyage with Jason and the argonauts to retrieve the lost treasure known as The Golden Fleece, an enchanted ski jacket made from the wool of a flying sheep. Jason is tricked into going on the quest by his evil uncle but, assisted by the goddess Hera, is able to acquire a boat and a crew of heroes. Together they sail to Colchis, stopping to help free King Phineus from the torment of the harpies and braving the Stymphian Glades. Just within sight of Colchis they are blown off course by Triton, who is angry with Jason over an earlier offense. Jason is swept overboard but swims to shore (again, assisted by Hera), where Medea, the princess of the island and an accomplished magician, helps him steal the Golden Fleece from her evil father. Hera guides the argo back to Colchis in time to help Jason and Medea get away and after Hercules wrestles Triton into submission he further aides them by blowing the pursuing Colchians back to their homes. The heroes return in triumph and Orpheus, having finished his tale, graciously accepts the audience's applause.

Notes:
Many roles can easily be double-cast, made male or female, etc. The play is written to be very flexible in regards to the size of A company or class.

1st Produced:
Cathedral School for Boys, San Francisco    2007

Organisations:
Cathedral School of Boys in San Francisco, California

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Childrens play

Parts:
Male:  18            Female:  8            Other:  6

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Joe And Cleo - A Romance

Synopsis:
Joe and Cleo are former high school acquaintances who re-connect at a funeral parlor when both are there to attend the funerals of their respective siblings. They begin what turns out to be a lifelong romance, only sharing the most mundane elements with the audience, always carefully avoiding the shared fact at the center of their life together: that their siblings' deaths were linked, and that Fate might have brought them together at the price of people they loved.

Notes:
The narrators can be played by either men or women, or one of each, depending on the way they Are interpreted in the production. An original draft of this script was given A public reading in January of 2002, in Tucson, Arizona. That draft included some writing by Brett Primack, but his contributions have since been excised.

1st Produced:
Gotham Comedy Club in New York City    2008

Organisations:
Hyperion Theater Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Ten minute play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  2 either sex

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Late Lunch, A

Synopsis:
at Ray's departure luncheon with his co-workers in a trendy San Francisco tapas restaurant, andrew, when not flirting with his co-worker Julie, finds himself bored and disgusted with his friends and disturbed by a brief interaction with the waiter, who claims to know him. Unexpected, his long lost college girlfriend, Deva, comes into the restaurant and he attempts to engage her in a meaningful conversation. Eventually abandoned by his co-workers who need to head back to the office, andrew and Deva are able to get past their initial dis-connection to achieve some kind of friendly communication. andrew recognizes the waiter as Yentob, another friend from college, and finds himself contemplating what he may have lost in the ten years since they all went to school together.

Notes:
a short piece running About twenty minutes long. The play has characters And other elements in common with A number of other shorts by Stuart Bousel (Men And Women, Broken Dates, Killing Me Softly) And can easily be performed As part of A larger collection of inter-connected vignettes.

1st Produced:
Stagewerx Theater, San Francisco    13 May 2010

Organisations:
Wily West Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Life In Darkness

Synopsis:
Leo has broken up with his boyfriend, James. In Victorian London a young Russian woman, Rusalka is suddenly widowed and must fend for herself. Both begin a downward spiral Rusalka becomes a prostitute and has endless partners. Leo has endless partners too.

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Genre:
One act. - - Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  doubling

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Love, Egos And Alternative Rock

Synopsis:
Sometime in the mid to late nineties, Simone and Tim are two young American kids in love but sadly finding that lives lived in retail and rent control are sapping the fire out of their romance and eating up their potential as human beings. Simone decides to start a garage band with her friends, the ambitious and unscrupulous Naomi, the blithely apathetic Charlotte, and the sadly unmarketable Britney, and by some freak accident they are picked up and become overnight alternative rock sensations- "The Cunning Stunts". They are put on tour with a maniacal nymphomaniac pop princess named Robin Swords and a well-dressed but fairly talentless boy band more interested in scoring drugs and record contracts than making music. In the end Simone must decide not so much between success and integrity, but how she plans to cope with a world and an industry where that choice is never even given to her.

Notes:
Based on the short story "The Cunning Stunts" by Melissa Kelpetar.

1st Produced:
New Langton Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California    2004

Organisations:
No Nude Men Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy/Satire. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Matthew 33:6

Synopsis:
Mathew Drake falls off the house one day while attempting to clean his gutters and is rushed to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening internal bleeding. Three days later he dies, mysteriously, but three days after that, while awaiting embalming at the funeral parlor, comes back to life, mysteriously healed and without any scars, witnessed only by his boyfriend, Simon, who promptly faints. Subjected to constant medical observation by his doctor, Claire, and a slew of media attention helmed on one end by liberal but shifty Brian Haylee and straight-forward but conservative Ruth Prescott, Mathew returns home and attempts to preserve his sanity and his relationship with Simon.

Notes:
Made the third cut for the SPF 50 Festival in New York City in 2008; was in the final running for the Sky Cooper Award for Marin Theater Company in 2008.

1st Produced:
Exit Theater on Taylor in San Francisco, California    2007

Organisations:
No Nude Men Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Men And Women

Synopsis:
Vanessa and Martin are getting married and having simultaneous nervous breakdowns in adjoining dressing rooms. Quentin and Felicity, their respective Man of Honor and Best Woman, are doing their best to offer comfort, and in the course of their conversation it is revealed that each is the former lover of one half of the bridal couple. assuaged, Vanessa and Martin in turn console their heartbroken friends, who in the final sequence reveal their own tangled love affair.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Cabaret Theater at the Temple of Music and art in Tucson, arizona    1999

Organisations:
Quicksilver Productions, Inc

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
drama Ten minute play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Polyxena In Orbit

Synopsis:
Polyxena is a princess whose best friends are her tutor and a talking walrus named Herbert. Tolliver is a miserable boy whose father treats him very badly despite Tolliver's continued efforts to be good. Eventually, Tolliver runs away to outer space, leaving Mr. Bishop to discover his own hidden love for the boy. after a chance encounter brings Polyxena and Mr. Bishop together, the princess and Hubert fly into space searching for Tolliver, eventually finding him employed by a horrible octopus woman named Mabel from whom they rescue him. Hubert chooses to remain in space with Samantha, a space walrus with whom he's fallen in love, but Polyxena and Tolliver return to earth where Polyxena vows to give Tolliver the life of love he's never known and both are reunited with their respective guardians.

Notes:
The seventh role can be divided into two Actors, three or four

1st Produced:
Exit Theater on Taylor in San Francisco, California    2007

Organisations:
No Nude Men Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Fantasy, Short Play One act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Queen Mab In Drag

Synopsis:
Sharon meets her friend Clarissa in a bar for the first time since she mysteriously vanished over a month ago. Clarissa arrives to tell Sharon she's been spending her time with a new lover, who is a man dressed in a ballgown and fairy wings. as Sharon listens in disbelief, Clarissa reveals that Mab, her boyfriend, is the fabled faerie queen in disguise, placed under a cursed that can only be broken by Clarissa's love. Sharon, who is herself coming down from long-term use of anti-depressants, decides to accept the impossibility of the story and the three lunatics head off to create chaos together.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Cafe Royale, San Francisco    16 Aug 2010

Organisations:
San Francisco Theater Pub

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
Black Comedy Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Random Act Of Creation

Synopsis:
The morning after the world ends, Dylan wakes up to discover himself on an empty, bright meadow where nothing is growing but a single, solitary sunflower that introduces herself as Flora, and his best friend from high school, antony, who explains that he really is Jesus, and has been so all the time, and that he was on earth "observing" the planet during its final years and that others were doing the same, including his earthly girlfriend, amelia, who is the female embodiment of Satan. Other gods arrive to confront Jesus over the end of the world- for which they blame him. The three Fates appear and intervene, taking full responsibility for the cataclysm. Meanwhile, Flora evolves from a sunflower into a girl and she and Dylan fall in love, only to part once Flora's earthly boyfriend, arthur, appears and reveals that her last human act was to murder him. Dylan and Jesus have a philosophical showdown before the Fates arrive to issue an edict that a new world will begin but with all involved on equal footing.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Cabaret Theater at the Temple of Music and art in Tucson, arizona    2002

Organisations:
Quicksilver Productions, Inc

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Rumplestiltskin

Synopsis:
Jill and her friends are all seniors in high school, having dreams about the world ending and struggling with their fears of growing up and moving on from the familiar shelter of their adolescence. Enjolras, in particular, is causing Jill a great deal of heartbreak, and as the prom nears all the Thrkids find their relationships in flux. after a bout of therapy and Prozac fails to turn Jill's life around she begins dreaming of conversations with an older version of herself whose advice finally allows her to do the impossible: go to prom alone. Even this doesn't solve all her problems, but as the school year draws to a close she realizes she may never have all the answers and that the point of growing up is learning to be okay with that. armed with her new sense of self, she looks forward to the future, knowing she can carry the past with her as a source of strength.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Tucson Center for the Performing Arts in Tucson, arizona    1997

Organisations:
Old Pueblo Playwrights

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One act. - - Gay, theme/character, one act

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Speak To Me

Synopsis:
after getting fired from his job, embittered newscaster Errol alexander decides to finally embrace the life of ease and wealth he's spent most of his adult career avoiding and compensating for. His mother, a powerful magazine publisher, agrees to fund his depravity in exchange for a favor: his good reputation used to sabotage the career of Emily Porter, an up and coming novelist of formidable integrity. The two meet and fall in love but despite this Errol publicly trashes her, using her own virtues to humiliate her. Secretly distraught over losing each other, the two are eventually re-united by Errol's friends, who also help him repair his relationship with his mother. The entire story is told as a series of interconnecting interviews and documentaries mingled with dramatic scenes, culminating in a final television talk show scene where Emily explains why love can conquer all if it's accompanied by understanding.

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1st Produced:
Spanganga in San Francisco, California    2003

Organisations:
No Nude Men Productions

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Music:
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Genre:
Romance

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Three Liars

Synopsis:
On a dark and stormy night, three people sit in the lobby of a brothel, Ned and Eugene playing cards and Urania standing at a window, watching the rain fall. Eugene is waiting for the arrival of his hired woman for the night, and in the course of his conversation with Ned shares contradicting explanations for his presence in the house of ill repute. Ned is equally ambiguous as to his precise occupation, which is what he claims brings him there. Urania is struggling with the decision to go through with the act of selling her body, or remain at the brothel in the purely clerical position of doorkeeper. Eventually, she decides to embrace her new life, offering herself up to Eugene in place of his missing courtesan; he accepts. alone, Ned opens his satchel to reveal that he's carrying the tools of the vampire hunter. Eugene returns covered in blood, a happy serial killer glorifying in his latest victim. Just as the men face off, Urania returns and reveals her own hidden nature as the vampire Ned is pursuing.

Notes:
Can be performed on its own As A separate work, but is Actually A fragment of the larger play The Vampire Hunter's Support Group.

1st Produced:
Cabaret Theater at the Temple of Music and art in Tucson, arizona    1999

Organisations:
Quicksilver Productions, Inc

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Music:
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Genre:
Horror, Short Play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Troijka

Synopsis:
In an unknown city a revolution is raging led by the plumber turned intellectual, Eilif, and his lover, the former prostitute Chantal, who keeps the people inspired with her singing of old hymns and standards. Eilif's nemesis, the chief of police, George, is leading the counter-revolution from a brothel where his former lover, Yvette, rules over a group of prostitutes who specialize in realizing sexual fantasies for top tier professional clients, some of whom like to impersonate heads of state. When Chantal and her gangs blow up the palace, effectively killing all the real heads of state, Tony, the last true nobleman, arrives at Yvette's with a scheme to take back the city using her as a decoy for the slain Queen.

Notes:
The play is heavily inspired by Jean Genet's "The Balcony". The role of Tony can be played As Female without Altering the script.

1st Produced:
Spanganga in San Francisco, California    2004

Organisations:
No Nude Men Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Tragi-comedy. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Troublesome Historie Of Johann And Krane

Synopsis:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/cerberus-barking/7781110   -

Music:
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Vampire Sorority Babes Versus The Inter-Galatic Frat Zombies: A Ballet

Synopsis:
Professor arnold Conway and Dame Galeata Hastings have one thing in common- a love for the underground ballet, The Vampire Sorority Babes vs. the Inter-Galactic Frat Zombies. From their respective natural habitats, to their very different audiences, they present this seldom-performed masterpiece about the forbidden love between Balthasar and Tia, two young undead in love and willing to defy the conventions of their kin to have a shot at happiness. For Galeata this work is the epitome of high art and every childhood dream she's held onto since birth. For arnold, it's a fascinating study of social dynamics, politics and philosophy. For Balthasar and Tia, it's life and death, and it all happens in less than twenty minutes.

Notes:
actually contains only two speaking roles- the rest Are All dance. Galeata And Arnold Are frequently performed As drag roles.

1st Produced:
Reed College Chapel in Portland, Oregon    1998

Organisations:
Midnight Theater

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Music:
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Genre:
Satire, Short Play Fifteen minute play

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  1

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Vincent Of Gilgamesh

Synopsis:
Vincent is a modern day man haunted by the memory of his deceased father and afraid to connect with other men, despite his attraction to the amiable but unavailable Jack. Gilgamesh is the king of ancient Babylon, half-human and half-god, imperiously powerful but living a life devoid of any meaning. One day a mysterious, half-wolf creature enters his realm and is transformed into the hero Enkidu who helps Gilgamesh slay the three-headed monster, Humbaba. Sadly, Enkidu is struck down, his death breaking Gilgamesh's heart and reducing him to human status. Meanwhile, Vincent has grown closer to Jack but is terrified of opening up to him and begins to think he might be going crazy from isolation and fears of intimacy. Confused and lonely in their own worlds, the two men stumble into a juxtaposition and meet. Moved by Gilgamesh's love for Enkidu, Vincent assumes a role as his guide on the journey to retrieve his immortality from Ziusudra, the oldest man in the world.

Notes:
Can be performed with An Additional female Actor combining certain roles. Was A finalist for the MaC Award for Drama of the Year in 2001.

1st Produced:
Winch-Capehart Ballroom at Reed College in Portland, Oregon    2000

Organisations:
Reed College

1st Published:
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/cerberus-barking/7781110   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama Epic. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Wild Blue Peaks

Synopsis:
Narrated by Jake and his chorus of cool girls in berets, the story begins when Jake picks up Delores, a dancer, who leaves him after their night of passion, breaking his heart and sending him on a quest to find true love. Randomly deciding that his true match is Opal, Jake becomes enraged to learn she has a boyfriend, Xerxes, and tries, repeatedly, to kill him. Desperate to save her boyfriend's life, Opal hires Detective Karl Parolles and his secretary Scarlet to hunt Jake down and stop him. Finally confronted in an empty warehouse on the waterfront, Jake is killed and taken to heaven by Delores, cursing Karl with loneliness as he goes, but foiled again when Scarlet admits her unrequited love for him. Opal and Xerxes end up happily ever after.

Notes:
Was A finalist At HUMaNa for the Heideman Award in 2003.

1st Produced:
Reed College Theater in Portland, Oregon    1999

Organisations:
Reed College

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Satire/Parody Fifteen minute play

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  6            Other:  1

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