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Laurie Brooks

LAURIE BROOKS

  

Nationality:    USA
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Laurie Brooks's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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

        All Of Us         Atypical Boy         Brave No World - Community Identity Stand-Up Comedy         Deadly Weapon, A         Franklin's Apprentice         Jason Invisible         Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas, A         Lost Ones, The         Riddle Keeper, The         Selkie         Tangled Web, The         Triangle         Wrestling Season



All Of Us

Synopsis:
Stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens. Nick is sent by his parents to straight camp to cure him of being gay. Jess a tomboy finds an unexpected ally. Justin starts campaigning for gay rights

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Youth play

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Atypical Boy

Synopsis:
Boy is labelled a monster and shunned but he cannot change who he is. He disappears into a world inhabited by monsters

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1st Produced:
Coterie Theatre, Kansas City    2009

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Drama

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Brave No World - Community Identity Stand-Up Comedy

Synopsis:
Popular high-school senior John has a secret - he loves books. But he's afraid to tell anyone for fear it'll ruin his "angry-cool" reputation. When his mother remarries, John is suddenly step-sibling with Lexie, an honor student who couldn't be more his opposite. their many differences - from their upbringing and skin color to musical interests and friends - lead each to make flawed assumptions about the other. But when John and Lexie least expect it, they discover the old adage "never judge a book by its cover" still rings true. Mixing powerful storytelling and contemporary music with stand-up comedy "rants" about culture and society inspired by such literary classics as To Kill a Mockingbird, the Invisible Man and Brave New World, this imaginative new work asserts that if you look beneath the surface, you'll see that the world is what you make it. and the time to start creating it is Now

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Dramatic Publishing, IL, USA, 2007   -

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Deadly Weapon, A

Synopsis:
When three teenagers decide to take the law into their own hands, they find themselves in a complex situation - and are forced to confront the consequences of their reckless behaviour.

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1st Produced:
Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Cork, as pArt of a tour to schools    1998

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Dramatic Publishing, IL, USA, 2000   -

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Genre:
Youth audience

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Franklin's Apprentice

Synopsis:
I dare you, lightning, strike! I am not afraid. Conflict, comedy and dazzling special effects highlight this tale of an American hero's struggle to tame heaven's own power-electricity. Long before the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin was a scientist obsessed with the mastery of electrical fire in the face of opposition from church and family. When he rescues a wounded boy from a cruel apprenticeship, the boy in turn teaches Franklin the secrets of the giant, and together they confront ignorance with courage and the power of a questioning mind. William, Franklin's conservative son, sides with the local clergy who declare that redirecting lightning is interfering with God's plan. But Franklin, his young apprentice and his daughter, Sally, set out to prove that lightning can be harnessed to protect the people of Philadelphia. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. Blending historical fiction with contemporary resonance, this thrilling play for families culminates on a stormy night with the crack of thunder, a blinding light and an experiment that changed the world!

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2005   -

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Genre:
Children's Play Youth audience

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Jason Invisible

Synopsis:
everything in Jason's world is crazy. He's a loner, he can't concentrate in school, and--hardest of all--his mom recently passed away. Now he's the sole caregiver for his beloved dad, who is trying to cope with mental illness. Sounds heavy, but Jason makes a hero's journey to protect his dad. With the help of three new friends--outspoken Shelby, who becomes his crush; Zen political activist Pete; and Haze, who may be the most messed up of all--Jason finds himself in the midst of his most trying times. Based on National Book Award winner Han Nolan's novel, Crazy, this haunting, humorous, and highly theatrical play humanizes young people dealing with less than perfect families and celebrates the awesome power of friendship.
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Adapted by Laurie Brooks from the novel Crazy by Han Nolan

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Genre:
adaptation 70 min one act

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas, A

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Based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Lost Ones, The

Synopsis:
Set in a world of war the feral children play only at what they know - war. Knowing nothing of normal relationships, they construct a meaningful world of their own, until something happens which forces them to look outside.

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1st Produced:
St Patrick's Girls NS Gardiner's Hill, Cork    2005

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Genre:
Youth audience

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Riddle Keeper, The

Synopsis:
Jackie is sick and nobody will talk to her about what is wrong with her. Her best friend, Monty, makes her laugh and tells her good things about herself. the unexpected entry of Pick, the Keeper of a magical imaginary world, helps her to remember the weapons which she holds.

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adapted from the short story Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks

1st Produced:
St. Marks Boys School, Cork, as pArt of a tour to schools.    1996

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Dramatic Publishing, IL, USA,    -

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Genre:
play for 7-11 year olds

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Selkie

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Contained in: "Theatre For Young Audiences" published by St Martins Press 1998   -

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Tangled Web, The

Synopsis:
the Tangled Web is an investigation of teenage sexual behaviour and its consequences. Sarah is in love with Sean, but it is unrequited. With the help of a mysterious source of inspiration she comes up with a devious plan to draw other people into the tangled web.

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1st Produced:
Colaiste an Spioraid Naofa, Bishopstown, Cork, as pArt of a tour to schools    2000

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Dramatic Publishing, IL, USA,    -

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Triangle

Synopsis:
Sophie a sixteen year old seamstress who died in a shirt factory fire haunts a modern day Hispanic girl

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Wrestling Season

Wrestling Season
the eight members of the school wrestling team and how gossip ruins their lives. Luke has a crush on Matt. they spend all their time together training and studying and do not have girlfriends. So the rumours start that they are an affair. Matt to prove he is straight dates Melanie knowing that she would accept because she is the team tramp and has slept with lots of boys. This turns out to be gossip too. Matt and Luke shun each other until Luke is severely beaten in an homophobic attack. When Matt sees that friendship is with the person and not their sexuality.

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as A work in progress At John F Kennedy Center Washington D C 1998

1st Produced:
Coterie Theatre Kansas City Missouri    2000

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1st Published:
American Theatre Magazine, NY - November (also Dramatic Publishing, IL, USA), 2000   -

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

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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