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Leah Cohen

LEAH COHEN

  

Nationality:    USA/British
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"Short stories and poems in magazines including 'Join the World' and 'The London Magazine'. Organiser of Write Angle Poetry & Music Open Mic in Petersfield. Now in it's 11th yr. Run by Leah and Jake Claret. Events are monthly, compered by Jake Claret, at Townhouse Pub/Bistro, 28 High Street. There are guest performers each month as well as an open mic for anyone who wants to get up and do their poetry, play guitar, hammer dulcimer, whatever! Entry:6 Runs 7.30-10.00/10.30. www.petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk "

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

        American Romance, An         Auctioneer         My Flossie Can Stand On Her Head         Short Stay


American Romance, An

Synopsis:
The play takes place in 1944 in Coopeston, USA where a POW camp was placed. Good for the community but much hostility against the German POWs as they were a threat to many people, especially teenage daughters and this is about a family whose daughter fancies one of them and the family is opposed as it's dangerous but the daughter rebels, sees him, even learns German which her parents abhor!

Notes:
Director: Paul King and Actors: Brendan O'Connor, Debbie Bridge and Stephanie Dickson

1st Produced:
Stockwell Playhouse Theatre     14 Dec 2017

Organisations:
Meltpot Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Auctioneer

Synopsis:
a monologue about an auctioneer trying to auction off a ragdoll. as it's 'neither very old nor very new', no one wants to bid. the chairs in the room are real people with masks on, each representing someone important in the ragdoll's past life. Little poetic notes are used as a way for the ragdoll to communicate to the auctionneer. a 'masterbater' is described by the auctioneer as the 'only honest man' as he 'owes nothing to anyone nor does anyone owe anything to him'. In the end, the auctioneer takes the ragdoll home as he is angry, feels sorry for it, and it is 'the only child he has ever had'.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Playhouse Theatre, Westminster, London     1994

Organisations:
Meltpot Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
surreal short play One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  5 0chairs0

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My Flossie Can Stand On Her Head

Synopsis:
a dialogue between husbands and wives while the hostess' daughter is upstairs playing with a guest's son. It's a 'non-sensical' type play which begins when the hostess is concerned when there's a 'lull' in the conversation and she talks about how 'brilliant' her Flossie is! all parents now compete. 2 lesbians at the table are in conflict. One, a teacher, expresses concern that children can be instinctively dangerous and the others begin to compete for the 'brilliance' of their kids. One Father says his son, Daniel, (who's upstairs playing with Flossie) is 'dangerous' - while his wife finds him 'precocious'. In the end, Daniel comes down, having left Flossie 'I don't know why but that kid of yours is 'hanging upside down, with her tongue hanging out'. all the guests suddenly get bored and leave, hand in hand, laughing. It's only a 'dinner party' after all!

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Playhouse Theatre, Westminster, London     1994

Organisations:
Meltpot Productions

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
surreal short play One act

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  1b

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Short Stay

Synopsis:
about a motel, upstate NY, where a young mother of 2, leaves her husband and kids, goes there to try and 'find herself', and in the motel, becomes involved with the long stay welfare residents, including helping one by delivering a baby, (then being offered it for sale), and the 'short stay' quickies, including her husband and his secretary (surprise!). Will she go back home again or is it, in fact, just a 'short stay'?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Grace, London     1992

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  12 character, doubling possible

Further Reference:
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