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Cusi Cram

CUSI CRAM

  (1967 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  represented by Seth Glewen

Cusi Cram. Cusi Cram's plays includeLandlocked, the end of It all, Lucy and the Conquest, Twenty Shadows, andFuente, in addition to numerous short plays and adaptations. Her work has been performed at South Coast Rep, the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, MCC, the Cherry Lane alternative, the Williamstown Theater Festival, the New Group, Naked angels, Joe's Pub, the Women's Project, HeRe, New Georges, the Lark Theater, PS 122, and the Dag Hammarskjold Theater at the United Nations. She is a recipient of a fellowship from the Lila acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard; the Le Comte du Nouy Prize; a fellowship from the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France; the 2004 Herrick New Play Prize; and two Daytime emmy Nominations for her work on the children's animated programarthur. She has been commissioned by South Coast Repertory, New Georges, and Theatreworks usA. Her work is published by applause, Smith & Kraus, Broadway Play Publishing, and Playscripts, Inc.

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        All the Bad Things         Bolivia         Corduroy         Dusty And the Big Bad World         End Of It All, The         Euripidames         Fuente         Green Dot Day         Landlocked         Lifetime Burning, A         Lucy And the Conquest         Normal         Predator         Radiance         Return to the Upright Position         Trepidation Nation         West Of Stupid



All the Bad Things

Synopsis:
Between her ailing mother, her unemployed husband, her suddenly Mormon brother-in-law, and relentless creditors, Fernanda is having a very bad day. Now she's become a victim of rent destabilization. Where can the fragile, the artistic, go in a city that is no longer kind to eccentrics and bohemians? Is Manhattan over? all the Bad Things ponders these questions while searching for hope in unexpected places

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Public Theater, NY (Workshop)     2006

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Bolivia

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New Georges    

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Corduroy

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Musical adaptation

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Dusty And the Big Bad World

Dusty And the Big Bad World
Dusty is the most popular animated character on children's television. But when Dusty goes to visit a family with two Daddies, the big bad world brings the hammer down hard and things get decidedly adult. DUSTY aND the BIG BaD WORLD is a hilarious, no-holds barred Dramatization of the clash between freedom of speech, art (or at least children's TV), and politics.

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1st Produced:
Space Theatre, Denver, Colorado     23 Jan 2009

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Denver Center Theatre Company

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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End Of It All, The

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South Coast Rep/Pacific Playwrights Festival    

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Euripidames

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New Georges    

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Fuente

Fuente
Something is not right. there is a secret humidity in the air in a town where the breezes have been on strike for two hundred years. Soledad thinks she is alexis Carrington from Dynasty and feels itchy. Chaparro can't seem to scratch her itch anymore. esteban might just be the man for the job. and adela watches it all unfold as if it were a soap opera on TV. Maybe it is? anything is possible in Fuente, an almost-real town, somewhere between where North America ends and South America begins. Fuente is a magically-real comedy set in a remote desert town about love, revenge, escape, and the perilous powers of aquanet hairspray.

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Genre:
Dramatic Comedy

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Green Dot Day

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A couple argue over which would be the best day to conceive

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Short play

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Landlocked

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South Coast Rep/Pacific Playwrights Festival And The Miranda Theater    

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Lifetime Burning, A

Lifetime Burning, A
If you had the power to revise your past, what would you change? Who would you be? In a Lifetime Burning, trust fund darling Emma imagines what her life would have been like had she come from a less privileged background. Trouble is, she chronicles her alternate life in a new tell-all 'memoir' that was sold for a hefty advance. When Emma is exposed, will her sister, Tess, stand by her? Or will Emma's deceit destroy their already fractured relationship? This dark comedy brings up questions of legacy, loyalty and what it means to belong.

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1st Produced:
Primary Stages, NY, Usa     28 Jul 2009

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Genre:
Black comedy

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Lucy And the Conquest

Lucy And the Conquest
Pill popping Lucy Santiago heads to her family home in Bolivia after being fired from the syndicated hit "Beach Detectives". all she wants to do is forget her troubles but her wildly eccentric family and a mysterious spirit that lives under Simon Bolivar's campaign bed won't let her. Lucy is forced to confront her own troubled history as well as the history of a conquered people.

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1st Produced:
Juilliard And The O'Neill Playwrights Conference     2001

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Dramatic Comedy

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  doubling possible

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Normal

Synopsis:
Two brothers meet again when their mother falls ill. Chase has the world's most glamorous jetsetting lifestyle, while Lewis is a standard suburban dad. Who truly resents whom? This piece is part ofTrepidation Nation, an anthology of short plays. To perform this piece independently, click "add to Shopping Cart" above. To perform this piece as part of the full-length collection, go to Trepidation Nation.

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre Of Louisville (Louisville, Ky, United States)     2003

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
5-10 min Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  2 males

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Predator

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Radiance

Synopsis:
In 1955, Captain Robert Lewis walks into a bar off Hollywood Boulevard, looking to escape his guilt, his shame -- and a tenacious television producer from "This is Your Life." What he finds instead is a mysterious woman, whose familiar face conjures visions of his dark past and a moment in time that irrevocably changed the world. Inspired by true events, and laced with mystery and romance, Radiance delves into the emotional fallout of an unwitting war hero forever caught in the cross-hairs of history.
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1st Produced:
Bank Street Theater, 155 Bank Street, New York     01 Nov 2012

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Return to the Upright Position

Synopsis:
online text collaboration in response to 9/11

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Written by Greg Romero, Cusi Cram; Mitchell Gossett; Julie Hebet; Llysa Holland; Julie Jensen; Jennifer Maisel; Julia Pearlstein; Brad Rothbart; Caridad Svich; Ann E Taylor; Elizabeth Wong; Michael Wright; Allison Eve Zell

1st Produced:
Perishable Theatre Textplosion Series, Providence, Ri     2002

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Genre:
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Trepidation Nation

Synopsis:
We all have instinctive fears -- but what if a fear becomes inexplicable, illogical, and just plain weird? then you're dealing with a phobia, one of those most extreme and fascinating of terrors. Actors theatre of Louisville asked 16 frighteningly creative playwrights to find inspiration in real phobias, and the resulting collection of pieces might prove that not only is fear humankind's oldest emotion, but it's also one of our silliest, most serious, and stage-worthy. To perform the entire collection, click "add to Shopping Cart" above. To perform an individual piece independently, click on its title below:

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1st Produced:
Actors Theatre Of Louisville (Louisville, Ky, United States)     2003

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
80-100 min Drama/Comedy

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Male:  11            Female:  12            Other:  11 males, 12 females (4-23 actors possible)

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West Of Stupid

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the Best Short Plays of 2001 by Applause Books, 2001   -

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Genre:
Short Play One act

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