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Franco D'Alessandro

FRANCO D'ALESSANDRO

  (1969 - )

Nationality:    USA / Italian
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Literary Agent:    n/a

Manager: Michael Casieri: mcasieri@earthlink.net . Franco is native of New York and has been educated and worked both in Italy (Rome and Siena) and New York

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of Franco D'Alessandro's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        All-Star         And On. . .         Beauty Of Exile         Before & After         Dying From the Details         Elephant Bones         House (Or What If)         I Could Eat         Is That You Or Is That Me?         Jesus, Mary & Joseph         Mother's Day Or Half the Story         Museum Hours, The         My (Little) Love Gun         One Hundred Dollars Worth Of Change         Passionate Thief         Roman Nights/Noches Romanas         Shattering, The         Solo Anna         Song Of the Crickets, The Or the Beauty Of Exile         Tale Of Hot House Flowers         Tennessee & Anna         Venice, Again         Waiting Station         What Play?         White Elephants Dancing the Flamenco         Who's On Top?



All-Star

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And On. . .

And On. . .
Son, Mother and Grandmother argue over whether we love because we have lost or we feel loss because we love. Three generations struggle with the residual power of family trage

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Produced under the title WORLDS COLLIDe At the Bottom of A Glass - Three One Act Plays by D'alessandro

1st Produced:
Here Arts Centre, Off Broadway, NY    

Organisations:
Time To Storm

1st Published:
in Stranger Love: Five Short Plays by Franco D'Alessandro published by Finishing Line Press November 2010   978-1599246215

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Play One act

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Beauty Of Exile

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a young woman struggles with her identity in New York

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Before & After

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Two plays performed as one. In Before, a teacher and student battle it out for power. In after, friends gather -after a cataclysmic terrorist attack- in their local bar waiting for the arrival of the man who links them all together, even though they know he will never show up.

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Produced under the title WORLDS COLLIDe At the Bottom of A Glass - Three One Act Plays by D'alessandro

1st Produced:
Here Arts Centre, Off Broadway, NY    

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Time To Storm

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Play One act

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Dying From the Details

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a TV news anchor comes undone while spewing the lurid details of the daily news

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Elephant Bones

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a young writer who has lived with his aunt and uncle since early childhood has to face to consequences of those who like art and artist and those who do not.

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House (Or What If)

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an Italian Jew returns home after the War only to discover that Hitler won.

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I Could Eat

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Is That You Or Is That Me?

Synopsis:
art struggles against the machine as self-importance and technology mania reign supreme in the 22nd Century

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Produced under the title WORLDS COLLIDe At the Bottom of A Glass - Three One Act Plays by D'alessandro

1st Produced:
Here Arts Centre, Off Broadway, NY    

Organisations:
Time To Storm

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Jesus, Mary & Joseph

Jesus, Mary & Joseph
about a power-couple debate having a child and get help from a sexy Italian Jesus.

Notes:
Produced under the title ODI eT AMO: the Sweet Life Three One Act Plays by D'alessandro

1st Produced:
Soho Rep Walker Space, NY     2001

Organisations:
Time To Storm

1st Published:
in Stranger Love: Five Short Plays by Franco D'Alessandro published by Finishing Line Press November 2010   978-1599246215

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Genre:
Dark Comedy One act

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mother's Day Or Half the Story

Synopsis:
Three widows -Jewish, African-American, and an Italian immigrant- share the weekend with their estranged children.

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Produced As A workshop At the John Houseman theatre

1st Produced:
Time To Storm     1998

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Museum Hours, The

Synopsis:
Two old college friends (Frank and Laura) who are also former lovers and two-thirds of a love triangle meet up in a Florence museum one year after the other third (adrian) has died. In front of Donatello's little known but stunning 'Penitent Magdalene', the two confront and confess the lies, demons and passions that not only involve the lover they both lost, but also inextricably ties them to each other.

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My (Little) Love Gun

My (Little) Love Gun
a woman's waking dream involves her cheating husband and the hand gun she pleasures herself with

Notes:
Produced under the title ODI eT AMO: the Sweet Life Three One Act Plays by D'alessandro

1st Produced:
Soho Rep Walker Space, NY     2001

Organisations:
Time To Storm

1st Published:
in Stranger Love: Five Short Plays by Franco D'Alessandro published by Finishing Line Press November 2010   978-1599246215

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One Hundred Dollars Worth Of Change

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a man struggles with the prospects of marriage, abandoned dreams and drugs.

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Passionate Thief

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Roman Nights/Noches Romanas

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Fleeing the glare of publicity in the US following the success of a Streetcar Named Desire', Tennessee Williams escapes to Rome. there he hopes to make the acquaintance of the star of Roberto Rossellini's neo-realist masterpiece 'Rome, Open City', anna Magnani, whom he imagines imperiously strolling the streets of her native metropolis like the empress Calpurnia. When playwright and performer do come face to face, they begin to talk - and their conversation continues, with interruptions, foraquarter of a century, as the great Italian actress assumes the roleof muse tothegaywriter.

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1st Produced:
New York City    

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produced by Suzanne Corso and Samcor

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Genre:
Bio-play / Drama Biographical. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

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Shattering, The

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an immigrant woman and her mother struggle to reconcile their tragic past and the death of the family's only son

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Solo Anna

Synopsis:
the Life and Art of Anna Magnani in both english and Italian

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received two awards in Italy: the 2013 Anna Magnani Award for Excellence in Theater and the 2013 Premio Enriquez for Outstanding Contribution to International Theater.

1st Produced:
Spazio Mixo, Rome     01 Jun 2012

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Song Of the Crickets, The Or the Beauty Of Exile

Synopsis:
a young woman struggles with her identity and culture in New York while married to a man who only wants to possess her.

Notes:
Two Act version entitled "the Beauty of exile"

1st Produced:
Here Arts Centre, Off Broadway, NY     1996

Organisations:
In Vino Vertitas

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Genre:
Drama One act

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Tale Of Hot House Flowers

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1950 and a young afro-American girl falls for an Italian guy.

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Tennessee & Anna

Synopsis:
This is the 90-minute version of ROMaN NIGHTS, which tells the tumultuous story of Tennessee Williams and anna Magnani.

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1st Produced:
The Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, Ca     01 Sep 2011

Organisations:
Rising Phoenix

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Venice, Again

Synopsis:
Two couples share a vacation full of secrets before and after September 11, 2001.

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To Be Produced Under the Title: "Maximum Happiness: in Fall 2005

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Waiting Station

Waiting Station
two men meet while meeting at a train station. are they friends or strangers? Do they share a past? Selfishness and Loneliness come at a high price in this play.

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1st Produced:
Soho Rep Walker Space, NY     2001

Organisations:
Time To Storm

1st Published:
in Stranger Love: Five Short Plays by Franco D'Alessandro published by Finishing Line Press November 2010   978-1599246215

Music:
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Genre:
Play One act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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What Play?

What Play?
a young writer gets put through the ringer - make that "the process" by a Hollywood agent and producer

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1st Produced:
Cherry Lane Alternative Theater Festival     2004

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1st Published:
in Stranger Love: Five Short Plays by Franco D'Alessandro published by Finishing Line Press November 2010   978-1599246215

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White Elephants Dancing the Flamenco

Synopsis:
set in Spain in the late 1920s and inspired by a Hemingway short story

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1st Produced:
(Reading) The Working Stage, Hollywood, Ca     01 Dec 2012

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Who's On Top?

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One act

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