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Bill C Davis

BILL C DAVIS

  

Nationality:    USA
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Playwright Bill C. Davis is the author of Mass Appeal which received its first UK revival at the Finborough Theatre in 2006. Mass Appeal premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club and transferred to Broadway where it won the Outer Critics' Circle Award. It was subsequently made into a movie starring Jack Lemmon, and was named one of the ten best films of the year by the National Board of Review. It has also been seen in Paris - where it received a Moliere Award - as well as in Poland, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden, South Africa, Rome, Australia, Germany and Mexico. One of Bill's latest plays, Coming2Terms, premiered at Vineyard Playhouse in Martha's Vineyard in 2011. His other plays include Dancing in the End-Zone which has played on Broadway, Miami and LA with Elaine Stritch, Pat Carroll and Lois Nettleton; Wrestlers, premiered in Los Angeles with Mr. Davis acting in it opposite Mark Harmon, was named Critics' Choice in the LA Times, and has also been seen in both New York City and Belgium; Spine, produced in Los Angeles, New Jersey and New York City; and Avow, originally premiered Off-Broadway at the Century Center for the Performing Arts under the direction of Jack Hofsiss after being presented in workshop at George Street Playhouse and the Director's Company. It has also been translated into German and French. Bill C. Davis has also written book and lyrics for two musicals, and adapted a novel the Secret Path for CBS television which starred Ossie Davis. He was Playwright Mentor at Carnegie Mellon University in 2008-09, and Playwright-in-Residence at Brooklyn College in 2011-12. www.billcdavis.com

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

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below is a list of Bill C Davis's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        All Hallowed         Austin's Bridge         Avow         Dancing In the End Zone         Expatriate         Mass Appeal         Open For Me         Sex King, The         Spine         Visiting Day         Wrestlers



All Hallowed

Synopsis:
Three adult children grapple with their feelings after the death of their father. the funeral has just been held - it is Halloween. Did their Father divulge a secret on his death bead and will Justin be allowed to go trick or treating?

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Recital Hall, University Of Albany    

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Austin's Bridge

Synopsis:
To escape the law austin fakes his death

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Music by Brett Boles

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Avow

Synopsis:
Gay couple want to be married but their priest says they must be celibate

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George Street Playhouse     1996

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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

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Dancing In the End Zone

Dancing In the End Zone
This drama by the author of Mass Appeal explores the heart of a young man in crisis, inflamed by the people who claim to care for him: his mother, his football coach and his tutor. James Bernard is a star college quarterback whose innocence renders him devastatingly vulnerable. His mother and coach are pushing him to go "professional"; his tutor is concerned over the inherent corruption of organized athletics, believing that football is just another metaphor for war.

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Expatriate

Synopsis:
I'm getting rid of all the secrets I'm taking to the grave with me. If I don't, they're going to have to dig a hell of a lot deeper than six feet.
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1st Produced:
Reading, Theatre Row Studio, NY     2007

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Boomerang Theatre Company

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Mass Appeal

Synopsis:
Frank & alfred are expelled from the seminary because they are having an affair. Mark defends them a little too strongly.

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Booth Theatre, New York     1981

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Open For Me

Synopsis:
alma a singer and activist now lives in France. She has two visitors Dora another singer wants her to be the opening act on her nationwide tour and alma's son, Marcus who is running for Congress and does not want his left wing mother back in the States

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Sex King, The

Synopsis:
a man is on trial and he knows that certain things will not be allowed to be brought up. He gives an interview to a journalist and to get his point of view over even goes as far as seducing her

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Spine

Synopsis:
as her eleven year old son lies dying a mother tries to get her husband and siblings to talk to him

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Visiting Day

Synopsis:
It is visiting day at a retirement home. a couple of residents decide to paint the porch

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Originally titled: "Gentle Catapults"

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Wrestlers

Synopsis:
Why wont Bobby talk to his brother Monty?

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Genre:
Comedy Drama Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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