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Adrienne Dawes

ADRIENNE DAWES

  (1982 - )

Nationality:    USA
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adrienne Dawes is a playwright from Austin, Texas. Her plays have been produced by the Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Department; Revolving Stages; ReJOTI Productions; American Repertory Theatre of London; Live Girls Theatre!; Little Fish Theatre Company; Stormy Weather Players; New england academy of Theater; New Jersey Repertory Company; Hyde Park Theater; LSU's Outworks Festival; Mir Productions and St Idiot Collective. Her plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., Smith & Kraus, Heuer Publishing and Vintage Books. Ms. Dawes's first full-length play,áJesus Loves Good Christians,premiered in Downstage's spring 2003 season at Sarah Lawrence College and was named a semifinalist for the Mildred and albert Panowski Playwriting award 2003. Upon her graduation, Ms. Dawes was awarded the 2004 Stanley and evelyn Lipkin Prize for Playwriting. Austin Scriptworks awarded a 2006 Fringe Festival Commission award to support Ms. Dawes's playálike meat love saltáas well as the development and production ofáYou are Pretty.áthe site-specific premiere ofáYou are Pretty,featured ináAmerican Theatre Magazine'sOctober 2007 issue, was nominated for three Austin Critics Table awards and one B. Iden Payne award in 2008. Ms. Dawes currently resides in Chicago where she is completing the Core Writing Program at Second City.

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        Am I White?         Dibs         Edgewater Stoner         Heritage, Her-I-Tage, And Hair-I-Tage         It's Goodbye         Jesus Loves Good Christians         La Madia Cycle         LARPers In Love         Like Meat Love Salt         Love And Happiness         Mary Trilogy         Never Have I Ever: The Musical         Teen Dad         Tower Tatts         Work Sucks         You Are Pretty



Am I White?

Synopsis:
Neo Nazi Wesley Connor is sent to prison after a failed bomb plot. In prison he is confront by the White Order of Thule and must face up to fatherhood and his own mixed race

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Drama

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Dibs

Synopsis:
After a severe snow storm three Chicago couples compete for space on the street

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Ten minute play

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Edgewater Stoner

Synopsis:
A would be screenwriter wanders the streets of Edgewater in search of a mythical limousine

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Ten minute play

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Heritage, Her-I-Tage, And Hair-I-Tage

Synopsis:
as Rebekah, a multiracial teenager, confronts herself in the mirror, the Nap Patrol storms in to prevent her from cutting off her hair. armed with beauty supplies and armfuls ofebonyámagazines, the Nap Patrol Officers are determined to teach Rebekah to "love her beautiful Black heritage," but on their own terms and within their own definition of what it is to "be Black." a poignant satire of racial politics, this play explores the rigid notions of beauty, race, and heritage within our society.

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Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY, United States)    2003

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
10-15 min Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  3 females (3-4 actors possible: , 3-4 females)

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It's Goodbye

Synopsis:
Two former lovers meet for a final drink

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Ten minute play

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Jesus Loves Good Christians

Synopsis:
Jesus Loves Good Christians follows the rise of a fictional cable televAngelist show based out of Dallas, TX. When the Holy Holy Bloody Statue of Jesus Christ is discovered to have magical healing powers, chaos ensues as people scramble to get healed of their 'sins and cellulite' free of charge. From wild and wacky to dark and disturbing, Jesus Loves Good Christians offers a satirical look into the deceptive powers of commercialized religion and the frail malleability of the human spirit.

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1st Produced:
Downstage    2003

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Downstage

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Smith Kraus: the Ultimate audition Book: 222 Comedy Monologues, 2 Minutes and Under Vol. 4 (Monologue audition Series), 2005   -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

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La Madia Cycle

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the New Jersey Repertory Company presents its 3rd Annual theatre Brut Festival of Short Plays. This season's theme is the Seven Deadly Sins.

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New Jersey Repertory Company    2006

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Genre:
Short Play One act

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LARPers In Love

Synopsis:
Three members of the baseball club Eleven Warriors are confronted by three streetwise kids in a park

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Genre:
Ten minute play

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Like Meat Love Salt

Synopsis:
In like meat love salt, a transgendered youth and hir mentally-retarded cousin fall victim to a game of love and loss [story based on appalachian tale; music inspired by Will Oldham].

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"like meat love salt" was developed thanks to A commission grant from Austin Scriptworks

1st Produced:
Hyde Park theater    2007

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Hyde Park Theater's Frontera Fringe Festival

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Love And Happiness

Synopsis:
At 3 am Harold wakes up to find his wife Dottie in a evening gown dancing. She says she is celebrating the death of his best friend

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Ten minute play

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mary Trilogy

Synopsis:
Mary Trilogy explores stories from various Greek tragedies in three contemporary American parts. a mother kills her children, a girl with a hatchet fights while another dies, and somewhere out there a monster waits. Containing three parts "La Madia Cycle," "Like Meat Love Salt," and "Monster" is a performance triptych, which reinvents both classic myth and folktale stories of Mary. Traveling through varied yet isolated landscapes, the plays shift between the suburban sweet home south, the rural mountains of appalachia and finally the urban underground to discover Mary as witness, victim and avenger and sole survivor
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1st Produced:
Access Theatre, 380 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY 10013    2008

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Mir Productions

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Never Have I Ever: The Musical

Synopsis:
Six friends are holding a cocktail party. After many drinks they play the "never have I ever" confessional game

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1st Produced:
de Mast Studio Theater, Chicago    2010

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Heckle Her Productions

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Genre:
One act musical

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Teen Dad

Synopsis:
Abby's parents, Thorn and Tanya were only teenagers when she was born. Shortly after her father left. Now Tanya is getting engaged to John engaged. She, her fiancÚ and Abby are going to their beach house for the weekend. Abby secretly invites her biological father along too

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Heckle Her Productions

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Tower Tatts

Synopsis:
A barely employable labourer wants to celebrate getting a job - clearing rubble from Ground Zero

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Work Sucks

Synopsis:
In a labyrinth of cubicles Employee #285 hears that the Company is downsizing

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Contained in: "Ten Minute Theatre" published by Heuer    -

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Genre:
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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  4 either sex

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You Are Pretty

Synopsis:
The lives and loves of workers in a legal brothel in Nevada. Bunny is the star turn. Then one evening she refuses to go with a client

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1st Produced:
St Idiot Collective (austin, TX)    2008

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St Idiot Collective

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Genre:
Black comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  1 transgender

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