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Philip Dawkins

PHILIP DAWKINS

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Agency for the Performing Arts  represented by Beth Bickers

Philip Dawkins is a Chicago playwright and educator. He has performed his play Yes To everything! at the around the Coyote Winter Festival (Chicago) and at Ars Nova (New York). the play has also been performed in Chicago, California, DC, New York, and arkansas. Other plays include: You Gonna eat That? (Healthworks), Ugly Baby (Chicago Vanguard / Strawdog Theatre Company), a Still Life in Color (T.U.T.A. Company), the Man with a Shattered World (ethington Theatre), Saguaro (estrogen Fest, Chicago; estrogenius Festival, NY; 16th Street Theatre, Berwyn, Illinois; Painted Filly, Dublin); Perfect (the Side Project, Chicago), and Cast of Characters (Theatre III, Long Island) , Dead Letter Office (Dog and Pony Theatre Co.). Mr. Dawkins is a Fellow of the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers in Scotland was a fall 2009 Playwright in Residence at the William Inge Arts Center. His writing has been published in the Stranger and the Packington Review. He is a founding member with eric C. Reda of Chicago Opera Vanguard, and he teaches high school playwriting through Chicago Dramatists and Victory Gardens. He also teaches Kung Fu to little, tiny, Chicago children. Hi-YaH!

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        Cast Of Characters         Charm         Dead Letter Office         Edgar & Ellen: Bad Seeds!         Einstein's Brains         Failure: A Love Story         Happiest Place On Earth, The         Homosexuals, The         Man With A Shattered World, The         Perfect         Reykjavik         Rodeo         Saguaro         Skokie Detective Charter School, The         Still Life In Color, A         Stutter         Ugly Baby         Yes To Everything 2: Son Of Everything         Yes To Everything!         You Gonna Eat That?



Cast Of Characters

Synopsis:
a witty family drama of theatrical proportions

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1st Produced:
Theatre Iii, Long Island    

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Genre:
short play

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Charm

Synopsis:
Gloria Allen "Mama" a Chicago transgendered person who has spent her life helping others in the same situation. She set up a "Charm School" with guidance on how to live with dignity and self respect

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1st Produced:
Northlight Theatre, Stokie, IL     2015

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Genre:
Drama

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Dead Letter Office

Synopsis:
The staff in the Dead Letter Office are joined by a new member. She discovers a secret buried in the wall

Notes:
Written by Philip Dawkins. Conceived by Ben Vicciello

1st Produced:
Chicago Dca Store Front Theater     09 Jun 2010

Organisations:
Dog and Pony Theatre Co

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Genre:
Thriller

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Edgar & Ellen: Bad Seeds!

Synopsis:
the delightfully devious Edgar and ellen plague the idyllic town of Nod's Limbs with their pranks in this hilarious adaptation of the popular book and cartoon series. their reign of terror is threatened, however, with the arrival of renowned "etiquettist" Petunia Rymple, who wants to build a flower garden on their mansion grounds. With the town ready to sign away the deed to the twins' creaky old mansion, Edgar and ellen must declare a prank war against the cheerful lady in pink and the stuck-up Knightleigh family next door to show everyone who really rules Nod's Limbs.

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1st Produced:
Northlight Theatre Academy, Skokie, Il     06 Dec 2008

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
40-55 min Comedy

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Male:  9            Female:  7            Other:  14 either

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Einstein's Brains

Synopsis:
IT's ALIVe! Albert einstein's brain, that is. Sci-Fi geek and pizza delivery boy Otto must make the most important delivery of all time when the mad scientist Dr. Harvey Thomas gives Otto and his talking dog, Swamp Thing, the task of safely delivering einstein's brain to a college in Berkeley, where it will be properly studied. Sounds easy, right? Save for a few hilarious distractions (a musical group of preserved body parts, a horde of zombies, and an evil, even madder scientist) it should be a piece of cake! Can Otto and his dog make it to their destination in relatively one piece? Pun intended.

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1st Produced:
Northlight Theatre Academy, Skokie, Il     12 Jul 2011

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
60 min comedy

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Male:  10            Female:  3            Other:  8

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Failure: A Love Story

Synopsis:
1928 is the last year of each of the Fail Sisters' lives. Nelly was the first of the Fail girls to die, followed soon after by her sisters Jenny June and Gerty. as with so many things in life - blunt objects, disappearances and consumption - they never saw death coming. Written by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins, Failure: a Love Story is a magical, musical fable that traces the sisters' triumphs and defeats, lived out in the rickety two-story building by the Chicago River that was the Fail family home and clock shop. This funny, moving and profoundly wise play reminds us that in the end, all that remains is love.

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  2

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Happiest Place On Earth, The

Synopsis:
When her husband died on air from a brain aneurism - he was a sports commentator she was distraught as were her four daughters. The family seem unable to cope. At Christmas she and her three older daughters head for Disneyland - can Mickey Mouse heal things?

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1st Produced:
Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago     Oct 2016

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Genre:
Monologue play

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Homosexuals, The

Synopsis:
On his first night in a Midwestern city, evan meets a circle of men who become his closest friends and potential lovers. Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins' comedic and heartbreaking work is for anyone who's ever fallen in love with a friend. In other words, it's a play for humans.

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reading At http://www.orangehanky.com

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www.aboutfaceTheatre.com

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Man With A Shattered World, The

Synopsis:
Strange things are happening at the Skokie Detective Charter School. a teacher goes missing, monsters are seen lurking in the hallways and some of the students are acting very strangely

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1st Produced:
Ethington Theatre    

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1st Published:
Playscripts Inc   -

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Male:  11            Female:  9            Other:  3 either sex

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Perfect

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1st Produced:
Side Project Theatre, Chicago     01 Feb 2008

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Reykjavik

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1st Produced:
Rehearsed Reading At Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, Az     2011

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Rodeo

Synopsis:
Cody and her mule Sprezzatura ride in to town Cody wants to take part in the rodeo - but girls are not allowed. They disguise themselves as a cowboy and his horse

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Playscripts Inc   -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  13            Female:  4            Other:  25 either sex

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Saguaro

Saguaro
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Genre:
Ten Min

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Skokie Detective Charter School, The

Synopsis:
at the Skokie Detective Charter School, all the students are detectives-in-training, learning firsthand how to follow the facts and find a logical solution. But these future super sleuths are about to encounter their biggest case yet when students start acting strangely, monsters are spotted in the hallway, and their teacher goes missing! these Tiny Private eyes reconstruct the day's events through four classic story-telling perspectives (film noir, young adult mystery, Edwardian romance, and Spaghetti Western) to solve the mystery in this clever and fast-paced comedy.

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1st Produced:
Northlight Theatre Academy, Skokie, Il     05 Dec 2009

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
45-60 mins Comedy

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Male:  11            Female:  9            Other:  3 either

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Still Life In Color, A

Synopsis:
A family in stagnation

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1st Produced:
Chicago Dramatists Theatre     17 Nov 2005

Organisations:
T.U.T.a. Company

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Stutter

Synopsis:
A piano teacher learns of a secret from her past when she is asked to join a class action lawsuit

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1st Produced:
Goodman Theatre, Chicago     15 Dec 2012

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Genre:
Drama

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Ugly Baby

Synopsis:
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Organisations:
Chicago Vanguard / Strawdog Theatre Company

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Yes To Everything 2: Son Of Everything

Synopsis:
A name game

Notes:
Part of Beyond Conventions 2

1st Produced:
Source Festival Of Ten Minute Plays, Washington D C     2008

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Genre:
Ten minute play

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Yes To Everything!

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1st Produced:
Side Project Theatre, Chicago     16 Nov 2008

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You Gonna Eat That?

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1st Produced:
Healthworks    

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