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Carolyn Gage

CAROLYN GAGE

  (1952 - )

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

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        Amazon All-Stars, The         Amy Lowell: In Her Own Words         Anastasia Trials In the Court Of Women, The         Artemisia And Hildegarde         Babe         Battered On Broadway         Bite My Thumb         Black Eye         Boundary Trial Of John Proctor, The         Calamity Jane Sends A Message To Her Daughter         Coming About         Cookin' With Typhoid Mary         Countess And the Lesbians, The         Drum Lesson, The         Entr'Acte Or the Night Eva Le Gallienne Was Raped         Esther And Vashti         Evil That Men Do: the Story Of Thalidomide         Gage And Mr Cornstock, The         Godess Tour, The         Harriet Tubman Visits A therapist         Heterosexuals Anonymous         Jane Addams And the Devil Baby         Labor Play, A         Last Reading Of Charlotte Cushman, The         Leading Ladies         Little Prince, The         Louisa May Incest         Mason-Dixon         Obligatory Scene, The         Parmachene Belle, The         Patricide         Pe Teacher, The         Pele Chant, The         Poorly-Written Play Festival, The         Radicals         Rules Of the Playground, The         Sappho In Love         Second Coming Of Joan Of Arc, The         Spindle, The         Stigmata         Thanatron         Til the Fat Lady Sings         Ugly Ducklings         Women On the Land



Amazon All-Stars, The

Amazon All-Stars, The
a zany musical comedy about a women's softball team. Kelly, the left fielder, is truly "out in left field," preferring her fantasies to reality. This makes for some great lesbian-style Walter Mitty scenes. When Jan, the new short stop, decides to test her sexual prowess with Kelly, both women are brought to a crisis about the way they see themselves and the world. amid various subplots and subterfuges, team spirit triumphs, and everybody's a winner. Who could resist "Come Out for the Team," "When Women Do It to each Other," or "Ya Gotta Get Under the Glove"?

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music by Sue Carney

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Contained in: "Facing Forward" published by Broadway Publishing, 1995
In anthology: amazon all Stars: Thirteen Lesbian Plays, ed. Rosemary Keefe Curb. Applause. 2000   978-1557832207

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Genre:
Lesbian Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

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Amy Lowell: In Her Own Words

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This is a poetry reading by the famous Imagist poet herself. the reading is interlaced with tormented confessions from Lowell's diary as a teenager, observations on the art of writing poetry, her version of the historic rupture with ezra Pound, witty rebuttals to her critics, and her notorious demonstration of how to unwrap a cigar as if one were undressing a woman!

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Genre:
Poetry Reading

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Anastasia Trials In the Court Of Women, The

Synopsis:
a farcical, but profoundly engaging excursion into the hidden world of ethics for women who are both survivors and perpetrators of abuse toward women. the format is a play-within-a-play, where a radical feminist theatre company comes together in order to perform a courtroom Drama.

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1st Produced:
Off Off Broadway Playhouse, NY    2008

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Little Hibiscus Productions

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Play/Drama

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Artemisia And Hildegarde

Synopsis:
artemisia and Hildegarde is a complex and powerful two-woman show, featuring two of the most famous women artists in history, together on an explosive Arts panel about survival strategies for women artists

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Genre:
exorcism in 1 act

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Babe

Synopsis:
the play traces Babe's career from high school basketball star, to Olympic gold medalist in track, to vaudevillian sideshow, to first woman on the professional golf circuit. Her struggles for athletic achievement parallel her personal struggles for recognition and acceptance by her mother and sister. Babe's lesbianism emerges against a backdrop of feminine stereotypes and heterosexist constraints.

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excerpted in More Monologues for Women, By Women, ed. by Tori Haring-Smith, Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH,    -

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Genre:
Olympic Musical. - - Lesbian, full length

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Male:  8            Female:  8            Other:  chorus

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Battered On Broadway

Synopsis:
a theatrical tour-de-force, combining the farcical romp of comic strip characters with the conventions of an old-fashioned murder mystery in a plot which not only rewrites the history of musicals from a woman's point of view, but which also tackles the most divisive social issue of the 90's: violence toward women. a play with many layers!

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Genre:
Vendettin 1 act

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Bite My Thumb

Synopsis:
Two "gangs" from rival Off-Off Broadway productions of Romeo and Juliet meet in an alley to rumble, sixteenth-century style. Female-to-male transgender meets lesbian cross-dressing, and lesbian butch squares off against male machismo in this swashbuckling gender-Bender!

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Genre:
Skirmish in 1 act. - - Lesbian, one act

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Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Black Eye

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1st Produced:
Briefs Festival Of Short Lesbian And Gay Plays, St Louis    2013

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That Uppity Theatre Company

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Genre:
Lesbian, one act

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Boundary Trial Of John Proctor, The

Synopsis:
takes up where arthur Miller's Crucible leaves off. This play opens with Miller's anti-hero stumbling into the boundary lands where women's lives are lived, a territory so marginal to patriarchy that it has escaped by Proctor and his creator's awareness.

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One act

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Calamity Jane Sends A Message To Her Daughter

Synopsis:
This work is based on the real Calamity Jane. Vulgar, debauched, and raunchy, Jane is considered a freak by women and a laughing stock by men. Without the strictures of compulsory heterosexuality, she might have had the freedom to live the life of a roughrider without having to pass as a man. She might have been given the place in history which was accorded to her sidekick, James Butler Hickok. and she might have found a way to satisfy her frustrated desire for acceptance by women. Jane is a butch woman who had the misfortune to be born in an era before lesbian culture. She is a feisty woman with a keen sense of humor, who has kept herself going with a number of destructive myths which are familiar to all of us.

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included in "the Women of TNC." Six women from TNC offer a theatrical cornucopia in honor of SWAN DAY and TNC's 40+ year history of presenting women artists.

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Theater For The New City. 155 First Avenue (Between 9th & 10th Sts) NYC 10003    -

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama. - - Lesbian, one act

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Coming About

Synopsis:
a play which looks at the Dramatic change in the institution of marriage over the last forty years. Kay, in her early thirties, is married to a man over twice her age. Finally confronting the facts about their age discrepancies, she begins to move toward establishing her own life.

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Cookin' With Typhoid Mary

Synopsis:
Mary Mallon, dubbed "Typhoid Mary" by a hostile press, never admitted that she was a typhoid carrier. Her persistent refUSAl to defer to medical experts infuriated George Soper, a sanitation engineer for New York City. He built his career on tracking down Mary and incarcerating her. In this monologue, Mary speaks for herself. an Irish emigrant, she traces the story of her persecution back to the Potato Famine, all the while eyeing and chopping potatoes for the stew pot in the kitchen of the mysterious institution where she cooks.

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Genre:
Culinary Monologue

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Countess And the Lesbians, The

Synopsis:
Countess Markiewitz was one of the leaders of the easter Rising in Dublin. Her sister eva Gore-Booth live with her female companion and they published a lesbian journal. Three women meet to rehearse a play about them

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1st Produced:
International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival At The Connolly Theatre    2008

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Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

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Drum Lesson, The

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This one-act for five women drummers explores the Dramatic uses of the language of the drum

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For Women Drummers One act

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Entr'Acte Or the Night Eva Le Gallienne Was Raped

Synopsis:
In October 1923, eva Le Gallienne Was Raped in her dressing room during the Broadway run of Liliom, a play in which she performed the role of Julie Jordan, the battered girlfriend of an abusive, alcoholic carousel operator. entr'acte takes place in the private sanitarium on the night of the rape, after eva has checked herself in. In a state of post-traumatic hyper-aroUSAl, she waits for a "friend" to arrive.

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One act

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Esther And Vashti

Synopsis:
a radical feminist retelling of the traditional Purim story from the Bible - a retelling that foregrounds the part of the story that is glossed over in the patriarchal text, namely, the sexual colonization of women

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Play/Drama

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Male:  8            Female:  13            Other:  2g

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Evil That Men Do: the Story Of Thalidomide

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the evil That Men Do (title taken from a Shakespeare play) is the story of Dr. Frances ("Frankie") Kelsey's fight to keep thalidomide out of America. the play traces the development of her friendship with Dr. Barbara Moulton, who resigned from the FDa and was testifying against the agency's corruption at the time when Frances was hired. In her courageous act of befriending a whistle-blower, Frances was laying the foundation for her subsequent battles with the drug companies.

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Genre:
For Radio Or Stage One act

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Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Gage And Mr Cornstock, The

Synopsis:
Matilda Joslyn Gage has written a book called "Woman, Church and State" which she hopes will stir up a great controversy. But instead the book is received politely. She sends a copy to the local school board as a donation knowing that they will be appalled with it. However the book has been sent on an Anthony Cornstock. Having read the book he threatens to have her prosecuted.

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Godess Tour, The

Synopsis:
Dr. Lorraine Livingstone leads women's tours to ancient, sacred sites of goddess worship. She and five members of her tour are gathering at an inn on the Burren of Western Ireland for a tour of Celtic sites. the guests include a feuding lesbian couple on their way to China to adopt a baby, a celebrated author of best-selling murder mysteries, a frivolous divorcee, and a mysterious last-minute arrival of African descent.

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Genre:
Murder Mystery. - - Lesbian, theme/character, full length

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Harriet Tubman Visits A therapist

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Harriet Tubman Visits a therapist is a gripping confrontation between two women who share the same oppression, but whose definitions of survival are in direct conflict

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Heterosexuals Anonymous

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Five women come together for a regular meeting of Heterosexuals anonymous, an organization designed to help women overcome their unmanageable addictions to men. the women share their experiences of automatically deferring to men, of battering, of rape, of sex discrimination, and of inability to relate to the males in their own families

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Genre:
Twelve-Step Spoof

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Jane Addams And the Devil Baby

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In 1912, Jane addams was witness to a strange phenomenon, as thousands of immigrants flocked to Hull House in response to the rumor that there was a "Devil Baby" there. the Devil Baby was supposedly an infant with hooves, horns, and tail. according to folk myths, this incarnation of the devil was the result of a drunken husband's curse that he'd rather see a devil in the house than another baby.

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Genre:
Historical One-act

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Labor Play, A

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a satirical piece about what might happen if surrogate mothers become a commodity in the corporate world. the two chief executive officers are concerned about the bad publicity which might result from a worker's desire to gain control over the distribution of the goods. (the mother has decided to keep the baby.)

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Genre:
Propaganda Piece One act

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Last Reading Of Charlotte Cushman, The

Synopsis:
a moving one-woman show about the greatest American actress of the nineteenth century. Charlotte Cushman, a large butch woman, was very "out" about her lesbianism, cross-dressing to play men's roles and referring to her partner as "my wife."

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Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide, Australia    2003

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Genre:
One-Woman Lesbian Play. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  (plus one very brief walk-on part

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Leading Ladies

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a sparkling all-women cabaret musical incorporating seven separate historical vignettes onto a single set, a backstage dressing room.

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Staged Reading, Music In A Box, The Dramatists Guild, NYC.    -

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Genre:
Cabaret Musical Revue

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Little Prince, The

Synopsis:
This musical adaptation of antoine de Saint exupery's classic tale differs radically from previous adaptations, which have been elaborate and spectacular - and unsuccessful. This adaptation, designed for black-box production, focuses on the heart of the story, instead of its exoticism, rendering the material both more coherent and more accessible to children

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Genre:
Childrens Musical Youth audience

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  1c

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Louisa May Incest

Synopsis:
Louisa May alcott has locked her alter-ego, Jo March, out of her study in order to finish Little Women alone. Jo manages to break in. She confronts Louisa about her desire to end their collaboration. Louisa admits her intention to have Jo burn all her writing and marry the aging and self-righteous Professor at the end of the book

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One act

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Mason-Dixon

Synopsis:
explores the complex relationship between a Black woman and a white woman, who loved each other as children, were separated at puberty, and who find themselves at mid-life divided by race, class, and politics

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One act. - - Lesbian, one act

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Obligatory Scene, The

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Ostensibly arguing about the Taming of the Shrew, a lesbian couple come to grips with their own marital struggles and break their deadlock around the issue of sex

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One act. - - Lesbian, one act

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Parmachene Belle, The

Synopsis:
Cornelia Crosby, a 19th century lesbian, was the first licensed hunting guide in Maine. Six feet tall and known as "Fly Rod," she led fishing and hunting expeditions for wealthy vacationers in the Rangeley Lake district

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One act. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

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Patricide

Synopsis:
a one-minute monologue by a woman of any age, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, or class background --- who telephones her Father and confronts him with her memory of his sexual abuse of her.

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Play in One Minute

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Pe Teacher, The

Synopsis:
a suspenseful thriller exploring the interface of misogyny, racism, and homophobia in the public schools

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One act

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Pele Chant, The

Synopsis:
the play opens in 1969, with Dr. Evelyn Bateman, a white college professor, interviewing Miss Lydia aholo, a ninety-two-year-old Native Hawaiian. Miss aholo is the hanai ("adoptive") daughter of Queen Liliuokalani, the last queen of Hawai'i. Dr. Bateman is preparing to write the first Western biography sympathetic to the Queen, detailing her overthrow by the US government.

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Genre:
Civilized Conversation in 1 act

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Poorly-Written Play Festival, The

Synopsis:
This is a hilarious "actors nightmare" for playwrights, guaranteed to delight audiences, whose attempts to follow the action are constantly frustrated by the Dramaturgical liberties of this "poorly-written" play. the incoherencies and inconsistencies build to a frantic climax, as the artistic director, faced with a plethora of plot difficulties, resorts to the cheesiest playwriting device of all.

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Genre:
Just Possibly the Worst One-act Play ever Written

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Radicals

Synopsis:
Radicals is a play about straight women during the late sixties. the play illustrates the damaging effects of compulsory heterosexuality on women who must express affection for each other through each other's boyfriends. an explosive play, examining the roots of violence between women.

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Genre:
about Women in the anti-War Movement One act

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Rules Of the Playground, The

Synopsis:
This is a scathing social satire, along the lines of Shirley Jackson's electrifying short story "the Lottery." the Rules of the Playground demonstrates how the everyday social conditioning of women is exploited as a means of enabling the perpetuation of male violence. Women's collective failure to identify war as an unacceptable expression of male aggression, and our acceptance of it along male-identified terms of "political expedience," is depicted as nothing less than complicity - a complicity that renders us victims and betrayers.

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anti-War Play in 1 act

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Male:  -            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Sappho In Love

Synopsis:
a riotous romp across the slippery terrain of Lesbian romance, as the goddesses on Olympus come down to earth to recruit among Sappho and her followers

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Winner Best Stageplay, Moondance International Women's Film Festival,Boulder, CO

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Lesbian Midsummer Night's Dream. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

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Male:  -            Female:  10            Other:  1g

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Second Coming Of Joan Of Arc, The

Synopsis:
Joan of arc led an army to victory at seventeen. at eighteen, she arranged the coronation of a king. at nineteen, she went up against the entire Catholic church . . . and lost. Her trial lasted five months, and the testimony by witnesses was carefully transcribed by notaries. Twenty years after her death, a new trial was authorized, and again detailed records were kept. there was testimony by her childhood playmates, by her parents, by the women who slept with her, by the soldiers who served under her, by the priests who confessed her, by those who witnessed and administered her torture. She is the most thoroughly documented figure of the fifteenth century. So why do the myths about the simpleminded peasant girl, the pious virgin, still pervade the history books? Joan was anoretic. She was a teenage runaway. She had an incestuous, alcoholic father. She slept with women. She died for her right to wear men's clothing. She was defiant, irreverent, more clever than her judges, unrepentant, and unfailingly true to her own visions. In the Second Coming of Joan of arc, Joan returns to share her story with contemporary women. She tells her experiences with the highest levels of church, state, and military, and unmasks the brutal misogyny behind male institutions.

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One-Woman Lesbian Play. - - Lesbian, one act

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Spindle, The

Synopsis:
a radical retelling of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty," the Spindle exploits the conventions of children's theatre to give adult audiences a child's-eye-view of incest and its effects on the survivors.

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Play/Drama. - - Lesbian, full length

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Stigmata

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Based on a true story, Stigmata is a five-act tragedy about the extraordinary life of the 16th century, Italian nun, Benedetta Carlini

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Tragedy

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Thanatron

Synopsis:
This is a rollicking farce about the world's most dysfunctional family, a doctor with a penchant for assisted suicide, and a lesbian housekeeper with a crush on her employer. an over-the-top comedy about leaving, being left, and what it takes to stay.

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Comedy. - - Lesbian, theme/character, full length

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Til the Fat Lady Sings

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Sara an opera singer is about to have an operation that her partner Gillian is opposed to. Gillian feels that Sara should be happy with her body the way it is. Sara under the influence of the sedative believes she is in some strange opera performance.

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Ohio State University, Columbus    2006

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Ugly Ducklings

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a gothic thriller, Ugly Ducklings examines the unhealthy turns that relationships between girls can take when they are not allowed their natural expression. the so-called "Ophelia Syndrome" comes alive as the cabin of younger girls, their self-esteem still reinforced by the primacy of their relationships, comes into contact with the older girls who have begun to turn against themselves and each other in their attempts to conform to the pressures of compulsory heterosexuality.

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Lesbian Drama

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Women On the Land

Synopsis:
contrasts the world of the Los Angeles film studio with the rural environment of a lesbian land collective in southern Oregon, and points up the choices lesbian artists are forced to make between selling our art and protecting our vision. the show also provides a retrospective of lesbian culture in the early 70's, with the attendant witch hunts and "political correctness" wars.

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Genre:
Lesbian Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

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Male:  -            Female:  6            Other:  1g, chorus

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