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Joe Godfrey

JOE GODFREY

  

Nationality:    USA
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Joe is a New York City and CT - based playwright. He was born in Boston, MA, and raised in North Tarrytown (now Sleepy Hollow), N.Y. After graduating from Lehigh University, Joe taught English and Theater at the Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J., for four years before moving for a brief period to Los Angeles, where he studied with the legendary cartoon voice, Mel Blanc. Returning to Manhattan, Joe studied acting with Austin Pendleton and Uta Hagen, and acted in over two dozen productions with the St. Barts Players in New York and other off-Broadway companies, while also enjoying a career as a voice-over performer. Joe's first professional production as a playwright was his comedy, THE CALL BACK, in 1979 at Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. Some of his one-act and full-length plays include: A QUEER CAROL, published in PLAYS & PLAYWRIGHTS 2003 (edited by Martin Denton), CLAPTRAPP  THE SOUND OF MUSICALS, (published in BEST OF EATFEST, Vol. 3  United Stages), THE MISSION, (winner, 2010 Fresh Fruit Festival, NYC, winner Briefs, Theatre Out, CA 2011), MASSAGE THERAPY, (runner-up, Eric Bentley new play competition), IN GOOD FAITH, BED & BREAKFAST, COHN CROSSES OVER, BEEP!, THE CALL BACK, SWAN SONG, FLIGHT, ROMANCE LANGUAGE. Joe is a member of Emerging Artists Theatre (NYC), Dramatists Guild, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, TOSOS, AEA, SAG, AFTRA.

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

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        Bed And Breakfast         Beep         Call Back, The         Child Support         Claptrapp         Cohn Passes Over         Communications         Flight         Hard Luck         Here's Johnny!         In Good Faith         Massage therapy         Mission, The         Queer Carol, A         Rabbit Ears         Romance Language         Swan Song         Take Two         Understanding Lear         Wild Spots



Bed And Breakfast

Synopsis:
Five guests arrive at a bed and breakfast house for the weekend. an actor with his toy-boy, the owner's widowed mother, a personal trainer and a cross dressing police officer

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1st Produced:
Key West Theatre Festival     2001

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Comedy. - - Gay, theme/character full length

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Beep

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Call Back, The

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Manhattan Punch Line Theatre    

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Child Support

Synopsis:
a gay couple do not get the response they expected when they announce to their friends they are going to adopt a child

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Claptrapp

Synopsis:
Mario to try and escape his sexual feelings has diguised himself as a novitiate. Mother Superior send him to be governess to Captain George van Krapp. the captain spends most of his time at all male cabarets.

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1st Produced:
Theater Five, NY     2007

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emerging Artists Theatre

1st Published:
United Stages, NY   -

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Genre:
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Cohn Passes Over

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1st Produced:
Celebration Theatre, Hollywood     11 Jun 2011

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Third aLaP and West Hollywod Gay Play Reading Festival

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Short play. - - Gay, one act

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Communications

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The Gallery Players    

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Flight

Synopsis:
Glen the flight attendant turns out to be as shallow as he thought he was

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1st Produced:
John Houseman     2000

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Nativealiens one-act festival

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Hard Luck

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5th Annual Boston Theatre Marathon, Boston Center For The Arts     11 May 2013

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Here's Johnny!

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Rehearsed reading at Pearl Studios, New York     22 Jun 2015

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In Good Faith

Synopsis:
An old, established, Episcopal church in New York City, seeking a new rector to bring new vigor to the aging structure and dwindling congregation, gets much more than they bargained for when they hire the Rev. Thomas Brainerd of Atlanta.

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1st Produced:
National Arts Club, New York City     01 Nov 2010

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Genre:
Play/Drama 85 min

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Massage therapy

Synopsis:
a female client and a gay massage therapist form a bond over a course of treatment

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1st Produced:
Red Barn Theatre In Key West     2003

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Key West Theatre Festival

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Mission, The

Synopsis:
A comedy in which four extra-terrestrials arrive in a suburban bed room on a mission to discover how humans reproduce.

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1st Produced:
Eatfest At Tada Theatre, New York     11 Nov 2009

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Genre:
sci-fi comedy 16 min

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Queer Carol, A

Queer Carol, A
a gay take on Charles Dicken's "a Christmas Carol". Ben Scrooge was badgered by his Father for not being like other boys and grew up hating himself and his sexuality. He is further embittered when his partner Jake Marley dies from aIDS. Ben is an interior designer who over works his assistant Bob Cratchit who is struggling to care for his partner Tim who has been diagnosed HIV+. Scrooge angrily dismisses an aIDS charity worker who was collecting funds and this sets in motion a chain of ghostly visitors. Jake and the Ghost of Christmas Past - who is Marilyn Monroe and the Ghost of Christmas and Future - a black drag queen.

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1st Produced:
Duplex Cabaret Theatre New York (Off Off Broadway)     01 Dec 2001

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SourceWorks Theatre

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90 min Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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Rabbit Ears

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Romance Language

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as part of emerging Artists theatre's "In the Oven" new play reading series

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Swan Song

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Take Two

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Understanding Lear

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Black Box    

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Wild Spots

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