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S D Graubert

S D GRAUBERT

  

Nationality:    USA/UK
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Sheri Graubert is an prize-winning, published playwright, with plays produced in New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., Ithaca, Oregon, Mississippi, Maine, Kitchener, Canada, London, England and Sydney, Australia.

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

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        Adelaide Chronicles, The         Coff & Prozac         Dave Space-Out         Dick Spacey         Few Good Eggs, A         G.R.A.P.E.H.E.A.D.S.         Gerry         Ginto & May         Hundred Years' War, The         Johnny's Girl         Last Word         Love Dust         Magnolia Day         Military 4Play         Milk A Cow's Tail         Millhouse Contract, The         Ms. Santos' Dream After Reading Medea         Parental Consent         Penelope         Penny Black         St. Croix         Summer Display, The         Troglodytes, The         Vestibule, The



Adelaide Chronicles, The

Synopsis:
the Adelaide Chronicles is about the exacting power of denial. In order to secure her throne, Queen Willa of Italy wants her son, Prince adalbert to marry the lovely Adelaide of Burgundy, whom they have imprisoned in their dungeon. the trouble is, adalbert is actually a full-sized puppet, a fact which Willa simply can't accept. Adelaide escapes and teams up with their enemy, emperor Otto and the powerful Saxons. Willa and Berengar do their best to avoid her revenge, but having a puppet for a son can be a disadvantage, particularly when nobody wants to admit it.

Notes:
Semi-finalist, Mill Mountain theatre; Nominated for the Cherry Lane Mentor Program.

1st Produced:
Neighbourhood Playhouse (Ny)    -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Coff & Prozac

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Notes:
Fellowship Wait List: Edward F. Albee Foundation

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Genre:
full length play

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Dave Space-Out

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Notes:
Children's play Commission - sequel to Dick Spacey

1st Produced:
Only Make Believe    -

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Genre:
TYA

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Dick Spacey

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Notes:
Commissioned by Dena Hammerstein. Currently performed for children in New York City hospitals

1st Produced:
Only Make Believe    -

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TYA

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Few Good Eggs, A

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1st Produced:
[Staged Reading] Words Of Choice Theatre    -

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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G.R.A.P.E.H.E.A.D.S.

Synopsis:
In G.R.a.P.e.H.e.a.D.S., a West Point ethics professor returns home after witnessing a terrible crime on the battlefield. He recognizes the hegemonic disdain for human life and foreign culture. When he returns home on leave, the memories of this crime render him unable to function in and for the country he had previously so admired and loved. I was inspired to write this play after my friend returned home from a tour of duty in Iraq, and the difficulties he faced adjusting back into civilian life. It was also inspired by an article I read about a military ethics professor who tried, and failed, to stop deadly corruption which was brought to his attention while he was in Iraq. He was later found dead in his mess.

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1st Produced:
Last Frontier Theatre Conference    -

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Genre:
Short Play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Gerry

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1st Produced:
The Drilling Company - Hero Season, NY    -

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Ginto & May

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1st Produced:
Shorter & Sweeter (Australia)    -

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Genre:
TYA

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hundred Years' War, The

Synopsis:
We burned our bras in public. We aren't going to grow old quietly. So said the sixty-something woman who inspired the Hundred Years' War. Gladys, a proud, feminist of a certain age, does not like her grand-daughter's choice of fiance, and she is going to make her views heard, even if she has to stage a revolution. She climbs the tree in her grand-daughter Penny's, yard and stays there until she gets her way. Penny, driven to distraction, finally has to work on Gladys' achilles' heel and requests the help of Gladys' long ago lover, Harvey, to work her weak spot.

Notes:
Great part for A woman in her late 60s.

1st Produced:
The Drilling Company    2006

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Genre:
Short Play

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Johnny's Girl

Synopsis:
Johnny's Girl explores how enticingly easy it can sometimes be to make the most destructive choice. Miriam is so frustrated with her marriage and her job, she starts an affair with an emotionally damaged seventeen-year-old man. Her husband would rather live in denial than face the truth, her daughter is about to repeat her mistakes, and the boy has another agenda entirely.

Notes:
Johnny's Girl won A place in Prop Thtr's New Play Festival, where it had A rehearsed stage reading. It Also made the O'Neill Playwrights' Festival long-list.

1st Produced:
Prop Thtr, Chicago - Staged Reading    2001

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Last Word

Synopsis:
Pearl is a successful New Yorker, who is also a recovering alcoholic. She ran away from home at an early age, leaving her older sister, Flo, to manage their dangerous and abusive mother. Now, many years later, Pearl has returned home on the understanding that their mother is dying. Flo keeps her sister prisoner, and wreaks her slow, psychological revenge. the play is a modern take on the Classical Greek idea of the sins of the Father being visited on the sons. In this play, however, it is the sins of the mother being visited on her daughters, who find themselves caught in a seemingly endless cycle of revenge. they battle it out, in a series of lies, heated exchanges and physical fights, each wanting to have the final last word.

Notes:
Picked out As An unsolicited script to Soho theatre, London; 78th Street theatre Lab/ Drilling Company workshop And staged reading.

1st Produced:
The Drilling Company/78th St Theatre Lab As 1St Production- Staged Reading.    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Love Dust

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Sundog Theatre, Staten Island, NY    -

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Magnolia Day

Magnolia Day
Magnolia Day is an annual family tradition, in which Marie and her sister Lisa eat cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery in Manhattan. This year Marie is getting married, so she intends to skip Magnolia Day, as she tries to lose weight for the big day. Lisa, though, has other plans. the funniest among the relationship plays during these first two programs is S.D.Graubert's Magnolia Day," in which a svelte bride-to-be, played by the piquant Sarah Fischer, is evilly tempted by her passive-aggressive sister (Margo Seibert), who passes under her nose the Magnolia Bakery cupcakes they share on this one day each year." Washtington Post

Notes:
Magnolia Day won A place in the 2008 Source Festival in DC, where it was selected to be one of 25 out of 900 submissions. It Also won A place in the Nantucket Short Play Festival, 2009 And Mind-the-Gap's Festapalooza in Chicago, 2010.

1st Produced:
Source Festival, Dc    2008

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in the Best Ten-Minute Plays 2011, Smith & Kraus; (June 1, 2012)   978-1575257822

Music:
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Genre:
Short Play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Military 4Play

Synopsis:
What do you do when there are no right answers? Military 4Play explores imperialism and how we reach for our humanity when everything around us seems to be falling apart. the play bounces between World War One and modern times. even though the technology has changed, our humanity and need for connection is still very much the same, a century apart. Military 4Play combines heightened naturalism, stylized staging, characters communicating between eras, gritty realism and humor. the play follows four characters, each at crucial moments in their lives, trying to do the right thing when all around them, everything seems to be going wrong: DaniElla wants to join the marines at 17; Mackey wants to write the perfect poem, while using his uniform to pick up girls; Frazier wants to believe in his country in spite of the fatal, horrific corruption he has witnessed; Gerhardt desperately wants to find a way to go home to his family. the play has many strong parts - driven characters with clear needs and wants, trying to be true to themselves when all the odds are against them.

Notes:
Military 4Play was selected by blind submission, for the Hangar theatre's summer season in the Wedge.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  Parts are doubled

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Milk A Cow's Tail

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part DEBT - 10 short plays About something we All have, the hot potato of America! Who's DEBT is it Anyway?

1st Produced:
Drilling Company theatre
107 West 82nd Street, #1a, New York, NY 10024    15 Apr 2012

Organisations:
theDrillingCompaNY

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
short play

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Millhouse Contract, The

Synopsis:
Mayra Suerte, a woman in her fifties, mexican by birth, has worked for Hal Franks

Notes:
Two strong parts for An older man And woman.

1st Produced:
Lakeshore Players - Finalist    2009

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Genre:
Ten min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Ms. Santos' Dream After Reading Medea

Synopsis:
Commissioned for the TDC Revenge Season. Ms. Santos is a school teacher who fall asleep reading Medea late at night, while listening to George Bush give a speech about Guantanamo, on the radio. In her dream, she becomes Mrs. Takehashi who, inspired by Medea, is in denial of the impact of murdering her sons while simultaneously trying to stop herself from being unfairly evicted from her apartment. Meanwhile, democracy is under threat from politicians. She meets weird and wonderful bureaucrats, to whom she turns to for help but who and refuse to help her while giving the outward appearance of being helpful. She is finally falsely accused of being a terrorist, interrogated and imprisoned. eventually, she comes face to face with her sons, who ask for an explanation. She cannot bare to face the horror of what she has done, but finally accepts their forgiveness, returns home across the River Styx. Ms. Santos wakes up and is relieved.

Notes:
as the play is A dream play, it is very important that the characters Are doubled, And that there is no Attention paid to gender or race, Apart from Mrs. Takehashi/Ms. Santos And the soul, who Are female.

1st Produced:
The Drilling Company    2005

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Parental Consent

Parental Consent
edna is proud of her country, her politics and her daughter Danny's success in choosing her career as a doctor. However, Danny has some news which shakes edna's beliefs, and values, to the core.

Notes:
This play has been produced in New York City, USA, And Sydney, Australia. It has won A place in numerous festivals, including Northern Writes, Ma; 6 Women Festival, CO; theatre Oxford, MI; Short + Sweet, Sydney; Brief Acts, NYC; Spring Writes, NYC; semi-finalist, Short + Sweet, Sydney. It was Also invited to represent international women's day, in Australia.

1st Produced:
Brief Acts, Love Creek, NY    2009

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Penelope

Synopsis:
abandoned by her kidnapped husband for the weekend, Penelope wreaks vengeance in a Miami bar. She seduces the barman while simultaneously exacting her revenge with the kidnap negotiators. eventually, she realizes the pleasurable advantages of having a husband indefinitely detained.

Notes:
Penelope won A place in the Asphalt Jungle V festival, in Kitchener Ontario, where it was performed in May 2009. It was Also selected for Rapscallion Vagabond Acting Troupe's One Act Play Festival And their Solo Works Festival. It won the JaC publishing competition And won A place in the Astor Street Oprey One Act Competition.

1st Produced:
Asphalt Jungle V, Ontario, Canada    2009

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1st Published:
Won JAC Publishing Competition   -

Music:
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Genre:
Monologue

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Penny Black

Synopsis:
Glad, a wild, alcoholic, drug-addicted 55-year old, ransacks her deceased father's living-room, looking for his Penny Black stamp. Bron, her older sister, lung-cancer survivor, and smoker, has been there before her, and she uses the stamp to leverage positive change in Glad's life.

Notes:
Invited to the Great Plains theatre Conference Play Labs, 2008; Finalist, Women At Plays(4); Semi-finalist, Heartland theatre; Selected for Archive, eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors.

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Ten Min

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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St. Croix

Synopsis:
a short, potted history of the Caribbean island of St. Croix, the island on which Christopher Columbus first landed. In four short, comedic pages, it visits imperialism, greed, slavery and our lack of historical perspective.

Notes:
This play has several parts, which Are deliberately doubled. Only two parts - those of A man And A woman lying on A beach - Are played by the same Actors. the play can be done with A small cast doubling, or A large cast with no doubling.

1st Produced:
Clubbed Thumb    2006

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Genre:
Very short play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  Much double casting

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Summer Display, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of the Off Cut Festival 2010. the 15 Minute Play Festival Where the Audience Decides. . . A fabulous showcase of new And undiscovered writing, Acting And directing talent.

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Organisations:
InCut Theatre

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Genre:
15 min

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Troglodytes, The

Synopsis:
Rose, baffled by her life and her country's politics, is a public school teacher disillusioned and in danger of being sent to the rubber room. Now her mother is coming to stay and her sister has shown up, unexpectedly, wanting to trace their father. the answer to Rose's problems, her sister passionately insists, is to go on a date. Reluctantly, Rose goes on the date with a exceptionally smart, socially awkward philosopher, Matthew, who believes he has no luck with women because of a curse, which makes reality warp around philosophers, in a similar manner to time in einstein's theory of Relativity. This is all way above Rose's head, and even though she believes the curse is ridiculous, she does notice her reality start to change or, rather, warp. She encounters the Mona Lisa, meets the ideal of male beauty and even has evidence of Hannibal's elephants charging through her apartment. However, all this is preferable to facing the truth about her Father or having an actual relationship with another human being. She finally comes to terms with her past, breaks any trace of a curse, and becomes ready to embark on a relationship with Matthew.

Notes:
the Troglodytes was A finalist in Lark Playwright's Week. It Also had sold-out staged readings At 59e59th Street, As part of Reverie Productions' WetInk Festival.

1st Produced:
59E59th St, Wetink Festival - Produced Reading    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  Doubling            Other:  -

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Vestibule, The

Synopsis:
Stacey finds herself locked in the lobby - or vestibule - of her apartment building. She needs her keys to get out of the front door, but they are locked inside her apartment, the door of which is also locked. Her cellphone is on the fritz, so she is stuck in the vestibule, until help arrives. Soon Mildred shows up. at first, Stacey is relieved, but soon gets more than she bargained for. Mildred is intent on creating her own religion, and desires Stacey to be her first disciple.

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1st Produced:
Neighborhood Play House - One Act Festival    2002

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Genre:
comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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