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Garret Jon Groenveld

GARRET JON GROENVELD

  (1967 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Garret Jon Groenveld is a poet, teacher and playwright based in San Francisco. He has an MFA in Poetry and an Ma in Playwrighting from San Francisco State University and has studied with Edward albee at the University of Houston. He has some 100 short plays and full lengths include: "the absence of Birds", "the Spy", "Missives", "the Voyage of St. Brandaen" and "the Grand Divorce." Involved with PlayGround since it's inception, he's also the company Dramaturg and education Coordinator. His plays have been presented as part of the Bay area Playwrights Festival, and he was selected as the first representative of the Sister City exchange by the Playwrights Foundation. "Missives" received it's world premiere in 2005 at Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco.

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

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        Absence Of Birds, The         Couple, A         Dear Alix         Deconstructed/Scrooge         Empty Nesters         Frantic Swedes Hunt American         Good Fools Nice Women         Grand Divorce, The         Hummingbirds, The         Long Arm Of the Law         Medea Speaks         Menacing Phantom         Missives         Ondine         Spy, The         Twin, The         Voyage Of St Brandaen, The



Absence Of Birds, The

Synopsis:
In a tiny apartment in 1994's Sarajevo, a couple struggles with their morals: is murder still murder in a war? ethnicity and the tenuous moral conundrums of surviving a conflict you do not choose play into choices, good or bad. the second act happens five years later, and five years earlier.

Notes:
Produced As part of 1999's BaPF, this serious work holds A mirror to many of our modern conflicts Around the world, where ethnicity And distinctions can be used to ruin society And understanding can be used to rebuild.

1st Produced:
Bay Area Playwrights Festival    1999

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Couple, A

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Dear Alix

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Deconstructed/Scrooge

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1st Produced:
Berkeley Repertory Theater, California    2000

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Monday Night Playground

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Empty Nesters

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A husband and wife are left alone at home when their youngest childe goes to college

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Frantic Swedes Hunt American

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Good Fools Nice Women

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Grand Divorce, The

Synopsis:
the perfect couple have the perfected their marriage to the point that they try the only thing they can do to make it more perfect: the perfect divorce!

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This play has been commissioned by PlayGround.

1st Produced:
Reading At Playground    2007

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Genre:
Comedy

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Hummingbirds, The

Synopsis:
the Hummingbirds takes place in the very near future where, if you are out of a job for too long, you are assigned one by the unemployment office. Having their routines broken after an act of violence, two employment officers, one single, one married, react quite differently in the aftermath. Funny, Fast and Foreboding.

Notes:
Winner of the Internationalists' 2012 Playwriting Contest

1st Produced:
Playwrights Horizons South Rehearsal Studio
416 West 42nd Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10036    03 Dec 2012

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Genre:
comedy of menace

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Long Arm Of the Law

Synopsis:
a man sun bathing in the nude is being watched by a policeman hidden in the bushes

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1st Produced:
Nctc, San Francisco    2008

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Genre:
Short play. - - Gay, one act

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Medea Speaks

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1st Produced:
Berkeley Repertory Theater, California    2000

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Monday Night Playground

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Menacing Phantom

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Originally performed As part of "Duboce Triangle" with three other plays

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Missives

Synopsis:
the story of an unlikely friendship between a white, gay man and a black straight woman and the unexpected act of violence that comes between them.

Notes:
Told in An epistolary style, this moving play sweeps you up with soap operas, A charming sociopath, odd jobs And tons And tons of flowers.

1st Produced:
Theatre Rhinoceros    2005

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Theatre Rhinoceros

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Genre:
Drama (with lots of jokes). - - Gay, full length

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Ondine

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Spy, The

Synopsis:
Our country and the other country. a spy across the border, is he theirs or ours? In a landscape where alliances are fluid and trust is guaranteed by payment, where academia is not applicable and the war seems to go on forever, can a mother figure out, "Who is the Spy?"

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This play has been A finalist in the BaPF twice, but it's large cast prevents many companies from taking the chance. No character has A name, And the created world becomes A mirror to our own era of distrust And deceit.

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Genre:
Intrigue

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Twin, The

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Voyage Of St Brandaen, The

Synopsis:
the tale of a 14th Century mythical Dutch saint who destroyed the Truth and is cast out onto the sea for Seven years to find it again. Told in verse, his adventures lead him to strange encounters, from a miniature man who sails the world on a giant leaf, to a tortured king, to memories of rotten childhood, to Judas Iscariot (half his body frozen, half his body in flames). Stage craft and puppetry, or a simple solo meditation on the search for faith when one has no reason to believe.

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This one Act Adapted poem is A way for companies to explore religion, theatre And stage craft from many different perspectives

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Mythic Drama/Religious Drama

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