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Paul Hufker

PAUL HUFKER

  

Nationality:    USA
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Paul was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Webster University where he received a BFA in Theatrical Performance. His playwriting credits are as follows: The Dark Land of the Sun was produced at the National Comedy Theatre and the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Summerfest 08'. His play Smallpox in the Blanketshas been produced as part of Variations Theatre Company's Harvest Theatre Festival where it advanced to the "finals." Smallpox was also performed this summer in Toronto, Canada. His play The Horses in Central Park was produced as part of AND Theatre Company's "Eclectic Evening of Shorts," and with Emerging Artists Theatre as part of their New Works Series, and was produced in November of 2013 as part of Variations Theatre Company's Harvest Theatre Festival where it wonBest Ensemble/Audience Favorite and Best Actress (Mallory Hawks), and was last seen as part of The Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Winterfest 2014. His full-length,The Landlord, had a successful reading produced by The Drilling Company (directed by John Gould Rubin). His full-length play, The Land of Snow and Ghosts was workshopped by The Dramatic Question Theatre Company (NYC) as part of their Fresh Faces 2012/2013. Paul is a Jerome Fellowship Finalist, a Eugene O'Neill Award Semi-Finalist, and a 2011 participant to the prestigious Sewanee Writers' Conference.

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

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below is a list of Paul Hufker's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Amsterdam         Atrophy         belly wild, sharon rich         Boy         Cordelia         Dark Land Of the Sun, The         Dress         Hanging Technique, The         HDPE         Horses In Central Park         Humane Traps         Huntsville         Land of Snow and Ghosts, The         Landlord, The         Mouse         Noah's Ark         Plastic Holders         Sex with a Puerto Rican (or the imagination play)         Smallpox in the Blankets         Wet Woods, The



Amsterdam

Synopsis:
A father and son are on vacation in Amsterdam. There's a trash strike on. It's gonna take a lot to clean out all the garbage.

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Atrophy

Synopsis:
The not-so-distant future. The day of the funeral of the family's young brother. The sister who took care of him knows there's something more to his death. The mother and father simply want to get back to work. Idle hands, and all. Father couldn't possibly have done anything to kill his son. Right? He's not scheming against his wife. Right?

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belly wild, sharon rich

Synopsis:
Queens, NY. An atypical family of four. It was five, but Ma just died. Today is her funeral. An ailing father, a desperate daughter, one son obese, the other severely mentally handicapped. They're all falling apart. Things are disappearing. Help.

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full-length 120 min

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Boy

Synopsis:
A young man tells us the story of why he's in a dark, dank cabin, of where his child is, and of why the mother of his kid isn't here. Leaning against the wall is a shovel.

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ten-minute

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Cordelia

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A tired Latina woman birthed ten kids, dealt with a bastard husband, and on top of it all, now she's convinced she's dead.

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Genre:
monologue

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Dark Land Of the Sun, The

Synopsis:
Percy and Sandra's young married lives erupt with Drama and frustration, amidst love and loss and New York City
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one-act

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Dress

Synopsis:
Two women discuss men while they dress and undress each other.

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Hanging Technique, The

Synopsis:
A father talks to his dog in a small apartment. It seems he's trying to work something out. Almost as if there's a finality to the whole thing. Suddenly, his adult son that he feels distant from, comes back. At age 11. It's time to work some things out.

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one-act 45 min

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HDPE

Synopsis:
The most important moral dilemma of our day is explored in HDPE - when we save the have-nothings, will they treat the planet as recklessly as the have-everythings?

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Horses In Central Park

Synopsis:
Two exhausted horses pull carriages full of tourists through Central Park. Their whole lives consist of walking the same paths, sleeping in the same tiny, dirty stalls. All their turns are to the right. What if they turn left?

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Harvest Festival at the Chain Theatre, Long Island City, NY    15 Nov 2013

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Humane Traps

Synopsis:
A renter and a realtor discuss the possibilities of signing a lease. Saving a life.

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Huntsville

Synopsis:
A prison in Texas. Death Row. The prison chef has made two hundred seventeen last meals. But some of the executed are stuck -- caught between this world and the next. Can a social worker save them? Anyone? Or, will she simply be hunted? The living and the dead collide in Huntsville.

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Land of Snow and Ghosts, The

Synopsis:
Wind River Native American Reservation. Two young girls are blindfolded and tied up in an abandoned home. A man enters. What does he want? The mythological and the desperate present collide.

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workshopped by The Dramatic Question Theatre Company (NYC) as part of their Fresh Faces    2012

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full-length 140 min

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Landlord, The

Synopsis:
A young couple look to rent an apartment in the big city. The Landlord is a rather odd man. Manipulations, calculations, and lies present a dangerous concoction. Just who is in control here?

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Mouse

Synopsis:
A realtor and a renter discuss what happened to the renter's best friend.

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Noah's Ark

Synopsis:
The second flood. Noah brought two of almost every animal on board, as well as a family whom he wants to help found the new world. What if they don't like the way things are headed?

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Plastic Holders

Synopsis:
Two young couples in a cramped apartment. One couple, content to lock eyes and lock lips, ignores, while the other, sick of the crippling limitations of life, make a decision to fix things. Permanently.

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Sex with a Puerto Rican (or the imagination play)

Synopsis:
In a kind of dream state, a Puerto Rican woman muses about her life, and her time, and her sex with a white man.

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Smallpox in the Blankets

Synopsis:
A neglected daughter, an aging clown who gave it all up for her, and a mysterious woman fight for attention. What do we owe our family? Our audience? Ourselves?

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Genre:
one-act 30 min

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Wet Woods, The

Synopsis:
Missouri. Suburban woods. Two 14-year-old boys are gonna get away for awhile and live out here. Suddenly they're older, coming back. Things were pretty bad back then. How are they now?

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one act 90 min

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