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Deborah Lavin

DEBORAH LAVIN  

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Literary Agent:    International Artists  German agent: Per Lauke Verlag

after growing up in Toronto, and spending time in europe, Deborah Lavin "a powerful writing talent" (Die Welt, Berlin) "notable for her ability to write sharp, character-defining dialogue" (What's On, London) now lives in Kings Cross, in the "hard-edged heart" of London. Her plays are "Brave and brilliant." (Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin), "witty, humane and at the same time serious" (Morning Star, London). emotionally literate, with convincing and well-constructed plots that "maintain pace and tension right up to the closing moments" (What's On, London). Deborah Lavin's work deals with "humour and humanity" (Time Out, London) both with individuals in extreme personal crisis, as well as the big world issues, yet she avoids "the condescension of reassuring the audience with comfortable platitudes" (Time Out, London), and she has the intellectual honesty to give equally "Funny, biting dialogue" (Berliner Morgenpost, Berlin) to the "Strong, believable characters" (Die Tageszeitung, Berlin) on all sides of the emotional and political divides.

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

        Body Trade, The         Dead Sex         Deadly Incubus         Happy Families         Murder Of Reality



Body Trade, The

Synopsis:
set in London it is a family Drama cum brutal comedy connecting the "sex trade" and the illegal trade in human organs

Notes:
at the Stukke theatre Berlin 1997 And At the Grenzlandtheatre, Aachen 1998 (in German translation)

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One act

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Male:  1            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Dead Sex

Synopsis:
Set in Manchester, the play is family comedy-Drama about the Death of Communism,the rise of muslim fundamentalism and other dilEmmas of the post modern

Notes:
Shortlisted for the Croydon Warehouse International Playwriting Competition 2002

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Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  5            Other:  inc 1 American and 1 British-Pakistani character

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Deadly Incubus

Synopsis:
it is a comedy of Bohemia manners along with the tragic story of eleanor Marx's self destructive love for the "unusual" Dr Edward aveling, (the Deadly Incubus of the title).

Notes:
Winner of the Roger Leach Memorial Prize 2002

1st Produced:
Salisbury UmbrElla Theatre Company    2004

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  ensemble

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Happy Families

Synopsis:
Set in London, the play is a part comedy and total tragedy dealing with the consequences of family breakdown and the teenage son's refUSAl to accept his father's homosexuality

Notes:
has been on twice in Japan At the Studio Life theatre Tokyo 1997 And the Atelier theatre Tokyo in 2002 both productions were in Japanese translation. Recommended Play of the Month theatre Magazine, Tokyo April 2002

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Man In the Moon Theatre, London    1996

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  inc 2 Canadian and 1 Scottish characters.

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Murder Of Reality

Synopsis:
Set in a fashionable London Photographer's gallery at the opening of an exhibition of war photography

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Shortlisted for the Croydon Warehouse International Playwriting Competition 1998

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  inc 1 Northern Irish, I American, I Black Canadian characters

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