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David Lefkowitz

DAVID LEFKOWITZ  (1964 - )

Nationality:    USA
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David Lefkowitz, born 23 January 1964, has hosted the weekly radio program, Dave's Gone By, since Oct. 2002. Former managing editor of Playbill.com, he founded TotalTheater.com, co-publishes Performing arts Insider theater journal, and has written about the arts for Back Stage, Show Business. Playbill and Long Island Pulse, among many others. His plays include the award-winning Kandide, the Moliere-style farce, The Triple Wedding, and the solo comedy, Shalom Dammit! an Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon. He holds two masters degrees, one from NYU in Dramatic Writing, and one from the University of Northern Colorado in Theater Education. His BFa is from NYU in Film and Television Production. Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, David Lefkowitz now resides in Greeley, Colorado, with his wife, Joyce Weil, their two dogs, and their many potatoes.

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Blame Me         Blind Date         Death Of A Manure Salesman         Down Came The Sun         Goaltending         Human Error         Kandide         King Solomon The Wise         Seaweed For The Gambler         Shalom Dammit! An Evening With Rabbi Sol Solomon         Sky Is Calling, The         Triple Wedding, The



Blame Me

Synopsis:
Patient zero confesses that he is responsible for aIDS.

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1st Produced:
New Village Productions' Millennium's a-Comin' Festival    1998

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1st Published:
Holvoe Books (anthology: "Marriage, Babies & the End of the World"), 1994   5-85733-023-8

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Genre:
One-act Comedy-Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Blind Date

Synopsis:
a couple on a blind-date encounter a surly but canny waiter.

Notes:
part of The Cream of the Crop Festival. Blind Date has been revised since its Anthology publication, And the Author prefers the revised version to be utilized.

1st Produced:
Richmond Shepard Theatre, NY    2008

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1st Published:
Holvoe Books (anthology: "Marriage, Babies & the End of the World"), 1994   5-85733-023-8

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Genre:
One-act Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Death Of A Manure Salesman

Synopsis:
a family remembers dad - and his unpleasant job.

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One-page play.

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Genre:
One-act Spoof

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Down Came The Sun

Synopsis:
Flirtation between an older woman and a college student, with a Key West backdrop.

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Genre:
One-act Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Goaltending

Synopsis:
Two soccer players in a cosmic standoff.

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Genre:
One-act Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Human Error

Synopsis:
TV commercial for a book series recounting mankind's greatest historical mistakes and misjudgments.

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Genre:
One-act Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Kandide

Synopsis:
The Candide-like story of Moshe Kandidevsky, a naive young man in Poland who finds the teachings of his mentor, Rabbi Panglev, put to the crucible of the Holocaust.

Notes:
Winner of the Lee Korf Playwriting Award

1st Produced:
Cerritos College, Norwalk, Ca    -

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Genre:
Dark Comedy

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King Solomon The Wise

Synopsis:
King Solomon must choose which of two women is the true mother of an infant.

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Semi-Finalist, Actor's Theater of Louisville 10-minute Play Contest. Finalist, Ensemble Studio Theater One-act Festival

1st Produced:
Madison avenue Theater, NYC    -

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1st Published:
Holvoe Books (anthology: "Marriage, Babies & the End of the World")   5-85733-023-8

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  1 voice only

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Seaweed For The Gambler

Synopsis:
a tour guide at the U.S. Mint reaches the end of his tether.

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Genre:
One-act Monologue

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Shalom Dammit! An Evening With Rabbi Sol Solomon

Synopsis:
The wit and outrageous wisdom of Rabbi Sol Solomon, founder and spiritual leader of Temple Sons of Bitches, Great Neck, NY. The Rebbe expounds on everything from Jews for Jesus to the Middle East to the Holocaust. Songs include: "Then You're Jewish" and "I Know What Goys Like."

Notes:
Developmental staging planned for March 2012 At NY's Richmond Shepard Theater.

1st Produced:
workshop, Norton Theater - University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO    Nov 2011

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Genre:
Solo Comedy with Music

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  1 musician

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Sky Is Calling, The

Synopsis:
Passenger about to miss his plane faces an airport security guard, as well as his feelings about his father.

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1st Produced:
Love Creek Theater, NYC    -

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Genre:
One-act Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Triple Wedding, The

Synopsis:
Sganarrhea wants his daughter, Brie, to marry the foppish Moronte, though she wants to marry the shy student, Roquefort, whom Brie's sister, Bleu, also loves. Entanglements ensue, with trusty servant Farte making sure all turns out well in the end.

Notes:
Moliere-style farce in verse, written As A thesis for the Author's Dramatic Writing MFa At New York University.

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1st Published:
Holvoe Books (anthology: "Marriage, Babies & the End of the World"), 1994   5-85733-023-8

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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  -

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