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Itamar Moses

ITAMAR MOSES

  (1977 - )

Nationality:    USA
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    United Talent Agency  represented by Mark Subias

Itamar Moses is the author of Love/Stories (Or But You Will Get Used To It), Outrage, Bach at Leipzig, Celebrity Row, the Four of Us, Yellowjacket, Back Back Back and Completeness, Reality! (a musical with Gaby Alter), and Fortress of Solitude (a musical with Michael Friedman and Daniel Aukin. He has received new play commissions from the McCarter Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Wilma Theater, South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Lincoln Center. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, MCC Playwrights Coalition, Naked Angels Writers Group, and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.

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

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        Authorial Intent         Bach At Leipzig         Back Back Back         Band's Visit, The         Biathlon         Celebrity Row         Chromium Hook, The         Completeness         Dorothy and Alice         Fortress of Solitude         Four Of Us, The         Fucked         Good Apples         Hook, The         Idea         Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It)         Men's Intuition         Nobody Loves You         Outrage         Szinhaz         Untitled Short Play         Yellowjackets


Authorial Intent

Synopsis:
Three days after moving in together, a woman tells a man she doesn't love him anymore. Suddenly, the play itself undergoes a parallel breakdown, with the two characters speaking their objectives and subtext instead of their dialogue. Finally, the two actors step out of character, to look back and wonder: Is there anything at all behind the artifice?

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1st Produced:
Mccarter Theatre (Staged Reading) (Princeton, Nj, United States)     2004

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   

Music:
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Genre:
25-35 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  1 male, 1 female

Further Reference:
https://www.facebook.com/itamar.moses

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Bach At Leipzig

Synopsis:
Leipzig, Germany - 1722. Johann Kuhnau, revered organist of the Thomaskirche, suddenly dies, leaving his post vacant. the town council invites musicians from across to audition for the coveted position, among them young Johann Sebastian Bach. In an age where musicians depend on patronage from the nobility or the church to pursue their craft, the post at a prominent church in a cultured city is a near guarantee of fame and fortune -- which is why some of the candidates are willing to resort to any lengths to secure it. BACH AT LEIPZIG is a fugue-like farcical web of bribery, blackmail, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Enlightenment questions about humanity, God, and art.

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1st Produced:
Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY     2002

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Genre:
Comedy/Farce

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Back Back Back

Back Back Back
Does greatness always come with a price? Can only someone with nothing to lose tell the whole truth? From Itamar Moses, the writer of the Four Of Us and Bach at Leipzig, comes a new Drama about America's favorite pastime. Back Back Back follows the turbulent careers of three very different teammates in baseball's steroid era whose clubhouse secrets bring them under federal scrutiny
- press release

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1st Produced:
The Old Globe, San Diego     2008

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Band's Visit, The

Synopsis:
An Egyptian police band is going to Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Centre. They arrive at Tel Aviv airport but there is no one to meet them. They buy bus tickets for the town where the Centre is but the ticket seller mistakes the Egyptian accent and they get tickets for an isolated little village

Notes:
Music and lyrics by David Yazbec; book by Itamar Moses. Based on the movie "The Band's Visit" screenplay by Eran Kolirin

1st Produced:
Atlantic Theatre Company     11 Nov 2016

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Biathlon

Synopsis:
Two Olympic cyclists collide in the middle of a race. Once the shouting stops, conversation begins

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Celebrity Row

Celebrity Row
In the most secure prison in America, a former leader of the Latin Kings suffers a psychological breakdown in solitary confinement. In response, the prison allows him to exercise for an hour a day with his neighbors: Timothy McVeigh, Ted Kaczynksi, and Ramzi Yousef. Soon, a member of the prison's educational staff, charged with providing more stable human contact, is forced to confront the troubling parallels between the disparate stories of four of the most notorious men in the prison system. An intimate epic about everything that has happened in the last fifty years

Notes:
originally cmmissioned by the Manhattan theatre club. Originalyy produced by South Coast Repertory

1st Produced:
Portland Center Stage     2005

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Three Plays" published by North Point Press 2009   

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Chromium Hook, The

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Completeness

Completeness
How does a computer scientist hook up with a molecular biologist? He blinds her with science, of course. In Completeness, when Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment. This deft and imaginative new ROM-comedy shows that even the most sophisticated algorithm may freeze in the face of life's infinite possibilities.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Playwrights Horizons Mainstage
416 West 42nd Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10036     13 Sep 2011

Organisations:
Playwrights Horizons

1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
romantic comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  with doubling

Further Reference:
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Dorothy and Alice

Dorothy and Alice
Two seemingly ordinary young girls meet and have lunch on their elementary school playground.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Manhattan Theater Source (Nutshell Festival) (New York, NY, United States)     2001

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Great Short Comedies volume Two" published by Playscripts Inc   

Music:
-

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Genre:
10-15 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  1 male, 2 females

Further Reference:
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Fortress of Solitude

Synopsis:
Two teenagers, Dylan and Mingus, are obsessed with comic books and superheroes believe they can fly

Notes:
Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman; book by Itamar Moses. Based on the novel "Fortress Of Solitude" by Jonathan Latham

1st Produced:
Dallas Theater Center, Dallas     07 Mar 2014

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Four Of Us, The

Four Of Us, The
What happens when your biggest dreams come true. . .for your best friend? When Benjamin's first novel vaults him into the literary stratosphere, his friendship with David, a struggling playwright, is strained. Can Benjamin help David gain professional connections? Does career success coincide with personal happiness? Who should pay for lunch? A two-hander with a misleading title about success, jealousy, and growing up

Notes:
workshop At ACT in San Francisco, 2004

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Fucked

Synopsis:
the offer of free trip creates havoc for a new couple, forcing them to ask: when are you making love and when are you just being screwed?

Notes:
the Flea theater has commissioned six playwrights to create ten-minute plays that explore the impact of the current economic crisis on the younger generation. Presented under the title the GREAT RECESSION, the evening features new work by Thomas Bradshaw, Sheila Callaghan, Erin Courtney, Will Eno, Itamar Moses And Adam Rapp - All writers recently nurtured by the Flea. the plays will be performed by the Bats, the resident Acting company of the Flea

1st Produced:
Flea Theater, NY, USA >>>     20 Nov 2009

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Good Apples

Synopsis:
A tour guide at a cider mill tries unsuccessfully to get himself rescued from his life

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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1st Published:
in MONOLOGUES BY MEN FOR MEN (Heinemann),    

Music:
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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Hook, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music And lyrics by Norman Noll; book by Itmar Moses

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Idea

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
McArthur Theatre, Princeton, New Jersey     26 Jun 1905

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Genre:
Short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It)

Synopsis:
Nothing is what it seems in Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It), five funny and poignant short plays. A casting session for a play about a love affair goes awry. A talk-back with a theatre audience becomes the occasion for a life-altering choice. A couple moving in together finds that greater intimacy can have surprising results. And much more
- press release

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Men's Intuition

Synopsis:
Two college roommates fail to bridge the gap between two very different kinds of male intuition

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in TAKE TAKE II (Vintage),    

Music:
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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Nobody Loves You

Synopsis:
An ex-grad auditions for a reality television show. He is accepted - but he only tried to get on it to win back the girl he loves - but on set a new love interest rears her head

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Tony Kiser Theatre, New York     01 Aug 2013

Organisations:
2econndStage Theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Outrage

Outrage
In Ancient Greece, Socrates is accused of corrupting the young with his practice of questioning commonly held beliefs. In Renaissance Italy, a simple miller named Menocchio runs afoul of the Inquisition when he develops his own theory of the cosmos. In Nazi Germany, the playwright Bertolt Brecht is persecuted for work that challenges authority. And in present day New England, a graduate student finds himself in the center of a power struggle over the future of the University. An irreverent epic that spans thousands of years, Outrage explores the power of martyrdom, the power of theatre, and how the revolutionary of one era become the tyrant of the next.

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1st Produced:
Bloomington Playwrights Project, In, Usa     2001

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Szinhaz

Szinhaz
the famous Eastern European theater director, Istvan Zoltan Andras, is doing a public interview. He doesn't speak any English, but luckily he has his trusty translator, Marie, on hand. Istvan eagerly tackles questions about his career and creative outlook, and Marie communicates them to the audience in her own broken English. But when the interview takes a strangely personal turn, the audience is forgotten, and the most difficult questions become the ones that Istvan asks Marie.

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1st Produced:
Naked Angels (New York, NY, United States)     2007

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Naked Angels The Issues Project" published by Playscripts Inc 2009   

Music:
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Genre:
8-10 min Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  1 male, 1 female

Further Reference:
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Untitled Short Play

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     2006

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Yellowjackets

Synopsis:
the teachers at the High School want to close down the student newspaper as they do not like what it is publishing

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Berkeley Repertory Theatre     2008

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1st Published:
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Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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