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Brian Quirk

BRIAN QUIRK

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    represented by Penny Luedtke

Brian Quirk is the 2010 winner of The Robert Chesley Award given to an emerging gay/lesbian playwright. He also received an Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Grant for his play MAPPLETHORPE/ The Opening, produced at The Provincetown Playhouse, San Francisco's New Conservatory Theater Center, San Diego's Sixth@Penn, The Bahama's Popop Studios, and Dixon Place, with over 30 rave reviews. Athol Fugard called the play "extraordinary" in BackstageWest. His play CRASH was performed at Emerging Artists Theater with Marylouise Burke in a Double Decker Workshop. MARROW was workshopped at Westchester's Axial Theater Company, STRANGERS at Dixon Place, and PLUSHLUST by id Theater at Jimmy's No. 73 (with Lou Liberatore and Meg MacCary). SUMMERLAND was a semi-finalist for the 2009 and 2013 Eugene O'Neill Theatre Conference's and was given a reading at The Atlantic Theater Co. with Mary McCann, Katie Erbe, Wayne Maugans, and Jay O. Sanders. A Ucross Spring 2013 fellow, Brian is a three-time MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow, winner of a Leon Levy Foundation Grant, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant both in 2010. The Chesley Award came with a 12 week residency in Taos at The Wurlitzer Foundation which Brian attended in 2011, and where he wrote a first draft of his play, WARREN. WARREN was given a reading at The Metta Theatre in Taos. WARREN was developed at the 2012 Seven Devils Theater Conference and premieres in the Boise Contemporary Theater's 2013/24 season, directed by Matt Cameron Clark. His play NERINE was read at an id Theater "Sit In" in July 2010, directed by Wayne Maugans with Lynn Cohen, Cristin Milioti and Daphne Rubin-Vega. NERINE was a finalist for the 2011 Eugene O'Neill Theatre Conference and was developed at PlayPenn, in the summer of July 2011, directed by Casey Stangl. Brian is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and id theater's "Idiots at Play."

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

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

        Crash         Mapplethorpe: the Opening         Marrow         Strangers         Warren



Crash

Synopsis:
A high school boy imagines several coming-out situations. A woman drives herself insane by repeating a forty year-old tragic error. In Crash, these two worlds collide.

Notes:
workshopped with Mary Louise Burke

1st Produced:
Emerging Artists Theatre Company
NY, USA     01 Mar 2006

Organisations:
Naked Angels

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Mapplethorpe: the Opening

Synopsis:
the play brings to life Andy Warhol, Diane Vreeland and a host of others as they are evoked and inspired by the graphic photos that defined Mapplethorpe's work. Influential figures from the artist's personal life and the 1970's art world burst with life, like his provocative photographs.

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1st Produced:
Usa     2004

Organisations:
San Diego's Sixth @ Penn Theatre & New Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco)

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Solo Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

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Marrow

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Strangers

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1st Produced:
Usa    

Organisations:
Axial & Oracles Theatres

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Music:
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Warren

Synopsis:
Rose is resolved to live out her remaining days at home even if it means hiring someone to help her shovel the snow, mow the lawn and make sure she's dead before the ambulance is called. Dano needs a job, and a friend. Can this fiercely independent grandmother and this unemployed ichthyologist with Aspergers Syndrome help each other get what they need?

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1st Produced:
Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Mccall, Idaho     2012

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Genre:
Play/Drama (reading)

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