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R N Sandberg

R N SANDBERG  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Susan Gurman Agency, LLC  

R. N. Sandberg is a playwright, director, screenwriter, and teacher. Over two dozen of his plays have been presented by Theaters such as the Dallas Children's Theatre, the Empty Space, Fulton Opera House, Houston's Stages Rep, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Intiman Theatre Company, Laguna Playhouse, Louisville's Stage One, Nashville Academy Theatre, New City Theatre, Pennsylvania Stage Company, Provincetown Playhouse, Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Yale Cabaret. His most recent plays are In Between for George Street Playhouse, Frankenstein's Childrenfor Metro Theater Company, Can't Believe It for the McCarter Theater, the Odysseyfor Tales and Scales, and Done, which has received readings at the Abingdon Theatre, the Barrow Group, Kitchen Dog Theater, and Twelve Miles West. His plays include A Woman of Means, Anne of Green Gables(Anchorage Press), Convivienca(Meriwether Press), Jarpteetza/the Firebird (Playscripts, Inc.), Frankenstein(Playscripts, Inc.), the Moonstone(Dramatic Publishing), Robinswood, Sara Crewe (Dramatic Publishing), This Land(Meriwether Press), and Evenings In, Evenings Out. He has been a Lecturer in the Program in Theater and Dance at Princeton University since 1995. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Philadelphia Dramatists Center.

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        Anne of Green Gables         Convivencia         Done         Evenings In, Evenings Out         Frankenstein (full-length)         Frankenstein (one-act)         In Between         Jarpteetza/the Firebird         Martina - Lost and Found         Moonstone, The         Robinswood         Sara Crewe         This Land         Woman of Means



Anne of Green Gables

Synopsis:
Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew request an orphan boy to help work their farm, but are mistakenly sent the high-spirited red-headed Anne Shirley. Knowing they are ill equipped to raise a child, Marilla attempts to send Anne back to the orphanage. With Matthew lobbying to keep Anne, Marilla ultimately agrees to let her stay at Green Gables. the trials and tribulations Marilla fears come to pass as Anne insults Marilla's best friend, "looses" Marilla's most cherished brooch, smacks the school's prize pupil with a slate, and inadvertently gets her best friend Diana drunk on cherry cordial. She also turns out to be bright, charming, and resourceful, full of irresistible imagination. Marilla and Matthew admit she is the best thing that ever happened to them, and Anne comes to understand she is a loved, worthwhile person.

Notes:
Cast may be expanded

1st Produced:
Seattle Children's theater    1991

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Anchorage Press, 1995   -

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Convivencia

Synopsis:
the lives of three young people (one Muslim, one Jewish, one Christian) intertwine in the chaos of the Spanish reconquest of Granada in 1492. the play is filled with action, poetry and dance.

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1st Produced:
Borderlands theater    2004

Organisations:
public reading

1st Published:
in Roger Ellis (editor), International Plays for Young Audiences, Meriwether Publishing, Colorado Springs, CO, 2000   -

Music:
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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  extras

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Done

Synopsis:
Teenagers what do they get up to after school, online, behind your back?

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1st Produced:
Providence Black Repertory Theater, Boston    12 Apr 2007

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Evenings In, Evenings Out

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Frankenstein (full-length)

Synopsis:
Set in the icy polar regions where scientist Victor Frankenstein has chased the creature he brought to life, this highly theatrical and emotional play traces Frankenstein's path to the final confrontation with his intelligent, articulate, sensitive, and powerfully violent child. (A one-act version of this play is also available.)

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1st Produced:
Skid Road Theater (Seattle, WA, United States)    1981

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
105-115 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  3 males, 2 females (5-8 actors possible: 3-5 males, 2-3 females)

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Frankenstein (one-act)

Synopsis:
Set in the icy polar regions where scientist Victor Frankenstein has chased the creature he brought to life, this highly theatrical and emotional play traces Frankenstein's path to the final confrontation with his intelligent, articulate, sensitive, and powerfully violent child. (A full-length versionof this play is also available.)

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1st Produced:
City Theatre Of Independence (Springfield, MO, United States)    2005

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
55-60 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  3 males, 2 females (5-9 actors possible: 3-5 males, 2-4 females)

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In Between

Synopsis:
After maybe-almost hitting another girl who was "always talking junk," Cue is forced to start at a new school, where she meets the popular yet struggling Tad and a lonely geek named B. In a world tangled with social pressure and peer disrespect, these three teenagers struggle to find a peaceful remix in the school and themselves. With a record-scratching DJ as the play's conscience, this work takes on the fragile identities and emotions that complicate teens' lives.

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1st Produced:
George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick, NJ, United States)    1999

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
40-50 min Youth Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  2 males, 2 females (4-14 actors possible: 2-12 males, 2-12 females)

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Jarpteetza/the Firebird

Synopsis:
Ten traditional Russian characters are brought together in this new magical story. Kashei the Immortal has held Russia under his evil power for hundreds of years, but the new Tsar, Prince Ivan, is determined to break his hold. When Kashei kidnaps Ivan's beloved Vasilisa, Ivan joins forces with Maria the Skillful, Ilya the Strongman, and the clown Skomorokh. Together they must journey through dangerous forests and battle a desperate robber, enchanted demons, and the wily witch Baba Yaga to save Vasilisa -- and all of Russia. But even with all of their skill and courage, how can they overcome an enemy who is immortal?

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1st Produced:
Seattle Children's Theater (Seattle, WA, United States)    1991

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
75-90 min Dramatic fairy tale

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  3 males, 2 females, 5 either (10-15 actors possible: 3-13 males, 2-12 females)

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Martina - Lost and Found

Synopsis:
Martina is an almost teenager who knows her life is simply the worst - her face is breaking out, her hair is monstrous. Her life is unfair and her world is full of pressures, boundaries and contradictions. But when she slams the door to her room and yells that she wants everybody to get out of her life, her "wish" is granted . . . Martina's waking nightmare journey brings her face to face with scary street people, a gang of raucous crows, a mythic makeover witch and other monstrous figures grown large out of her everyday life. Based on interviews with kids 10 to 18 years old, this is a fantastical, realistic whirlwind about confronting fears and important choices to set a course of growth and responsibility.

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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing, 2007   -

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Genre:
65 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

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Moonstone, The

Synopsis:
the moonstone, a sacred Indian gem protected by three guards and an ancient curse, is stolen by the British officer Herncastle. His life dissolves into ruin, his family rejecting him. In an act of revenge, he bequeaths the moonstone to his niece, Rachel, for her 18th birthday. As expected, the moonstone wreaks chaos on the family, disappearing the very night it is given to Rachel. Her plans to marry Franklin Blake are destroyed. Her high-minded cousin Godfrey is attacked. And the most renowned detective in all England suspects that the theif is none other than Rachel herself. the curse will only be removed with the return of the moonstone to its proper place. the Moonstone, filled with memorable characters, is quite sophisticated in delineating the complexities and misunderstanding of human interaction. It is considered to be among the best of modern English detective stories

Notes:
Based on the Wilkie Collins novel

1st Produced:
Cornish College of the Arts    1989

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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company, 2000   -

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Genre:
Mystery

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  6            Other:  1 child, doubling

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Robinswood

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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing,    -

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Sara Crewe

Synopsis:
Sara is an unusual child. She speaks Hindustani, French and English, has read almost every book in her father's library and uses fantasy to imagine herself a princess. When her Army captain father leaves her at a boarding school in London, Sara is distraught but makes friends and wins over the headmistress, Miss Minchin, by her intelligence (and her wealth). However, when news arrives that Sara's father has died and that his fortune has been lost, Miss Minchin turns Sara into a servant, banishing her to a rat-infested attic. Sara suffers cold and hunger, but at the moment she believes she can survive no longer, she finds her bare room transformed to a place of warmth and magnificence. Is some magic at work? Is Sara actually the princess she fantasized?

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1st Produced:
Seattle Children's theater    1994

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company, 1996   -

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Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  5 children

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This Land

Synopsis:
the first American settlers in what is now Washington state struggle to make their homes as they face racial discrimination, friendly and unfriendly Native Americans, the hardship of the American West, and sometimes ruthless government officials

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Snoqualmie Falls Forest theater    1980

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in Roger Ellis (editor), New International Plays for Young Audiences, Meriwether Publishing, Colorado Springs, CO, 2002   -

Music:
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Genre:
Youth play

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Woman of Means

Synopsis:
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