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Steven Sater

STEVEN SATER

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Creative Artists Agency CA  

Steven Sater's recorded works include Covers 80s; Whisper House; White Limousine; Daylight; Phantom Moon; Humming; and Duncan Sheik (Grammy Nomination "Best Male Vocal"). Film Scores include; Harvest; DARE; Little Spirit: Christmas in New York; Capers; and the Cake Eaters. Producer Credits include; Holly Brook's O' Dark 30 Thirty; Micah Green; Spring Awakening Original Cast Album; and Chris Garneau's Music for Tourists

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        Alice By Heart         Carbondale Dreams         Doll         Mrs Jones and the Man from Dixieland         Nero ( Another Golden Rome)         Nightingale, The         Perfect For You         Phone Sex and A Dumb Show         Spring Awakening         Umbrage



Alice By Heart

Alice By Heart
How do we leave childhood behind? How do we close the book when the world around us has gone mad with arbitrary rules? In the throes of adolescence, determined Alice Parsley convinces her seriously ailing friend Alfred to follow her one last time "Down the Hole" and play White Rabbit to her childhood heroine. Mad as it all is, there's so much she still wants from him. And yet, how late it's getting!

Notes:
written by Steven Sater & Duncan Sheik

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Organisations:
National Theatre Connections

1st Published:
in National Theatre Connections 2012, Methuen Drama (15 Mar 2012)
Published in an extended version for the Market theatre, Johannesburg, by Oberon Books   978-1408157244

Music:
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Genre:
rock musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  12 plus chorus

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Carbondale Dreams

Synopsis:
the setting is Carbondale, Illinois, where the Bader family has set down roots and prospered. the youngest (and still unmarried) son, David, a poet who now lives in New York, has come home for Thanksgiving. At first the reunion seems to be a typical Jewish family get-together, with much discussion of food and the problems of providing for growing children. But David's arrival also serves as a catalyst which provokes the explosive airing of deeper tensions and animosities, apparently ready to burst forth at the slightest provocation. the father, Arnie, regrets that his long hours at his store, making money for his family's benefit, cut him off from really knowing his children; and while his wife, Barone, professes to derive great joy from her offspring, it is soon evident that she has never really understood or appreciated them. As for the children, daughter Beth is a compulsive eater trapped in a loveless marriage with a self-indulgent husband, Barry, who berates her for weakness while denying nothing to himself; and son Bradley is a would-be rock musician who works for his Father but dreams of the "big hit" that will rescue him from Carbondale. Meanwhile he and his alcoholic wife, Cindi, find solace in cocaine and compulsive over-spending. And while they all turn to David, the one who has "escaped" to a supposedly better life, to help them find a purpose in their own, it is apparent that he is as helpless to save them from themselves as they are to understand the tangled motives that have brought them to where-and what-they are

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
TragiComedy, full length Tragedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Doll

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Mrs Jones and the Man from Dixieland

Synopsis:
A blind sharecropper's daughter is rocking her infant when a young man in a blue serge suit comes calling with a carpet. the play features a new song by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composers Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, who have collaborated for over a decade.

Notes:
Ensemble Studio theatre's flagship festival of new one-act plays, the Marathon has played Annually At EST for over 30 years. 2011, marking the 33rd year of the Marathon, features All EST member playwrights.

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Nero ( Another Golden Rome)

Synopsis:
Agrippina schemes so that her son Nero can become Emperor

Notes:
Music by Duncan Shiek

1st Produced:
Magic Theater, San Francisco    2006

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Nightingale, The

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-    2003

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Perfect For You

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Phone Sex and A Dumb Show

Synopsis:
Tom - a Peeping Tom who has been spying on Gray & Frank chooses an inopportune moment to telephone

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1st Published:
in Take Ten, New Ten Minute Plays, Vintage.,    -

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Genre:
play Ten Min. - - Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening
Spring Awakening boldly depicts a dozen young people and how they make their way through the thrilling, complicated, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's score features songs that illuminate the urgency of adolescent self-discovery, the burning intensity of teen friendships, and the innate suspicion of the uncomprehending adult world. the story centers around a brilliant young student named Melchior, his troubled friend Moritz, and Wendla, a beautiful young girl on the verge of womanhood.
Press Release

Notes:
book And lyrics by Steven Sater; music by Duncan Sheik. Based on the play "Spring Awakening" by Frank Wedekind.

1st Produced:
Atlantic Theater, New York    2006

Organisations:
Atlantic Theater Company

1st Published:
Theatre Communications (2009)   978-1559363150

Music:
Original cast recording: Decca Broadway

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Genre:
rock version adaptation Musical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Umbrage

Synopsis:
A singer-songwriter is hustling to get by is taken in by a middle aged Latino factory worker

Notes:
Written by Steven Sater And Duncan Sheik

1st Produced:
Powerhouse Theater, New York    2010

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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