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Shane Shipley

SHANE SHIPLEY  

Nationality:    USA
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Shane Shipley, who studied under William Gibson ("Miracle Worker"), has written more than 20 plays that have been performed internationally. Shipley is the recipient of the Dramalogue "Play of the Year" Award for the comedy "Caryatids" and was a nominee for an NAACP Image Award for Writing in Television. Shipley holds an MFA from Brandeis, an AA in Criminal Justice and is a certified private investigator. More info at http://www.shipleyplays.com/Default.asp?page=6

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

        B Girls         Dybbuk of B'nai Torah, The         Mother's Day in the Holding Tank         Seniority         StarCrossed         To Be



B Girls

Synopsis:
Playboy Bunnies were the symbolic and actual participants in the heyday of the sexual revolution. they were also real women caught up in the adulation and intrigue with which money and sex keep company. they made wise and ridiculous choices. I knew them all personally. Liked some, hated others, wrote about them all. http://www.shipleyplays.com/Default.asp?Page=36

Notes:
2 Acts - 1 set - 1 hours

1st Produced:
Fountain Los Angeles    1998

Organisations:
La Mama

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Dybbuk of B'nai Torah, The

Synopsis:
Romeo & Juliet" meet "the Exorcist". Can forbidden love triumph over death? Channon will do anything to possess his Leah, even return from the dead. Rich with Jewish customs, humor, adventure, courage and tradition, "the Dybbuk of B'nai Torah" is a retelling of the classic love story. http://www.shipleyplays.com/Default.asp?Page=26

Notes:
One set - 2 Acts - full length

1st Produced:
Temple B'nai Torah Bellevue WA    2006

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Myth

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Mother's Day in the Holding Tank

Synopsis:
four women. . .end up together in a county jail on Mother's Day. they learn each other's secrets, the walls come down and an unlikely sort of community is formed. the show has enough wisecracks and jail references to keep the audience giggling, but then it slips you a one-two punch. It's the ending that seems to affect the inmates. All the women but the youngest have been bailed out. When the curtain closes on Bonnie, alone, she is waiting for parents who may never show."
(synopsis by Rekha Basu from her feature in the Des Moines Register)

Notes:
One Act (90 min) 1 set

1st Produced:
Los Angeles, CA    2001

Organisations:
Vagabond Players

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

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-

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Seniority

Synopsis:
Enjoy the adventures of our heroines (Shandel, 70+, and her friends) as they tackle the challenges of life with humor and resourcefulness. Play stats: cast size = 5 women one simple set (usually table and chairs) Running times are 20 to 30 minutes for each play. these plays may be done "script in hand"

Notes:
3 Acts And A monologue

1st Produced:
Levin Center, LA, CA    2001

Organisations:
Levin

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

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StarCrossed

Synopsis:
StarCrossedBy S.A. Shipley 2005 All rights reserved "StarCrossed"(the prequel to "Romeo & Juliet"), a hot blooded and wildly romantic perspective on the ancient feud. With bawdy humor and extraordinary consequences, the play relates the adventures of the libertine DiSenna and his incestuous passion for his twin sister, Catherine. When Catherine is seduced by the thief, Capulet, lives hang in the balance as love, fortune, and honor are risked on the turn of a card, the edge of a sword. A tale of friendships gone awry and unforgivable acts committed in the name of love. http://www.starcrossed.biz/

Notes:
Full length - One set

1st Produced:
Player's Ring, NH    2005

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adventure/romance

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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To Be

Synopsis:
the sole witness to the King's murder returns to Elsinore, seeking revenge. When she whispers what she knows, kings will fall and bastards be raised up. Her slender fingers hold the blade to the throat of Denmark. the royals may play their murderous game, but servants rule by stealth and cunning. http://www.shipleyplays.com/Default.asp?Page=33

Notes:
one set 2 Acts 2 Hrs. Available for world premiere!

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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