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Michael T Smith

MICHAEL T SMITH

  (1935 - )

Nationality:    USA
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the playwright, Michael Smith, has been called the godfather of off-off-Broadway. He was Theatre critic of the Village Voice in the 1960s, edited anthologies of new American plays, and worked as a playwright and director at Caffe Cino, Judson Poets Theatre, and La MaMa

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below is a list of Michael T Smith's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Captain Jack's Revenge         Country Music         Cowgirl Ectasy         Dog's Love, A         Double Solitaire         Heavy Pockets         I Like It         Life is a Dream         More! More! I Want More!         Morningtime Of Now         Next Thing, The         Peas         Prussian Suite         Sameness         Snow Queen, The         Tony         Trouble         Vorspiel nach Marienstein         Wedding Party, A



Captain Jack's Revenge

Synopsis:
The Modoc tribe have been put on a reservation with the Klamaths - their traditional enemies. the Modoc leader, Kientpoos - known to the white settlers as Captain Jack begs for a separate settlement. This was refused.

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1st Produced:
LaMama ETC, New York    03 Apr 1970

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1st Published:
Contained in: "New American Plays" published by Hill and Wang 1971   -

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Genre:
Drama

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Country Music

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1st Produced:
New York    1971

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1st Published:
in "the Off-Off-Broadway Book", Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1972   -

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Cowgirl Ectasy

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1st Produced:
Denver    1976

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Dog's Love, A

Synopsis:
Edna and her husband Edsel are on holiday in Miami. They pick up a na´ve beach boy who is only interested in money. They both have an affair with him. On their last day they bring a wheelbarrow full of money for him

Notes:
music by John Herbert McDowell

1st Produced:
Gay one act    LaMama ETC, New York

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1st Published:
http://www.michaeltownsendsmith.com/a-dogs-love   -

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Male:  12 May 1971            Female:  2            Other:  1

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Double Solitaire

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1st Produced:
Denver    1973

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Heavy Pockets

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1st Produced:
Westerly, Rhode Island    1981

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I Like It

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1st Produced:
New York    1963

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1st Published:
in "Kulchur", New York, 1963   -

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Life is a Dream

Synopsis:
set in Poland it tells the story of Segismundo, imprisoned in a tower from birth by his father, Jking Basilo, on account of omens predicting disaster

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Original Playwright - Pedro Calderon De La Barca

1st Produced:
Taos, New Mexico    1979

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Male:  9            Female:  2            Other:  extras

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More! More! I Want More!

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written with John P. Dodd And Remy Charlip

1st Produced:
New York    1966

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Morningtime Of Now

Synopsis:
Poet-trees, composer mice, and singing brooks  experience the rustic world of Opal Whitely. This magical journey of music, story and puppetry honors Nature's miracles, tragedies, and transcendence. Inspired by the 1920's diary of young Opal Whitely. Adults/children over seven.

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Stories and vocals by Anne Hills, puppetry by Mock Turtle, lyrics by Michael Theodore Smith and incidental music by Jay Ansill

1st Produced:
Venue #5, The Celebration of Whimsy, New York    19 Aug 2015

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Genre:
Musical

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Next Thing, The

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1st Produced:
New York    1966

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1st Published:
in "the Best of Off-Off-Broadway", Dutton, New York, 1969   -

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Peas

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1st Produced:
Denver    1971

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Prussian Suite

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1st Produced:
New York    1974

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Sameness

Synopsis:
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written with Alfred Brooks

1st Produced:
Denver    1990

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Snow Queen, The

Synopsis:
Based on Hans Christian Anderson's beloved winter tale about a boy lost in the cold, and the girl who won't give up until she finds him, the Snow Queen is the rare family musical that sings to children, and speaks to adults.

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Music, lyrics And book by Michael Theodore Smith. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen

1st Produced:
Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago    2006

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Tony

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1st Produced:
New York    1971

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Trouble

Synopsis:
Crowned Miss America at the end of World War II, Bess Myerson went on to a stellar career on television, as a regular panelist on I've Got a Secret, and in New York government, as Commissioner of Consumer Affairs under Mayor Lindsay and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs under Mayor Koch. But she made a big mistake in 1986 when she gave a city job to the daughter of the judge who was ruling on her lover's divorce settlement. the press found out and jumped all over the story. Forced to resign, Myerson was subsequently prosecuted (unsuccessfully) by Rudolph Giuliani. Trouble is a satirical fantasia on Myerson's Dramatic fall, presented as four vignettes that evoke her varied relationships, including a studio visit to inscrutable pop artist "Sandy Morphol" and a final showdown with her lover, in prison on tax charges. A personality of exceptional buoyancy, she rides out the storm bent but unbroken.

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Genre:
Satire

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Vorspiel nach Marienstein

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with John P. Dodd And Ondine

1st Produced:
New York    1967

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Wedding Party, A

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1st Produced:
Denver    1974

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