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Joan Ross Sorkin

JOAN ROSS SORKIN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Joan Ross Sorkin's plays including theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2016)

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below is a list of Joan Ross Sorkin's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        (mis)Understanding Mammy: the Hattie McDaniel Story         Breaking Up Is Hard To Do         Dane In Brooklyn, The         Food For Thought         Going Too Far         Hiccup and a Wink         Isabelle And the Pretty-Ugly Spell         Monet         Sacrifice, The         Tainted



(mis)Understanding Mammy: the Hattie McDaniel Story

Synopsis:
a play with music that reveals a side of Hattie McDaniel's life that few people knew. Hattie achieved stardom by becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award, but she paid a high price for fame. By playing a succession of maids and cooks, most notably Mammy in Gone With the Wind, she became the target of an unrelenting campaign against "Mammyism" led by Walter White of the NAACP, who thought her roles were shameful and degrading to their race. Despite her own efforts to bring dignity and humanity to her roles, within seven years of winning her Oscar, her film career was virtually destroyed. the play is set in 1952 at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodlands Hills, California, where Hattie is battling breast cancer. In her weakened state of mind, she imagines that Walter White has come to visit her and possibly reconcile their differences. For the first time Hattie directly confronts her most vocal critic to prove to him that she was in fact a credit to her race. In recounting her miraculous life story as the daughter of a slave who became a world-renowned movie star, Hattie proudly illuminates a life that was too often misunderstood.
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1st Produced:
Theater Five, NY     2007

Organisations:
Emerging Artists Theatre

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Genre:
Play with Music

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Synopsis:
A young man thinks his girlfriend has broken up with him because he is Jewish

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Dane In Brooklyn, The

Synopsis:
Harry a young reporter returns from covering the War in Vietnam to find that his Father has died and his uncle has moved in with his mother. Harry's younger brother tells him that the uncle poisoned their Father and an increasingly unstable Harry sets out to prove it.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Food For Thought

Synopsis:
Three American G Is are trapped in a foxhole. Four Jewish woman are in a concentration camp. they all try to rally their spirits by recalling wonderful food

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Genre:
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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Going Too Far

Synopsis:
When they hear that a young girl has been killed by an Israeli bulldozer a couple believe that it is their daughter.

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  1 boy

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Hiccup and a Wink

Synopsis:
A trailer trash couple. She is addicted to glue sniffing and he to alcohol. A pregnant runaway teenager arrives looking for her birth mother.

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Genre:
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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Isabelle And the Pretty-Ugly Spell

Synopsis:
the Fairy Godmother accidentally puts a spell on the land and has three days to undo it

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Steven Fisher; book by Steven Fisher And Joan Ross Sorkin

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Genre:
Childrens musical

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Monet

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Notes:
book by Joan Ross Sorkin music and lyrics by Carmel Owen

1st Produced:
York Theatre. New York, NY     28 Apr 2014

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Genre:
musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Sacrifice, The

Synopsis:
Playwrights Claudia and Peter get together to write a play about the "Binding of Isaac". they decide to base the characterisation of the leading part of Claudia's husband

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Tainted

Synopsis:
A young man offers the art collection amassed by his family to a Berlin art gallery. they refuse it. He now has to explain to his Jewish girlfriend exactly how his family got the works of art.

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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